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Paving Pathways in Toronto's Labour Market

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Paving Pathways in Toronto's Labour Market

  1. 1. Paving Pathways in Toronto’s Labour Market ASQ Canada-Toronto Chapter, Employment Fair-April 10,2013
  2. 2. Toronto Workforce Innovation Group 2
  3. 3. Toronto Highlights • Toronto ranked 12th of 120 global cities (Hot Spots: Benchmarking Global City Competitiveness, The Economist) • Toronto ranked 4th among World's Top Tech Hubs by Startup Genome, a project that aims to increase the success rate of start-ups and accelerate the pace of innovation globally • A major economic engine of the country with 83,000 businesses • Major employment clusters: Food services, Financial services, ICT, Green Industry, Fashion, Film, Hospitality and Tourism and Life Sciences • 2nd Greenest Canadian City in Leading the Fight against Climate Change • Toronto has the lowest risk in the world for employers to recruit, employ and relocate employees (Aon Consulting’s People Risk Index) (Global Financial Centres Index - GFCI 9) 3
  4. 4. Employment Overview-2012 Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey 4
  5. 5. Unemployment Overview-2012 Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey 5
  6. 6. Immigrant Labour-Force Participation Source: TIEDI, Labour Force Update-January 2013 6
  7. 7. Key Employment Sectors 7
  8. 8. PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES CURRENT DEMAND • • • • • Legal services Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping and Payroll services Architectural, Engineering and related services Specialized Design Services Management, Scientific and Technical Consulting Services 8
  9. 9. SCIENTIFIC SERVICES CURRENT DEMAND • • • • • Biological technician Chemistry technician Forestry technician Meteorologist and meteorological technician Other professional occupations in physical science 9
  10. 10. ENGINEERING CURRENT DEMAND • • • • • • Civil engineers, technologists and technicians Metallurgical and materials engineers Industrial and manufacturing technologists and technicians Industrial instrument technicians Mapping and related technologists and technicians Mining engineers 10
  11. 11. MANUFACTURING: Food & Beverage Processing 11
  12. 12. INFORMATION,COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY CURRENT DEMAND • Database analysts and data administrators • Software engineers and designers • Web-designers and developers 12
  13. 13. FINANCIAL SERVICES CURRENT DEMAND • Anti-money laundering specialist • Compliance officer • Financial advisor • Financial and investment analyst • Financial auditor • Forensic and fraud specialist • Portfolio manager • Research analyst • Risk manager • Specialized investment advisor 13
  14. 14. Key Industry Employers Business, Professional & Technical Life Sciences (Scientific Services) Aerospace (Engineering/Manufacturing & Materials) 14
  15. 15. Key Industry Employers Food Manufacturing Finance (Toronto-Based Banks) Information, Communication & Technology 15
  16. 16. Labour market information is a stepping stone Learn about the local economy Make informed employment decisions Utilize appropriate employment & community services 16
  17. 17. Routes T.O. Employment|www.routestoemployment.ca| Centralized labour market information designed to guide Newcomers, Immigrants & Internationally Trained Professionals (IEPs) into commensurate employment opportunities 17
  18. 18. 25 Occupations in Demand • • • • • • • • • • • • Managers in Engineering, architecture science and info systems Managers in health, education, social and community services Managers in construction and transportation Auditors, accountants and investment professionals Human resources and business services professionals Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences Physical science professionals Life science professionals Civil, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineers Other engineers Professional occupations in health Physicians, dentists and veterinarians • • • • • • • • • • • • • Optometrists, chiropractors and other health diagnosing and treating professionals Pharmacists, dieticians and nutritionists Therapy and assessment professionals Nurse supervisors and registered nurses Technical and related occupations in health Medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) Technical occupations in dental health care Other technical occupations in health care (except dental) Psychologists, social workers, counsellors, clergy and probation officers Supervisors, mining, oil and gas Underground miners, oil and gas drillers and related workers Supervisors in manufacturing Supervisors, processing occupations Source: CIBC Economics, “The Haves and Have Not's of Canada’s Labour Market 18
  19. 19. 20 Occupations in Over-supply • • • • • • • • • • • • Managers in manufacturing and utilities Clerical supervisors Clerical occupations Clerical occupations, general office skills Office equipment operators Finance and insurance clerks Mail and message distribution occupations Secondary & elementary teachers and counsellors Sales and service supervisors Cashier Occupations in food and beverage services Tour & recreational guides and amusement occupations • • • • • • • • Other attendants in travel, accommodation and recreation Technical occupations in personal service Other occupations in personal service Butchers & bakers Upholsterers, tailors, shoe repairers, jewelers and related occupations Fishing vessel masters and skippers and fisherman/woman Machine operators & related workers in metal/mineral products processing Machine operators & related workers in pulp & paper production & wood processing Source: CIBC Economics, “The Haves and Have Not's of Canada’s Labour Market 19
  20. 20. Training & Bridging Programs LOCAL AGENCIES ACADEMIC INSTITUITIONS 20
  21. 21. Understanding Workforce Development Priorities: Making Strategic Career Decisions 21
  22. 22. Workforce Priorities Shifting Economic Terrain Managing Diversity Digital Literacy Growing the Green Economy 22
  23. 23. Thank You For more Labour market information www.workforceinnovation.ca www.routestoemployment.ca Phone: 416 934 1653 Fax: 416 934 1653 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 350 Toronto, ON M5T 2C7 23

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