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Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board Commission de planification et développement de la main d'oeurve d'Elgin, Middlesex, et Oxford


Chambers of Commerce

Local Chambers of Commerce work with the business community to provide networking opportunities and a business voice within the area.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the primary and vital connection between business and the federal government.

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is the strong advocate for Ontario businesses.

Community Future Development Corporation Offices

The Community Futures Program is a Government of Canada initiative which supports the 3 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDF's) in Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford.

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

Established in 2000, the CAF-FCA is a federally chartered, multi-partite, not-for-profit organization working to influence pan-Canadian apprenticeship strategies through research, discussion and collaboration with the apprenticeship community and to promote apprenticeship as an effective model for training and education, contributing to the development of a skilled, productive, inclusive and mobile labour force.

Workforce Planning Ontario

Workforce Planning Ontario members provide grassroots information about key workforce issues and solutions at the community level. They have the expertise to identify opportunities to connect people and organizations with programs related to training and employment.

Ontario Skills Passport (OSP)

OSP provides clear descriptions on the Essential Skills and the work habits important for work, learning and life.

Ministry of Labour

The Ministry of Labour's mission is to advance safe, fair and harmonious workplace practices.

Ministry of Education

Provides information and links to Ontario's education system.

Employment Ontario

Employment Ontario help people get the training, skills and experience to achieve their goals


Find out about apprenticeship and the resources available.

  • An online service for information on apprenticeship and skilled trades.
  • Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program(OYAP): OYAP opens the door to apprenticeship by helping young people obtain placements in 150+ skilled trades that can be learned through apprenticeship training. Links to apprenticeship information, opportunities and training available through this site.
  • The Apprenticeship Network: a group of like minded individual and groups working collaboratively promoting apprenticeship as a first choice career option and promoting accurate information to students, job seekers and employers in the Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford region.
  • Skills Ontario: A provincial not-for-profit, which works with employers, educators and labour groups to reposition trades and technical careers as a first choice option for youth.
  • The Ontario College of Trades: The Ontario College of Trades strives to promote respect and recognition for Ontario's tradespersons who consistently bring quality work and professionalism to their individual and collective practices.
Skills Canada

A national not-for-profit organization, which works with employers, educators, labour groups and government to reposition trades and technical careers as a first choice career option for youth.

Service Canada

Service Canada offers single-window access to a wide range of Government of Canada programs and services for citizens through more then 600 points of service located across the country, call centres and the Internet.

Small Business Support Centres

Offers entrepreneurs and small business supports including personalized consultation sessions, an in-house library networking groups and workshops.

Foreign Credentials Referral Office

This office provides information, path-finding and referral services on foreign credential recognition to help internationally trained workers succeed and put their skills to work in Canada more quickly.

Economic Development – Provincial

Economic development is a concerted effort of policymakers and community to promote standard of living and economic health in a specific area.

  • Economic development is a concerted effort of policymakers and community to promote standard of living and economic health in a specific area.
Industry Canada’s News and Information for Canadian Manufacturers

Helping Canadian manufacturers access news and information, and learn about programs and resources available to them.

Our Initiative Partners

An annual survey for employers in the Elgin Middlesex Oxford region.

Information on the labour market, jobs, training & education.

Promoting to employers the hiring and retaining persons with disabilities.

A resource for businesses, institutions, communities about "Green Jobs".

A website to help people to cope with job loss.