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Fall 2014/Winter 2015

LABOUR MARKET PLANNING REPORT

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To work collaboratively with community partners on the creation of innovative labour market solutions that meet local workforce development needs.

1 The Labour Market Group of Renfrew & Lanark

TABLE OF CONTENTS Background/Context

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Executive Summary

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Labour Market Status Data and Analysis Renfrew County - Demographic Profile Lanark County - Demographic Profile

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Statistics Canada Census Data Population Change Aboriginal Identity Population Aboriginal Ancestry Population Age Characteristics Median Age

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EMSI Ecomomy Overview Regional Trends - Renfrew County Top 10 Jobs by Industry - Renfrew County Regional Trends - Lanark County Top 10 Jobs by Industry - Lanark County

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Local Update Change in Number of Employers Change in the Total Number of Employers Number of Businesses by Employee Size Range and 3-Digit Industry Distribution of Total Employers by 3-Digit Industry

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Local Labour Market Conditions Migration Characteristics Top 5 Occupations by NOC Classification Top 5 Industries by 2-Digit NAICS Classification Educational Attainment and Labour Force Status Local Educational Attainment Summary Place of Work Status by Industry at 3-Digit NAICS Level

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Employment Ontario Client Data 2013/2014

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AECL Restructuring

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Canada-Ontario Job Grant

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Action Plan Review 2013-2014

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Plan of Action

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APPENDIX A: Community Consultation Participants APPENDIX B: Information Sources APPENDIX C: Statistics Data Definitions

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BACKGROUND/CONTEXT The Labour Market Group of Renfrew & Lanark In the Province of Ontario there are 26 Workforce Planning Boards which receive funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The Boards facilitate the Local Labour Market Planning (LLMP) process that identifies and prioritizes labour market issues. Once issues are identified, the Workforce Planning Board or other local organizations responsible for this task, work with community partners to develop a plan of action to meet the changing labour market needs of the community.

within the Renfrew-Lanark region since May 2007. The LMG works with two sub-committees, one for Renfrew and one for Lanark, which reflect a wide cross-section of industry, employment, training, economic development and governmental agencies. The committees provide local labour market information and feedback on community projects so that we can better serve our communities within the region. The Labour Market Group is a proud member of Workforce Planning Ontario. www.workforceplanningontario.com

In lieu of a local Planning Board, the Labour Market Group of Renfrew & Lanark (LMG) has delivered the LLMP process

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY creation can be seen in Lanark County with Tweed Inc. The Smiths Falls based medical marijuana growing facility started production in 2013. The plant currently has 40 employees and is looking to employ more than 100 after its expansion of operations is complete.

Located in Eastern Ontario and bordering on the National Capital Region, Renfrew and Lanark Counties combined, cover an area of 10,679 km2 with a total population of 166,993. Historically, both counties have had similar economies that were very strong in manufacturing, agriculture and forestry, resulting in higher rates of attainment for apprenticeship, trades, and college diplomas. Statistical findings and local intelligence indicate that in recent years, there has been a broad shift in local industries from manufacturing, forestry, and agriculture, to retail, health care and public administration. Significant Changes Within the region, there are currently 42,812 jobs in Renfrew County and 20,886 jobs in Lanark County. The local economy’s projected job growth through 2020 is at 2.9% for Renfrew County and 1.2% for Lanark County.

Summary of Methodology As part of the Local Labour Market Planning process, the Labour Market Group has facilitated community meetings and one-on-one consultations with regional employers and service providers from a variety of sectors. The goal is to gather local intelligence, identify and prioritize labour market trends and issues, and to determine significant changes that have occurred in the region. The LMG also analyzes statistical data from a variety of sources to help identify and quantify challenges and presents findings in the annual LLMP reports and updates.

Renfrew County has seen a resurgence in the forestry sector with the opening of MDF Pembroke, where there are immediate job opportunities for skilled electricians, millwrights, and stationary engineers. The search for skilled Millwrights and Stationary Engineers continues in Lanark County with Grenville Castings, a niche production and development company with a focus on complex structural lightweight aluminum castings. Future Job

In addition, the LMG initiates discussion and strategizing between representatives of community organizations and institutions aimed at addressing issues of common interest. This creates opportunities for partnership activities and projects that respond to more complex and/ or pressing challenges. To reflect this, the report illustrates the progress of the projects undertaken in previous years and provides an outlook on projects moving forward.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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Report. We look forward to their continued involvement and encourage participation from new organizations and individuals. The Labour Market Group is committed to generating positive change within the local labour market by working collaboratively with community partners.

For the second year in a row the LLMP contains a section profiling data captured from within the regional Employment Ontario network as provided by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (Appendix A). This information may be of interest to any organization actively working in employment, literacy and economic development services in particular. In an effort to provide consistent access to the most current local labour market information, the LMG regularly updates its website. The site includes monthly employment and unemployment rates, noteworthy labour market information, employment, and trainingrelated news, as well as downloadable editions of our published reports. www.renfrewlanark.com

Matt LeMay, Coordinator The Labour Market Group of Renfrew & Lanark 

The LMG wishes to thank Algonquin College, employers, employees, service providers, educators and others for their input into this year’s Labour Market Planning

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LABOUR MARKET STATUS DATA AND ANALYSIS RENfREw COUNTY Demographic Profile Renfrew County has a total population of 101,326. The county is geographically the largest in Ontario, encompassing approximately 7,645 square kilometres. Located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, it stretches along the shores of the Ottawa River from the outskirts of Ottawa in the east to the northern tip of Algonquin Park's wilderness in the west. The county is highly diverse, ranging from wilderness areas, which make up half the county, to highly industrialized and developed areas with world-class employers and facilities using the latest technology. The natural environment is unique, lending itself to a wide range of outdoor and tourism activities. There are a total of 18 municipalities in Renfrew County with Arnprior (population 8,114), Renfrew (population 8,218), Pembroke (population 14,360) and Petawawa (population 15,988) having the largest concentrated populations.*  

Renfrew County Census Division

LANARK COUNTY Demographic Profile Lanark County has a total population of 65,667. The county is a geographically large and diverse region covering an area of 3,034 square kilometres. Located on the western boundary of Ottawa, Lanark County is the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario. Comprised mostly of rural areas with pockets of urban activity, Lanark County advertises "a superior quality of life." The county is said to offer "the best of both worlds," having communities surrounded by the beauty of nature while still being only minutes away from world-class amenities in the nation's capital. The communities with the largest concentrated populations in Lanark County are Smiths Falls (population 8,978), Carleton Place (population 9,809), Perth (population 5,840) and Mississippi Mills (population 12,385).*  

Lanark County Census Division

* Municipal populations are those listed by Statistics Canada according to 2011 Census Subdivision boundaries. 3 The Labour Market Group of Renfrew & Lanark

STATISTICS CANADA CENSUS DATA POPULATION ChANGE This table compares the total population change in Renfrew County, Lanark County and the province of Ontario between 2006 and 2011. Region

Population 2006

Population 2011

Population Change (%)

Renfrew County

97,545

101,326

3.9%

Lanark County

63,785

65,667

2.9%

Ontario

12,160,282

12,851,821

5.7%

Source: Statistics Canada 2006 and 2011 Census

Between 2006 and 2011, Renfrew County experienced a population growth of 3.9%, an increase of 1.4% from the previous census period (2001-2006). Lanark County experienced a population growth of 2.9% and an increase of 0.8%. On the surface, both population growth rates are lower than that of the province, which is currently at 5.7%. However, when compared to the province of Ontario (excluding the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area) Renfrew County outgrew the province. Lanark County was not far behind, indicating that these rural communities are strongly keeping pace with the province of Ontario. While further research is required, the difference in growth between Renfrew & Lanark Counties and the province may be attributable to fewer immigrants settling in rural communities.

