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Labour Force

Key Indicators

Temagami’s labour force consists of 825 persons. Table 11 demonstrates that Temagami’s labour participation and employment rates are lower than Ontario’s, while unemployment rates are higher than Ontario’s.

Table 11: Labour Force Characteristics, 20061
Characteristic
Temagami
Ontario
Population 15 to 24 years – Labour force activity
105
1,624,835
In the labour force
60
1,059,355
Employed
55
905,425
Unemployed
10
153,935
Not in the labour force
50
565,475
Participation rate
57.1
65.2
Employment rate
52.4
55.7
Unemployment rate
16.7
14.5
Population 25 years and over – Labour force activity
720
8,194,585
In the labour force
395
5,528,220
Employed
355
5,258,825
Unemployed
40
269,395
Not in the labour force
315
2,666,365
Participation rate
54.9
67.5
Employment rate
49.3
64.2
Unemployment rate
10.1
4.9

Source: McSweeney & Associates, Adapted from Statistics Canada, 2006 Electronic Profile, 94-581-XCB2006001, Profile for Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2006 Census.

 

Labour Force by Occupation

In Temagami, as in the rest of Ontario, sales and service occupations represent the largest occupation group in the area which is 7% higher than the percentage in Ontario. Trades, transport, equipment operators and related occupations are also substantially higher than the provincial average – almost twice the provincial average. Figure 4 and Table 12 indicate Temagami’s labour force experience by occupation.

Figure 4: Labour Force by Occupation, 2006
Labour Force

Source: McSweeney & Associates, Adapted from Statistics Canada, 2006 Electronic Profile, 94-581-XCB2006001, Profile for Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2006 Census.

Table 12: Labour Force by Occupation, 2006
Characteristic
Temagami2006
Temagami 2006 (%)
Ontario 2006(%)
Total labour force 15 years and over by occupation – National Occupational Classification for Statistics 2006 – 20% sample data
455
Occupation – Not applicable
0
0.0
1.7
All occupations
450
98.9
98.3
A Management occupations
35
7.7
10.1
A0 Senior management occupations
10
2.2
1.3
A1 Specialist managers
0
0.0
2.9
A2 Managers in retail trade, food and accommodation services
10
2.2
2.8
A3 Other managers, n.e.c.
20
4.4
3.2
B Business, finance and administration occupations
50
11.0
18.3
B0 Professional occupations in business and finance
0
0.0
2.8
B1 Finance and insurance administration occupations
0
0.0
1.2
B2 Secretaries
10
2.2
1.4
B3 Administrative and regulatory occupations
0
0.0
2.2
B4 Clerical supervisors
0
0.0
0.6
B5 Clerical occupations
35
7.7
10.0
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
15
3.3
6.9
C0 Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences
0
0.0
4.0
C1 Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences
15
3.3
2.8
D Health occupations
10
2.2
5.2
D0 Professional occupations in health
0
0.0
1.1
D1 Nurse supervisors and registered nurses
0
0.0
1.6
D2 Technical and related occupations in health
10
2.2
1.2
D3 Assisting occupations in support of health services
0
0.0
1.4
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion
10
2.2
8.3
E0 Judges, lawyers, psychologists, social workers, ministers of religion, and policy and program officers
0
0.0
2.3
E1 Teachers and professors
0
0.0
4.0
E2 Paralegals, social services workers and occupations in education and religion, n.e.c.
0
0.0
2.0
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
0
0.0
3.1
F0 Professional occupations in art and culture
0
0.0
1.3
F1 Technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
0
0.0
1.7
Characteristic
Temagami2006
Temagami 2006 (%)
Ontario 2006 (%)
G Sales and service occupations
155
34.1
23.1
G0 Sales and service supervisors
15
3.3
0.8
G1 Wholesale, technical, insurance, real estate sales specialists, and retail, wholesale and grain buyers
10
2.2
2.2
G2 Retail salespersons and sales clerks
15
3.3
4.4
G3 Cashiers
10
2.2
1.8
G4 Chefs and cooks
25
5.5
1.2
G5 Occupations in food and beverage service
20
4.4
1.4
G6 Occupations in protective services
15
3.3
1.6
G7 Occupations in travel and accommodation, including attendants in recreation and sport
10
2.2
0.8
G8 Child care and home support workers
15
3.3
1.4
G9 Sales and service occupations, n.e.c.
35
7.7
7.4
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
130
28.6
13.8
H0 Contractors and supervisors in trades and transportation
10
2.2
0.7
H1 Construction trades
20
4.4
2.2
H2 Stationary engineers, power station operators and electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
0
0.0
1.0
H3 Machinists, metal forming, shaping and erecting occupations
10
2.2
1.3
H4 Mechanics
25
5.5
2.0
H5 Other trades, n.e.c.
0
0.0
0.7
H6 Heavy equipment and crane operators, including drillers
15
3.3
0.5
H7 Transportation equipment operators and related workers, excluding labourers
20
4.4
3.1
H8 Trades helpers, construction and transportation labourers and related occupations
35
7.7
2.3
I Occupations unique to primary industry
25
5.5
2.5
I0 Occupations unique to agriculture, excluding labourers
0
0.0
1.5
I1 Occupations unique to forestry operations, mining, oil and gas extraction and fishing, excluding labourers
0
0.0
0.2
I2 Primary production labourers
20
4.4
0.8
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities
15
3.3
7.0
J0 Supervisors in manufacturing
0
0.0
0.5
J1 Machine operators in manufacturing
10
2.2
2.5
J2 Assemblers in manufacturing
0
0.0
2.4
J3 Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
0
0.0
1.7

