Vol. 6 Issue 1, June 4, 2020
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Canada's future of employment forecastings; Preparing Canada's post pandemic workforce; Small business relief fund - 62 $10k grants; Who's hiring in Hamilton during COVID-19?; Hamilton LMI
Ahead By a Decade: Employment in 2030
Ahead by a Decade, is a forecast report created by the Brookfiled Institute. The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship tests assumptions with credible research to ensure Canadian governments and businesses are focusing on the most relevant issues and opportunities for Canada.

This report provides a future-focused analysis of how Canada’s labour market could evolve by 2030. It highlights actionable insights into the jobs that are likely to grow or decline in importance across Canada in the next decade, and the skills that could help workers to navigate these shifts. Ahead by a Decade also explores the implications of this forecast for specific occupations, skills, industries, geographies and people. It looks at how different workers may be impacted, and how policy could be designed to respond."

Rising Stronger: Preparing Canada's Post-Pandemic Workforce
Canada’s workforce development community came together in a forum to address the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on labour markets, the future of work, and what is needed to move beyond the current crisis. 

Convened by Workforce Central Canada, the online event drew more than 500 registrants from coast to coast to coast and featured a panel of thought leaders and experts sharing their perspectives and insights.

Some of the pressing issues discussed include:
  • The magnitude of recent job loss
  • Some of the most sought-after skills have changed
  • Employers facing significant challenges
  • Challenges for municipalities
  • Online learning has limits
  • The emerging workforce

Small Business Relief Fund - 62 $10,000 grants!
As part of its Canadian Business Resilience Network campaign, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, through the generosity of  Salesforce, will provide 62 small Canadian businesses from coast to coast to coast with $10,000 grants to help their recovery efforts during these unprecedented times.

Businesses can use the $10,000 grants to support their recovery efforts, including paying salaries, acquiring safety and personal protective equipment for staff, replenishing materials or paying for the measures required to adapt business models to the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Eligibility includes:
  • be a for-profit company
  • Belong to a chamber of commerce, board of trade or association that is a member of CBRN
  • Have 2-50 employees
  • 2 years in business as of March 1 2020
  • Annual revenue between $150k - $5 million
  • Been negatively affected by COVID-19
  • Click here for all eligibility, terms & conditions

Applications accepted until JUNE 12, 2020 @ 8pm ET

Who's Hiring in Hamilton During COVID-19?

With support from the city’s Economic Development Office we are sharing a new platform for Hamilton businesses and their local employment needs. During these unprecedented times there is a desire for real-time information on job opportunities across many sectors in our city.
Hamilton Labour Force Information:
April 2020

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Hamilton, Hamilton Economic Development, and the Flamborough and Stoney Creek Chambers of Commerce, are closely monitoring and assessing new developments pertaining to COVID-19, as well as its impacts on Hamilton business.

Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| info@workforceplanninghamilton.ca | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca