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Recently, I had a conversation with Trudy, the Western Regional Coordinator for Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation (CCWI)  and she was excited about job prosperity in our province. She told me that there are lots of jobs in Ontario and in areas that I would not expect. For example,  a new manufacturing being built in Eastern Ontario that will make baby formula from goat milk.  The company will be operating under the name of Canada Royal Milk and is currently under construction with plans to open by 2020.

Another area  in Windsor with the new Gordie Howe bridge will be looking for many workers and tradespeople to build this impressive new structure. Also,  Huron-Perth is desperately looking for people to fill many different jobs. There are jobs in Thunder Bay as well if you enjoy winter sports then this may be an ideal environment.

List of websites for additional information on job position available in our province.

Thunder Bay job seeker resources: https://www.nswpb.ca/lepc/jobs

Windsor Essex: https://www.workforcewindsoressex.com/ (go to Job Seekers tab)

Windsor Essex Jobs: http://www.workforcewindsoressex.com/wejobs/

Windsor Essex resource search: http://www.workforcewindsoressex.com/wesearch/?ss=1532016812

Windsor Essex promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HplA141AjPI

Gordie Howe Bridge jobs: https://www.wdbridge.com/en/opportunities

Work in Oxford: http://www.workinoxford.ca/

https://www.ontarioeast.ca/sites/default/files//Feihe%20International%20Kingston%20ON%20Project%20Overview.pdf

 

If you want to keep abreast with labour market information or what the regional workforce boards are planning keep the below websites as a reference point to new events and geographic development in the Western region of Ontario.

Sarnia:  www.slwdb.org

Chatham/Kent:  ckworkforcedev.com/

Windsor Essex:  www.workforcewindsoressex.com

Elgin-Middlesex-Oxford:  www.workforcedevelopment.ca

Four County (Huron Perth Grey Bruce):  www.planningboard.ca

Hamilton:  workforceplanninghamilton.ca/

Grand Erie (Brantford):  workforceplanningboard.org/

Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin:  www.workforceplanningboard.com

Niagara:  www.niagaraworkforce.ca

London: www.ledc.com

If you want to know where innovation is happening check out the Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation at https://ocwi-coie.ca/

Company research and labour market information is a valuable tool in assisting you where the jobs are happening. In today’s labour market, people may need to be adaptable to different work environments.

Mary Whitaker is a Career Coach at RITE Careers with 16 years’ experience. She has assisted many individuals from new university or college graduates to people in their 50’s in their career transition to find their next employer that meets their career goals and personal satisfaction.   If you need assistance with choosing a career path, resumes writing, LinkedIn profiles,  job search or interview practice check out our website at www.ritecareer.ca