Labour Market Information

In 2012 and 2013 the Peterborough Partnership Council on Immigrant Integration (PPCII) contracted Fleming Data Research (FDR) to complete a survey to identify trends in the City and County of Peterborough that affect newcomers’ access to the labour market. The study looked at the diversity of the local labour force, barriers in attracting, hiring and retaining newcomers, as well as the challenges faced by both the new Canadians and their employers. A total of 245 local organizations were surveyed.

 

The survey results indicate that a significant number of local businesses are committed to workforce diversity in their workplace. 48% of local organizations surveyed strive for an ethnically or culturally diverse workforce and have at least one new Canadian employee.

 

On October 1, 2013 the Integration Strategy Committee (ISC) of the Partnership Council hosted a roundtable discussion with the local economic development on the survey findings.