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Canada Summer Jobs Project Assistant Position (Deadline Revised)

The Workforce Planning Board has an eight week Canada Summer Jobs postion available as a Project Assistant. Applications must be received by 4:00 pm June 2, 2016. Click HERE for the job description and how to apply.



The Skills Link - Individual Skills Enhancement Program provides funding to youth 15-30 to upgrade skills, education, and/or take training, For more information on eligibility requirement visit the Skills Link page HERE.


Just Released!

Download your copy of the Agriculture Research Report HERE



Download the 2016 EmployerOne Summary Report for Waterloo Wellington Dufferin HERE.


The full Technical Report is available HERE


The Labour Market Report

Download your copy of the Bi-Annual report on the Local Labour Market HERE


The LMI Calendar

Download your copy of the Schedule of Labour Market Information Distribution, Training and Consultation HERE


Local Labour Market Plan 2014-2017

Download your copy of the Plan HERE


LLMP 2014 - 17 Update Released October 2015 Download a copy HERE



Manufacturing Day 2015 was a successful day! Watch for stats about the day to be posted.


Waterloo Region Manufacturing Action Plan 2013

Download your copy HERE.


In 2014, Conestoga College in partnership with WPB released the following Manufacturing Strategies



Health Care Human Resources Strategy


Download your copy of this Strategy released in November 2014 HERE.


Job Demand Report for Waterloo Wellington Dufferin


Download your free copy of the new Job Demand Report for the 4th Quarter of 2015 HERE. This has been produced in partnership with Millier Dickinson Blais.


New Employer Resource

regarding Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Click HERE for more information!




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Current Unemployment Rates

-April 2016
(Source Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada)
Kitchener CMA
Unadjusted - 5.9 %
Adjusted - 5.6 %


Guelph CMA
Unadjusted - 4.9%
Adjusted - 4.8 %


Economic Region 540 (Waterloo Regional Municipality, Dufferin, Wellington and Simcoe Counties)
Unadjusted - 6.0%







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