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Employer One Analysis

The Employer One survey is an online voluntary survey that gathers a wide range of information from employers, including; hiring practice and plans, employee separations, difficulty filling specific job vacancies and positions, job recruitment methods and provision of a range of training and other opportunities for employees. As a source of value labour market information, the Employer One survey can be used to better understand the overall structure and organization of labour markets, employer’s specific practices and labour needs and the presence of information gaps in labour markets. This report summarizes and compares 2017 Employer One survey respondents within Grand Erie Region (Brantford, Brant County, Norfolk County) and the wider London Region (London, St Thomas, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford). Of note, though both regions used the Employer One survey, regional differences in the format and content of survey existed, thus direct comparison of survey question results were not always possible.

As discussed in detail in the report, both Grand Erie and London economies, and labour markets specifically, are experiencing significant structural sources of change in the industrial composition of the economy, the nature of work, the growing emphasis on knowledge adaptation and innovation, and age related shifts within the labour force. Both regions are also experiencing more temporal and specific conditions, such as the current tightening of labour markets. Employer responses to the Employer One survey provide useful insights into how employers are responding to these sources of change and indicate potential areas for policy intervention and support.

To see the full report please click here! “London-Grand-Erie-Employer-One-Analysis-John-Barber



Rural Ontario communities are as unique as the people who call them home. This report aims to capture, using six case studies, how those communities (and organizations within them) have showcased resilience in the face of economic hardship and industry loss. Each of the six case studies selected highlights who took the players are, what actions were taken and which key supports were used in rural Ontario to mitigate the negative impacts of precarious employment.

Impetus for this case study investigation is derived from the ongoing investigation into rural precarious employment taking place in collaboration with OMAFRA and other scholars through the University of Guelph’s School of Environmental Design and Rural Development.

To check out the Case Study Report click here and for more information about the project can be found at


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