Interim Report – October 2013
OILLMP is pleased to announce that our 2013 Interim Report, published in October 2013, is now available online.
As the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) shifts the timelines for local labour market planning, we are providing this update only six months after the 2013 Labour Market Update published in April. This October 2013 Labour Market Update should be considered an interim report with a special focus on labour market supply. Moving forward, the Local Labour Market Plans will be published in October, with a comprehensive 3-year local labour market plan being prepared for October 2014.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LABOUR MARKET INDICATORS
With new data being released for the National Household Survey and updated Canadian Business Patterns numbers, we provide an update on the local labour market indicators. Highlights include:
- Ottawa’s population continues to increase while labour force/employmentnumbers drop; unemployment remains lower than Ontario/national average, although gap is narrowing.
- Net in-migration of 47,380 migrants from 2006 to 2011, with all age groups showing a net in-migration; 74% of net in-migration represented by those aged 15-44.
- All three key populations (immigrant, aboriginal, youth) grew at a greater rate than the overall population from 2006 to 2011; growth in theAboriginal population was a significant 48.1%.
- Educational attainment in Ottawa continues to be higher than for Ontario overall, with an increase in those with post-secondary education both locally and provincially.
- Solid increase in number of employers in first six months of 2013;continued increase in SMEs.
- 21% of Ottawa jobs are in Sales and service, with another 20% inBusiness, finance and administration occupations; 9% of all workers identified themselves as “self-employed”.
- Ottawa employment forecast to show biggest decline in 19 years, with drops in public administration, high tech manufacturing and residential construction.
- Commercial construction expected to be strong for years to come.
A CLOSER LOOK AT SUPPLY – FOCUS ON THE UNEMPLOYED
This report takes a closer look at Ottawa’s unemployed population and ES Assisted Clients served at the Employment Ontario Centres, using the Employment Ontario data provided by MTCU. While Ottawa serves a lower percentage of the unemployed population in its EO centres than Ontario overall, when compared to other urban centres, we are serving a greater percentage than either Hamilton or Toronto.
UPDATE ON THE 2012-2013 ACTION PLAN
OILLMP also provides an update on its 2013-14 action plan, highlighting progress made in terms of consultations, partnership projects and ongoing efforts to provide user-friendly labour market information and resources to service providers and employers to help connect job seekers to jobs.