Source: McSweeney & Associates, Adapted from Statistics Canada, 2006 Electronic Profile, 94-581-XCB2006001, Profile for Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2006 Census.

Labour Force by Industry

A significant portion of the labour force in Temagami is employed in the retail trade industry which accounts for 17.6% of the labour force compared to 10.9% of Ontario’s labour force. The percentage of labour force in the construction industry in Temagami is also very large, which is almost three times the percentage in Ontario. The following table indicates Temagami’s labour force experience by industry.

Table 13: Labour Force by Industry, 2006
Characteristic
Temagami2006
Temagami 2006 (%)
Ontario 2006 (%)
Total labour force 15 years and over by industry – North American Industry Classification System 2002 – 20% sample data
455
Industry – Not applicable
10
2.2
1.7
All industries
455
100.0
98.3
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
0
0.0
1.7
21 Mining and oil and gas extraction
0
0.0
0.4
22 Utilities
10
2.2
0.8
23 Construction
75
16.5
5.8
31-33 Manufacturing
25
5.5
13.7
41 Wholesale trade
0
0.0
4.7
44-45 Retail trade
80
17.6
10.9
48-49 Transportation and warehousing
45
9.9
4.7
51 Information and cultural industries
0
0.0
2.6
52 Finance and insurance
0
0.0
4.8
53 Real estate and rental and leasing
20
4.4
1.9
54 Professional, scientific and technical services
0
0.0
7.2
55 Management of companies and enterprises
0
0.0
0.1
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
25
5.5
4.8
61 Educational services
10
2.2
6.6
62 Health care and social assistance
20
4.4
9.3
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation
10
2.2
2.1
72 Accommodation and food services
50
11.0
6.3
81 Other services (except public administration)
35
7.7
4.6
91 Public administration
35
7.7
5.3

Source: McSweeney & Associates, Adapted from Statistics Canada, 2006 Electronic Profile, 94-581-XCB2006001, Profile for Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2006 Census.

 

Commuting to Work

The following two tables provide information on persons reporting a “usual place of work other than in their home or outside of Canada”, and reveal the following regarding labour force commuting with respect to Temagami:

  • The majority of Temagami residents who work outside of Temagami commute to work in Temiskaming Shores.
  • The largest number of non-residents commuting to work in Temagami travel from Temiskaming Shores.
  • 7.69% of the workers living in Temagami have a usual place of work outside of Temagami.
  • 11.11% of workers declaring a usual place of work in Temagami live outside of Temagami.
Table 14: Where the Temagami Resident Labour Force Works, 2006
Place of Work
Total
Male
Female
Temagami
240
120
115
Temiskaming Shores
20
15
10
Total Resident Labour Force
260
135
125
Total resident labour force with a usual place of work outside of Temagami
20
15
10
Percent of residents declaring a place of work outside of Temagami
7.69%
11.11%
8.00%

Source: McSweeney & Associates, Statistic Canada, Commuting Flow Census Subdivisions: Sex (3) for the Employed Labour Force 15 Years and Over Having a Usual Place of Work of Census Subdivisions, Flows Greater than or Equal to 20, 2006 Census – 20% Sample Data.http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/topics/RetrieveProductTable.cfm…an>

Table 15: Place of Residence for Persons Working in Temagami, 2006
Place of Residence
Total
Male
Female
Temagami
240
120
115
Temiskaming Shores
30
10
15
Total workforce working in Temagami
270
130
130
Total non-resident workforce commuting to work to Temagami
30
10
15
Percent of workers (non-residents) commuting to work to Temagami
11.11%
7.69%
11.54%

Source: McSweeney & Associates, Statistic Canada, Commuting Flow Census Subdivisions: Sex (3) for the Employed Labour Force 15 Years and Over Having a Usual Place of Work of Census Subdivisions, Flows Greater than or Equal to 20, 2006 Census – 20% Sample Data. http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/topics/RetrieveProductTable.cfm?ALEVEL=3&APATH=3&CATNO=97-561-XCB2006011&DETAIL=0&DIM=&DS=99&FL=0&FREE=1&GAL=0&GC=99&GK=NA&GRP=1&IPS=97-561-XCB2006011&METH=0&ORDER=1&PID=90656&PTYPE=88971&RL=0&ShowAll=No&StartRow=1&SUB=0&Temporal=2006&Theme=76&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF=&S=1&O=D&A=R&PRID=0&GID=3548069

Net Import & Export of Labour Force

The net export/import calculation is simply the number of jobs in each Temagami industry minus the number of Temagami residents working in that particular industry. The next table highlights industry sectors and subsectors in which there is a net export or import of labour force greater or equal to 10.

