Worker Impact Study Launched to Identify the Impacts of COVID-19 on the Local Workforce and to Propose Solutions for the Economic Recovery

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Today, the Labour Market Group of Renfrew and Lanark launched the Worker Impact Survey in Renfrew County and Lanark County, in conjunction with five other local workforce planning boards in Eastern Ontario. The survey, open from March 15th to April 30th, allows individuals to share information about their employment challenges over the last year.  This survey will help to support local recommendations for training and skills development initiatives.

With the support of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Worker Impact Survey results will be shared with community stakeholders to provide a better understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on the workforce. The survey will also help to increase awareness of the local labour supply, employment barriers for job seekers and those not participating in the labour force, and reasons for labour force under-utilization. 

The Boards will be working hard to connect with individuals within their local regions to generate a response rate that provides meaningful results and provides a perspective on how jobs have been impacted across Eastern Ontario.  In addition to the survey, each workforce planning board will host at least one (1) focus group during that period. The survey and focus group results will be communicated in June with the final report being made publicly available in July.

The Worker Impact Survey can be accessed at

“This survey is designed to gain critical insight into the experiences of our local workers, job seekers and those not currently in the job market during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Oliver Jacob, Project Assistant. “The survey results will help to advise the Ministry and local community service providers as they work towards developing programs and services that will support a strong economic recovery across the province”.

Participating Eastern Ontario Workforce Board Partners:

  • Ottawa Employment Hub, Ottawa
  • Centre for Workforce Development, Belleville
  • Eastern Ontario Training Board, Cornwall
  • Eastern Ontario Innovation Board, Gananoque
  • Workforce Planning Board, Peterborough

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



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