DWA Labour Market Information

Sector Studies


The Durham Workforce Authority  initiated a Durham Region nuclear sector study. Durham Region is well situated to become a gateway for nuclear energy in the province with Pickering and Darlington Nuclear, three post-secondary institutions, a thriving supply chain, a skilled workforce and engaged governmental officials and community partners

This report consists of an overview into the nuclear industry in Ontario and Canada, as well as in-depth data analysis of the industry as it pertains to Durham Region. It will also examine the refurbishment and new build projects and their economic impacts as well as impacts on the local labour market.

This report provides 15 new occupational profiles to provide insight into some of the direct nuclear occupations prevalent within Durham Region.



This report provides an overview of the apprenticeable trades in the service sector. It identifies employment prospects and skills gaps, provides recommendations to the sector.

In order to understand the perspectives of the service sector in Durham Region, the project team conducted a series of one-on-one interviews with key stakeholders and participated in advisory committee meetings with the Horticulture and the Culinary and Hospitality industries. These stakeholders are engaged in the service sector and represent Durham Region businesses and training facilities. An online survey also gathered data from specific businesses and organizations that typically hire individuals in the service sector trades



The Durham Workforce Authority produced this research  to examine the ICI (Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional) sub-sector within the local context of Durham region. In essence this work will provide the necessary evidence to develop a strategic direction for actions and partnerships supporting labour force demand and positioning the sector to respond to business opportunities.


Green Economy

Transitioning to a Green Economy is the result of collaboration between three Local Board areas – the Toronto Workforce Innovation Group (TWIG), Workforce Planning Board for York Region and Bradford West Gwillimbury and the Peel-Halton Workforce Development Group. These Workforce Planning Boards have generously shared these profiles with the Durham Workforce Authority.  We are grateful for this kind support.

The goal of the project is to identify industries affected by the green economy and increase our understanding of the effect of the green economy on occupations within key sectors.