Frequently Asked Questions

What problem does this project solve?

Peel Halton’s manufacturing and supply chain & logistics employers are facing an unprecedented talent shortage. At the same time, local job seekers struggle to access the training and workplace exposure to help them find and keep employment.

How does this project address it?

This innovative project will build a sustainable channel of trained talent. Using industry-specific, tailored bootcamps, this project will create a pool of specifically trained local jobseekers to meet local employer needs in manufacturing and supply chain & logistics industries.

How will this project benefit my business?

By participating in the Employer Practices Lab, you will:

  • Gain access to a diverse talent pool of 100 skilled workers who have been screened and trained according to employers’ workforce needs (with enhanced retention support provided by local Employment Service Providers)
  • Learn about hiring and retention best practices to adapt and implement within your own organizations

How do I qualify?

To participate, you must:

  • Operate a manufacturing or supply chain & logistics business of any size with at least some operations based in the Peel Halton region (inclusive of Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Milton, Halton and nearby surrounding areas)
  • Have at least one management member who is willing to learn and contribute via the Employer Practices Lab, with the ability to implement changes towards best practices
  • Have capacity to hire and be willing to provide job placements for trained job seekers as early as October/November 2022
  • Place value on people, with a focus or interest in diversity, equity, inclusion.
  • Have some existing hiring/HR practices or interest in advancing the capacity of HR processes

What does participation involve?

Participating employers will:

  • Attend seven (7) highly collaborative, facilitated Employer Practices Lab workshops. Workshops will be held twice monthly for 90 minutes each, from July to October 2022
  • As part of their workshop participation, inform the design of two sector-specific talent development bootcamps delivered in October 2022 and February 2023
  • Share their talent needs related to matching bootcamp jobseekers with their organization’s hiring needs via job placements
  • Implement hiring and retention best practices within their own organizations (with technical implementation support provided)

Who is leading this project?

Peel Halton Workforce Development Group is leading the project, in collaboration with Purpose Co, and with support from municipal partners in various communities in the Peel Halton region. Some of these municipal partners include:

  • Mississauga Board of Trade
  • Milton Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Brampton
  • Town of Caledon
  • Town of Halton Hills

Who is funding this project?

Funding is being provided by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development through the Skills Development Fund (SDF).

Have further questions about this project? 

Contact Zain Diranieh at

How can I learn more or register to participate?

Interested in learning more?
Watch the 60-minute sample Employer Practices Lab workshop recording from May 11th.
Already keen to participate in the project?
Register for an intake interview
, taking place May through June 2022.

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