What is LMI?

The Canadian Advisory Panel of Labour Market Information defines Labour Market Information (LMI) as:

"..knowledge, facts, data and relevant institutional information on the supply and demand of the various different types of labour services (employment), including prices such as wages and other forms of compensation as well as quantities both at the detailed and aggregate levels that is used for analysis and decision making."

In other words, labour market information includes any data, qualitative or quantitative that pertains to the enhancement of the economy through labour market development.

LMI impacts all the participants in the labour market. In general, students require LMI to guide first careers and employees utilize LMI to develop better career skills and access opportunities in specific geographic areas. Employers and Governments need LMI to recruit the best employees and for effective and informed policy decisions.

For more information and a detailed description on Labour Market Information please visit the Advisory Panel on Labour Market Information website and review their Consultation Document.


Local Labour Market Planning (LLMP) Reports

This collection of 19 Municipal Community Profile Pamphlets utilizes Census data to provide detailed information about the individual municipalities within the area serviced by the Eastern Workforce Innovation Board.

Printed copies are available in limited quantities at the board office.

2020 Newsletter, March, 2020 (English)
Newsletter, March, 2020 (French)

2020 Newsletter, February, 2020 (English)
Newsletter, February, 2020 (French)

2019 Newsletter, October 2019 (English)
Newsletter, October, 2019 (French)

2019 Newsletter, June 2019 (English)
Newsletter, June, 2019 (French)

2019 Newsletter, March 2019 (English)
Newsletter, March, 2019 (French)

2019 Newsletter, January 2019 (English)
Newsletter, January, 2019 (French)

2018 Newsletter, October, 2018 (English)
Newsletter, October, 2018 (French)

2018 Newsletter, June, 2018 (English)
Newsletter, June, 2018 (French)

2018 Newsletter, March, 2018 (English)
Newsletter, March, 2018 (French)

2018 Newsletter, January, 2018 (English)
Newsletter, January, 2018 (French)

2017 Newsletter, November, 2017 (English)
Newsletter, November, 2017 (French)

2017 Newsletter, July, 2017 (English)
Newsletter, July, 2017 (French)

2014 Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 4 (English)
Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 4 (French)
2013

Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1 (English)
Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1 (French)

Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 2 (English)
Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 2 (French)

Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 3 (English)
Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 3 (French)

2012 Non-profit and voluntary sector in Ontario
2011 Green Economy in Ontario
Labour Shortages in Tourism Industry
Health Care in the 1000 Islands Region
Youth Labour Market
Growth Clusters
Disappearing Jobs
2010 Focus on Rural Transitions
Healthcare
Public Sector
Sectorial analysis
Non-Participants in the Labour Force
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
2009 Small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s)
Labour Force participation
Changes in the Employment Landscape
Promising Occupations
Skilled trades
Renewable Energy
2008 Information Technology
Population
Small Business and Self-Employment
Census Release: Aboriginal People
Census Release: Immigration + Language + Mobility
Generational Comparison: Older Workers Age 45+
Census Release: Labour + Education
Manufacturing

Report Archive

The following Workforce Reports and Studies have been completed over the last few years and are available upon request through our office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2010  Focus on Occupations-Millwright

Summary:  A brochure on the millwright sector including employment and wage information.

 

2009  Occupational Profiles Top 50 jobs in the 1000 Islands Region

Summary:  This booklet consists of 50 occupation profiles based on employment levels in the counties of Leeds and Grenville and Frontenac County.

 

2009   Brick and Stone Mason Survey Report

Summary: Survey results indicate that there is a current and anticipated need for both certified brick and stone masons in the 1000 Islands Region.

 

2009  Manufacturing Industry Sector Profile

Summary:  Demographic and economic trends affecting the labour force in the 1000 Islands Region are examined here with a view to the impact on manufacturing sector employers, the employed workforce in these industries and those labour market partners tasked with developing a response to current and future needs of the manufacturing workforce in the region.

 

2009 Immigrant Profile

Summary:  This report is a compilation of immigrant Census data for key labour market areas covered by the 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board, namely the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and the County of Frontenac.  This document will hopefully provide some background information for communities to make informed decisions for immigration retention and attraction in these rural areas.

 

2009  Employer symposium - How to Hire Talent

Summary: 82 employers attended this symposium to learn more on how to find and hire the right person for their work place.

 

2009  Hospitality Sector  Temporary Foreign Worker Pilot Project

Five Foreign workers found employment in the hospitality sector as part of this pilot project but is the “Temporary Foreign Worker Program” a feasible option to assist employers in this industry facing labour shortages.

