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2020 UPDATE to The 2018-2020 Local Labour Market Plan Report

Kenora and Rainy River Districts

Please click the image above to access the 2020 UPDATE to The 2018-2020 Local Labour Market Plan Report for the Kenora and Rainy River Districts.

Since 2012, the Northwest Training and Adjustment Board has issued an annual report on the region’s strategic activities promoting workforce development.   Each year, community partners identify actions they will be undertaking to address five priorities focused on building a workforce that supports secure employment and economic growth.  The release of Statistics Canada Census 2016 data provides the opportunity to assess our progress to date.

For further information, please contact:

Sonja Wainio, Executive Director
Northwest Training & Adjustment Board
113-100 Casimir Avenue Dryden, ON  P8N 3L4
Phone 807.223.3813 Fax 807.223.3821

Our report is also available in French

COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Results

April 22, 2020

The Northwest Training and Adjustment Board (NTAB) designed a survey to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on local businesses and organizations prior to, during and beyond this crisis. Your input from our survey will be shared with municipal, provincial and federal governments as we plan for post crisis recovery.

Thank you to everyone who participated. Your input is invaluable.

Link to Report.

Part 2 to the survey is now available to complete:  COVID-19 Business Impact Survey (Part 2)

The second survey will be used as a benchmark on how things are changing as this pandemic continues.

Steering Through Change

A Handbook to Help Ontario Businesses Understand and Manage Bill 148

“All changes are proposed and may not come into force.  However, it is noteworthy that following consultation with the employer community over the summer of 2017, the proposed changes remained largely intact and in some cases, were enhanced – suggesting that the government will likely proceed with implementation.  Please note, that the recommendations are written based on the assumption that current changes will take effect.  This booklet is provided for general information purposes and does not constitute legal advice”

Provided by MNP & Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Areas of Focus

Communication  /  Compensation  /  HR Infrastructure

Policies & Procedures  /  HR IT Systems  /  Workforce Planning

Automation  /  Process Improvement  /  Sales  /  Margins


The Northwest Training and Adjustment Board is a community directed, non-profit corporation leading the Kenora and Rainy River Districts in their approach to workforce development and labour market planning.

The Northwest Training and Adjustment Board functions as a neutral broker of research, disseminator of information and facilitator of collaborative partnership development. Operating as part of the Local Boards Network of Ontario, it is one of 25 local planning board areas funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to conduct and distribute local labour market research and engage community stakeholders in a planning process that supports local solutions to local issues. NTAB’s mandate is to provide guidance regarding important workforce and employment challenges facing the Kenora and Rainy River Districts.

How We Help Employers:

Are you wondering what the workforce situation is in your area? Are you concerned about labour/skill shortages that may impact your business? What skills are available?

The Northwest Training and Adjustment Board answers these questions by being your source for workforce information and labour market planning. We regularly conduct research and release reports concerning the labour force in the Kenora and Rainy River Districts that are instrumental in guiding stakeholders to develop plans that help address these issues proactively. Regular and on-going consultations with communities means we can provide an up-to-date overview of the local labour market and the trends and issues affecting it.

How We Help Employment Seekers:

While we do not directly assist you in finding employment, or offer training programs, we are the best source for connecting you to local employment agencies, government agencies and career information to help you attain your ideal career.

You should consider this site a gateway. Through us you are connected to a network of people and resources eager to be a part of your quest for success. Whether you are looking for advice, job information, local labour force trends or the contacts that will help you succeed, this is your source.

How We Help Community Organizations:

The Northwest Training and Adjustment Board partners with organizations in the region to address high priority workforce development issues at the local level. On any specific partnership project or event, it may act as lead partner, co-lead partner or be involved in a steering or advisory committee role. The Northwest Training and Adjustment Board can also provide information and support to proposals for new initiatives and programs where a need has been identified.


Engage all regional stakeholders and partners with valuable workforce information.


To improve our local workforce.

A job for everyone, someone for every job.

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