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Priority Sector Profile Reports

The Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) engaged in five Sector Planning Partnership Grants (SPPG) to understand better the changing landscape in Durham Region.  This included the healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, construction and agriculture sectors.

The five sector profile reports were undertaken to provide an assessment of the current state of each sector at the local level in Durham. The analysis took into account the impacts of local workforce developments, technological advancements, and the pandemic to assess the required, sector-specific, supports required to ensure ongoing, positive growth and development.

The sector profile reports provide a detailed overview of each sector, analyze current data trends, and provide strategic guidance for local intervention in the economic and labour market development of local industry in each sector.

The need for this research was first signalled by the Region of Durham Economic Development and Tourism’s intention to update their regional economic development plan in the near future and workforce development is a key component of this plan.  To ensure each of the five sectors continues to grow and thrive within the region, it was essential to study the current state of the sector, the workforce, pandemic, technology impacts, and the required regional sector supports that will influence these sectors.

Click here to view the full sector reports.

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)

 

What's Happening

  • Priority Sector Profile Reports

    The Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) engaged in five Sector Planning Partnership Grants (SPPG) to better understand the changing landscape in Durham Region.  This included the…

  • DWA Guest Blog: Lorna Weston-Smyth

    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…

  • DWA Guest Blog: Bonnie Wrightman

    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…