General Information for Employers:

     Government of Canada

     Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

     Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

     The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

     Federal Relief Measures Guide - Link to PDF

     Additional Support for Canadian Businesses

     Stop the Spread Business Information Line

     Ontario Together: Help Fight Coronavirus

     Ontario’s Action plan: Responding to COVID-19

     Infectious Disease Emergency Leave

     Service Canada

     The Conference Board of Canada

     Canadian Chamber of Commerce

     Canadian Business Resilience Network

     Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

     Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

     Business Continuity Plan & Templates For Entrepreneurs, BD

     Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters COVID-19 Resources

     Standardization Network Response to COVID-19

     Guide to Operating your Essential Farm Business during COVID-19

General Information for laid off workers/Job Seekers

     Apply for Emergency Assistance

     Support for Canadians

     Canada’s COVID-19 Economic response Plan

     Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

     Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19

     Federal Relief Measures Guide - Link to PDF

     The Conference Board of Canada

     Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits: Apply

     Employment Insurance Regular Benefits:

     EI: Request a Personal Access Code

     Infectious Disease Emergency Leave

     Service Canada

     Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

     Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

     Agriculture and food jobs in Ontario

Workforce Boards

There are 25 workforce planning areas in communities across Ontario. These boards conduct local research and work with community partners in local labour market projects.

Each board is responsible for the community it serves and addresses their individual labour market concerns in their own unique manner as each community has their own priorities.

As a network, Ontario's workforce planning boards also work together to address labour market issues from a province wide perspective.

The network of planning boards was launched in 1994 under the name Local Boards but as of 2011, it is known as Workforce Planning Ontario to better reflect our mandate to connect stakeholders within the labour market. All local workforce boards are funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development under Employment Ontario.

To explore other workforce boards and see what activities they have been involved with go to;

Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

All Local Workforce Boards are funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD) under Employment Ontario. As our key partners they assist us in the development of our yearly project goals to our local communities.

The Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development is responsible for:

  • delivering employment and training services across the Province of Ontario
  • developing policy for employment training
  • setting standards for occupational training ie. apprenticeship
  • overseeing programs to support workplace training and workplace preparation, such as:
    • Literacy and basic skills
    • Labour market research and planning
    • Career and employment preparation

To access additional information regarding the programs and services offered and supported through MAESD please go to:

Welcome to the Labour Market Information (LMI) Help Desk! Your local LMI source.

It is our goal to help you with any of the questions you have related to local LMI, and other topics related to your information search.
Our LMI Help Desk service can answer questions such as:
  • What skills are in demand in my area?
  • What is the demographic of workers in my area?
  • What is the median wage for my occupation?
Feel free to email your questions to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fill out the form below.

Job Boards

A variety of different websites post employment opportunities. The following list represents job banks that provide access to employment in the 1000 Islands Region, province-wide and/or nation-wide. Each site provides access to a wide range of employment opportunities including positions at the federal government, local municipalities as well as general employment listings. In addition to the job banks provided, please refer to the Municipal LMI Matrix for job postings at local municipalities in the 1000 Islands Region.


COVID-19 Notice

The Eastern Workforce Innovation Board continues to be open, however the staff is working remotely. To reach us please email or For links to Federal, Provincial and other resources regarding COVID-19, please click ­here