Reports By Year

Title: In-demand skilled trades project: Results
Date: January 2020
Pages: 18
Summary: In order to gather the views of businesses on the skilled trades in demand, the Ministry of Labor, Training and Skills Development has put the 26 workforce development commissions of Ontario to work. The Eastern Workforce Innovation Board obtained comments from eleven labor organizations, an industry association and 107 business representatives from Frontenac, the township of Loyalist and Leeds and Grenville. This report presents the results.
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French

 

Title: Union Sector Results / Summary of the survey
Date: January 2020
Pages: 2
Summary: In order to gather the views of businesses on the skilled trades in demand, the Ministry of Labor, Training and Skills Development has put the 26 workforce development commissions of Ontario to work. The Eastern Workforce Innovation Board obtained comments from eleven labor organizations, an industry association and 107 business representatives from Frontenac, the township of Loyalist and Leeds and Grenville. This report presents the results.
View/Print PDF: English

 

Title: EmployerOne Survey 2019/2020
Date: February 2020
Pages: 31
Summary: Since 2015, the Eastern Council for Workforce Innovation has conducted the EmployerOne survey of local businesses to better understand the supply and demand for labor in our region. As of January 2020, a total of 634 local businesses have been surveyed - 328 completed in the Frontenac and Loyalist Township Census Division, and 262 in Leeds-Grenville.
View/Print PDF: English

 

Title: Service Coordination 2019
Date: March 2019
Pages: 2
Summary:

In 2018-2019, the Eastern Workforce Innovation Board formerly, 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board, continued to publish a quarterly newsletter re-launched in 2017. The newsletter summarizes business activity in the 1000 Islands region that impacts labour market demand; other ‘stuff you need to know’; people of interest and a set of useful links that serve as a valuable resource to readers.

View/Print PDF: English
French

 

Title: EmployerOne 2019
Date: March 2019
Pages: 23
Summary:

Since 2015, the Eastern Workforce Innovation Board formerly, 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board, has conducted the EmployerOne survey of employers to better understand labour market demand and supply in our region. To date, 328 responses have been received from Frontenac County and Loyalist Township employers and 209 from businesses located in the united Counties of Leeds and Grenville.

The 2018-2019 survey conducted between October 1 2018 and January 31, 2019 generated 51 responses from Frontenac County businesses, 2 from Loyalist Township (included in the Frontenac County tabulations) and 54 responses from Leeds and Grenville.

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French

 

Title: Service Coordination
Date: March 2018
Pages: 6
Summary: There’s no question, we live in an exciting, fast-paced time. But, very often, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of information we are bombarded with daily. In the workplace, we’re fed analytics - sales figures, client data, monthly targets, growth projections, etc. etc. And, let’s not forget all the information we’re consuming as part of our social interconnectedness.

Between our social feeds, data feeds and feeding the kids, we can be torn between Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) and the Joy of Missing Out (JOMO)!

It is within this environment of information overload, that the 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board decided to re-introduce their 2013 newsletter. Why? Why become just another source of information? The answer is simple. We believe that by gathering together information from a variety of sources, we are offering educators, employment counsellors, economic developers, labour and the business community with a single source of locally important information that is substantiated, analyzed and summarized into one easily accessible source delivered directly to your inbox.
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French

 

Title: EmployerOne 2018
Date: March 2018
Pages: 29
Summary: The Eastern Workforce Innovation Board formerly, 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board, has conducted the EmployerOne Survey since 2015 collecting a total of 430 responses since its launch. The current survey, conducted from October 24, 2017 to January 31, 2018, generated 55 responses from 16 different sectors of the Frontenac economy and 44 responses from 17 economic sectors in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.
The goal of the EmployerOne survey of employers is to better understand local labour market supply and demand and to provide another source of information for evidence-based actions supporting workforce development.
View/Print PDF: EmployerOne 2017 2018 English
Appendix One - English - In-Demand Occupations in Frontenac and Leeds and Grenville - January 2018

EmployerOne 2017 2018 French
Appendix One - French - In-Demand Occupations in Frontenac and Leeds and Grenville - January 2018

 

Title: EmployerOne 2017
Date: March 2017
Pages: 29
Summary: The Board partnered with Economic Development organizations in Frontenac and Leeds and Grenville to conduct the EmployerOne survey to collect LMI related to Employers and their needs.
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French

 

Title: Service Coordination
Date: March 2017
Pages: 48
Summary: The Board worked with partners to collect current and local market information in a structured framework. This information was disseminated out to all stakeholders in order for them to utilize while planning and making their workforce decisions.
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French

 

Title: Client Centric Service Coordination
Date: March 2016
Pages: 5
Summary: The Objective of the project was to bring stakeholders together to heighten the profile of the services available to specific target groups within the population in order for them to access the appropriate services when they need it. A platform will be developed to inform the community and other service providers about what the network does and has to offer.
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French

 

