News & Updates

NEW  2015 Labour Market Update

Labour Market Ottawa is pleased to announce that our 2015 Labour Market Update, published in October 2015, is now available here. The Plan provides analyses of the latest statistics for key local labour market indicators, as well as highlights from consultations on our four priority sectors, and an update on the three-year local labour market action plan.  We would like to thank our two committees and other partners for their contributions to this report and look forward to continuing our work in the coming years.  

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Sep 2015 Job Seeker Worksheet Training

The Job Seeker Worksheet is a common tool developed for use by a broad range of service providers working with job seekers across the city. The tool will assist them in exploring Ottawa programs and services available to their clients as they work toward their employment goals. It is set up to help a variety of clients explore potential stops along the way on the ottawajobpath.ca portal. The current training will introduce the worksheet to Ottawa’s service providers, walking them through how to use the tool with a variety of clients.

For more information, please contact Brenda Bedford at bedforb@algonquincollege.com

Quick Reference Sheets

At our Building Connections event in February 2015, we rolled out our collection of Quick Reference Sheets to highlight Ottawa’s organizations working with job seekers, as well as sample sheets for programs, targeted services, and supporting services. They are found at ottawajobpath.ca under Quick Clicks in these categories:

Note that French sheets will follow shortly.

Canada Ontario Job Grant

The Canada Ontario Job Grant is a partnership between the federal and provincial governments to fund employer-driven training initiatives. The grant provides direct financial support for employers to purchase training for their workforce. The cost of training is a shared investment between the employer and the federal and provincial government.

Click here for more information and local contacts.

2nd Annual Labour Market Ottawa “Open House”

Thursday, February 26th from 12:00-1:30pm

Please join us for a gourmet boxed lunch and keynote address on Thursday, February 26th from 12:00 to 1:30pm at the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road. Free parking.

Learn more about our labour market resources for employers and service providers who work with students and job seekers.

Keynote Speaker: Workplace expert, Dr. Linda Duxbury,will share her insights on the Evolving World of Work.

Click here to register by February 13th.

October 2014 – 2014-15 Labour Market Plan Now Available Online 

Labour Market Ottawa is pleased to announce that our 2014-15 Labour Market Plan, published in October 2014, is now available online.

The Plan provides analyses of the latest statistics for key local labour market indicators, as well as highlights from consultations on our four priority sectors, and a three-year local labour market action plan. More detailed sector reports will be published later this fall.

We would like to thank our two committees and other partners for their contributions to this report and look forward to continuing our work in the coming years.

To access the plan, please click here.

Note that the report is also available in French (click Francais at the top of the page).

MARCH 2014 – A special report on Ottawa’s Construction Sector

Labour Market Ottawa is pleased to announce that it has published a special report focused on the CONSTRUCTION Sector and Sub-sectors – A Closer Look at the Ottawa “numbers”.

This report provides the most recent “numbers” for Ottawa’s Construction Sector. We look at both the overall sector, as well as each Industry sub-sector as defined by the 4-digit NAICS codes.

To access the report, please click here.  Note that the report is also available in French (click Francais at the top of the page).

April 2014 – Understanding LMI Tutorial

Labour Market Ottawa is pleased to announce that we now have a self-guided tutorial available for helping students and job seekers understand labour market information.  While the tutorial was developed with youth in mind, all job seekers will find it relevant to their exploration of the current job market.

To access the tutorial, please click here to go to our General Labour Market Information page.

March 2014 – Labour Market Ottawa Open House

Labour Market Ottawa (formerly Ottawa Integrated Local Labour Market Planning or OILLMP) is celebrating its new name!
 
Please join us on Friday, March 21st from 2:00 to 5:00pm at The Westin Ottawa for an afternoon of information and refreshments.

Learn more about our labour market resources for employers and service providers who work with students and job seekers.

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Linda Duxbury will share her insights on Today’s Employees, part of her Managing a Changing Workforce series.

Click here to register and for more information.

November 2013 – Labour Market Interim Report Now Available Online 

OILLMP is pleased to announce that our 2013 Labour Market 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.

We would like to thank our two committees and other partners for their contributions to this report and look forward to continuing our work in the coming years.

June 2013 – Labour Market Update Now Available Online 

OILLMP is pleased to announce that our 2013 Labour Market Update, published in March 2013, is now available online.

In 2012-13, Ottawa Integrated Local Labour Market Planning (OILLMP) worked with more than 40 community partners, including employers, service providers and other key stakeholders both in ongoing labour market planning activities, and on the four partnership projects.

