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Manufacturing Day is coming to Waterloo and Wellington 

October 3, 2014 - Click HERE for more information!


Disabilities Mentoring Day 2014


Disabilities Mentoring Day 2014 has been set for October 29, 2014. Click HERE for info on how to get your company involved!


Help Wanted in Waterloo Wellington Dufferin


Download your free copy of the 2014 2nd Quarter Report HERE .This has been produced in partnership with Millier Dickinson Blais. Community Profile Reports are now available on a subscription basis. To find out more, please contact Brad Labadie


Local Labour Market Plan Consultation Documents 

Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing downloadable PDF documents that cover various aspects of  labour force activity. We hope you provide your input by completing and sending the form back to us.

This week- Immigration If you experience any difficulties with form please contact Brad Labadie at our office.


Labour Market Interim Report October 2013


Download your copy of the interim report HERE


Waterloo Region Manufacturing Action Plan 2013

The Waterloo Region Manufacturing Action Plan 2013 has been released. Download your copy HERE.


New Employer Resource

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








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Current Unemployment Rates

-August 2014
(Source Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada)
Kitchener CMA
Unadjusted - 6.7 %
Adjusted - 6.4 %


Guelph CMA
Unadjusted - 7.1 %
Adjusted - 7.0 %


Economic Region 540 (Waterloo Regional Municipality, Dufferin, Wellington and Simcoe Counties)
Unadjusted - 6.9%






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