Welcome to Sarnia Lambton's prime source for local labour market information. Here you will find the latest research on community workforce planning and development.

SLWDB leads Sarnia-Lambton in its approach to workforce development & labour market planning. Our team actively engages organizations & community partners in local labour market projects. We also conduct consultations with business owners throughout the year in order to identify needs & facilitate solutions to attract, train & retain a sustainable workforce.

The COVID-19 Worker Impact Survey was launched in partnership with seven workforce planning boards that are part of Workforce Planning West. The boards released this survey to help inform the ongoing development of responsive employment-related initiatives. The survey collected 2,568 responses across 16 counties in Southwestern Ontario, including 297 responses in the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Region.

The survey was designed to assess the extent in which a worker’s employment status, their occupation, and which sector they are employed might have changed since March 2, 2020.

The COVID-19 crisis has made significant impacts locally and globally in regards to business, livelihoods, and jobs. This survey will help define the impact of COVID on jobs and families and provide insight into what supports are deemed essential by the workforce in Sarnia-Lambton.

View the report here.

View the Regional Dashboard here.

To help navigate the resources available, SLWDB has compiled information for job seekers, job creators, entrepreneurs and self-employed Canadians about the financial support programs and community supports being developed, and offered through various Government of Canada department-specific programs and the Canada Revenue Agency.

Access more information on the supports available here.

To learn more about this year's research projects, check out our 2019-2020 Research Projects.

To learn more about local employers experienced with hiring and recruitment in 2019, and their hiring expectations for 2020, check out our 2020 EmployerOne Survey Results.

To learn more about employment and hiring trends in Sarnia Lambton, check out our 2019-2020 Local Labour Market Plan.


We believe that Sarnia Lambton's workforce is a Discovery That Matters.