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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.

For the month of July, we are proud to publish a Guest Blog Post featuring: Bonnie Wrightman – Manager of Business Development, Clarington Board of Trade & Office of Business Development.

“Durham Region is fortunate to have an engaging, talented and interactive team at Durham Workforce Authority.  The Clarington Board of Trade & Office of Economic Development feels the labour market information collected and presented by DWA, and various formats of data in terms of reports made available by DWA, has great value to not only our organization but to our market: members of the Clarington business community.

We are privileged to have the opportunity to access and share relevant data helping to inform employers on labour market trends and labour force activity helping to bridge the gap between employer needs and labour force skill sets. As well, DWA has provided us with community occupation/wage data for employers looking for this information.

Job growth and job demand data have been very useful in helping identify growth trends and industry workforce needs. We also integrate labour force data in our business investment and community profile package – valuable information for any business looking to expand or locate to the Clarington community.”

Bonnie Wrightman – Manager of Business Development, Clarington Board of Trade & Office of Business Development (2021)


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