Settling Down in the Northwest

Settling Down in the Northwest: Stability and Opportunity in the Northwestern Ontario Labour Market

March 2015 | James Cuddy

Northern Policy Institute, in partnership with the North Superior Workforce Planning Board, released a report on the labour market in Northwestern Ontario that details some of the unique characteristics of the region.

While the overall youth population is still facing challenges of out-migration, youth participation in the workforce and youth employment numbers are doing fairly well, according to the report. Furthermore, while employment numbers in primary and manufacturing industries have declined, there is some indication that the overall labour market is stabilizing and sustainable.

The paper explores population, employment, participation, unemployment, and trends specific to the youth labour market in Northwestern Ontario.


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