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AbORIGINAL IDENTITY POPULATION This table looks at the percentage of the Aboriginal population in the region compared to the Province of Ontario. The Aboriginal population in Renfrew County is significantly higher than both Lanark County and the province. The Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation community is situated on the shores of the Bonnechere River and Golden Lake in Renfrew County and largely makes up this population.

Percentage of total population

Renfrew County

Lanark County

Ontario

7.5%

3.7%

2.4%

Source: Statistics Canada 2011 Census

AbORIGINAL ANCESTRY POPULATION This table looks at the percentage of people with Aboriginal ancestry in the region compared to the Province of Ontario. An additional 2% of residents in both Renfrew and Lanark Counties disclose an Aboriginal ancestry; however, these individuals do not selfidentify as being members of the Aboriginal population noted above.

Percentage of total population

Renfrew County

Lanark County

Ontario

9.5%

5.8%

3.4%

Source: Statistics Canada 2011 Census

Local Intelligence - Unemployment and underemployment among Aboriginal youth continues to remain high in the community of Pikwàkanagàn and within the region. Transportation, lack of employment opportunities and access to training have been identified as barriers to employment. There is interest from within the community of Pikwàkanagàn to create partnership opportunities geared towards connecting Aboriginal youth with regional employers. 4

STATISTICS CANADA CENSUS DATA AGE ChARACTERISTICS The charts and accompanying analysis that follow reflect the age characteristics of Renfrew and Lanark County citizens as compared to those of Ontario. Population Age Characteristics 2011

Source: Statistics Canada 2011 Census

In Renfrew County, 48.7% of the population is 45 years and older and in Lanark County, 51.9% of the population is 45 years and older. Whereas in Ontario, only 43.4% of the population is 45 years and older. Local Intelligence - It is predicted that Renfrew and Lanark Counties’ relatively small youth populations will be unable to fulfill workforce demands of the future. As a result, employers may be required to hire older, laid-off or retired workers to meet workforce demands. Further, there are increasing numbers of older boomers and seniors (55+) seeking part-time and full-time employment. Enhanced customer service and new technology training for older workers may assist these job seekers to reintegrate into the labour market within the retail and service industry. However, a lack of public transportation between rural communities remains a barrier for many individuals, regardless of age, to access potential employment. Unfortunately, there currently appears to be a trend towards lower paying, part-time employment opportunities, rather than full-time work, which may have a significant economic impact on the region should this trend continue. With such a large portion of the population at or near retirement age, there is an increased chance of future workforce shortages. The aging demographic of the region, coupled with in-migration of individuals between the ages of 45-65, may also escalate demands on the counties’ health care systems. The result could be a need for more health care workers in Renfrew and Lanark Counties.

MEDIAN AGE This table compares the median age change in Renfrew County, Lanark County and the province of Ontario between 2006 and 2011. The median age of citizens in Renfrew County is 43.9, and in Lanark County it is 46.2. Both counties median age is older than the provincial median of 40.4 years of age. Lanark County experienced the most significant change from 2006 to 2011 with an increase in the median age by 3.1 years.

Region

Median Age 2006

Median Age 2011

Difference in Years

Renfrew County

42.1

43.9

1.8

Lanark County

43.1

46.2

3.1

Ontario

39.0

40.4

1.4

Source: Statistics Canada 2006 and 2011 Census

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EMSI ECONOMY OVERVIEw In a bid to provide current and accurate labor market information, the LMG has begun using the Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) Analyst tool to mine very valuable economic and occupational data. The EMSI analyst tool combines employment data, payroll data with data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), Census and Canadian Business Patterns (CBP) to form detailed geographic estimates of employment. Below is a sample of data that was extracted using the EMSI tool.*

REGIONAL TRENDS - RENfREw COUNTY

Region Renfrew County Canada Ontario

Total Jobs in Renfrew County in 2013:

2011 Jobs 41,083 15,347,759 5,853,559

42,812

2012 Jobs 42,293 15,606,894 5,934,282

% Change 2.9% 1.7% 1.4%

Average Earnings in 2013: 87% of National Average

$41,059

TOP 10 JObS bY INDUSTRY - RENfREw COUNTY

Renfrew County has experienced a considerable rate of job growth (2.9%) compared to the Provincial and National averages. Although the average income of Renfrew County ($41,059) is only 87% of the National Canadian average, it is projected that job growth will continue through 2020.

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REGIONAL TRENDS - LANARK COUNTY

Region Lanark County Canada Ontario

Total Jobs in Lanark County in 2013:

2011 Jobs 20,474 15,347,759 5,853,559

20,886

2012 Jobs 20,716 15,606,894 5,934,282

% Change 1.2% 1.7% 1.4%

Average Earnings in 2013: 81% of National Average

$38,175

TOP 10 JObS bY INDUSTRY - LANARK COUNTY

It is encouraging that job growth in Lanark County continues to progress at 1.2%. Although the average income of Lanark County ($38,175) is only 81% of the National Canadian average, it is projected that job growth will continue through 2020.

* Source: The data on pages 6 and 7 was mined using the EMSI Analyst tool - December 2013. The EMSI Analyst tool enables the user to mine occupational and economic data at the census subdivision level. A full description of the tool is available in Appendix C of this report.

