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2012

Sarnia Lambton's STEM Occupational Profile
Learn about 55 occupations in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields in Sarnia Lambton.
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Sarnia Lambton's Green Economy
Learn more about Sarnia Lambton's Green economy.
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Good Business Sense 2012 This booklet was created to promote the advantages of hiring people with disabilities Click Here

Sarnia Lambton's Labour Market Update 2012 (Formerly the TOP Report)
Our annual comprehensive research report that sets out labour market trends, issues and opportunities through census data, labour market reports, surveys and consultation with community partners. 
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2011

  • Monthly Employer Surveys
    Click here to see the results from all monthly surveys completed in 2011-2012.
     
  • Green Jobs Profile, September 2011
    Learn about 77 occupations in the Green Collar Sector in Sarnia Lambton and where these occupations can lead you.
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  •  The Skills Trade Handbook
    You can earn while you learn when you become an apprentice in Ontario. Find out more and explore engaging hands-on career paths by taking a look at the latest edition of The Skilled Trades Handbook. Information on how to apprentice in one of a 130 various skilled trades is provided.

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  •  Sarnia Lambton's Labour Market Update 2011 (Formerly the TOP Report)
    Our annual comprehensive research report that sets out labour market trends, issues and opportunities through census data, labour market reports, surveys and consultation with community partners.
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  • Powering Sarnia Lambton's Green Economy

    Understand what the green economy is in Sarnia Lambton including related industries and careers within the region from this comprehensive report:
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  • Powering Sarnia Lambton's Green Economy: Green Occupational Profiles
    Learn About 41 occupations in the Green Collar Sector in Sarnia Lambton and where these occupations can lead you.
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  • High Tech Careers for the Future: Sarnia Lambton's STEM Occupational Profiles
    Learn About 55 occupations in the Science, Technology, Engineering and
    Mathematics Fields in Sarnia Lambton and where these occupations can lead you.
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  • Electronic Youth: Creating the Current
    How youth are accessing Labour Market Research and to "create the current" between youth and employers for a mutually beneficial relationship. Read More
  • Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing Sector Study
    Key Requirements are going unfilled in this Sector and need to be addressed. Read this study to learn more by clicking here.

    Published by the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie
     
  • Workforce Focus: Professional, Scientific, Technical Services - 336KB
    Does your Human Capital measure up?
     
  • Workforce Focus: Green Economy - 204KB
    The green economy is a rapidly growing sector affecting a
    wide array of industries and occupations. See what they are.
     
  • Workforce Focus: Disappearing Jobs - 131 KB PDF
    Does your job fall in this category? Are your skills transferrable?
     
  • Workforce Focus: Growth Clusters - 99KB PDF
    Profiling a selection of emerging and established sectors anticipating future employment growth
                  


2010

  • Workforce Focus: Non Participants in the Labour Force - 213 KB PDF
    Who is not working, not actively searching for employment or who is unavailable for work in our region? Find out here.

    Published: November 2010
     
  • Profile Sarnia Lambton Fourth Edition
    This comprehensive community profile outlines many indicators of community health.  Issues range from public safety and arts and culture, to recycling and business growth.
    Profile - 7470 KB
    Summary - 4133KB
     
  • Workforce Focus: High Skill=High Incomes - 198 KB PDF
    The Professional, scientific and technical services sectors are forecasted to be a growth leader expanding by 34% by 2020.

    Published: September 2010
     
  • Workforce Focus:Rural Transitions - 280 KB PDF
    Rural populations are slowly growing but young people are still leaving en masse.  In order to continue the growth an emphasis needs to be made on retaining young people and attracting recent immigrants.

    Published:July 2010
     
  • NextGen Green Paper: Living and working in Sarnia Lambton - 301KB PDF
    As part of Workforce 2020: Fuelling tomorrow's talent, SLWDB in partnership with Sarnia Connects, hosted an informal focus group among 20 and 30-somethings in Sarnia Lambton to find out what they think about living and working in our community. This green paper is meant to be a springboard for future discussion with current leadership about the priorities of our younger community members.

    Published: June 2010
     
  • Workforce Focus: Healthcare Sector - 232KB PDF
    Health care is swiftly taking the lead as the industry which requires a large educated workforce due to increased need and high numbers of retirement. In Sarnia Lambton this retirement rate is much higher than average leading to high potential for employment.

