The Algoma Workforce Investment Corporation (AWIC) along with community partners are working together to conduct an '18 months out' employer survey to understand the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on local businesses, organizations, and our workforce. Your feedback will help us to regularly communicate your needs in a timely and coordinated manner to municipal, provincial and federal governments, to support the ongoing economic recovery.

The goals of this survey are to:
  • Assess how businesses and their workforces have been affected since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. (These responses will be compared with data from previous surveys conducted earlier in the pandemic.)
  • Find out if and how local businesses and organizations are experiencing additional challenges now that the emergency measures are slowly being lifted - including Labour Shortages.
  • Assess the number of employers with remote work places and workers.
  • Gain some insight directly from employers on the challenges and opportunities as we move towards recovery.

Completing the Survey:
  • Although you might receive a request to complete the survey from more than one source, we ask that you complete the survey only once.
  • Please answer all questions as accurately and completely as possible.
  • The survey is approximately 20 questions and should take about 15 minutes to complete.

Local Surveys in Algoma:

This version of the survey is for employers in Sault Ste. Marie.

If your organization is located in East Algoma - please complete this version of the survey: Fall2021 COVID19Impact-East Algoma
If your organization is located in Superior East - please complete this version of the survey: Fall2021 COVID19Impact-Superior East

The survey has been designed to protect your identity.  All answers given will be treated in strict confidence and they will be used only for statistical purposes and published in aggregate form only.

A copy of the results will be made available at and linked to community partner websites. Please provide your email address at the end of the survey if you would like to have a copy sent to you.

Need Help?
If you require assistance to complete the survey or have any questions about it, or if you would prefer to have someone ask you the questions directly, please contact our office and one of our interviewers will contact you to arrange a convenient time.

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