Labour Market Information (LMI) Webinars

Labour Market Information (LMI) is a great tool for anyone interested in the job market, but understanding what LMI is, isn’t always easy. We believe that information about our local labour market should be accessible to everyone – not just big business, academics, and researchers! So, we’ve created a series of webinars to help introduce you to the fundamentals of Labour Market concepts.

Labour Market Fundamentals

Guest Speakers: Christopher McLeish, Ph.D., Senior Researcher/Analyst, LEPC & Ela Shadpour, M.Econ., Researcher/Analyst, LEPC

Labour Market Trends

Guest Speakers: Christopher McLeish, Ph.D., Senior Researcher/Analyst, LEPC & Ela Shadpour, M.Econ., Researcher/Analyst, LEPC

Labour Market Survey Results

Guest Speakers: Tom Zizys, Labour Market Analyst/LEPC Consultant and Ela Shadpour LEPC Researcher/Analyst


Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) Toolbox Webinar Series

Small Businesses Health and Safety

Guest Speaker: Lesia Conneely of WSIB

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    Keeping your workplace healthy and safe is very important for small business, since work related injuries can be costly.  Many employers do not understand their Health and Safety responsibilities and legal obligations. Become informed on topics acknowledged and enforced by the Ministry of Labour and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

Seeing Through the Haze: Cannabis Law in the Workplace

Guest Speaker: Jonathan N. Borrelli of Keyser Mason Ball, LLP

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    Recreational cannabis has been legal for ten months in Ontario – can you and your business see through the haze of information, laws, and regulations involving legal pot? 

Legislative Update – Bill 148 and beyond (where are we now?)

Guest Speakers: Priya Sarin & Gerald Griffiths of Sherrad Kuzz LLP

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    With the introduction of Bill 148 in 2017, many Ontario employers made significant changes to their workplace policies and practices to comply with the amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000. But then, Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018(which came into effect on January 1, 2019), reversed several of those amendments, causing many employers to ask – “what do we do now”? This one-hour webinar will help answer that question with a specific focus on small to mid-sized employers.

Mental Health & Accommodation in the Workplace

Guest Speakers: Tammy Whelen | Adult Educator, Mental Health Literacy, Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin

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    This webinar provides an overview of mental health, employment legislation, and an employer’s obligation to accommodate individuals. It explores the roles of employees and managers in the accommodation process; and demonstrates the actions to take in preparing for and managing accommodation requests while maintaining respectful employee relations.

Leveraging Social Media Marketing to Stay Top of Mind

Guest Speakers: Donna Sauvé (Marketing Consultant) at Your Digital Advantage

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    Don’t have a Social Media Marketing Strategy? Many businesses miss the importance of curating and managing their online reputation or even how to run a budget-friendly Facebook ad. In this webinar a Certified Internet Marketing Consultant will show you how to create and execute a successful social media marketing strategy tailor-made for your small business.

Building The Right Employment Contract

Guest Speakers: Joel Smith of Williams HR Law (Lawyer) and Lisa McFarland of Williams HR Consulting (HR Practice Leader)

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    Hiring New Staff? Employment contracts set out the terms of the entire employment relationship. The contract can outline the entitlements, obligations and restrictions of both parties. As a safeguard, understand the implications of a properly versus a poorly drafted employment contract that help employees and employers -form a healthy working relationship from the start.

Employer Obligations Under Bill 148 Will you be Ready?

Presented by: Laura Williams, Founder, and Principal at Williams HR Law

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    2018 will be a year when employers will experience significant changes in labour and employment laws. While the proposed increase to minimum wage seems to receive the most attention, there are numerous changes that have been proposed under Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 that employers must understand to minimize exposures to liability, and be prepared to meet new and enhanced compliance responsibilities.

Mental Health 101

Presented by: Tammy Whelan at CMHA


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    Mental Health effects our entire society, in fact 20% of Canadians will be diagnosed with a mental health illness in their lifetime. This webinar focuses on improving mental health awareness and psychological health and safety in the workplace.

Cutting IT Costs Using Cloud Technology

Guest Speakers: Seasoned I.T. Sales & Engineering Strategist Brian De Angelis, President of NETWORTH

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    Whether you are a small, medium or large enterprise, information technology is a essential component of day-to-day business. This webinar focuses on clearing the confusion surrounding Cloud Technology, and offers options and solutions for all business sizes.

Don’t Be a Victim: What Every SME Needs to Know About Cyber Security

Presented by: LegacyNEXT Strategy

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    Join Cybersecurity experts Susan Dineen (LEGACYNEXT Strategies), Angel Plater (ICTC) & Chris Henry (Global Consulting Group), as they share how you can help protect your business from Cybercrimes.



Professional Spotlight Video Series

The Professional Spotlight Video Series features industry professionals who share their expertise, experiences, and advice for those aspiring to enter their sector. Such subject matter as; the effect of globalization and technology on employment, as well as skill gaps are discussed, giving the audience an opportunity to hear directly from successful experts. The first in the series focused on the Information Technology sector, other growth sectors to be covered are: Finance & Insurance, Health & Related Services, Retail, Manufacturing and Transportation.

Episode #1: Information Technology

Interviewee: Susan Dineen | CEO at LegacyNEXT Strategies, Kyle Bassett | Partner at Arctiq and Craig Streicher |President at Onico Solutions


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    The episode focuses on the I.T. sector: industry experts share their experience, wisdom, and advice for aspiring I.T. professionals.

Episode #2: Finance & Insurance

Interviewee: Clifford Hennig Pereira | Senior National Manager, Recruitment at RBC, Jacqueline Beckles | Client Services Associate at Federated Insurance and Scott Webster | Director of Underwriting & Portfolio at BMO

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    The episode focuses on the Finance & Insurance sector: Get an inside glance from industry professionals, who share how those aspiring can ready themselves for this sector.

Episode #3: Health & Related Services

Interviewee: Jason Barr, R.N. CPMHN | Director Clinical Services & Program Development, Birpreet Saini | Health Promoter at Region of Peel and Dr. Richard Wells, M.D., D.Phill, F.R.C.P.C. | Staff Physician at Sunny Brook Health Science Center

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    The episode focuses on Health & Related Services: This episode features a diverse group of experts who all work under the umbrella of Healthcare, each with varying perspectives, expertise, and advice for aspiring healthcare professionals.

Episode #4: Unexplored Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships to Get Ahead in the Manufacturing Industry

Interviewee: Richard Caldwell | Manager at HPG Operations and Dave Wackerlin | Interim Vice Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Technology at Sheridan College

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    Industry leaders share what it means to succeed in a trades and apprenticeship program that leads to a fulfilling and sustainable career. Accelerate in your career via experiential learning. FEATURED IN VIDEO: Richard Caldwell, HPG Limited Operations Manager —David Wackerlin, Vice Dean Faculty of Applied Science and Technology at Sheridan College.

Episode #5: Job Security: Working in an Industry That is Never Going Away (Part 2)

Interviewee: Peter Hawkins | Owner and President at Mellohawk Logistics


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    Get an inside glance into the world of Transportation and Supply Chain from industry professionals, who share how those aspiring can ready themselves for this sector.

Episode #6: Insights on a Successful Career in Retail

Interviewee: Jacqueline Beatty | Divisional Vice President Human Resources & Talent Acquisition at Hudson’s Bay Company


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    Industry leader, Jacqueline Beatty, Hudson’s Bay Divisional Vice President Human Resources shares what it takes to land a career and succeed in Retail. Successful retailing professionals should have a passion for the industry.