    Published: May 2010
     
  • Global Talent: An employers' guide to hiring immigrants - 1.2MB PDF
    Learn how hiring newcomer and immigrant talent can benefit your company's bottom line. Interviews with a number of leading Sarnia Lambton employers such as the Best Western Guildwood Inn and TD Canada Trust.

    Published: May 2010
     
  • TOP Report - 1695KB
    Our annual comprehensive research report that sets out labour market trends, issues and opportunities through census data, labour market reports, surveys and consultation with community partners.

    Published: April 2010
     
  • Workforce 2020: Fuelling tomorrow's talent
    Workforce 2020 is our community's strategic workforce action plan. It is anchored on three core areas of entrepreneurism, a quality workforce and economic diversity. And it aims to further develop a highly skilled and capable workforce that will lend our local businesses a competitive advantage in an increasingly global marketplace. Includes our community's new workforce vision statement and 6 key workforce development strategies.

    Full Report - 489KB PDF
    Brochure - 1MB PDF

    Published: Spring 2010
     
  • Sarnia Lambton Labour Market:
    Where our talent works today and where it will work tomorrow
    - 2.5MB PDF
    An in-depth analysis of Sarnia Lambton's labour market. Detailed demographic information alongside 11 economic sector profiles.

    Published: April 2010
     
  • The Making of Workforce 2020 + Sarnia Lambton's Labour Market Report
    Funded by Employment Ontario, the Labour Market Partnership Project resulted in two new cornerstone documents for Sarnia Lambton: an in-depth analysis on our community's labour market as well as a workforce action plan which aims to support an entrepreneurial, skilled and productive workforce.

    Below are background documents detailing the process and who was involved.

    Background documents
    Expanded leadership team - 81KB PDF »
    Phase III fact sheet - 112 KB PDF »
    Phase II fact sheet - 102 KB PDF »
    Phase I fact sheet - 106 KB PDF »
    Project backgrounder - 82 KB PDF »
    Steering committee members - 54 KB PDF »
     
  • 2010 Lambton Kent Youth Directory - 607KB PDF
    Need help getting back on track? This comprehensive guide provides youth with the necessary information to make the important decisions as they transition into the workforce.

    Published: April 2010
     
  • 2010 Directory for People with Disabilities - 3.0MB PDF
    A complete resource guide with information on health services, housing, recreation, training and education, transportation, employment and support services.

    Published: April 2010
     
  • Workforce Focus: The Public Sector - 215KB PDF
    Given the economic downturn of the last two years, what does the future employment landscape look like for finding a job in the public sector? In Sarnia Lambton, it is anticipated that public sector jobs as fire fighters, licensed practical nurses and college instructors will increase the most due to a higher expected retirment rate.

    Published: March 2010

2009

  • Workforce Focus: Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises - 178KB PDF
    Which industries in Sarnia Lambton have the most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)? And which ones have experienced an increase or decreased in the number of SMEs in the last year? This issue of Workforce Focus examines trends, characteristics and workforce-size among SMEs.

    Published: November 2009
     
  • Workforce Focus: Labour Force Participation - 252KB PDF
    This issue of Workforce Focus examines how the nature of labour force participation has changed over the years. While those without a high school education continue to be the largest group not participating, the share of non-participants with an university degree has increased by 10% since 1998.

    Published: September 2009
     
  • Workforce Focus: Changes in the Employment Landscape - 193KB PDF
    How has the nature of work, from part-time to full-time to multiple job holdings, changed across Ontario since 1999? This Workforce Focus examines how the employment landscape has changed and includes an analysis of employment and wage growth in Lambton County.

    Published: July 2009
     
  • Work We Do: A 10-year Overview of Occupations in Sarnia Lambton - 523KB PDF
    "Work We Do" is a long-term overview of what jobs the Sarnia Lambton workforce has traditionally undertaken and identifies employment trends among those occupations. This 10-year perspective, from 1996 to 2006, is intended to document those jobs which have been most prevalent as well as those which have been growing or declining the fastest.

    Published: June 2009
     
  • Workforce Focus - Recession Resistant Sectors - 144KB PDF
    A snapshot of stable or expanding sectors in Ontario from December 2007 to December 2008, including top college program employment rates. Potential local employment gaps in Lambton County are also identified.

