Welcome to Workforce WindsorEssex’s December Update!

This monthly Newsletter contains information about what’s happening within our organization, the community, and our local labour market.

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New Facebook Group: Windsor-Essex Women in Skilled Trades

On November 8th, we launched a private Facebook Group for Windsor-Essex Women in Skilled Trades. This group is designed to give Women in Windsor-Essex who are working in the trades, or looking to start a career in the trades, a supportive community. In the group, women and girls can ask questions, get advice, and chat with other women working in the skilled trades without any insecurity or judgement. Any females working in, or looking to start a career in, the skilled trades are welcome to join the conversation.

WE LIP Success Story:

In February 2018, the Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership launched the #WEbelong | #noussommesWE public awareness campaign designed to encourage citizens to take a proactive step towards making Windsor and Essex County truly welcoming for all. WE Belong works to promote a unified community, standing together in collective action against prejudice, racism and discrimination. Windsor-Essex residents and organizations were encouraged to complete a pledge card and fill in the action they will take to make a difference in our community.

We thank all those who have participated in the #WE belong | #noussommesWE initiative and encourage the community to continue with their acts of welcoming, be them big or small.

To view this full story, access previous WE LIP success stories and sign up to receive future success stories, please click HERE.


WeServices Video Ads

This month we launched a new set of videos highlighting the services that Workforce WindsorEssex offers.
There are three videos in the series that are targeted to Jobseekers, Educators and Employers. Each video highlights how our tools are services can benefit each of the audiences.

Info Share: 

Our city is changing and how we move around is changing too.

The City of Windsor is exploring how their transit system can more effectively serve our community.

“To do this, we are looking at the changing needs of our city. We’re looking at how to better connect people to school, work, services, and more.  We’re looking at how transit can support the healthy growth and development of our neighbourhoods.  We’re looking at more than transit.

To get involved, take the Online Survey. The survey will be available until December 31st, 2018

New Team Members

Over the last 2 months, we have welcomed four new members to the Workforce Windsor Essex Team. Please visit our website’s Team Page for more information about each of our new team members.

LEPC 3 Working Group and Central Planning Table Meetings 

During the week of Nov 26th we hosted our Central Planning Table and three subject matter Working Groups. We sought feedback on the ongoing development of our LEPC 3 projects. 

For more information about our LEPC 3 projects please visit:

Monthly Job Demand Report: November 2018

We released the Job Demand Report for last month, examining 2,732 job postings from 8 local municipalities:

  • The most in-demand job posting is: Transport Truck Drivers
  • The top two industries hiring in November:
    • Sales/ Business Development
    • Hospitality / Services
  • 85% of all jobs posted were for permanent positions 

Get the full report here, including more information on in-demand skills and top occupations.

November 2018 Labour Force Survey Release:

Each month we release information gathered from our Labour Force Survey and Statistics Canada about the local labour force:

  • The unemployment rate decreased by 0.9% in November
  • The participation rate increased by 0.6% in November

Read the report here, including more on employment in the region. 

In Case You Missed It… 

‘Quarterly Employer Survey Bulletin 10’ results were added to our website for July-November 2018

This month, our Workforce Wednesday Blog Posts highlighted the In-Demand Jobs in Windsor-Essex by interviewing a truck driver, a truck dispatcher and a hairstylist.

Follow along on our website for updates and job postings related to Gordie How International Bridge Job Opportunities. To stay up to date on employment opportunities, sign up for our WEjobs email list to receive almost daily emails with information on local job opportunities, job fairs, short-term training programs, and volunteer opportunities

Save the Date!
We are planning the next Workforce Summit- February 21st, 2019