Thunder Bay District LMI Blog

Mine Restarts Northwest of Thunder Bay – 200 workers Called Back

Posted in Mining by lmi_thunderbay on November 25, 2010

According to the October edition of the Labour Market Monitor for Northwestern Ontario, the North American Palladium mine northwest of Thunder Bay has been restarted in October. Approximately 200 workers have been recalled at the Lac des Iles mine and with a new shaft being constructed that will reach a new ore body below the existing pit, the expectation is that the mine will be open for at least the next 10 years. Check out the news clip here: North American Palladium Mine Restarts


Highway Construction Plans Lead to Big Employment Boost

Posted in Employment Opportunities by lmi_thunderbay on November 1, 2010
According to the September edition of Northwest Ontario Labour Market Monitor (Available here), several highway construction projects funded through the “Open Ontario” plan are set to begin shortly throughout Northwestern Ontario. A 14km section between Thunder Bay and Nipigon will create 400 jobs; a second expansion project between Thunder Bay and Nipigon will create 300 jobs; and a section of Highway 11 east of Longlac expects to create 40 positions. Good news for our labour force!
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$9.5 million for Job Training Announced!

Posted in Uncategorized by lmi_thunderbay on November 1, 2010
Kenora’s MP Greg Rickford announced that $9.5 million will be provided for job training for Aboriginals: “Aboriginal people will get the skills they need to find and keep jobs as a result of projects funded by the Government of Canada.” The Government of Canada is providing over $9.5 million for these projects through its Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy. The Strategy is part of a government-wide approach to help First Nations, Métis and Inuit secure sustainable and meaningful employment.
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