The table indicates that the Temagami resident labour force works outside of Temagami in the following industry sectors:

  • Construction
  • Transportation and warehousing
  • Educational services.

The table also reveals that the Non-Temagami residents work in the following industry sectors in Temagami:

  • Utilities
  • Retail trade
  • Arts, entertainment and recreation
  • Accommodation and food services.
Table 16: Net Import-Export of Labour Force for Temagami, 2006
Industry (NAICS)
Jobs
in Temagami
Employed Resident Labour Force
Net exp
(-)/imp(+)
of Labour
22 Utilities
10
0
10
23 Construction
20
65
-45
44-45 Retail trade
105
80
25
48-49 Transportation and warehousing
30
45
-15
61 Educational services
0
10
-10
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation
20
0
20
72 Accommodation and food services
45
35
10

Source: McSweeney & Associates from Statistics Canada, 2006 Census.

 

General Wages by Occupation

The following table indicates the general wage rates for occupations in theNipissing/Parry Sound/Timiskaming Area – Ontario.

Table 17: General Wages by Occupation
NOC
Occupational Title
Average Wage
($ / hour)
High Wage
($ / hour)
Low Wage
($ / hour)
Reference Period
611
Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers
18.5
33.25
12.05
2007
631
Restaurant and Food Service Managers
13.7
19.25
10.2
2007
711
Construction Managers
19.65
32
12.3
2007
721
Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers
17.45
26.95
12.1
2007
1121
Specialists in Human Resources
17.46
25.8
12.25
2007
1211
Supervisors, General Office and Administrative Support Clerks
16.7
23
13
2007
1241
Secretaries (Except Legal and Medical)
18.8
22.9
11.95
2006
1242
Legal Secretaries
13.8
19.25
10
2007
1243
Medical Secretaries
18.05
22.9
13
2007
1422
Data Entry Clerks
12.2
18.75
10
2006
1453
Customer Service, Information and Related Clerks
11.3
16.5
9.8
2007
1461
Mail, Postal and Related Clerks
14.75
21.75
8.75
2007
1473
Production Clerks
13.05
23.6
10
2007
2241
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
25.15
36.4
13.5
2006
2264
Construction Inspectors
24.8
32
18
2007
6211
Retail Trade Supervisors
11.35
17.35
8.75
2007
6212
Food Service Supervisors
12.6
19.75
9.25
2007
6221
Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade
15.25
27.4
10
2007
6241
Chefs
14.9
19.6
10
2007
6242
Cooks
10.9
16.05
8.75
2007
6252
Bakers
12.95
17.85
8.3
2006
6421
Retail Salespersons and Sales Clerks
10.65
16.3
7.8
2007
6435
Hotel Front Desk Clerks
10.8
18.1
8.75
2007
6453
Food and Beverage Servers
8.9
14
7.7
2007
6465
Other Protective Service Occupations
15.9
24.5
10.35
2007
6641
Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations
11.1
17.9
8.75
2007
NOC
Occupational Title
Average Wage
($/hour)
High Wage
($/hour)
Low Wage
($/hour)
Reference Period
7231
Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
18.3
23.3
14.55
2007
7246
Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers
14.95
22.55
12.5
2007
7312
Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
18.65
25.4
11.5
2007
7322
Motor Vehicle Body Repairers
14.7
20
9.45
2007
7335
Other Small Engine and Equipment Mechanics
14.7
23
9
2007
7383
Other Trades and Related Occupations
18.55
27
14
2007
7335
Other Small Engine and Equipment Mechanics
14.7
23
9
2007
7372
Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction
20.55
25
16.15
2006
7411
Truck Drivers
17
23
12
2007
7412
Bus Drivers and Subway and Other Transit Operators
11.9
16.5
9.2
2007
7414
Delivery and Courier Service Drivers
13.1
20
8.75
2007
7421
Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane)
18.85
28.95
14.75
2006
7612
Other Trades Helpers and Labourers
17
30
11
2007
7622
Railway and Motor Transport Labourers
18
23.1
11.5
2007
9511
Machining Tool Operators
16.1
17.75
14.45
2007
9613
Labourers in Chemical Products Processing and Utilities
17.3
27
11.9
2007
9617
Labourers in Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing
12.65
15.9
9
2007
9619
Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities
14.25
20
9.5
2007
1411
General Office Clerks
16.7
24
11.2
2007
6611
Cashiers
9.1
12.5
8.75
2007

Source:Produced by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada’s Labour Market Information Service, Report generated on Feb. 10, 2009, http://www.labourmarketinformation.ca

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