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LOCAL UPDATE ChANGE IN NUMbER Of EMPLOYERS This table shows the change in the number of employers in Renfrew and Lanark Counties between June 2013 and June 2014. Employers are categorized by the size of their workforce and range from owner-operator establishments with no employees to those businesses with more than 500 employees. It is important to note that the vast majority of businesses in Renfrew and Lanark counties fall into categories with less than 100 employees. Number of Employers by Employee Size Range June 2013 to June 2014 Enterprise Size

Employee Size Range

0*

2,764

2,965

7.3%

2,343

2,320

-1.0%

4.9%

Small and Medium

1-4

1,397

1,392

-0.4%

1,164

1,092

-6.2%

2.5%

Large

Renfrew County Number of Employers 2013

Renfrew County Number of Employers 2014

Renfrew County Percent Change 2013-2014

Lanark County Number of Employers 2013

Lanark County Number of Employers 2014

Lanark County Percent Change 2013-2014

Ontario Percent Change 2013-2014

5-9

624

650

4.2%

395

412

4.3%

1.2%

10 - 19

370

364

-1.6%

275

270

-1.8%

1.9%

20-49

210

218

3.8%

134

136

1.5%

4.1%

50-99

77

71

-7.8%

41

37

-9.8%

3.0%

Subtotal

5,442

5,660

4.0%

4,352

4,267

-2.0%

3.8%

100-199

29

29

0.0%

27

22

-18.5%

-1.3%

200-499

10

11

10.0%

9

11

22.0%

1.3%

500+

7

7

0.0%

0

0

0.0%

5.1%

Subtotal

46

47

2.2%

36

33

-8.3%

0.2%

Total

5,488

5,707

4.0%

4,388

4,300

-2.0%

3.8%

Source: Canadian Business Patterns

Between June 2013 and June 2014, the total number of employers in Renfrew County grew by 4.0%. This number is marginally higher than the Provincial average (3.8%) and may suggest that the local economy has stabilized and is continuing to grow. Between June 2013 and June 2014 the total number of employers in Lanark County declined by - 2.0% with the main absolute change occurring in businesses that employ less than five people. Although the overall number of businesses has declined there have been increases in businesses that fall within the (5-9) and (200-499) employee size ranges which is encouraging for the region. Local Intelligence – The greatest amount of growth and decline sorted by absolute change appears to be occurring in small businesses that employ less than nine individuals. Many small businesses within the region have indicated that they are not fully aware of the full range of support services offered to small businesses at the community level. Opportunities may exist to enhance the marketing of these programs and services to a much wider audience. Programs like the Canada-Ontario Job Grant may assist employers in achieving their workforce training requirements. For an overview of the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, please see page 25 of this report.

* No payroll employees; includes owner/operators or firms with contract workers; assumes one worker.

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ChANGE IN ThE TOTAL NUMbER Of EMPLOYERS The following two graphs illustrate the most significant changes in the number of employers in Renfrew and Lanark Counties between June 2013 and June 2014, categorized by industry. Figures show industries where there was an increase or decrease of 3 or more employers. Change in Number of Employers - Renfrew County June 2013 to June 2014

Source: Canadian Business Patterns

The industries in Renfrew County with the greatest absolute increases in the number of employers from 2013 to 2014 were: Specialty trade contractors, Ambulatory health care services, and Real estate. The industries with the greatest absolute decreases in the number of employers were: Food and beverage stores, Clothing and clothing accessories stores, and Electronics and appliance stores. Local Intelligence – In recent years we have witnessed many locally owned businesses close because they could not compete with the influx of large national retail chains and box stores. Local intelligence suggests that there are many part-time and entry level positions available within the retail sector, but lower wages and limited full-time opportunities are contributing to a high level of turnover within this sector.

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Lanark County Tourism

Change in Number of Employers - Lanark County June 2013 to June 2014

Source: Canadian Business Patterns

The industries in Lanark County with the greatest increases in the number of employers sorted by absolute change from 2013 to 2014 were: Personal and laundry services, Crop production, and Construction of buildings. The industries with the greatest decreases were: Professional, scientific and technical services, Repair and maintenance, and Specialty trade contractors. Local Intelligence - The 12% increase in Personal and laundry services in Lanark County can be attributed to the opening of Hart Laundry Services which operates out of the Gallipeau Centre, formerly Rideau Regional. Hart Laundry Services opened in the Fall of 2011 and has since expanded operations, creating jobs for the local and surrounding communities.

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NUMbER Of bUSINESSES bY EMPLOYEE SIZE RANGE AND 3-DIGIT INDUSTRY The following tables show the top 20 industries in Renfrew County and Lanark County broken down by employee size range. Industries are listed from those with the largest total number of businesses to those with the fewest. Renfrew County - June 2014 NAICS 3 digit industry subsector

Employee Size Range 0*

1-4

5-9

10-19

20-49

50-99

100199

200499

500 +

Total Number of Employers

%

531 - Real estate

409

65

21

4

3

0

1

0

0

503

8.8

238 - Specialty trade contractors

233

162

50

25

8

3

1

0

0

482

8.4

541 - Professional, scientific and technical services

310

112

25

14

8

1

1

0

0

471

8.3

112 - Animal production and aquaculture

218

50

10

2

0

0

0

0

0

280

4.9

621 - Ambulatory health care services

98

106

39

24

5

1

2

0

0

275

4.8

236 - Construction of buildings

133

79

30

11

0

0

1

0

0

254

4.5

811 - Repair and maintenance

116

78

22

6

2

1

0

0

0

225

3.9

722 - Food services and drinking places

36

35

52

46

37

7

1

0

0

214

3.7

561 - Administrative and support services

91

48

17

17

7

1

0

0

0

181

3.2

813 - Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations

41

98

25

8

1

0

0

0

0

173

3.0

111 - Crop production

127

24

9

3

2

0

0

0

0

165

2.9

523 - Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investment and related activities

120

19

2

1

2

1

0

0

0

145

2.5

812 - Personal and laundry services 551 - Management of companies and enterprises 721 - Accommodation services

56

41

25

4

2

0

0

0

0

128

2.2

108

11

3

1

0

1

1

0

0

125

2.2

64

23

12

9

6

1

3

0

0

118

2.1

484 - Truck transportation

62

27

5

6

2

2

0

0

0

104

1.8

445 - Food and beverage stores

29

26

14

16

4

10

2

0

1

102

1.8

113 - Forestry and logging

61

23

9

6

2

0

0

0

0

101

1.8

441 - Motor vehicle and parts dealers

32

15

16

15

14

0

0

0

0

92

1.6

237 - Heavy and civil engineering construction

61

8

3

3

2

3

2

0

0

82

1.4

Source: Canadian Business Patterns

The three industries in Renfrew County that have the greatest number of employers are: Real estate, Specialty trade contractors, and Professional, scientific and technical services. Specialty trade contractors and Professional, scientific and technical services have remained in the top 5 since 2008 while Real estate has experienced significant growth. The growth in the Real estate sector may be attributed to new housing developments in the Petawawa area. Local Intelligence - Agriculture and local food producers continue to be a growing industry within the region. In 2013, the Local Food Act was passed in the Province of Ontario. The purposes of the Local Food Act, 2013, are to foster successful and resilient local food economies and systems in Ontario, help increase awareness of local food in Ontario and develop new markets for local food. Succession planning and access to capital have been identified as barriers within this growing sector. It is estimated that local food producers contribute more than 6 million dollars per year to the regional economy. Organizations like the Ottawa Valley Food Cooperative are helping grow this sector by creating new opportunities for local producers to distribute food throughout the region. 11 The Labour Market Group of Renfrew & Lanark