We look forward to continuing our work with the two committees and other partners in the coming years and would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our partners for their contributions and support in the past year.

March 2013 – First OILLMP Event Helps Build Ottawa Construction Careers

On February 26th, 2013, more than 400 people attended OILLMP’s Construction Career Fair & Employer Learning Event at the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE).  We would like to thank our partners, Ottawa Construction Association, City of Ottawa, Youth Services Bureau and the Greater Ottawa Homebuilders Association, and sponsors,Algonquin College and la Cité collégiale for helping us make our first OILLMP event a success!

After an opening statement by Mayor Jim Watson, Jeff Westeinde emceed the morning portion of the day.  More than 90 Ottawa construction employers gathered for a keynote presentation by Dr. Linda Duxbury on managing generational differences when recruiting to build an effective workforce.  Industry leaders also answered questions as part of a panel on Best Practices in Building Your Workforce, moderated by Dr. Duxbury.

In the afternoon, Councillor Mathieu Fleury emceed a series of presentations highlighted by keynote speaker Mike Holmes, host of Holmes Makes It Right on HGTV.  A Construction Marketplace was filled with job seekers and students visiting over 25 booths to drop off résumés and collect information on employment services, apprenticeships, councils, and education options.  As well as hosting a booth in the marketplace with Rideau Transit Group, Matt Eason from the City of Ottawa delivered a presentation on the new Confederation Line light rail initiative.  John De Vries, President of the Ottawa Construction Association, and Claude Des Rosiers, VP, General Manager of Boone Plumbing offered their insights into Ottawa construction careers and the broad range of job options, answering questions from students and job seekers.

February 26, 2013 – Free OILLMP Construction Career Fair & Employer Learning Event (with special guest Mike Holmes)

On February 26th, 2013, OILLMP, in partnership with Ottawa Construction Association, City of Ottawa, Youth Services Bureau and the Greater Ottawa Homebuilders Association, is holding a Construction Career Fair & Employer Learning Event at the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE).

The day will consist of a morning event geared towards employers in the construction industry while the afternoon, focused on job seekers and students, is highlighted by keynote speaker Mike Holmes, host of Holmes Makes It Right on HGTV (sponsored by OILLMP, Algonquin College and La Cité collégiale).

Mayor Jim Watson will open the morning’s Employer Learning Event and workplace expert Dr. Linda Duxbury will give a keynote address, followed by a panel discussion on Best Practices in Building Your Workforce that features construction industry leaders.  Jeff Westeinde, Chairman of Windmill Development Group, will serve as emcee.

The afternoon’s Construction Career Fair, emceed by Councillor Mathieu Fleury, features a Construction Marketplace where job seekers and students can visit employers and gather information on educational and career options, as well employment resources.  Industry leaders will present on Ottawa construction careers and the Light Rail Transit initiative throughout the afternoon.

Both sessions are free for participants.  Employers are also invited to register for a free booth at the Career Fair.  Please click on the pdf files on this page to find out more!

November 2012 – Consumer Confidence Index Added to data snapshot

The Conference Board of Canada assembles its Consumer Confidence Index based on data taken from a survey conducted monthly with a random sample of Canadians. OILLMP has now added this data to the Data Snapshoton our homepage.

Highlights this Month – In November, overall national consumer confidence declined for the second month in a row.  However, Ontario’s consumer confidence rose 5.5 points from 69.7 to 75.2.

Canadians’ confidence in the labour market improved for a third consecutive month as the share of respondents who expected more jobs to become available in the coming six months increased to 17.5%, up from the summer’s figure of 13.9%.  The share of Canadians predicting fewer jobs decreased for the fifth month in a row to 19.6% – its lowest level since 2011

AUGUST 2012 – ADDITION OF GENERAL LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION

Ottawa Integrated Local Labour Market Planning (OILLMP) has added Service Canada and HRSDC current labour market monitoring reports to our website under LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION – these will be updated on a monthly basis. Please click here.

JULY 2012 – COLLABORATING ON ONTARIO’S NEW ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS

Ottawa Integrated Local Labour Market Planning (OILLMP) and many local boards across Ontario have partnered with Workforce Planning Hamilton and the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, Ministry of Community and Social Services to help spread the word on the new AODA Customer Service Standard that came into effect for private sector employers on January 1, 2012.  The documents provided on our website have simplified the language of the legislation to tell employers in straightforward terms what they need to do to comply. Please click here.