THE TORONTO TRAINING BOARD

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Information and
Communication
Technology (ICT)
Tourism
Design
Business services
Financial services
Film &
television
Food &
beverage
Fashion/Apparel
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Employment by Sector 2008
11.40%
10.90%
3.20%
46.70%
Office sector
Institutional
Retail
11.30%
Manufacturing
Service
Other
16.40%
Source: City of Toronto
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Professional, Scientific and Technical
Services
Accommodation and Food Services
Health Care Services
Finance and Insurance
Information and Culture
Construction (Specialty Trade Contractors)
Manufacturing
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Toronto is home to one-sixth of Canada’s labour force.
Torontonians are:
-ethnically diverse,
-multilingual (speaking100+ languages),
-highly skilled and well educated.
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Can we prepare a workforce for future labour market demand?
Can we tap into the existing talent?
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Chicago Workforce Board, Chicago, Illinois
brings together stakeholders from business, labor, education,
government, community-based organizations to develop
strategies that address the supply and demand challenges
facing Chicago’s workforce.
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Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
coordinates and oversees local workforce investment
initiatives that support the growth of business and the selfsufficiency of residents in the local economy.
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London Skills and Employment Board, London, England
creates and oversees the implementation of a long-term strategy
for adult skills and employment in London. The Board has
significant employer representation.
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Northern Partnership, Dublin, Ireland
brings together local communities, government, business,
labour, and elected public officials to create and implement a
community action plan.
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Local Pacts for Employment and Economy, Berlin, Germany
establish local networks through Berlin’s 12 districts with the
goal of creating employment and training opportunities and
supporting local businesses.
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TWIG is taking steps to re-brand our website
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