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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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Employerone survey results

2014 - 2017 employerone survey summary report

Each survey year employers are saying the same thing.

Top competencies they are looking for include:
Work ethic
Interpersonal/teamwork skills
Willingness to learnNEW

Top recruitment methods they use:
Word of mouth and informal networks

Hiring and Apprentice Made Easy

Annual online job vacancies report

In 2017:

Greater Sudbury:

  • 8091 online job postingsNEW
  • 30% were sales and services occupations
  • 40.5% were full-time jobs

Sudbury District:

  • 315 online job postings
  • 59 were in the manufacturing industry
  • 36.5% were full-time jobs

Manitoulin District:

  • 128 online job postings
  • 22% were health occupations
  • 28% 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 2018-2019

Greater Sudbury:

  • 11,295 businesses
  • 80% are micro-enterprises (0-4 employees)
  • 11,780 work in health careNEW

District of Manitoulin:

  • 1,055 businesses
  • 80% are micro-enterprises (0-4 employees)
  • 985 work in health care

District of Sudbury:

  • 1,441 businesses
  • 82% are micro-enterprises (0-4 employees)
  • 1,175 work in health care


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