workforce-development

Real-time LMI with Vicinity Jobs

Having real-time labour market information (LMI) enables communities to better market their strengths, attract new businesses while supporting existing ones, and also help to develop a more resilient

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5 Key Trends in Workforce and Economic Development

Workforce and economic development professionals must be able to anticipate changes in hiring and employment patterns in order to make strategic decisions for their communities. That's why it’s

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How to Build a Workforce Development Strategy for Your Community

Successful workforce development requires reliable, real-time labour market information. Here’s how you can build successful strategies for your community.

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(R)evolution in Labour Market Information – Real-Time Data Matters!

Early adopters of new ideas are often seen as risk takers, and not always rewarded for their belief in the potential of something new. In the realm of economic and workforce development, where the

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Attracting Energy Sector Companies to Your Community

Sustainable energy is a hot topic; it's also an industry quickly creating a wide range of jobs that could come to your community. Besides the obvious things that companies invest in, like research

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Rising Stronger: Preparing Canada’s Post-Pandemic Workforce

Last week, Canada’s workforce development community came together for an unprecedented forum to address the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on labour markets, the future of work, and what is

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The COVID-19 Impact on Women in the Workforce

The coronavirus has necessitated huge changes to the way businesses around the world are operating during the pandemic.

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Preparing Canada’s Post-Pandemic Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded the acute attention of communities and individual Canadians for many weeks now. Following the roll-out of urgent health and safety protocols, many turned their

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The Impact of Automation on the Workforce

Automation has already begun to transform the workplace and it’s not all bad news.

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How to Love LMI as Much as We Do

Actionable strategies grounded in accurate and community-relevant data are the stuff that beautiful relationships between workforce development professionals and their communities are built on.

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A Wrap-Up of the Best of 2019 Workforce Development Innovations

The way communities approach workforce development is rapidly evolving as technology drastically changes the way companies operate.

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Does Your Workforce Need Jobs in the Trades?

For many years, the status quo dictated that a university degree was the only path to a well-paying job. Today though, that conjecture is changing, and there are alternative paths and training

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