COVID-19 Supports: Canada Revenue Agency Programs

Canada Revenue Agency Programs

The Government of Canada is taking strong and swift action to protect our economy as well as the health and safety of our citizens in the face of the global COVID-19 outbreak.

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

COVID-19 Supports: Federal Government of Canada (Non-CRA programs)

Canada Government Employer Supports

The Government of Canada is taking strong and swift action to protect our economy as well as the health and safety of our citizens in the face of the global COVID-19 outbreak.

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

Join our team!

 JOB POSTING

The Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board (SLWDB) requires the services of a Research Associate.  This is a full-time contract position paying $19-$22 per hour depending on experience. This 14-month position will cover a maternity leave and will continue until March 31, 2021, conditional on funding being renewed on March 31, 2020.

The deadline for applications is Friday January 3, 2020 at noon.  Applications can be sent to laura.greaves@nullslwdb.org.

SLWDB provides labour market information to the Sarnia Lambton community and conducts research projects that support employer, employee, training and workforce needs. SLWDB is one of 26 local board areas across Ontario funded by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

CORE STRENGTHS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

Communication

  • Excellent presentation skills are necessary for this position.
  • Technical computer knowledge of Microsoft Office and other tools that can convert research data into charts and presentations.
  • Technical and report writing skills, especially in relation to aspects of workforce issues, development, trends and changes.
  • Awareness of current events as they relate to our local workforce is an asset.
  • Experience with social media is an asset.

Project Management

  • Ability to construct a project from start to finish, including planning, research and group facilitation.
  • Resourcefulness, flexibility, responsiveness and attention to detail.
  • Ability to illustrate strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.

Research

  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods and generating evidence through research processes, including conducting interviews, focus groups and online surveys.
  • Ability to do statistical analysis is an asset.

The successful candidate has an appreciation for our mission, is passionate about new ideas and innovation, thrives in a team environment and is excited to play a key role in sharing labour market information with the community.

APPLYING FOR THE JOB

SLWDB is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Executive Director Laura Greaves at 519-332-0000.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Candidates interviewed for this position will be required to provide at least three references at the end of their interview.

Consultation Day

Are you having hiring difficulties? Do you experience retention issues, a skills gap or other related issues? Would you like to talk about how the community could help develop your industry’s workforce?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, let’s get together and discuss the issues and possible solutions. SLWDB is hosting a Consultation Day on November 27 to meet with local businesses in a group setting.

Times: 8:00am, 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Location: Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board
265 Front St North Unit 504
Sarnia, ON N7T 7X1

For more information, contact Laura at laura.greaves@nullslwdb.org or call the office at 519-332-0000.

In-Demand Skilled Trades

We continue to reach out to local businesses and organizations to discuss their experiences hiring people in the skilled trades. Our questions focus on which jobs in the skilled trades are hardest for employers to fill in the local area; whether local employers are experiencing issues in recruiting, training and retaining apprentices and tradespeople; and how local employers are addressing the demand for workers in the skilled trades. We are also interested in hearing their perspectives on apprenticeship training.

If you would like to take part in a focus group or a one-on-one discussion, please reach out to Laura Greaves at  laura.greaves@nullslwdb.org or call the office at 519-332-0000.

Privacy Bootcamp

SLWDB presents a half-day workshop for interested parties on the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, including what laws apply, key privacy protections, best practices to follow, and several examples of case studies.

Exciting Business Week Speaker Announcement

You won’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to listen to an engaging presentation by Michele Romanow, one of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs during the Thursday, October 10th Sarnia-Lambton Business Week luncheon!

SLWDB is proud to be one of the Business Boosters for this event, where attendees will hear Michele’s powerful keynote while they enjoy a delicious lunch and receive a complimentary copy of Year of Local: Sarnia Lambton Community Stories.

Last call for next Famous Five Speaker

Join us on Thursday, September 26 at the Famous 5 luncheon to listen to Jennifer Buchanan – health speaker, health entrepreneur and certified music therapist – share her personal journey to success!

SLWDB is one of many sponsors for the Enbridge Famous 5 Speakers Series – an event profiling successful women who speak candidly about their careers and the challenges and triumphs in their personal journey towards successful leadership.

Upcoming Soft Skills Training Workshop

Join us for SLWDB’s upcoming leadership soft skills half-day workshop, led by Mike Desantis, to enhance your leadership skills and maximize performance! The event will take place on Tuesday, October 29 and will run again on Wednesday, October 30 to give everyone a chance to attend at a time that works best for their schedules.

Participants will gain leadership soft skills relating to communication & listening, trustworthiness, critical thinking with emotional intelligence, and employee recognition to implement in their business & help maximize performance.

Harness Today’s Global Talent

SLWDB will be attending the upcoming “Harness Today’s Global Talent” event hosted by Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, Lambton College, and Sarnia-Lambton Local Immigration Partnership that will take place on Friday, September 27th. 

Are you an employer who has faced hiring challenges?  If so, this interactive session will allow you to engage with local and regional experts who will provide practical approaches in exploring international talent.

You will hear directly from local employers who have maximized their potential by creating a diverse team and gain an opportunity to network with Lambton College international students who offer employers a variety of skills and experience.