Lanark County - June 2014 NAICS 3 digit industry subsector

Employee Size Range

Total Number of Employers

%

0*

1-4

5-9

10-19

20-49

50-99

100199

200499

500 +

541 - Professional, scientific and technical services

369

149

24

13

5

0

0

0

0

560

13.0

238 - Specialty trade contractors

221

129

57

20

6

2

0

0

0

435

10.1

531 - Real estate

328

46

11

3

2

1

0

0

0

391

9.1

236 - Construction of buildings

115

69

17

11

3

0

0

0

0

215

5.0

621 - Ambulatory health care services

59

80

25

12

3

0

2

0

0

181

4.2

722 - Food services and drinking places

36

21

45

41

25

2

0

0

0

170

4.0

561 - Administrative and support services

94

29

10

11

3

0

0

0

0

147

3.4

811 - Repair and maintenance

70

44

22

2

0

0

0

0

0

138

3.2

112 - Animal production

100

28

5

2

0

0

0

0

0

135

3.1

111 - Crop production

90

31

3

2

2

0

0

0

0

128

3.0

812 - Personal and laundry services

54

36

13

5

4

0

0

0

0

112

2.6

523 - Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investment and related activities

78

22

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

104

2.4

813 - Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations

42

48

7

6

1

0

0

0

0

104

2.4

551 - Management of companies and enterprises

86

15

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

103

2.4

484 - Truck transportation

58

17

4

4

2

1

0

0

0

86

2.0

445 - Food and beverage stores

29

13

14

10

4

4

4

0

0

78

1.8

453 - Miscellaneous store retailers

31

24

10

3

4

0

0

0

0

72

1.7

441 - Motor vehicle and parts dealers

26

6

10

19

4

0

0

0

0

65

1.5

611 - Educational services

25

14

2

1

2

0

0

0

0

44

1.0

522 - Credit intermediation and related activities

13

8

2

5

14

0

0

0

0

42

1.0

Source: Canadian Business Patterns

The three industries in Lanark County that have the greatest number of employers are: Professional, scientific and technical services, Specialty Trade Contractors, and Real Estate. Professional, scientific and technical services and Specialty trade contractors have remained in the top 3 since 2008 while Real estate has been steadily working its way up from 2008 to 2014. Local Intelligence - Regional employment service providers have recommended that job seekers across the region would benefit from more internship or experience-based learning opportunities to increase their chances of employment. The lack of practical experience is a barrier for job seekers when looking at re-entering the workforce. Training programs offering a practical learning component may assist job seekers with faster reintegration into the local labour market.

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DISTRIbUTION Of TOTAL EMPLOYERS bY 3-DIGIT INDUSTRY The following tables highlight the industries with the largest distribution difference between employers in Renfrew County, Lanark County and the Province of Ontario. Included are industries with the greatest positive and negative differences. Distribution of Employers - Renfrew County June 2014 NAICS

Renfrew Distribution %

Ontario Distribution %

Distribution Difference

112 - Animal production and aquaculture

4.9%

1.6%

3.3%

238 - Specialty trade contractors

8.4%

6.5%

2.0%

113 - Forestry and logging

1.8%

0.1%

1.6%

811 - Repair and maintenance

3.9%

2.4%

1.6%

531 - Real estate

8.8%

10.8%

-2.0%

484 - Truck transportation

1.8%

3.9%

-2.1%

541 - Professional, scientific and technical services

8.3%

15.1%

-6.9%

Source: Canadian Business Patterns, 2014

Renfrew County has a higher percentage of employers in: Animal production and aquaculture, Specialty trade contractors, and Forestry and logging than the Province of Ontario. Despite being the home of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Renfrew County has a lower percentage of Professional, scientific and technical services. Real estate has also been identified as having a lower percentage than the Province of Ontario, despite its recent growth in the region. Local Intelligence – The re-opening of Pembroke MDF plant in the summer of 2014 is a strong indicator that the Forestry sector will continue to grow within the region. Consultations held with local and regional forestry professionals suggest that employment and other opportunities exist within the Forestry sector. During discussions, many mill owners indicated that they required skilled labourers to support their operations.

Distribution of Employers Lanark County June 2014 NAICS

Lanark Distribution %

Ontario Distribution %

Distribution Difference

10.1%

6.5%

3.6%

112 - Animal production and aquaculture

3.1%

1.6%

1.6%

523 - Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investment and related activities

2.4%

4.1%

-1.6%

531 - Real estate

9.1%

10.8%

-1.7%

2.0%

3.9%

-1.9%

13.0%

15.1%

-2.1%

238 - Specialty trade contractors

484 - Truck transportation 541 - Professional, scientific and technical services

Source: Canadian Business Patterns, 2014

Lanark County has a significantly higher percentage of Specialty trade contractors compared to the Province of Ontario. The growth in this sector may be attributed to the high volume of new housing and retail developments occurring in Lanark County communities surrounding the National Capital Region. These industries are the same as listed in 2013-2014 with slight decreases occurring in both Specialty trade contractors and Animal production and aquaculture. Growth in Real estate has narrowed the distribution gap between Lanark County and the province while provincial growth in Truck transportation has increased the distribution difference in this industry, despite some small growth in Lanark County.

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LOCAL LAbOUR MARKET CONDITIONS MIGRATION ChARACTERISTICS Migration characteristics describe the movement of people from one place to another, usually across a political boundary for the purpose of establishing a new residence. Migration can be international (between countries) or interregional (within countries). One of the most significant migration trends observed in the last decade or more has been rural to urban migration—the movement of people from the countryside to cities in search of opportunities. The following graph shows migration characteristics of Renfrew and Lanark Counties between 2007 and 2012.* Migration Characteristics by Age Category 2007-2012

Source: Statistics Canada Taxfiler

Both Renfrew and Lanark Counties saw significant migration in all age groups between 2007 and 2012, suggesting a healthy turnover of population. While many have left the rural areas, possibly seeking urban opportunities, significant numbers have arrived seeking a more rural lifestyle, with a positive overall result. Lanark County experienced a total net in-migration of 609 residents from 2007 to 2012. The greatest net influx was in the 45-64 age group (1,050 in-migrants), followed by the 0-17 age group (376 in-migrants). Renfrew County experienced an overall net out-migration of 273 residents between 2007 and 2012. The greatest net influx was among the 45-64 age group (882 in-migrants), followed by the 65+ age group (39 in-migrants). In both counties, the influx of people over the age of 45 coupled with an aging demographic suggests that the region may require an increased level of health care services and health care workers in the coming years. In Lanark County, the only net out-migration from the region was among the 18-24 age group (-1,127) and were likely attributable to youth pursuing post-secondary education opportunities outside the county. However, in Renfrew County, there was a net outmigration of young people in the 25-44 and 0-17 age groups (1,220 out-migrants). This out-migration of core working age persons and their families suggests the current and future supply of workers may be limited, in which case proactive retention measures should be considered. Local Intelligence - To encourage youth retention (25 to 35 year olds), the Labour Market Group, in partnership with local school boards and Employment Ontario service providers, will facilitate a series of workshops. The workshops will focus on educating youth and job seekers about what career opportunities are currently available in the region and what post- secondary training is required to succeed in these careers. Workshops will be delivered throughout the year on an in-demand basis. * Migration characteristics data does not include the number of births or deaths in the region. 14

TOP 5 OCCUPATIONS bY NOC CLASSIfICATION The following graph shows the top 5 occupation categories according to NOC classification in Ontario, Renfrew and Lanark Counties. Figures show the occupations as a percentage of the total labour force 15 years and over in each region. Top 5 Occupational Categories 2011

Source: 2011 National Household Survey*

In both Renfrew and Lanark Counties, as well as Ontario, the highest percentage of residents are employed in Sales and service occupations, 22.6% in Lanark County and 23.1% in Renfrew County. Local Intelligence - Employers have indicated that there are currently many part-time and full-time employment opportunities within the Sales and service sector and that enhanced customer service training prior to beginning employment might assist with improved retention rates among new hires. Job seekers have indicated that a lack of public transportation within the region remains a barrier to obtaining employment and may be contributing to high turnover rates. Opportunities may exist to promote what career opportunities are available beyond entry level positions within this growing sector. * Readers should note that Statistics Canada states: “Caution must be exercised when National Household Survey estimates are compared with estimates produced from the 2006 Census long form, especially when the analysis involves small geographies.”

