District of Nipissing

District of Nipissing Social Services Board has developed an innovative leading edge approach to Ontario Works case management. The CAO and board developed an innovative process to sort the Ontario Works caseload by employability readiness. It makes the Ontario Work caseload searchable by industry experience. This database makes matching employers with Ontario Works clients easy and efficient.

The GetTrainedWorkers.com program partners with the North Bay and District chamber of commerce directly connecting businesses with employment opportunities. The new state of the art matching database tool makes matching employer opportunities with skilled Ontario Works labour pools seamless and simple.

The CAO implemented this program to make it easy for small and medium size enterprises to find the right candidate. This is a Provincial example of effective partnerships in action. The program has matched hundreds of clients to job opportunities and gives employers access to a steady stream of qualified labour and successfully aligns poverty reduction with employer needs.