Vol 2, Issue 1, February 3 2023

Hamilton's Labour Market Connection

Your Weekly Updates & News From WPH!

In this Week's Edition:

Hamilton's Labour Force Information December 2022, Black History Month, EmployerOne Survey 2023, EmployerOne Completion Badge, Connect To Careers Conference 2023, Youth Employment Network (YEN), Hiring In Hamilton, Happening in the Community: (Clean & Green Neighbourhood Grant, In-Person Hiring Event, St. Charles: Free Computer Classes, Hamilton Public Library: Now Hiring, ABEA: Better Jobs Ontario) and News: "The Sustainable Development Goals give us a framework to create positive change together" and "February 2023 webinars for career professionals"

Labour Force December 2022

Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for December 2022

Black History Month

February is Black History Month

Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black people in Canada and their communities.

The 2023 theme for Black History Month is: “Ours to tell”. This theme represents both an opportunity to engage in open dialogue and a commitment to learning more about the stories Black communities in Canada have to tell about their histories, successes, sacrifices and triumphs.

No matter where you live, we invite all Canadians to learn more about these communities, and how they continue to help shape Canadian history.

EmployerOne Survey 2023!

Workforce Planning Hamilton (WPH) in partnership with the City of Hamilton's Economic Development Office have launched the 2023 EmployerOne Survey. This survey features important workforce development questions, and focuses on the challenges businesses have endured throughout the global pandemic. Hamilton employers across all industries have the opportunity to share their experiences and concerns.

While census information offers us an understanding of labour market trends, the EmployerOne Survey provides an up-to-date snapshot of the Hamilton labour market and insights into how we can continue to move our economy forward. It also keeps us in touch with a wide range of employers of all sectors and sizes.

This survey has approximately 30 questions and will take 15 minutes to complete. The findings will only be published in an aggregated form to maintain the confidentiality of all survey respondents.

Click here to participate in the survey as a Hamilton Employer!

Employers who complete the survey have the chance to be entered into a draw to win a booth at the upcoming 'Connect to Careers' conference (valued at over $700)

EmployerOne Completion Badge!

Employers (for-profit business, not-for-profit business, or registered charity) completing the 2023 EmployerOne survey will provide Workforce Planning Hamilton and the City of Hamilton with critical and timely data on business and workforce needs in Hamilton. Every organization that completes this survey is demonstrating their commitment to charting an evidence-based course for our future.

Upon completion of the EmployerOne survey, you can proudly display this badge to showcase your support in providing such critical data on the workforce needs of Hamilton businesses.

Connect To Careers Conference 2023

Connect to Careers is the best way to find and recruit new talent — presented in partnership by McMaster University, Mohawk College, Redeemer University and Workforce Planning Hamilton.

With years of experience hosting successful job fairs, we can help you meet your recruitment goals and hire qualified candidates for your open positions. Attend Connect to Careers to meet with a diverse audience of motivated students, recent grads and community members. Returning to FirstOntario Centre this year, this in-person event provides an easy, effective way to network and make connections.

We're pleased to announce that we’re partnering with the McMaster University Nursing Student Society (MUNSS), a student body of BSCN students from all sites (McMaster, Mohawk, Conestoga) and all streams (Basic, Accelerated, RPN-BScN). Nursing graduates and current students from all three sites of the collaborative program, Mohawk and Conestoga RPN students will be attending the fair.

Why participate?


• Connect with qualified job seekers.

• Recruit for full-time, part-time, summer and co-op positions.

• Leverage your time and effort and reduce recruitment costs.

• Meet face to face with more than 2,000 students and alumni from three top Hamilton institutions, as well as job seekers from the Hamilton community.

$650 per employer booth (sponsorship packages are available)

If you are part of a not-for-profit organization with fewer than 20 employees, you can register at the reduced fee of $350 (CAD) plus HST.  

Register here!

Youth Employment Network (YEN)

The Youth Employment Network (YEN) works with Hamilton community partners to identify, initiate, and implement innovative solutions to assist young people to find work. Next meeting February 15, 2023 9am-11am.

Join YEN today by emailing michelle.butcher@workforceplanninghamilton.ca for more information!

Who's Hiring In Hamilton?