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TOP 5 INDUSTRIES bY 2-DIGIT NAICS CLASSIfICATION The following graph shows the top 5 industries according to 2-digit NAICS classification in Ontario, Renfrew and Lanark Counties. Figures represent employment as a percentage of the total labour force 15 years and over in each region. Top 5 Industries 2011 In Renfrew County, Public administration (17.8%) Retail trade (12.3%) Health care and social assistance (11.5%) are the top three industries. In Lanark County, Retail trade (13.4%) Health care and social assistance (13.4%) and Construction (9.7%) top the list. Renfrew and Lanark Counties share the same top 5 industries; however, the order and occupational percentages differ slightly between the two counties reflecting the differences in available employment opportunities. Local Intelligence - Job developers from a variety of agencies working within the region may be able to assist the Labour Market Group with gathering real-time labour market information. This collaborative process allows us to be more responsive to the needs of employers within the region.

Source: 2011 National Household Survey

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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT AND LAbOUR fORCE STATUS The following graphs represent the Participation rate, Employment rate and Unemployment rate based on the highest certificate, diploma or degree obtained by the currently active population. Labour Force Characteristics by Educational Attainment - Renfrew County 2011

The chart above clearly illustrates that individuals living in Renfrew County that have obtained a college diploma, certificate or university degree are up to 3 times more likely to be employed than those that have not. Unemployment rates are also 5.8% lower for individuals that have completed high school than those that have not. Labour Force Characteristics by Educational Attainment - Lanark County 2011

Source: 2011 National Household Survey

The chart above illustrates that individuals living in Lanark County that have obtained a college diploma, certificate or university degree are up to 3 times more likely to be employed than those that have not. Unemployment rates are also 2.7% lower for individuals that have completed high school diplomas than those that have not.

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LOCAL EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT SUMMARY The chart below shows the level of education attained by different age groups in Renfrew and Lanark Counties in comparison to the Province of Ontario. Educational Attainment by Age Cohort 2011

Since 2006, Renfrew and Lanark Counties have seen some positive increases in their level of educational attainment. According to the 2011 National Household Survey, over 42% of those aged 15-24 in Renfrew County, and over 40% in Lanark County, have completed a high school certificate or equivalent, compared to approximately 36% and 32% respectively in 2006. Renfrew and Lanark Counties have historically had strong economic bases comprised of the manufacturing, agriculture and forestry sectors. This resulted in higher rates of attainment of apprenticeships, trades and college certificates, and lower rates of university degrees in nearly every age group in comparison to the province. While Renfrew County has seen some increases in the level of attainment of College and University level education, Lanark County has seen marginal decreases. However, the region still falls well behind provincial attainment levels in both categories across most age cohorts. Finally, Renfrew and Lanark Counties continue to exceed provincial attainment levels in all age cohorts for individuals who have completed an Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma. Local Intelligence – Commencing in 2014, 13 programs at Algonquin College in Pembroke require students to own and bring a mobile device to class. These 13 BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs enhance learning, foster collaboration, and prepare students for a career in which technology is available anytime and anyplace. Programs including Police Foundations, Practical Nursing, Business, and Environmental Technician, integrate mobile and webbased technologies into their delivery and structure. In 2015, all programs at Algonquin College in Pembroke will join the BYOD initiative. Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley continues to break enrollment records with over 900 full-time students (September 2014). Willis College, who has campuses in both Arnprior and Smiths Falls, has exceeded all projections in its first year as a career skills private career college, providing employer-driven skills training diplomas and certificates. The courses and programs center on skills training for in-demand jobs in the areas of business, health and technology. In the fall of 2014, Willis College launched a Network Security Program, developed in partnership with industry: Fortinet, a fortune 500 company and world leader in Unified Threat Management. It is projected that up to 250 jobs will be created by Fortinet and other leading IT security companies over the next three years for the Willis College IT graduates. In 2015, Willis College will launch a Paramedics Diploma Program and individual certificate courses related to emergency response and first responder training.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census

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PLACE Of wORK STATUS bY INDUSTRY AT 3-DIGIT NAICS LEVEL The following graphs show the top 20 industries according to place of work status at the 3-digit NAICS classification in Renfrew and Lanark Counties. Figures show the percentage of employment in each industry. Place of Work Status - Renfrew County 2011

Source: 2011 National Household Survey

In Renfrew County, the top three industries are Federal government public administration (15%), Professional, scientific and technical services (7.5%), and Educational services (6.2%). The percentage of people employed within the Federal Government public administration industry in Renfrew County is significantly higher than the rest of Ontario, which is 3.1%. This is likely due to the presence of Garrison Petawawa and its significant impact on employment in Renfrew County. AECL and the local school boards, Renfrew County District School Board and Renfrew County Catholic District School Board, are considered the largest employers in the region. They account for the high level of employment seen in Professional, scientific and technical services and Educational services. Local Intelligence - Pembroke MDF Inc. was established in 2014 with the purpose to purchase and operate an MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) facility. The mill utilizes high-quality wood fiber supplied by the local sawmill industry. Pembroke MDF Inc. currently employs 70 full-time staff and anticipates hiring another 25 full-time positions. Pembroke MDF currently requires licensed electricians, millwrights and third-class stationary engineers.

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Ottawa Valley Wood

Place of Work Status - Lanark County 2011

Source: 2011 National Household Survey

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In Lanark County, the top three industries classified by 3-digit NAICS are Professional, scientific and technical services (6.7%), Educational services (5.9%) and Federal government public administration (5.9%). Although the industry with the greatest employment in Lanark County is Professional, scientific and technical services (6.7%), it falls short of Ontario’s percentage of 7.7%. This is likely due to the presence of few larger employers such as DRS Technologies (Aerospace and Defense Electronics), as well as several smaller businesses focusing on green energy and solar technologies within Lanark County. Local Intelligence - It is important for job seekers to note that most employers within the top 3 industries require a minimal education standard of a grade 12 diploma and most require some degree of post-secondary training.

