Labour Market Group Renfrew & Lanark

About Us

The Labour Market Group of Renfrew and Lanark Counties represents one of 26 workforce planning areas in the province of Ontario.  Funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and  Skills Development, the group works to provide accurate and timely labour market information to employers, job seekers and organizations that use labour market data for strategic planning purposes.  The group provides annual labour market reports that outline trends in the local labour force using statistical data from several sources, as well an intelligence gathered from local employers and employment agencies.

The Labour Market Group of Renfrew & Lanark (LMG) – Who We Are

Labour Market GroupIn the Province of Ontario there are 26 Workforce Planning areas which receive funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education and  Skills Development, to facilitate a Local Labour Market Planning (LLMP) process that identifies and prioritizes labour market issues. Once issues are identified, the Workforce Development/Training Board or other local organizations responsible for this task work with community partners to develop a plan of action to meet the changing labour market needs of the community.

Since May of 2007, in lieu of a local board and under the supervision of the 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board, the Labour Market Group of Renfrew & Lanark (LMG) has delivered the LLMP process within the Renfrew-Lanark region. On April 1st of 2013 the administration of the contract was transferred to Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley. The LMG works with two sub-committees (one for Renfrew and one for Lanark) that reflect a wide cross section of industry, employment, training, economic development and governmental agencies. The committees provide local labour market information and feedback on community projects so that we can better serve our communities within the region. The Labour Market Group is a proud member of Workforce Planning Ontario,

Our Vision & Mission

Vision: A skilled workforce contributing to a prosperous Ontario

Mission: To work collaboratively with community partners on the creation of innovative labour market solutions that meet local workforce development needs.