Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 6, Issue 1
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Winning Strategies for Immigrant Entrepreneurship (WISE5)

wise5 logoWISE5 is a one year research project that will examine immigrant entrepreneurship in five communities in southwestern Ontario: Hamilton, Niagara, Kitchener Waterloo, London, and Windsor.  Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, HTAB is working with the Workforce Planning Boards in each of the four other areas on this initiative.

The supports and conditions for successful business start up and maintenance by newcomers will be identified.  A website, is under construction and will be live by the middle of May.  For more information on WISE5 please contact Judy Travis at
Hamilton Healthy Workplaces enters Phase 3 

healthy foodFrom the middle of February until early May Healthy Workplaces Ambassadors visited 153 workplaces to share wellness information with employers.  Materials were sent via email to 71 additional employers.  The City of Hamilton, Public Health Services, forwarded information to 25 workplaces and will be following up with 25 more in six months time. 


The next step is to gather feedback from employers who attended the December 2, 2010 event featuring Dr. Linda Duxbury; received an appointment from an Ambassador, or received an email with website information.  Later this month employers will be asked to complete a survey regarding the usefulness of the knowledge shared by HHW.  For more information visit the Hamilton Healthy Workplaces site.

You count: Time to complete the 2011 Census
census logoAs an organization that understands the importance of data collection HTAB encourages you to complete the 2011 Census. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 is Census Day.  You can complete your census questionnaire online at
or by mail. For more information, visit or call 1-877-777-2011.  TTY users may call 1-866-753-7083.
If you have been selected to participate in the National Household Survey (NHS), you can complete your NHS questionnaire online. For more information, visit or call 1-877-308-2777. TTY users may call 1-866-753-7083.
Is the information provided helpful to your business or organization?  What other information would be useful?  Let us know!  Our next newsletter will be delivered to your inbox on May 18, 2011. 
For more information about HTAB and our research and events please call 905.521.5777 or email us at

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