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EMPLOYMENT ONTARIO CLIENT DATA

2013/2014

For the second consecutive year the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) has made Employment Ontario data reports available for the purpose of the LLMP Report. The Labour Market Group of Renfrew & Lanark is now able to make a comparative analysis using the baseline information from the 2012-2013 fiscal year. If you work in employment, literacy or economic development services, this information may be useful to compare to your own statistical findings. Infographics are available upon request to the Labour Market Group of Renfrew & Lanark County.

In Renfrew & Lanark Counties, there are...

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Service Providers Employment Service Assisted Clients Literacy & Basic Skills Learners

LITERACY & BASIC SKILLS: CLIENTS BY AGE GROUP Renfrew & Lanark

EMPLOYMENT SERVICE: CLIENTS BY AGE GROUP Renfrew & Lanark

+314127 1

0.8%

65 and older

30.8%

45 to 64

+423223 3

3.4%

65 and older

27.0% 15 to 24

41.8%

45 to 64

41.4% 25 to 44

15 to 24

32.3% 25 to 44

The majority of Literacy and Basic Skills Clients fall between the ages of 45 and 64. There was a 0.1% decrease in this age category from last year.

In Renfrew & Lanark Counties, the majority of Employment Service assisted clients* fall between the ages of 25 and 44. There was a 0.5% decrease in this age category from last year.

The age category with the most significant change from last year is the 15 to 24 year olds with an increase of clients by 5.0%. There was a 4.4% decrease of 25 to 44 year old clients, suggesting a shift to a younger client base.

The age category with the most significant change from last year is the 45 to 64 year olds with a decrease of clients by 2.3%. There was a 2.7% increase of 15 to 24 year old clients, indicating a shift to a younger client base. * Assisted client numbers do not reflect the total number of clients visiting Employment Ontario Providers.

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22.6%

EMPLOYMENT ONTARIO CLIENT DATA While the TOP 2 SOURCES OF INCOME FOR LITERACY AND BASIC SKILLS LEARNERS Employment

TOP 2 SOURCES OF INCOME FOR EMPLOYMENT SERVICE CLIENTS Renfrew & Lanark

Ontario

percentage of Service clients without a source of income in Renfrew & Lanark Counties has stayed static for the 2013/14 year, the Ontario provincial number of clients without a source of income has climbed 2.5% from last fiscal year.

Renfrew & Lanark

Ontario

21.2% 20.8%

24.5% 27.5%

40.9%

37.7% 26.4%

23.7%

Ontario Works Ontario Disability Support Program Employed

No Source of Income Employment Insurance Other

LITERACY & BASIC SKILLS TOP 3 LEARNER GOAL PATHS

47.4%

38.3%

In Renfrew & Lanark Counties...

27.3% 26.9% 17.3%

Ontario

Secondary School Credit

There were 101 Internationally Trained Individuals out of the 3,719 Employment Service Assisted Clients.

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3

2

2

1

1

15.8%

Postsecondary Employment

The top source of income for LBS learners in 2012/13 was employed (22.3%) and Ontario Works (21.4%). In the 2013/14 year, Ontario Works became the top source of income for LBS learners followed by Ontario Disability Support Program payments (ODSP).

Independence

Renfrew & Lanark

The Employment goal path continues to be the top pathway for LBS learners in Renfrew and Lanark Counties. LBS learners making Secondary school credit a priority has gone up 6.2%, Postsecondary comes in third at 8.3% while the independence goal path has dropped by 4.1% from last year’s reported numbers. With the exception of the Postsecondary goal path percentage, all other percentages are significantly higher than the rest of Ontario. Local Intelligence - With the closures of the Hershey’s Chocolate Plant, Rideau Regional Centre, and the Stanley Tools facility between 2008 and 2009, there was a wave of career retraining through EO Employment Service offices in Lanark County. Now that this massive shift in careers has taken place, there seems to be less motivation by Employment Services clients to be retrained, despite the many possible benefits. 22

77% of Employment Service clients have already completed secondary school in Renfrew and Lanark. That is 3% less than the Provincial average.

EMPLOYMENT ONTARIO CLIENT DATA HIGHEST AGE CATEGORY OF SECOND CAREER PROGRAM CLIENTS

57.7%

57.3%

The amount of Second Career clients in Renfrew and Lanark counties that are between the ages of 25 and 44 years old has risen 4.6 % since last year. There has also been a change in the career training paths that Second Career clients are choosing. Transport Truck Drivers continues to be at the top of the list while Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations replaced Medical Administrative Assistants in the top three. Heavy Equipment Operators moved from second to third place.

3237+ 24+ 20+ 14+ 15+ 10+ 9+ 10+ 11+ 25 to 44 years old

25 to 44 years old

Ontario

Renfrew & Lanark

(10,534 Total Clients Enrolled in The Second Career Program)

(148 Total Clients Enrolled in The Second Career Program)

TOP EXIT OUTCOMES FOR EMPLOYMENT SERVICE CLIENTS

36.9% 32.2% 23.7% 19.6% 14.4%14.6% 10.1% 9.3% 9.5% 11.0%

Training/ Employed Employed Education in area of Part-Time training/ choice Renfrew & Lanark Ontario

Employed Full-Time

Other

APPRENTICESHIP Renfrew & Lanark

172

Certificates of Apprenticeship Issued

100 Modular Training Registrations

490 New Registrations

1,481 Active Apprentices

Renfrew and Lanark Counties are right on target with the provincial growth in the amount of full-time and part-time employed clients who are exiting Employment Services. The amount of clients employed within their area of training has also risen and is 2.2% above the Provincial average.

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Local Intelligence – Many small businesses have indicated that training costs for new hires and existing employees are too expensive. Not being able to access specific training opportunities i.e. “automotive tire technician” within the region has also been identified as a barrier for small growth. The introduction of the new Canada-Ontario Job Grant program may help alleviate some of these employer issues.

EMPLOYMENT ONTARIO CLIENT DATA EMPLOYMENT SERVICE - TOP 3 EMPLOYED OUTCOME OCCUPATIONS (NOC) 4-DIGIT GROUP

Renfrew & Lanark

1 2 3

Ontario

Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers

Retail Salespersons

1 2

Retail Salespersons Other Customer and Information Services Representatives

Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers

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7.0% 23.2%

Completion of College

27.7% 26.0%

Completion of Secondary

SECOND CAREER - TOP 3 SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS

1 2 3

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT AT INTAKE (EMPLOYMENT SERVICE CLIENTS) Completion of University

Local Intelligence - Service providers from a variety of agencies have indicated that intergenerational poverty, addiction and mental health issues are increasingly being identified as barriers to employment. Opportunities may exist to provide professional development regarding Mental Health First Aid training for staff working with high-risk clients. For further information contact your local Employment Ontario service provider.

