Vol 4, Issue 4, April 22 2022
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your Weekly Updates & News From WPH!
In this week's edition: Labour Demand, Hamilton Youth Workforce, Local Labour Market Plan Report, 14 Canadian programs for career development professionals, We need to start early: fostering a career mindset in young people happening in the community: City of School by Mohawk College, McMaster University ( BIPOC), HIPC | Hamilton Ukrainian Response Page Youth Of Tomorrow in-person job fair, PATH Employment Restaurant Training and Empowerment Program 
March 2022 Labour Force Information.
WPH Updates
Labour Demand
Did you know that employment across all industries is still below pre-pandemic by 3,000 jobs (-0.7%)? However, employment did increase from last year by 23,300 (6.1%), so we are seeing a recovery taking place. Review Figure 4 from The Local Labour Market Plan 2021 to learn more about the Industrial Change.

  • Only four industries have grown since 2019, the year before the pandemic. They are public
  • services (28.5%); professional, scientific, and technical services (18.3%); finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing (17.8); and health care and social assistance (13.3%) 
  •  The top declining industries over the last two years in terms of total employment are manufacturing, -6,100 jobs (-12.4%); business, building and other support services, and -5,100 jobs (-24.8%); and accommodation and food services, with -4,000 (-15.4%). Manufacturing is one of the largest industries in Hamilton, employing all skill sets. This decline is an area of concern for the local community
  • In 2021, 8 out of the 14 industries saw growth from the previous year. The ones that saw the largest increases in terms of total employment are professional, scientific and technical services, 11,800 jobs (49.8%); health care and social assistance, 8,600 (15.5%); accommodation and food services, 5,600 jobs (34.4%); and finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing, 5,500 jobs (21%) • The growth seen in accommodation and food services is encouraging news as this industry saw a massive decline during the public health restrictions.
Hamilton Youth Workforce

Follow Hamilton Youth Workforce to hear about job/programs/event opportunities for youth.  

WPH is looking for youth and youth advocates in our community to speak on tips and strategies regarding employment opportunities for youth

The Local Labour Market Plan 2021
Workforce Planning Hamilton has created a report to provide an update on the state of the local labour market in 2021 and reflect on preliminary insights for 2022. Hamilton’s labour market has faced an unprecedented impact in the last two years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As the pandemic ensued, a complex and changing narrative followed, making it difficult to describe and predict the outcome.

*The report is available in English and French Language.
Who's Hiring in the Hamilton region
The City of Hamilton is hiring for
Administrative Coordinator- Public Works
The Career Foundation is hiring for an Accounting and Administrative Assistant
14 Canadian programs for career development professionals

Want to become a career development practitioner? Already working in the field, and want to upgrade your skills? Programs exist at post-secondary institutions across the country.

Please note that some courses that normally are offered in-person may have shifted online due to COVID-19. This article was originally published in November 2018 and last updated in April 2022.

This program will interest individuals with experience in career development who wish to enhance their skills, and those in human service areas wishing to add these competencies to their employment profile. Those working in education, human resources, social services, career information centres, recruitment firms, employment agencies, rehabilitation and multicultural settings may find this program valuable. Continuing Education students usually complete this program in two to four years.

We need to start early: fostering a career mindset in young people

Embedding the world of work knowledge in the classroom can transform how students feel about their learning Lucy Sattler

Education has many purposes, and one of those is to help young people prepare for their working lives. School should give them the skills and knowledge they need to set off on a grand career adventure, and part of this includes the development of a positive career mindset. Young people need to switch on to their careers and build the skills and knowledge they’ll use to find, secure and keep working in a field they love throughout their lives.
Children begin to form ideas about the type of work they want to do when they’re very young – even before the school has started – and these ideas coalesce into a mindset that guides their choices throughout school and beyond. This mindset helps them make decisions about which subjects they take, how hard they work and what other activities they choose, all of which will affect the number of options they have to choose from at the end of their time at school. That’s why it is so important to guide students as they build their career mindset.

Happening in the community!
City of School by Mohawk College
Being mindful of the world slowly lifting restrictions, there are a few different delivery models for upcoming courses:
Hybrids – In-person and Online
  • Indigenous Women and 2Spirit People in the Trades (in-person at Solidarity Place – 51 Adair Street)
  • Material Handling 4.0 (Paid placement in person)
  • Construction Fundamentals at Stoney Creek campus
  • Professional Administrative Skills at Mission Services
  • The ECE Learning Environment at Mission Services
  • Introduction to Welding at the mobile classroom on the Fennell campus
  • Positive Psychology
  • Foundations of Horticulture
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Storytelling
The Online information sessions available to learn more about these courses.
Upcoming information sessions are:
General Information Sessions (these provide a complete overview of all courses being offered)
Construction Fundamentals Course Tuesday, April 26 at 7 pm Thursday, April 28 at 10 am
Indigenous Women and 2Spirit People in the Trades Thursday, May 5 at 6 pm

McMaster University ( BIPOC)
Are you an entrepreneur who identifies as Black, Indigenous or as a Person of Colour (BIPOC)? Don't miss a chance to participate in this upcoming study!

Contact bipoc.entrepreneurship@gmail.com for more information!
Youth of Tomorrow!
Calling All BIPOC Youth! Join the YMCA for the Youth of Tomorrow Job Fair on April 28th, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Meet with local employers and apply for jobs on the spot. Attendees will be offered the exclusive opportunity to register for further employment support through the Work Experience and/or Mentorship Experience program.

Employers include YMCA, @CargoJet, Aspire Bakeries, Max Aicher North America (MANA), Michelangelo and more!

HIPC | Hamilton Ukrainian Response Page
Interested in staying up-to-date with information about Ukrainians in Hamilton? HIPC has launched a dedicated information page with news and resources for anyone in Hamilton interested in learning more or getting involved.

Check this dedicated page for information and updates on:
  • Immigration Pathways
  • Community Supports in Hamilton
  • Key Figures 
  • How to Help/Support

PATH Employment
 Restaurant Training and Empowerment Program 
PATH is currently recruiting participants for the Five
Stars: Restaurant Training and empowerment Program in partnership with CMHA, OTEC, and MCE!

This is a 6-week paid program (4 weeks in class and 2-week placement). In this program participants will learn employability skills, life skills, and receive certifications in:

Food Handling
Emerit NOC Certified Line Cook Training
Smart Serve
Customer Service Excellence
Disinfect Right
Health and Safety Awareness
First Aid/CPR

The first cohort of the program starts on May 2, 2022, and runs for 6 weeks. Subsequent cohorts throughout the year with the next one in June. 
Ontario Working for Workers by Raising the Minimum Wage
The third increase in one year will be effective October 1, 2022, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for March 2022
The Hamilton COVID Concierge for Business is a one-stop online resource centre and phone line dedicated to supporting Hamilton businesses with their COVID-19 business questions and concerns.
Hamilton businesses can call the COVID Concierge at 905-521-3989 (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm) or Contact Us online. Learn more at hamiltoncovidconcierge.ca
The Hamilton COVID Concierge for Business is brought to you by the Hamilton COVID Concierge Team, comprised of the City of Hamilton and the three local Chambers of Commerce.
Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| info@workforceplanninghamilton.ca | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca