General Information for Employers:

     Government of Canada

     Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

     Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

     The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

     Federal Relief Measures Guide - Link to PDF

     Additional Support for Canadian Businesses

     Stop the Spread Business Information Line

     Ontario Together: Help Fight Coronavirus

     Ontario’s Action plan: Responding to COVID-19

     Infectious Disease Emergency Leave

     Service Canada

     The Conference Board of Canada

     Canadian Chamber of Commerce

     Canadian Business Resilience Network

     Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

     Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

     Business Continuity Plan & Templates For Entrepreneurs, BD

     Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters COVID-19 Resources

     Standardization Network Response to COVID-19

     Guide to Operating your Essential Farm Business during COVID-19

General Information for laid off workers/Job Seekers

     Apply for Emergency Assistance

     Support for Canadians

     Canada’s COVID-19 Economic response Plan

     Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

     Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19

     Federal Relief Measures Guide - Link to PDF

     The Conference Board of Canada

     Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits: Apply

     Employment Insurance Regular Benefits:

     EI: Request a Personal Access Code

     Infectious Disease Emergency Leave

     Service Canada

     Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

     Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

     Agriculture and food jobs in Ontario

Media & Videos

Title: Labour Market Trends and Challenges – 2018 – Counties of Frontenac, Leeds Grenville and Loyalist Township
Length: 1:02:11
Summary: This video is the highlights of the Eastern Workforce Innovation Board, formerly 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board, Local Labour Market Planning presentation to the community on October 17, 2018. Presentation includes labour market trends and potential challenges in workforce development challenges in the Counties of Frontenac, Leeds Grenville and Loyalist Township.
Link:  

 

Title: Literacy and Essential Skills Outreach
Length: 4:25
Summary: Eastern Workforce Innovation Board, formerly 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board, co-ordinated a multi-media presentation to promote the value of Literacy and essential skills programs to employers. This entertaining video underscores the value of hiring employees with the right essential skills.
Link: Watch Now

 

Title: Making Cents of Apprenticeship
Length: 4:59
Summary: The focus of this brief online video is to provide a positive employer to employer message regarding the value of the apprenticeship program. The companion "Making Cent$ of Apprenticeship" booklet provides further details about the apprenticeship program with local contacts.
Link: Watch Now

 

Workforce Boards

There are 25 workforce planning areas in communities across Ontario. These boards conduct local research and work with community partners in local labour market projects.

Each board is responsible for the community it serves and addresses their individual labour market concerns in their own unique manner as each community has their own priorities.

As a network, Ontario's workforce planning boards also work together to address labour market issues from a province wide perspective.

The network of planning boards was launched in 1994 under the name Local Boards but as of 2011, it is known as Workforce Planning Ontario to better reflect our mandate to connect stakeholders within the labour market. All local workforce boards are funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development under Employment Ontario.

To explore other workforce boards and see what activities they have been involved with go to;

http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca

Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

All Local Workforce Boards are funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD) under Employment Ontario. As our key partners they assist us in the development of our yearly project goals to our local communities.

The Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development is responsible for:

  • delivering employment and training services across the Province of Ontario
  • developing policy for employment training
  • setting standards for occupational training ie. apprenticeship
  • overseeing programs to support workplace training and workplace preparation, such as:
    • Literacy and basic skills
    • Labour market research and planning
    • Career and employment preparation

To access additional information regarding the programs and services offered and supported through MAESD please go to:

http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/

Job Boards

A variety of different websites post employment opportunities. The following list represents job banks that provide access to employment in the 1000 Islands Region, province-wide and/or nation-wide. Each site provides access to a wide range of employment opportunities including positions at the federal government, local municipalities as well as general employment listings. In addition to the job banks provided, please refer to the Municipal LMI Matrix for job postings at local municipalities in the 1000 Islands Region.

 

COVID-19 Notice

The Eastern Workforce Innovation Board continues to be open, however the staff is working remotely. To reach us please email frank@workforcedev.ca or maureen@workforcedev.ca. For links to Federal, Provincial and other resources regarding COVID-19, please click ­here