Workforce Report a First Step for Thunder Bay

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Madge Richardson, Executive Director, North Superior Workforce Planning Board.
Madge Richardson, Executive Director, North Superior Workforce Planning Board.

THUNDER BAY – To grow the economy, you have to know the economy. That is the message from the North Superior Workforce Planning Board – Your Local Employment Planning Council and the Northern Policy Institute. The two groups have teamed up to provide statistics and data to communities across the district with greater access to labour market information at the very local level.

The Community Labour Market Series Report – City of Thunder Bay by Amandine Martel and José-Karl Noiseux, provides local labour market indicators to assist leaders and organizations in the decision-making process. The goal of this report is to provide community members in the City of Thunder Bay with a better understanding of what is happening in their community. It does not, however attempt to explain the reasons behind the trends, spikes or troughs in the provided data.

“This information is intended as a starting point for an evidence-based conversation about why certain changes are occurring,” says Madge Richardson, Executive Director, North Superior Workforce Planning Board – Your Local Employment Planning Council. “This report is just a first step. It is now up to community members to explore, explain and address the challenges and opportunities the City of Thunder Bay is experiencing.”

The report includes information on ten key indicators:

  • Employers
  • Employment by Industry
  • Employment by Occupation
  • Local Knowledge
  • Population and Demographics
  • Migration
  • Education, Literacy, Skills & Training
  • Labour Force Participation
  • Wages
  • Income

“NPI is extremely pleased to partner with NSWPB in delivering truly local labour market information to the communities covered by the CLMRs,” comments Charles Cirtwill, President & CEO, Northern Policy Institute. We look forward to continuing that partnership with Community Accounts that will cover the entire north.”

The Community Labour Market Series Report – City of Thunder Bay is available for download at either: www.nswpb.ca/lepc and www.northernpolicy.ca.