In-Demand Skilled Trades Survey

October 16, 2019

North Superior Workforce Planning Board (NSWPB), your Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC), is looking for insight into the local labour market conditions for skilled trades. This project, requested by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), will engage with local employers, service providers and interested stakeholders to determine local perspectives that are not generally captured in larger scale reports or studies.

Northern Policy Institute (NPI) has partnered with NSWPB through the Northern Analyst Cooperative (NAC) to conduct the engagement and analysis for this project. NPI is Northern Ontario's independent, evidence-based public policy think tank. The NAC program is an NPI initiative that allows member organizations to 'time share' NPI's professional analysts.

The results of this engagement will be used by NSWPB to highlight areas of focus in the local skilled trades market. The province will also use the results to inform ways to modernize and transform Ontario's skilled trades and apprenticeship system.

If you are an employer who hires and trains apprentices, we'd like to hear from you! What works and what doesn't? What are your greatest challenges? Most importantly, what are your ideas on how to make it better?

Fill out the In-Demand Skilled Trades survey before November 15, 2019!

Participate Now

Eligible survey respondents who have completed our skilled trades survey will be entered in a draw for a 43'' Samsung Smart TV!

To enter the draw, you must provide your name and contact information in the survey you complete. Winners will be selected at random, from entrants who have completed the skilled trades survey and/or participated in the Skilled Trades community consultations, which will be held in November 2019.

Winners will be announced in January 2020. Multiple entries are not allowed. Employees or Directors of North Superior Workforce Planning Board, Local Employment Planning Council and Northern Policy Institute and their families are not eligible.


This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

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