EmployerOne Survey Helps to Identify 2020 Local Labour Market Activity in Eastern Ontario

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The Labour Market Group of Renfrew and Lanark completed its annual EmployerOne Survey in our region. The survey, conducted between January 4th, 2021 and February 26th, 2021, allowed businesses to share information about their workforce experience in 2020.  While there have been multiple provincial and national surveys, this is one of the only surveys providing local information to inform local services.  

The 2021 EmployerOne Survey looked a little different than in previous years. The LMG joined with five other Local Workforce Development Boards in Eastern Ontario to conduct a common survey.  The boards worked hard to connect with their local businesses to generate a response rate that provides meaningful results locally and delivers a perspective on workforce development across Eastern Ontario.  We heard from one hundred and eighty-seven (187) local businesses.  Across Eastern Ontario, surveys were completed by 1,344 businesses from all sectors of the economy.

With the support of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, EmployerOne Survey results are being shared with educators, employment support agencies, businesses, economic developers, and industry associations to provide a better understanding of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, occupational shortages, projected hiring and professional development requirements.

“We are always tremendously appreciative of the local business owners, managers and HR professionals who complete our annual EmployerOne Survey,” said Oliver Jacob, Project Assistant at the Labour Market Group of Renfrew and Lanark. “The feedback expressed through your survey responses is invaluable and provides timely local data to inform the work that we do alongside our partners in the employment, community services, economic development and education sectors.”

Our survey results and the regional report are available on our website here.

Eastern Ontario Workforce Development Partners:

Employerone Survey

Labour Market Group of Renfrew and Lanark (LMG)

For over 10 years, the LMG has worked directly with employers, job seekers and organizations in delivering accurate and timely labour market information that can be used for planning purposes. We are one of 26 workforce planning areas in the province of Ontario and receive our funding by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

Renfrew County Office:
141 Lake Street
Pembroke, ON K8A 5L8
(613) 401-1274 

Lanark County Office: 
40 Sunset Boulevard
Perth, ON K7H 2Y4
(613) 867- 2544

Email: lmg@algonquincollege.com 

Website: https://www.renfrewlanark.com

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