We have a broad range of partners who work to create a better labour market situation and workforce for the region.

Ontario is expanding the province’s new employment services to help more people who can and are able to work find better jobs and earn bigger pay cheques for themselves and their families. The improved system will help thousands of unemployed people in London, Windsor-Sarnia, Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie, Durham, and Ottawa find rewarding jobs close to home. Find out more on the Employment Ontario transformation.

Muskoka Employment Ontario Employment Services

Fleming Employment Hub
360 George Street North, Unit 58
Peterborough, ON K9H 7E7
1-866-353-3536

Simcoe County Employment Ontario Employment Services

Serco Employment Services
Barrie-Kitchener-Waterloo
employmentservices@serco-na.com

Information Sheet: Employment Services Transformation- Employment Ontario Serco

Ontario Workforce Boards

Workforce Planning Ontario is made up of a network of 26 Workforce Planning Board areas covering four regions across the province. These boards conduct localized research and actively engage organizations and community partners in local labour market projects to help improve understanding of and coordinate community responses to labour market issues and needs.

Map: Workforce Planning Board Areas

https://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/en/

LBS Service Providers

County of Simcoe

The County of Simcoe’s Economic Development Office is responsible for the attraction, retention, and expansion of businesses and business opportunities within Simcoe County. This includes supporting the development of skilled and accessible workforce, and employers of choice. The office also compiles and maintains relevant economic data and community statistics to assist in business decision making process. The Economic Development Office works with Simcoe County’s sixteen municipalities, the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, and with regional service providers to help businesses thrive and grow.

For additional information on the County of Simcoe’s economic development activities or to receive assistance in locating your business in Simcoe County or expanding your existing business, contact the County of Simcoe’s Economic Development Office.

District of Muskoka

Located just two hours north of the Greater Toronto area, Muskoka is easily linked to Ontario’s largest business centre. Their amenities, infrastructure, connectivity, and labour force are ready to stimulate a strong return on investment for businesses that choose Muskoka. At the same time, our priorities for economic growth and diversity are aligned with protecting our unforgettable and valued natural environment.

In Muskoka, each municipality is responsible for their own economic development activities. To learn more please visit https://www.muskoka.on.ca/en/business-planning-development/economic-development.aspx.

Education

Trillium Lakelands District School Board

Simcoe County District School Board

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board

Georgian College
Georgian College offers over 130 programs across 7 campuses to over 10,000 students from Ontario, Canada and around the world. They also actively support and partner with industry on value added projects and solutions to support their growth.

Lakehead University
Lakehead offers comprehensive university programming from their Orillia campus.