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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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Hiring and Apprentice Made Easy

WPSM online job vacancy report - changes between 2019 and 2020

Greater SudburyNEW

– 1965 fewer online job postings in 2020

Sudbury District

– 260 more online job postings in 2020

Manitoulin District

– 192 fewer online job postings in 2020


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

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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