July 2022 News Bulletin
NLWIC Updates
NEW: NL LMI Infographics
NL Workforce Innovation Centre (NLWIC) created 10 sets of NL Labour Market Information (LMI) Infographics corresponding to the establishment of 10 Regional Workforce Development Committees throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

These infographics were created to aid each committee’s discussion and action planning. LMI is important to understand changing labour market and workforce dynamics.

We use this information to expand knowledge of each region so stakeholders can continue to improve and have a positive impact on our provincial labour force.
Request For Proposals
NLWIC is issuing an Open Call for RFP # 2022-04: Development of a Digital Interactive NL Workforce Development Ecosystem Map.

The Open Call is now posted on MERX for any suppliers who are interested in bidding. Please note: All communications on this Open Call must be directed via the MERX platform.

The closing date is Thursday, July 14, 2022.
Expo Labrador 2022 Conference & Trade Show
NLWIC Director Sharon McLennon and Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator Susanne Dawe attended Expo Labrador 2022 Conference & Trade Show on June 28-30 in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

During the conference, NLWIC took part in Panel Session IV: Strengthening Labrador’s Labour Market on June 29, along with Wanda Cuff-Young, VP Operations of Work Global Canada Inc. and Constanza Safatle, Executive Director of Taskforce NL.

NLWIC's presentation Innovating Workforce Development: #TipoftheIceberg took attendees "below the surface" to explore NLWIC's core activities (including NLWIC-funded Research Projects and the Regional Workforce Development Committees) and how NLWIC is addressing the most pressing workforce development and labour market challenges and opportunities across all regions of the province.
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Featured Stories
Women and immigrants poised to lead Newfoundland and Labrador’s tech industry
Heidi Wicks - Special to the Globe and Mail

"If cod fish is Newfoundland and Labrador’s past, its future may be technology.

"Powerhouse companies like Verafin and CoLab, and rapidly growing startups such as Genoa Design and Nucliq Biologics are some of the game-changing enterprises that have made Newfoundland and Labrador their home base. Memorial University’s innovation hub, Genesis Centre, is helping guide and launch many startups from the ideation stage onwards.

"A number of Genesis startups, including Milksta, Granville Biomedical, North Star Payroll, ReportMate, Adorify and Nucliq, are founded or co-founded by women, many of whom are newcomers to Canada."
Connecting the dots:

Visit the NLWIC website to learn more about the project: view slides from a stakeholder briefing in March 2022, watch video from the NL Workforce Innovators Roundtable 2021 and read the Final Report.
Tech Sector Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Survey

As part of their focus on diversity in the tech sector, techNL has been working with Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC) to conduct an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) survey.

The process will examine data and ongoing initiatives to help us establish baselines for the tech sector in NL so that we can determine where the gaps are and how to improve diversity and inclusion in the tech sector. They are still looking for tech companies to participate! If interested, please contact regan@technl.ca.
The Joyce Family Foundation Bursary Program
College of the North Atlantic

This program is open to all high school students in all communities in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The bursary program is based on financial need and is open to any student wanting to pursue a CNA post-secondary education and will provide financial support from the time of the student application until completion of his or her program.

The deadline to apply is July 29, 2022.
Atlantic Canada’s Indigenous Communities and Businesses:
Key Sector Growth Opportunities
Atlantic Provinces Economic Council

Growing the Indigenous economy is beneficial for the entire economy and is a key objective for reconciliation. This report discusses key growth sectors in Atlantic Canada that have strong relevance to Indigenous communities and businesses.
Every year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) engages with a wide range of stakeholders from across the country to help shape a national vision for immigration and contribute to Canada's next Immigration Levels Plan, which will be announced in the fall of 2022.
In the News
Upcoming Events
Building scientific capacity and a new generation of researchers
July 14, 2022 | 1 p.m. ET / 2:30 NL Time (Virtual)

Advances in technology and increasing digitalization, before and exacerbated during the pandemic, have led to higher demand for advanced skills sets. To build the future of work, we need to empower a new generation of researchers by nurturing talent and creating opportunities for career development.

Join leaders as they share their personal and organizational initiatives, experiences and learnings in building scientific capacity and supporting a new generation of researchers for a better future world of work.
Workplace Accommodations: Now and in the Future
The Conference Board of Canada
July 19, 2022 | 2 p.m. ET / 3:30 NL Time (Virtual)

Workplace accommodation has changed significantly over the past two years. The pandemic, and shifting work environments, have created new challenges and broadened conversations around the importance of flexibility and inclusion in the workplace.

The session will include two case studies that illustrate different accommodation requests and how to handle them to ensure the best employee and employer outcomes. Gain insight into recent developments through an in-depth discussion and Q&A period.
Diversifying the Environmental Workforce
Environmental Careers Organization Canada
July 20, 2022 | 1:15 p.m. NL Time (Virtual)

This webinar will present research findings in 4 case studies on the advancement of women in environmental and engineering careers. It will provide a toolkit to help organizations diversify their workforces by implementing policies and practices intended to help women advance and highlight key research for why recruiting, attracting, retaining and promoting women is crucial for the environmental workforce.
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The NL Workforce Innovation Centre (NLWIC) was established by the provincial government in 2017 and is administered by College of the North Atlantic (CNA) with a provincial mandate to provide a coordinated, central point of access to engage all labour market stakeholders about challenges, opportunities and best practices in workforce development. 

The Centre’s goal is to promote and support the research, testing and sharing of ideas and models of innovation in workforce development that will positively impact employability, employment and entrepreneurship within the province’s labour market and particularly underrepresented groups. Funding for NLWIC is provided by the Department of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills (IPGS) under the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Development Agreement.
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