    Published: May 2009
     
  • 2009 TOP Report - 1.2 MB PDF
    Our annual comprehensive research report that sets out labour market trends, issues and opportunities through census data, labour market reports, surveys and consultation with community partners.

    Published: March 2009
     
  • Workforce Focus - Skilled Trades - 151 KB PDF
    Using Census data from 2001 to 2006, this Workforce Focus details trends in the skilled trades across the province and in Lambton County prior to the current economic downturn. It identifies the top 10 growth trades in Lambton County along with replacement ratios and local concentration of specific trades.

    Published: March 2009

  • Workforce Focus -Renewable Energy - 245 KB PDF
    In Lambton County, 2,600 people are employed in the local energy sector, mainly in petroleum products manufacturing. The sector will likely expand as new energy sources are realized. This Workforce Focus provides an overview of new renewable energy developments and the prevalent occupations in this emerging sector.

    Published: February 2009


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2008

  • Workforce Focus - Information Technology - 211 KB PDF
    A snapshot of the employment trends and education requirements in the information technology sector both within Ontario and the City of Sarnia.

    Published: November 2008

  • Profile 2008 - LIFE in Sarnia Lambton - 3.9 MB PDF
    This third edition comprehensive community profile outlines 49 indicators of community health. Issues range from public safety and arts and culture, to recycling and business growth.

    Published: October 2008

  • Lambton Kent Youth Directory - 2.6 MB PDF
    Need help getting back on track? This comprehensive guide provides youth with the necessary information to make the important decisions as they transition into the workforce.

    Published: September 2008

  • Workforce Focus - Small Business and Self-Employment - 328 KB PDF
    Profiling the nature and trends of small business and the self-employed in Lambton County.

    Published: September 2008

  • Southwestern Ontario Tourism Trends - 822 KB PDF
    How does Lambton County's tourism sector look compared to the rest of the region? Eight profiles of counties in southwestern Ontario.

    Published: September 2008

  • Workforce Focus - Generational Comparison - 411 KB PDF
    Information on employment and education trends for older workers 45+.

    Published: July 2008

  • Global Talent - A newcomers' guide to finding employment in Sarnia Lambton
    The path to employment for every newcomer to Sarnia Lambton is different. We hope this guide - separated into six sections - helps you understand the steps possible and decide which ones suit you best in your search for work.

    Introduction - 1.0 MB PDF

    1. Getting started - 1.0 MB PDF
    2. Doing your homework - 568 KB PDF
    3. Making a choice - 553 KB PDF
    4. Marketing your skills to employers - 1.4 MB PDF
    5. Staying motivated and asking for help - 1.8 MB PDF

    Published: Spring 2008

  • Workforce Focus - Manufacturing Industry Trends and Workforce Profile - 277 KB PDF
    Demographic information and statistics about the manufacturing industry in Lambton County including educational requirements and income levels.

    Published: May 2008

  • The Skilled Trades Handbook - 3.5 MB PDF
    Considering a career in the trades? Use our Skilled Trades Handbook to learn about the rewarding and challenging careers this industry offers.

    Published: March 2008

  • Workforce Focus - Aboriginal Population Growth in Sarnia Lambton - 311 KB PDF
    Data, statistics, and demographic trends relevant to the aboriginal population in Lambton County.

    Published: February 2008

  • Workforce Focus -Tourism Patterns and Employment - 229 KB PDF
    Data, statistics, and demographic information relevant to Lambton County's tourism sector.

    Published: January 2008

  • Time for Action: Sarnia Lambton Health Human Resources - 508 KB PDF
    A comprehensive study including six recommendations on Sarnia Lambton's current workforce capacity, recruitment, training and retention issues in the health care industry. The goal of this study was to ensure that the health care sector and community has a sufficient and qualified labour force to meet health service needs.

    Published: January 2008

  • 2008 TOP Report - 1.1 MB PDF
    Our annual comprehensive research report that sets out labour market trends, issues and opportunities through census data, labour market reports, surveys and consultation with community partners.

    Published: January 2008


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2007

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Global Talent - A newcomers' guide to finding work in Sarnia Lambton

Global Talent - A newcomers' guide to finding work in Sarnia Lambton
A step-by-step guide for newcomers to our community in assisting them to find work

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Profile 2008 - LIFE in Sarnia Lambton

Profile 2008 - LIFE in Sarnia Lambton
Our premiere community health report which aims to advance the quality of life in our community.

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3.9 MB PDF

 
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