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Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin

Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin (WPSM) conducts research and provides labour market information on industry and workforce trends from both a supply and demand perspective. WPSM connects stakeholders from various sectors, collaborates on partnership projects, activities and programs to address current and emerging labour market issues, and supports economic growth and development.

City of Greater Sudbury

City of Greater Sudbury

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District of Sudbury

District of Sudbury

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District of Manitoulin

District of Manitoulin

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Click Here for the results of the COVID-19 Business Impact Survey for April 2020 for Greater Sudbury, Manitoulin District and Sudbury District.

Please help us understand the continuing impact that COVID-19 is having on your business, organization and workforce by completing the next survey available between May 25th to June 1st, 2020.NEW

Hiring and Apprentice Made Easy

A Survey of ICT/High-Tech Employers in Greater Sudbury


  • 40% plan to hire within the next 2 yearsNEW
  • 96% positions full-time
  • growth opportunities (next 2-5 years): Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Cloud
  • challenges: competition for talent, R & D funding, protecting intellectual property, IT security


Hiring and Apprentice Made Easy

Annual online job vacancies report for 2019


Greater Sudbury:NEW

  • 9804 online job postings
  • 27.8% were sales and services occupations
  • 65.5% were full-time jobs

Sudbury District:

  • 316 online job postings
  • 29.4% were sales and services occupations 
  • 57.9% were full-time jobs

Manitoulin District:

  • 420 online job postings
  • 21.2% were other/unidentified occupations 
  • 23.1% were full-time jobs
Hiring and Apprentice Made Easy

Becoming a Tradesperson in Ontario...


  • Why choose a career in the trades?
  • Training and education required
  • How to enter an apprenticeship program
  • Key steps to becoming a tradesperson
Use of Employment Services 2015 – 2016

Local Labour Market Plan 2019-2020

Greater Sudbury:

  • 11,498 businesses
  • 80% are micro-enterprises (0-4 employees)
  •  Total immigrant population – 6.3% of total populationNEW

District of Manitoulin:

  • 1,088 businesses
  •  81% are micro-enterprises (0-4 employees)
  • Total immigrant population – 3.9% of total population

District of Sudbury:

  • 1,484 businesses
  • 81% are micro-enterprises (0-4 employees)
  • Total immigrant population – 3.7% of total population


Employerone survey results

A Survey of Personal Support Workers (PSWs) in Greater Sudbury

Survey results show that

Personal Support Workers (PSWs):

    • enter the profession because they care about people
    • feel they are overworked, underpaid and undervalued
    • endure a lot of challenges with difficult clients, physical injury and verbal abuse
    • are often not seen as part of the healthcare team
    • more than ½ plan to leave the profession in the next 5 years
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