Title: 1000 Island Workforce Development Board EmployerOne Survey
Date: March 31, 2016
Pages: 15
Summary: The EmployerOne survey was conducted by the 1000 Island Workforce Development Board during the period of October 2015 to January 2016 and concentrated on businesses operating in the Kingston area. The survey asked businesses to reflect on hiring and separations that had taken place in their workplace in the past year and projected hiring in 2016 along with recruitment and training practices. The goal of the survey is to better understand labour market conditions in Kingston and the Frontenacs in order to provide insight and direction on activities and initiatives that will minimize labour market challenges and leverage opportunities.
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French

 

Title: Client Centric Service Coordination
Date: March 31, 2015
Pages: 10
Summary: The Objective of the project was through the use of LMI, EO data, EON consultations, Employer consultations identify barriers to Service Coordination, develop solutions to overcome these barriers and provide information and tools to improve the assessment and referral process and ensure the client’s pathway to employment is seamless and the right program is accessed the first time.
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French

 

Title: HR Hub
Date: March, 2014
Pages: 5
Summary: The objective was to develop a Human Resource Hub for small to medium size businesses to provide HR service and resources. To utilize local LMI and through consultation and investigation with employers and HR providers, the Board was to determine what types of HR and training resources are needed by employers and what is available to these businesses. The result of this process was to provide skills development to employees and tools for manage successful businesses.
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French

 

Title: Literacy And Essential Skills-Employer Linkages/Leeds And Grenville
Date: March 27, 2014
Pages: 4
Summary: The Object of the project was to expand the working relationship of the Employer community and Literacy providers in Leeds and Grenville County which would result in an industry shared approach to the needs of Employers and literacy providers in the provision of their services.
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French

 

Title: Healthcare Sectorial Consultation Project
Date: February 28, 2014
Pages: 13
Summary: The objective of this project through consultation was to identify labour market requirements provided during the interview process by key stakeholders of the Health Care industry in this area.
  English
French

 

Title: Enhanced Employment Program And Service Co-ordination – City Of Kingston
Date: February 25, 2014
Pages: 4
Summary: The objective of the project was to engage the various stakeholders in discussions and potential action plans within the Employment Network Committee in respect to Service Coordination - enhancing client pathways to employment and the various service and programs available in the community.
  English
French

 

Title: Community Profile Pamphlet
Date: February 24, 2014
Pages: 7
Summary: The objective was to create a community profile for all of the 19 municipalities/cities/town within the geographic boundaries of the Board. Although this data is available for people to access through various sources, the pamphlets were meant to provide information related to population, labour force, occupations and education in a concise and easy to read format.
  English
French

 

Title: LMI (Labour Market Information) Newsletter
Date: February 24, 2014
Pages: 7
Summary: The objective was to distribute a bilingual quarterly Labour Market Newsletter that provided labour market information. The potential partners were Employment Ontario Network, OMAFRA, MAESD, Economic Development Organizations, Employers and Employer Organizations and Ontario East Economic Development.
  English
French

 

Title: Key sources of local labour market information workshop
Date: October 3, 2013
Pages: 8
Summary: The objective of this workshop was to organize a one day LMI training workshop for community stakeholders on key sources of local labour market information. The workshop was to include presentations from agencies that provided key sources of local labour market information. The workshop was also to include identification of local labour market needs or participants and the development of an action plan. But it was determined that there would be limited time to gather this information at this workshop. It was decided to only proceed with the presentations.
  English
French

 

Title: Key Data Sources of Local Labour Market Information- Information & Training Guide
Date: March 2013
Pages: 41
Summary: Purpose of Report -To develop an inventory of key data sources for local labour market information.
  English
French

 

Title: Local Labour Market Information Plan Project Strategic Plan Project 2013
Date: January 3, 2013
Pages: 5
Summary: The development of a Local Labour Market Strategic Plan was as a result of past community consultations indicating the need for a co-ordinated approach to the availability and dissemination of local labour market information in the community.
A LMI Steering Committee was formed from community stakeholders and local survey was developed to determine local labour market needs and issues of users and producers of labour market information.
  English
French

 

Title: “Youth Filling Gaps in Skilled Trades January 2012”An Overview of Registered Nurses In Frontenac County
Date: January 2013
Pages: 10
Summary: The purpose of this report is to expand upon data pertaining to registered nurses in Frontenac County reflected in the “Youth Filling Gaps in Skilled Trades” report produced by the 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board. The results of my research not only confirm the numbers reported but suggests that the results are even more favorable with a more robust market than initially indicated.
  English
French

 

Title: Industry shared approach to the needs of employers and literacy providers in Frontenac County
Date: January, 2013
Pages: 14
Summary: In fall 2012, the 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board developed a project, together with Literacy Link Eastern Ontario (LLEO), to realise workforce development in Frontenac County. The goals of this project were:
• to develop an increased awareness of literacy and basic skills (LBS) and essential skills training for Frontenac employers and employer groups and;
• to highlight to Frontenac employers and employer groups how LBS programs could support existing and prospective employees.
  English
French

