What We Do
The Toronto Workforce Innovation Group examines data, synthesizes research, and seeks input from practitioners and policymakers to strengthen our workforce development system
Toronto is one of the world’s best cities in which to live and work. Yet, despite our prosperity, a significant share of the city’s low-income residents lack the opportunities and the skills necessary to improve their economic situation. Workforce Development can be a key lever in supporting individuals and families to improve their economic status. At TWIG, we constantly explore and promote effective workforce development and planning strategies that improve the economic well-being of Torontonians.
TWIG understands the importance of the relationships between industry trends, labour market information and other economic and demographic factors. A thorough analysis of Toronto’s economy can reveal critical information to help guide individual job seekers and be used to inform local workforce strategic planning and action.
Disruptive technology, an aging workforce, and the emergent gig economy are all changing the nature of work in Toronto. To plan effectively, we need to understand the scale of these changes and explore the implications of these new dynamics. Working with a range of partners, TWIG documents these changes and looks for the likely opportunities and risks for workers and employers alike.
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Toronto's 2016 Labour Force LandscapeToronto’s 2016 Labour Force Landscapelooks at ongoing and emergent workforce development trends effecting industry, employment and working conditions andis designedhelp to inform workforce program and policy directions for the coming year.
We are hiringAre you a recent graduate or an experienced individual with research and statistical analysis skills? Interested in joining a team committed to the issues of economic mobility, labour market dynamics and industry trends? We are looking for an individual able to gather, analyze and consider a wide variety of labour market information to support the Toronto Workforce Innovation Group in its work.
Gathering labour force data and making the information accessible to stakeholders involved in workforce development is one of the primary responsibilities of the Toronto Workforce Innovation Group.The Local Labour Market Update: Toronto’s Opportunities and Priorities (TOP) Report is one initiative we take to fulfill that responsibility.
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"Our job is to tell the story of our labour market...We focus on issues specific to Toronto, give resonance to labour market changes and issues, and we strive to make that information accessible."