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The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin in partnership with Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership, and Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership developed the case for Internationally Trained Professionals and Workforce Development in Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin.


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We are Hiring

By Olga Denisova

We are looking for a Project Researcher as part of Canada Summer Jobs Program.
This position reports to the Executive Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for research into job seeker attitudes on employment and working. They will also research best practices in recruitment and retention. That information will be used to develop a workshop for local employers.


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EmployerOne 2022 report is out now!

By Preeti Panday

The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin's EmployerOne 2022 Report is out now!

We thank all the partners for sharing with us their hiring challenges, specific workforce needs and expectations and helping us get this valuable data.


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Workforce Planning Board- 25th Anniversary

By Preeti Panday

The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin is happy to celebrate 25 years of service in the community!

To celebrate this achievement, we will be taking a look back at 25 individual projects we have ran over the past 5 years.
We are proud to be your local #labourmarket experts! #WPBWWD25years


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Local Labour Market Plan Update

By Olga Denisova

Local labour market consultations and planning sessions have been concluded. Our partners are already using the information to develop and execute the programming based on conversations with the community members. The information we learn each year is crucial to workforce and community development in our areas. Reports in French and English are available below. We thank everyone who participated in the process!


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Non-Profit Transferable Skills Profiles

By Olga Denisova

Non-profit Transferable Skills project was created to assist employers with the recruitment tactics and strategies, to provide a framework within human resources functions in organizations that do not have an HR professional on staff, and help job seekers to better understand the non-profit sector when looking for a job.


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Employer One Webinar April 14th 11:00 AM

By Preeti Panday

The Workforce Planning Board is hosting the EmployerOne Webinar showcasing the trends and changes we saw in the local labour market.
The event is open to everyone.


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Annual General Meeting June 6, 2022

By Preeti Panday

Save the date!
The 2022 Annual General Meeting for the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin is taking place on Monday, June 6 at 5:30pm.
Details will be out in April second week.

Follow the space for more information.


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YW Kitchener-Waterloo is offering programs to provide employment services to women & gender diverse people in the region.

In her shoes is a training program specially designed to support New comer women, Young women (between age 15-30) and employment-ready women (cis and trans) with employment assistance to find their next opportunity and remove barriers to economic security.
Finding strength in the face of difficultly takes courage and ambition, this program help women in building their future and confidence with guidance, employment and entrepreneurial training and support.


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With such low labour market engagement numbers and job vacancies, we are seeing a renewed interest from employers around hiring and retaining newcomers and refugees.

Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin invites employers, business owners and community members to join us for an interactive webinar on how to hire and retain newcomers and refugees during these radical labour market scenarios.


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