Weekly Labour Market News for Algoma.
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Volume 213–  October 19, 2016
This is a weekly roundup of Labour Market News that we think is relevant here in Algoma. If you saw something in the news that you think we missed, email us the link to

Algoma’s Labour Market is constantly changing and evolving. It is important to identify the trends which have an impact on our local labour markets and recognize how they will continue to affect Algoma’s workforce moving forward.

The first half of this report provides an overview of Algoma’s Labour Market and highlights the trends which are having significant impacts.The second half of the report offers usage patterns of Employment Ontario programs.

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Algoma News

Students need business classes - O'Connor
Sault Star
At a pivotal time when entrepreneurial small and medium ventures are the new norm, we should be helping to grow this part of the economy, and it has to start in our high schools.

Entrepreneurs tell their stories
Frank O'Connor and Vaughn Alexander are two entrepreneurs at different stages of their careers.

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission hosts local open house
Elliot Lake Standard
It appeared to be a nuclear friendly crowd of about 100 citizens who showed up last Monday, Oct. 18 at the White Mountain Building on the invitation of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)

You've got to make your own job, TV host tells Sault youth
Soo Today
Internet has made it easier for young people to start their own businesses; Wise says Sault is doing a good job in producing entrepreneurs

EDC confirms port development paused. Stakeholders still interested
Soo Today
Port of Algoma remains a critical community infrastructure project, says SSMEDC

Strategy to guide expansion of Sault gaming industry
Northern Ontario Business
A strategy is being developed in Sault Ste. Marie to become a hub for lottery and gaming know-how and to grow its offerings to a nationwide audience.

Wesdome ups the ounces at Eagle River
Northern Ontario Business
Third quarter gold production at Wesdome Gold Mines’ Eagle River Complex was up 29 per cent over the previous quarter.

Sun Life Financial is having a Job Fair!
Sault Online
Employment Solutions in partnership with Sun Life Financial will be holding a Job Fair on Wednesday, October 19th, from 9am to 12pm and 4pm to 6pm.

Judge rules against Port of Algoma. Declares it 'insolvent'
Soo Today
Justice Frank Newbould made the remark Monday as he refused to force Essar Steel Algoma to pay the port for cargo handling services rendered since the steel mill first sought protection from its creditors one year ago.

Here’s what’s happening during Small Business Week
Sault Online
Making up more than 97% of all companies, small business is the backbone of the Canadian economy. To celebrate and recognize the importance of this sector, October 16 to 22 is Small Business Week across the country.

Government officials gather to gab about how competitively advantageous we are
Soo Today
To promote local trade and investment opportunities and the community’s competitive advantages, the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation hosted 30 provincial government officials based in offices from around the world this week.

Governments make educational funding splash in Thunder Bay, Sault
Northern Ontario Business
The infrastructure wish lists of post-secondary institutions in Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie are being fulfilled after the federal and provincial governments went on a funding tear.

Canadian News

Morneau’s economic czar Barton urges Canada to ‘get on it’ and address aging population
Business News Network
In a week that's already revealed the Bank of Canada considered another rate cut, Finance Minister Bill Morneau's top economic advisor is poised to reveal his recommendations to lift the economy out of its lethargy. At the top of the agenda is bringing in skilled workers to help offset Canada’s rapidly aging population.

Aesthetician shortage threatens growth of spa industry
Globe and Mail
The spa industry, in the midst of a global boom and beset by staff shortages, is clamouring for talent.

$15 Minimum Wage? Wealthiest Canadians among Those Most Opposed
Huffington Post
Some businesses, perhaps, but not Canadians as a whole. A Forum Research poll released last week found nearly two-thirds of respondents — 63 per cent — approve of making $15 per hour the least you can earn, while 31 per cent oppose the idea.

A 21st-Century Economy Needs 21st-Century Labour Market Data
Huntington Post Canada
To effectively equip all in our population with the necessary skills to succeed in the 21st century economy -- that is, youth, women, indigenous peoples, the unemployed, the underemployed, the precariously employed and mature workers -- Canada needs a national skills strategy.

Tackling The Education-To-Employment Gap
Earlier this year, CareerBuilder and Capella Learning Solutions announced an innovative partnership, RightSkill, to bridge the growing talent gap in the United States.

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