Transport Truck Drivers Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane)

40.2% 29.8%

TOP 3 TRADES FOR NEW APPRENTICESHIP REGISTRATIONS

16.5% 11.8%

Less than Grade 12 Less than Grade 8

1.2% 1.2%

Certificate of Apprenticeship / Journey Person

2.1% 1.4%

Other

Renfrew & Lanark

1

5.3% 6.6%

2 3

Ontario

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Information Technology Contact Centre Customer Service Agent Automotive Service Technician

General Carpenter

AECL RESTRUCTURING responsibilities — from health protection and public safety to security and environmental protection.

Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. in Chalk River continues to be one of the region’s largest employers with over 2800 employees. AECL is currently undergoing a corporate restructuring process. On February 28, 2013, The Minister of Natural Resources announced that the Government of Canada would engage in a collaborative procurement process with industry for the management and operation of AECL’s Nuclear Laboratories. The Government is seeking to implement a Government-owned, Contractoroperated (GoCo) model, much like what has happened in other jurisdictions, such as the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Restructuring activities will continue through 2015. The employment of a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce along with a well-managed laboratory will be critical to the success of the GoCo in achieving the missions that have been established by the Federal Government.

Under the new management model, the Nuclear Laboratories will focus on three key objectives: 1.

2.

Providing access to industry to address its need for in-depth nuclear science and technology expertise. This will include ongoing access to the Nuclear Laboratories, at fair market rates, for owners and operators of CANDU reactors as well as the broader nuclear supply chain in Canada.

Managing Canada’s radioactive waste and decommissioning responsibilities accumulated during the more than 60 years of nuclear research and development at the Chalk River and Whiteshell Laboratories, in Pinawa, Manitoba.

For more information, please visit: http://www.aecl.ca/en/home/about/Restructuring.aspx

Ensuring that Canada's world-class nuclear science and technology capabilities and knowledge continue to support the federal government in its nuclear roles and

CANADA-ONTARIO JOb GRANT The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce, with help from the government. The Job Grant will provide direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees. It is available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees. For more information, please visit: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/

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ACTION PLAN REVIEW 2013/2014 The following is a brief summary of the projects undertaken from 2013-2014 and the outcomes achieved.

PROJECT 1:

EMPLOYMENT ONTARIO SERVICE COORDINATION wORK PLAN Project Description

The delivery of two training sessions and several information sessions for job developers and service providers across the region. The first workshop was a series delivered in the regional offices of Ontario Disability Support Program, Ontario Works and Employment Ontario. The focus of these sessions was the sharing of regional workforce development trends, highlighting the importance of gathering local labour market information.

Key Partners

The Labour Market Group, Employment Ontario Employment Services, Literacy and Basic Skills Service Providers, Social Services

Measurable Outcomes

The LMG presented nine training and information sessions in both Renfrew and Lanark Counties. The sessions brought together over 35 service providers from within the region to learn about the importance of having current, accurate labour market information and the benefits of seamless service coordination.

PROJECT 2:

LMI STUDY Of hEALTh SERVICES SECTOR Project Description

Individuals making career and training choices lack detailed information about occupations in the locally indemand health care sector. The LMG compiled occupational profiles featuring employment projections using data mined from the EMSI Analyst tool and surveys completed by healthcare organization within the region. The occupational profiles also highlight local intelligence captured during consultations with health care professionals and representatives.

Key Partners

The Labour Market Group, Hospitals, Nursing and Residential Care Facilities, Home Support Services, and other industry employers

Measurable Outcomes

Occupational Profiles of the Health Care Sector was released and distributed to all Renfrew County service providers and key partners in January 2014. The study has been widely circulated to our community partners and is available at: www.renfrewlanark.com

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PLAN OF ACTION The following three year Plan of Action has been developed with the assistance of employers and community partners during the 2013/2014 consultation process to address the local labour market challenges in Renfrew and Lanark Counties. Project 1 focuses on gathering and distributing Local Labour Market Information, and Project 2 focuses on service coordination. The goal of the projects is to provide clear and accurate information to employers and job seekers within the region. Below is a summary of the activities the Labour Market Group will be leading through 2017.

PROJECT 1: GAThER AND DISTRIbUTE LOCAL LAbOUR MARKET INfORMATION Issue/Priority

Employment Ontario Agencies within Renfrew and Lanark Counties require better local occupational and economic data that will ultimately support better employment outcomes. Job seekers also lack current information regarding employment opportunities available locally.

Actions & Timelines

Year 1: LMI Study of the forestry Sector Measurable Consult with employers and identify inOutcomes demand career opportunities regionally within the forestry sector. Collect and analyze occupational profiles that feature employment projections using data mined from the EMSI Analyst tool.

The findings will be published and made available online in a Forestry Occupation Report. In addition, the LMG will be releasing a multimedia piece to accompany the written report. EO service providers and clients looking for career options within the Forestry Sector will have access to current labour market information about this growing sector.

2014/2015 Year 2: Employer One Survey Survey employers within the region to determine what their future training and staffing requirements will be.

Improve employment outcomes as a result of using evidence-based data. EO service providers have a better understanding of the training and staffing requirements of local employers.

2015/2016 Year 3: EO Custom Economic Profiles Create custom economic and occupational profiles for every EO agency within Renfrew and Lanark Counties using the EMSI Analyst tool. The profiles will feature data that is unique to the community that the EO office serves.

Produce print publications for each community. Improve local economic and occupational data at the census subdivision level. Coordinate and host information sessions for EO agencies on the profiles.

2016/2017 Key Partners

The Labour Market Group, Employment Ontario agencies and local employers

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PLAN OF ACTION

PROJECT 2: SERVICE COORDINATION / JOb DEVELOPERS NETwORK Issue/Priority

It has been noted that there is a lack of current local labour market information at the community level to assist job seekers and service providers with evidenced based data involving career and employment training options. Employers are being inundated with requests from multiple agencies asking similar questions about training and staffing requirements.

Actions & Timelines

Measurable Year 1: workshops and Networking Outcomes Opportunities The delivery of two half-day workshops for job developers within both Renfrew and Lanark Counties. The workshops will serve as networking opportunities and professional development days for community partners working in the area of Employment Services. The focus of the workshops will be the importance of capturing and using local LMI.

Identify which agencies are currently contacting employers within the region. Obtain a better understanding of how employers are currently being contacted and how more current and accurate information could be gathered.

2014/2015 Year 2: Inventory Create an inventory of all service providers and organizations that are attempting to contact employers.

Establish a network of job developers that will assist with the gathering and sharing of more accurate local labour market information within the region.

2015/2016

Key Partners

Year 3: Real-time LMI Develop a framework that will enable the Labour Market Group to gather local labour market information in real-time from the regional job developer network.

Employers have improved means of getting their staffing and training requirements to EO service providers and potential employees. Job seekers and service providers have current, accurate career and employment information at the community level.

2016/2017

Just in time Labour Market information will assist the Employment Ontario Network with identifying and responding to the training and skills needs of employers.

