Skill Gaps and Labour Shortages in Key Employment Sectors of York Region

The Workforce Planning Board, in partnership with York University, Seneca College and the Regional Municipality of York undertook a project to review three key employment sectors in York Region – Information and Communication Technology, Manufacturing and Financial Services. The purpose of the project included:

• Determining the skills sets that employers require now and in the future in these three sectors
• Identifying skill gaps that exist
• Review challenged supply side (job seekers), specifically youth, displaced workers and internationally educated professionals who are job seeking
• Make recommendations to address identified gaps that include partnering with business and education to close gaps