For employers, the Job Match Tool will mean quick, efficient, access to a national talent pool. All employers in the Canadian forest products sector can post jobs, use the tool to identify candidates, and access trends and other data to help guide company HR strategies.
The new tool is also expected to boost employment by bringing employers and job seekers together more quickly, thereby reducing the lag between an employer’s decision to hire and the time that the post is actually filled.
The on-line labour market information (LMI) is searchable at the national, provincial and regional levels, as well as by occupation. This LMI aims to help employers make sound business and human resources decisions, assist industry associations and post-secondary institutions to address skills issues and reduce the likelihood of new skills shortages in the industry.
The forest products sector is in need of a variety of skills and experience, including forestry, engineering, environmental science, human resources, administration, skilled trades and mill operations.
“I am very excited about this new job-matching tool and what it will mean for both our forest products companies and Canadians who are looking for good jobs,” said Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour MaryAnn Mihychuk. “I look forward to working with FPAC and the forest products sector to get the most out of this important tool in the months and years ahead.”