The Labour Market Group, Employment Ontario agencies, Chambers of Commerce, Enterprise Renfrew County, Lanark-North Leeds Enterprise Centre, Renfrew Industrial Commission, The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, County of Renfrew Economic Development, small and medium business owners and managers

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APPENDIX A: COMMUNITY CONSULTATION PARTICIPANTS The LMG of Renfrew Lanark engages with hundreds of employers and community partners every year. Below is a partial list of the people we are proud to work with. Adult Learning and Training Centre

Levesque, Pauline

Deep River and District hospital

Wilkie, Ian

Albany International Canada

Lewis, Cindy

East Side Mario’s, Pembroke

Gauthier, Jen

Algonquin College

Bramburger, Jamie Davis, Anne Dick, Brent Kidd, Jennifer Purdy, Jacquelyn

Economic Development & Employability Network of Ontario Employment Networks

Peacock, Susan

Algonquin Employment Services Perth

Clark, Colleen Laut, Debbie

Employment Service, Serving Petawawa to Deux Rivières

Anderson, Louise

Algonquin forestry Authority

Rose, Lacey

Ensyn Technologies

Gorsky, Garth

Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn

Two-Axe Kohoko, Amanda Meness, Lisa Lightbody, Christine

Enterprise Renfrew County, Pembroke

Fraser, Kim Sadler, Colleen

Arnprior Aerospace

Pierce, Brent

ETM Industries Inc.

Leclerc, JP

Arnprior builders' Supplies

Sullivan, Tom

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium

Diggins, Al Henniger, Gay

Arnprior and District Memorial hospital

Christie, Betty

forward Thinking Marketing & Media

Layman, Jennifer

Arnprior business Improvement Area

Mitchell, Bill

Giant Tiger, Pembroke

Gervais, Rick

Atomic Energy of Canada

Chappell, Kerrie Hein, Jennifer LeMay, Stephanie Quinn, Pat Rolland, Shelley

Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce

Briscoe, Zillah Sparling, Cheryl

home hardware, Deep River

Kreiger, Connie

h Rose Machining

Whitelaw, Graham

bonnechere Caves

Hinsperger, Chris

brown Shoe Company

King, Bonnie

Industrial Research Assistance Program/National Research Council

Hitchmough, Ken

Calabogie & Area business Assoc.

Jakes, Carolyn Parker, Bruce

Kenwood Corporate Centre

Nibourg, Mark

KI Pembroke LP

Russell, Loreen

Bennett, Laura Field, Kim Probert, Rob

Lanark-North Leeds Enterprise Centre

James, Cindy

Literacy Link Eastern Ontario

Noyes, Doug

Canadian Tire, Deep River

Fitton, Will

Literacy Ontario Central South

Connolly, Joan

Canadian Tire, Pembroke

Birch, John

Lockwood’s Rona building Centre

Lockwood, Bob

Career Transition Services

Hardy, Trudy

Lorne’s Electric

Glahs, Eric

Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce Hobbs, Cindy

Magellan Aerospace haley Industries

Scott, Emily

Cfb Petawawa

Chubbs, Charlene Gagnon, Ed Malone, Diane Yutronkie, Edna

Ministry of Agriculture food and Rural Affairs

Moore, Bruce Lavictoire, Yves Ritchie, Brian

City of Pembroke

Ellis, Susan

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Goold, Carmen

Community Employment Services, Pembroke

Dick, Brent

Ministry of Community and Social Services

Treidlinger, Ben

Community Living Association, Lanark

Wright, Bruce

Ministry of Economic Development and Trade

Kew, Hollee

Canadian Career Academy, Carleton Place

Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley

Culleton, Evelyn

Community Resource Centre

King, Joanne

County of Renfrew, Economic Development & Natural Resources County of Renfrew, Ontario works

Ministry of Small business & Consumer Services Haddon, Steve

Baird, Alastair Wybou, David Dombroskie, Jennifer Leigh, Chery

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Lamb, Guillaume Plourde, Martine

Ministry of Tourism

Harris, Jonathan

Ministry of Training Colleges & Universities

Duplessis, Pam Gapp, Sandra

Mississippi Mills Chamber of Commerce

Rudyk, Nathan

MJM Consulting

McLaren, Jay

APPENDIX A: COMMUNITY CONSULTATION PARTICIPANTS Murray bros. Lumber Company

Sullivan, Tom

St. Jean flooring

St. Jean, Michael

Nylene Canada

Clouthier, Bob Guindon, Frank Steeds, Dave

Staples business Depot, Pembroke

Rohrich, John

Staples business Depot, Carleton Place

Arnott, Carolyn

Morrow, Bert Sovey, Linda Toop, Michelle

T.R. Leger School, brockville

Dunn, Sandy

T.R. Leger School, Carleton Place

Lane, Daphne

The Delphi Group

Larry, Schruder

The Mall Laundromat

Juhasz, Richard

Times fiber

Dunbar, Lillian MacMillan, Laurie

Town of Arnprior

Donaldson, Larry Smith, Robin

ontrac Employment Resource Services

Ottawa Valley Glass

McHale, Shawn

Pacific Safety Products

Larson, Suzanne Rosien, Nancy

Pastway Planing

Pritchard, Arnie

Pembroke Downtown Development Commission Picard, Chantal Pembroke Mall

Brophy, Jayne

Town of Carleton Place

Sonnenburg, Ed

Pembroke MDf

McComb, Cindy

Town of Petawawa

Pembroke Regional hospital

Thomas, Danielle

Beatty, Lynn Phillips-McCann, Cyndy

Perth & District Chamber of Commerce

Fitchett, Pauline

Town of Smiths falls

Staples, Dennis

Perth & Smiths falls District hospital

Evans, Dave

Township of Greater Madawaska

Emon, Peter

Perth Downtown Committee

Hanscon, Heather

Township of Killaloe, hagarty & Richards

Marion, Kathy

Perth home hardware

Grissham, Ruth

Pillar5Pharma

Graham, Anne

Township of Laurentian Valley

Armstrong, Lauree Hodgkinson, George

Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce

Logan, Tammy Villamere, Julie

Township of Madawaska Valley

Kelley, Craig Shulist, Dave

Training & Learning Centre

Sue Rupert

Tyerman & Daughters Inc.

Tyerman, Maggie

Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

MacKenzie, Lorraine McInall, Brian

Valley Artisans’ Co-op

White, Leslie

Valley Automation

Fletcher, Todd

Renfrew County Community futures Development Corporation

McKinnon, Diane Thompson, Mike

Renfrew County District School board /OYAP

Hoelke, Terry

Renfrew County District School board Continuing Education

Friske, Melissa

Renfrew Industrial Commission

Lemkay, Dave

Renfrew Victoria hospital

Hunter, Judy

Valley heartland Community futures Development Corporation

Doherty, John

Scapa Tapes

Boldt, Andy

willis College - Smiths falls

Russett, Lynn

Smiths falls & District Chamber of Commerce

Hillier, Melissa Saumure, Chris

women’s Shelter and Support Services

Sweeney, Leigh

APPENDIX B: INfORMATION SOURCES Statistics Canada (2011 Census, 2011 National household Survey , Canadian business Patterns)

County of Lanark website County of Renfrew website

Algonquin College - Pembroke

A focus on rural Ontario communities attracting and retaining immigrants