College of the North Atlantic was designated by the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour to operate the NL Workforce Innovation Centre (NLWIC). The College is responsible for supporting the Centre in initiatives such as: calls for proposals, research funding, project accountability, ongoing communications, capacity building and stakeholder engagement.
The Centre is funded by the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour (AESL) to administer the Research and Innovation Program under the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Development Agreement. The NL Workforce Innovation Centre works collaboratively with AESL to develop research priorities to address pressing labour market challenges for Newfoundland and Labrador.
Labour Market Partners
Clients – all residents with a special focus on the province’s under-represented groups i.e. indigenous people, women, individuals on income support, youth, persons with disabilities, older workers, immigrants and refugees, and workers in rural and remote areas.
Employers – businesses in priority sectors, social enterprises, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations.
Support Organizations – community, CNA and government employment service providers.
Other Stakeholders – provincial and federal government departments and agencies, post-secondary education institutions, industry associations, chambers of commerce, labour organizations, municipalities, and recruitment agencies.
We partner with organizations for events whose mandate aligns with ours. Organizations include: Navigate, Association for New Canadians, MUN Grenfell Campus, etc.