Thunder Bay District LMI Blog

Atikokan’s Coal Plant to be Converted to Biomass – Producing jobs!

Posted in Uncategorized by lmi_thunderbay on August 27, 2010

The Province has stated that the Ontario Power Generation will purchase the power produced at the soon to be converted biomass plant in Atikokan. This is great news for Atikokan as it means that some 200 construction jobs will be created over the next 3 years and many of the existing 90 jobs at the plant will be saved. Further, 20-25 more jobs will be created at the nearby pellet plant, where the pellets used to produce the electricity will be created. Read more about the story here:


Employment Ontario Employment Services Program Offered by NEW, YES, and LES!

Posted in Employment Opportunities, Employment Services, Government by lmi_thunderbay on August 20, 2010

Acquiring new skills and finding a job just got a little easier in Thunder Bay. On August 19th, 2010, Northwest Employment Works (NEW) (formerly JobConnect), Your Employment Services (YES), and Lakehead Employment Services (LES) joined forces to offer the full suite of Employment Ontario employment services. Job seekers of all demographics can now go to either of these organizations to access employment help! Read the full article here:

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Interesting LMI Stats for Northern Ontario

Posted in Uncategorized by lmi_thunderbay on August 18, 2010

During the first quarter (Jan-April), the unemployment rate in Thunder Bay CMA fell from an average of 8.6% to an average of 7.6% over the one-year period. This is good news for our city! You can read about this statistic and many more on the Employment Ontario Northern Region: First Quarter 2010. The document was released in April and provides many salient statistics for labour market information throughout Northern Ontario!

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Water Front Development Producing Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

Posted in Uncategorized by lmi_thunderbay on August 10, 2010

The August/September edition of the MyTBay newsletter, produced by the City of Thunder Bay, suggests that the Thunder Bay waterfront development at Prince Arthur’s Landing has made strides into developing our local workforce. To date, some 333 local jobs have been created with 76 local companies being employed for work! As progress continues, these numbers are certain to increase. Stay up to date on the progress of the waterfront by visiting or joining the Facebook page:

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