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2022 Data Walk

A Data Walk is a means of sharing data and research findings with stakeholders in the community. During a Data Walk, stakeholders from a variety of organizations jointly review data presentations, interpret what the data means, and collaborate to use their individual expertise to improve policies, programs, and other factors of community change.

The 2022 event was brought to you by the DWA in partnership with Alinea Community Development, Literacy Network of Durham Region and World Event Center.

Click Here to Download the 2022 Data Walk Slides!

Data Walk 2022 by Durham Workforce Authority

Post-Pandemic Scenario Planning Report

The Durham Workforce Authority’s Post-Pandemic Scenario Planning Report aims to help local businesses plan for unforeseen and foreseeable events regarding the plausible future of the local labour market, through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

This includes scenario-based planning helps establish a specific set of uncertainties to guide the local labour market in the long-term. It supports workforce leaders to make effective resource and investment choices, anticipate required supports, consider how future conditions will affect their business, establish alternative responses, and develop skills gap closing strategies.

The overarching goal of this report is to initiate a conversation around the next steps and actions that are required to address present and future labour market impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Durham Region.

Click here to view the full report.

Labour Market Information (LMI) Video Series


Here at DWA, we have created a video series all about LMI to inform the community about the importance of LMI and to provide Employment Ontario Service Providers, Economic Development and Chambers of Commerce, Community Partners, Employers, and Job Seekers with access to timely LMI data and analysis.

The 11 videos include, but are not limited to: the eight indicators, the monthly labour force survey data for Oshawa CMA, local custom data that are legacy pieces from the LEPC, and other critical pieces of labour market information in an accessible format.

Click any of the titles below to watch the video, or click here to view the whole playlist!

1. Definition of CMA

2. Key Components of Labour Fore Survey

3. Labour Market Information

4. DWA 101

5. Canadian Business Count

6. Durham Region Key Sectors Overview

7. Durham Region Key Sectors and Employment Levels (1/2)

8. Durham Region Key Sectors and Employment Levels (2/2)

9. Basic Labour Market Indicators Overview

10. Basic Labour Market Indicators (1/2)

11. Basic Labour Market Indicators (2/2)



Community Connections

Here at Durham Workforce Authority (DWA), we are constantly looking for ways to ensure the community is aware of the valuable resources we provide. As part of that process, we are working to develop a series of monthly blogs to help our stakeholders better understand the value the DWA provides in the community.

Most recently, we were proud to publish a Guest Blog Post featuring: Natalie Prychitki – Chief Executive Officer, Whitby Chamber of Commerce.  Click here to read it!

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