 

Title: Enhancing Service Coordination- A Workshop For Service Providers Of Leeds and Grenville
Date: December 10, 2012
Pages: 15
Summary: The all day workshop, Enhancing Service Coordination, took place on Thursday November 22, 2012 at Maplehurst Manor in Maitland. 18 participants heard keynote presentations by the MAESD (Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development) Manager, Cheryl Oleniuk and Doug Noyes, Executive Director of Literacy Link as LBS (Literacy and Basic Services). The agenda also featured a panel discussion of expert representation from each service provider in Leeds and Grenville. Representatives or experts as they were called spoke on various services, specifically, Apprenticeship, CAMS information system, SJS (Summer Jobs Service), TIOW (Targeted Initiative for Older Workers) and SEB (Self Employment Benefit Program). An energizer activity to get participants thinking about coordination, communication and cooperation, and a session which proposed developing a results matrix with performance indicators for a working group was led by the facilitator. The 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board is pleased to be able to facilitate this activity and networking opportunity for our community partners. We look forward to similar future events.
  English
French

 

Title: Youth filing Gaps in Skilled Trades Guide Book-January 2012: A review of the Data Regarding Carpenters
Date: November 2012
Pages: 8
Summary: This report addresses the “Youth Filling Gaps In Skilled Trades” study for one job category only: Carpenters. The “Guide Book – January 2012” indicates that this area had 70,760 jobs reported in the 2006 Census and that 295 people self-identified as “Carpenters”, or 0.4% of the Census job total. During the Fall 2011 study, responses from local employers were extrapolated over the Census data to yield a projection of 47 full time Carpenter jobs over the following 18 months. It is that combination of facts and figures that will be examined in the following pages.
  English
French

 

Title: Youth filling Gaps in Skilled Trades Guide Book- November 2012: A review of the Data Regarding Welders
Date: November 2012
Pages: 9
Summary: This report addresses the “Youth Filling Gaps In Skilled Trades” study for one job category only: Welders. The “Guide Book – January 2012” indicates that this area had 70,760 jobs reported in the 2006 Census and that 50 people self-identified as “Welders”, or 0.1% of the Census job total. During the Fall 2011 study, responses from local employers were extrapolated over the Census data to yield a projection of 80 full time Welder jobs over the following 18 months. It is that combination of facts and figures that will be examined in the following pages.
  English
French

 

Title: “Youth Filling Gaps In Skilled Trades” Guide Book
Date: January 2012
Pages: 74
Summary: The focus of this project was to identify projected employment in the skilled trades and other skilled occupations in the local community using an evidence based forecasting model and to facilitate a campaign to inform youth and other stakeholders of these employment opportunities. French Translation
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Title: Eastern Ontario Green Career Guide
Date: Spring 2012
Pages: 28
Summary: A directory of environmental education and employment in the 1000 Islands Region. For people who want to change the world.
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Title: Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Canada Q4
Prepared By: Manpower Inc.
Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Summary: The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the fourth quarter of 2010 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of nearly 1,900 employers in Canada.
All survey participants were asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of December 2010 as compared to the current quarter?”
Steady headcount growth is forecasted by Canadian employers for Quarter 4 of 2010. With 21% of employers predicting an increase in staffing levels, 7% anticipating a decrease and 70% expecting no change, the Net Employment Outlook stands at +14%.
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Title: Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Canada Q3
Prepared By: Manpower Inc.
Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Summary: The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the third quarter of 2010 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of more than 1,900 employers in Canada.
All survey participants were asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of September 2010 as compared to the current quarter?”
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Title: Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Canada Q2
Prepared By: Manpower Inc.
Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Summary: The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the second quarter of 2010 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of more than 1,900 employers in Canada.
All survey participants were asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of June 2010 as compared to the current quarter?”
Steady headcount growth is anticipated by Canadian employers in Quarter 2 of 2010. With 17% of employers forecasting an increase in headcount, 6% expecting a decrease and 75% predicting no change, the Net Employment Outlook stands at a hopeful +11%.
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Title: Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Canada Q1
Prepared By: Manpower Inc.
Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Summary: The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the first quarter of 2010 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of more than 1,900 employers in Canada.
All survey participants were asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of March 2010 as compared to the current quarter?”
Canadian employers forecasted a subdued labour market in Quarter 1 of 2010. While 15% of employers expect to increase headcount, 13% anticipate a decrease and 70% predict no change. As a result, the Net Employment Outlook is +2%.
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Title: Ontario in the Creative Age
Prepared By: The Martin Prosperity Institute
Date: February 2009
Pages: 46
Summary: Ontario is in the midst of a global economic transformation. While this transformation to a knowledge-or idea-driven creative economy has been underway for more than three decades, the current financial and economic maelstrom has accentuated its importance.

The document is also available in French.
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