Welcome to Workforce WindsorEssex's February Update!

This monthly Newsletter contains information about what’s happening within our organization, the community, and our local labour market.

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NEW Mapping Tool Launch- WEmap jobs
As part of our WEmap LMI project, we have launched a new and improved mapping tool called WEmap jobs that makes the process of finding your next job, planning your commute, or accessing employment related services in Windsor-Essex easier than ever.

WEmap jobs clusters job postings geographically and re-distributes them to their street address as you zoom in. It also has unique search tools that allows users to find jobs and connect with up to 18 related services such as apprenticeship training sites, bicycle routes, bus stops and routes, childcare centres, drive test centres, schools, employment services, language training, literacy and basic skills training sites, as well as key offices such as Ontario Disability Support Program, Ontario Works, Service Canada, Service Ontario and Ontario’s local Apprenticeship office. 

WEmap jobs
Workforce Summit: Redefining Retirement

If you’re an employer who is not only concerned about a skills gap, but also a growing number of retirements on the horizon, then this half-day Workforce Summit event is just what you need.

Attendees will learn about how ageing is impacting our region as a whole and various industry sectors. They’ll also feel more empowered to take action to mitigate the impacts of retirement on their own workforce through access to our online information hub and advice from best practice speakers.

Register today and hear what other employers your size are doing to reinvent their workplace retirement strategies.


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Save the Date- Test Drive Day

Please Save the Date, and spread the news, about our upcoming event: Test Drive Day. An opportunity for high-school students to tour companies who employ skilled trades workers.

Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership Success Story:

The Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent Orientation Advisory Committee (OAC) and WE LIP SPICE Committee collaborated to organize a Professional Learning Circle. The half day Cannabis Information Session was held on January 4, 2019 and was delivered to 51 front line settlement and City of Windsor staff with the intent of providing resources and information that can be shared with clients on a one-onone basis, and/or in a workshop format.

Participants also received information about the City of Windsor’s poverty reduction strategy. Pathway to Potential (P2P) has targeted key areas to assist low-income individuals and families in Windsor and Essex County: 

To view this full story, access previous WE LIP success stories and sign up to receive future success stories, please click HERE.

WE LIP Web Page
WE Value Update: 
Pictured: Hugo Vega from the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario providing an introduction to the WE Value Steering & Evaluation Committee on January 23, 2019

Workforce WindsorEssex is working alongside the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario on the WE Value project. Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Service Delivery Improvement Fund, this project is an innovative and client-centered approach to newcomer settlement that seeks to guide newcomers to the appropriate services at the right time.
The project has four moving parts: service delivery design and capacity-focused assessment, ongoing community engagement, the development of a client management system, and real-time research and data sharing. These four elements, filtered through an asset-based community development lens, will allow us to capture newcomer strengths, coordinate service delivery and share real-time data and research in Windsor-Essex.
Since project funding began in August, the WE Value Team has established a steering and evaluation committee, hosted multiple mainstream and settlement sector engagements, and has developed and validated the capacity-focused newcomer assessment questions.
The WE Value Team is committed to tapping into the capacities of newcomers, local organizations, and service providers to set the stage for a collaborative system that capitalizes on individual strengths. We look forward to the opportunities to update you on this initiative as we move forward and through to March 2021!
WE Value Webpage

Monthly Job Demand Report: January 2018

We released the Job Demand Report for January, examining a total of 2,465 job postings from 8 local municipalities:

  • There were 150 job postings for Truck Driver
  • The top two Sectors hiring this month were: Sales/ Business Development and Hospitality each at 15%
  • 91% off all job postings were for permanent positions 

Get the full report here, including more information on in-demand skills and top occupations.

January 2018 Labour Force Survey Release:

Each month we release information gathered from our Labour Force Survey and Statistics Canada about the local labour force:

  • The employment rateincreased 1%
  • The unemployment rate decreased 0.2%
  • The participation rate increased 1&

Read the report here, including more on employment in the region. 

In Case You Missed It
Bridge Jobs Page

Gordie Howe International Bridge Job Opportunities

Follow along on our website for updates and job postings related to Gordie Howe International Bridge Job Opportunities
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This month, our Workforce Wednesday Blog Posts highlighted the In-Demand Jobs in Windsor-Essex by interviewing forklift driver, a baker, and a heating/cooling mechanic.
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Facebook Group for Windsor-Essex Women in Skilled Trades. This group is designed to give Women in Windsor-Essex who are working in the trades, or looking to start a career in the trades, a supportive community. In the group, women and girls can ask questions, get advice, and chat with other women working in the skilled trades without any insecurity or judgement. Any females working in, or looking to start a career in, the skilled trades are welcome to join the conversation.
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