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Request for Proposal from Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board

Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board (SMWDB) is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to conduct a Muskoka Labour Market Environmental Scan, Assessment and Report. The successful proponent will:

  • Review existing information and background reports related to the workforce and labour market in the District of Muskoka.

  • Relate to youth and working age population (15-65 years of age)

  • Identify and provide an in-depth understanding of the full scope of barriers and challenges faced in entering and remaining in the workforce

  • Explore the unique complexities of working conditions in the District of Muskoka.

  • Identify motivating factors for youth to find and retain local/regional employment in the short and long (15+ years) term.

  • Assess and draw conclusions regarding gaps and expectations between working age population and employers.


As part of the research and development of this project, the successful proponent will be required to hold a number of round table sessions with employers as well as working age employees, job seekers and youth.


SMWDB is looking for a minimum of 5 new and innovative actionable solutions to engage the working age population in existing workforce opportunities and prepare youth for future opportunities and retention in the regional workforce.  Full details are at the link shown at the bottom of the page. 

The deadline for RFP submissions is 4pm on Friday, September 28th. All proposals are to be submitted to:

Susan Laycock

Executive Director

Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board


Questions regarding this project should be submitted to:

Rob Shepard

Project Facilitator

Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board



Link to RFP document

Link to Addendum 1 for RFP 

Link to Addendum 2 for RFP

Link to Addendum 3 for RFP

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