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Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin

Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin (WPSM) conducts research and provides labour market information on industry and workforce trends from both a supply and demand perspective. WPSM connects stakeholders from various sectors, collaborates on partnership projects, activities and programs to address current and emerging labour market issues, and supports economic growth and development.

City of Greater Sudbury

City of Greater Sudbury

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District of Sudbury

District of Sudbury

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District of Manitoulin

District of Manitoulin

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Hiring and Apprentice Made Easy

Interested in working in ICT (Information Communications Technology)?

Check out the ICT poster on:

  • NEWjobs and skills needed
  • new and emerging tech fields
  • and click on the above title to watch the interview with André Dumais, Ionic Mechatronics on current and future demand.
Hiring and Apprentice Made Easy

A Survey of ICT/High-Tech Employers in Greater Sudbury


  • 40% plan to hire within the next 2 yearsNEW
  • 96% positions full-time
  • growth opportunities (next 2-5 years): Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Cloud
  • challenges: competition for talent, R & D funding, protecting intellectual property, IT security


Hiring and Apprentice Made Easy

Becoming a Tradesperson in Ontario...


  • Why choose a career in the trades?
  • Training and education required
  • How to enter an apprenticeship program
  • Key steps to becoming a tradesperson
Use of Employment Services 2015 – 2016

Local Labour Market Plan 2020-2021

Greater Sudbury:

  • 11,417 businesses
  • 80% are micro-enterprises (0-4 employees)


District of Manitoulin:

  • 1,057 businesses
  •  81% are micro-enterprises (0-4 employees)


District of Sudbury:

  • 1,424 businesses
  • 80% are micro-enterprises (0-4 employees)


Employerone survey results

A Survey of Personal Support Workers (PSWs) in Greater Sudbury

Survey results show that

Personal Support Workers (PSWs):

    • enter the profession because they care about people
    • feel they are overworked, underpaid and undervalued
    • endure a lot of challenges with difficult clients, physical injury and verbal abuse
    • are often not seen as part of the healthcare team
    • more than ½ plan to leave the profession in the next 5 years

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