In partnership with Workforce Planning Boards across the province, Workforce WindsorEssex led Work Trends with the goal of increasing the accuracy and access of labour market information in Ontario.

Project Goals

The first step in identifying how to best support and create employment opportunities, innovative training and improve the capacity of communities to respond to labour market shocks is to know what is happening in all corners of the province and communities in real-time. The Work Trends project can provide this province-wide data, customized by different geographies and demographics, while identifying trends over time.

We were able to track growing and declining occupations and sectors across geographies in real-time to reduce the response time to shocks and opportunities in the labour market. This information can be filtered by time period, 5-digit NOC (2021) or 6-digit NAICS code through new interactive job demand and job search reporting tools that will support a variety of geographical perspectives, including postal codes, ridings, school board districts, health regions, and municipalities.

New Tools Created:

Work From Home (WFH) Job Board: Widen opportunities for those not finding the right fit in their community, and support those with caregiving responsibilities, transportation barriers, or disabilities.

Ontario Career & Sector Map: Visualize sector-level employer concentrations across the province, enhancing visibility into employment opportunities for jobseekers and highlighting the competitive landscape for employers, while discovering career opportunities through easy-to-use exploratory resources.

Labour Market Insights Reports: Provide clear visibility into trends on labour market supply and demand.

User Accounts: Customize your job search, create a new resume, and gain insights into which positions you are most qualified for.

Employer Accounts: Improve your applicant pool with insights into your competitors’ and suppliers’ hiring needs and learn more about who your postings are reaching.

To find tools and resources for other regions in Ontario, visit Workforce Planning Ontario.



View our current suite of data tools