View WPH Job Board to explore more!

VON Canada is hiring a Program Coordinator.

Click here to view job posting!

Dundurn Place is hiring a Recreation Aide.

Click here to view job posting!

Hamilton Police Service is currently seeking a Recruiter.

Click here to view job posting!

Happening In The Community!

Clean & Green Neighbourhood Grant

Please be advised that each year, the Keep Hamilton Clean & Green Committee offers a Clean & Green Neighbourhood Grant of up to $1000 for community green projects and initiatives including those that address litter, illegal dumping, graffiti, beautification and environmental stewardship. A clean and green neighbourhood leads to improved health, prosperity, safety and well-being of all residents.


Grant applications opened this week and will remain open until February 17, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. Community groups can apply by visiting: www.hamilton.ca/cleanandgreengrants


For further questions related to the Clean & Green Neighbourhood Grant, please connect with cleanandgreen@hamilton.ca .

In-Person Hiring Event

In Partnership with Maple Leaf Foods and Kleenway Building Maintenance Inc, VPI is inviting all existing and new clients to register for this in=person hiring event for several positions.


St. Charles: Free Computer Classes

St. Charles will soon be offering two FREE computer classes: Computer Upgrading and Computer Job Readiness Training.

Both run February 21-March 30

Hamilton Public Library: Now Hiring

Looking for a part-time role or know someone that is?

The Hamilton Public Library is hiring for two Library Page roles for the Ancaster Branch. Applications are being accepted before or on Wednesday, February 8. Please review full details at www.hpl.ca/jobs.

ABEA: Better Jobs Ontario

We'll work with you to:

  • find training programs you're interested in 
  • explore the skills you'll need for the training 
  • develop a plan
  • connect with an Employment Service to support you with your application 

Connect with us today!  www.abea.on.ca  pathways@abea.on.ca  


The Sustainable Development Goals give us a framework to create positive change together

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 actionable items that make up the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda. They are a global call to action for countries to work together to solve issues that affect us all – like poverty, hunger, inequality and climate change – while planning for a long-term equitable, peaceful and prosperous future.

SDG 8 challenges us to act in a way that promotes inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all. Zain’s internship through the Career Launcher program gave him an opportunity to contribute to this goal.

A sustainable future is one where no one is left behind

By using the Sustainable Development Goals as a framework, we have the opportunity to work together toward a common goal, to learn from each other and maximize our contributions to positive change. The beauty of the SDGs is that everyone can contribute, and every contribution, big or small, will have an impact on our world. The SDGs represent a major opportunity for companies to shape, drive, communicate and report on their strategies, objectives and activities, enabling them to capitalize on a range of benefits. Just like with Zain, not only was he able to impact his daily life, but also the community as a whole.

Read more here!

February 2023 webinars for career professionals

Career Development Professionals, Your Clients Need You Well (MACD)

Feb. 1

This three-hour workshop is designed to help career development professionals improve their own mental health and well-being in the context of the changing, post-COVID world of work. It will include a mix of psychoeducation, discussions in groups of various sizes and experiential learning.

Green Careers and Sustainability (CICA)

Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22

CICA holding four webinars for International Green Careers and Sustainability Month in February 2023:

  • Green guidance. Sustainability moves from the periphery to center
  • Sustainability: What does it have to do with career development?
  • Skills for greener economies and societies – the potential of apprentices
  • Decent work, sustainable livelihoods and well-being

Serving Diverse Populations: DEI and Career Counseling (NCDA)

Feb. 7

This panel discussion will touch on topics including academic probation, sense of belonging, school climate, COVID-19 and the achievement gap/narrowing. This session will focus on what it means to take a more inclusive approach to career counselling with diverse undergraduate student populations.

Remote Career Coaching: A Facilitated Discussion (APCDA)

Feb. 9

During the pandemic, most career professionals were forced into remote coaching/counselling, and discovered that online meetings allow for greater efficiency. Rich Feller will lead this discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of this type of technology in career coaching/counselling.

Read more here!

Want to subscribe WPH newsletter? Sign up here
If you have new updates you want to share with the community please reach out to Travis MacCarl via email: consultant@workforceplanninghamilton.ca
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, 8:30 am-4:30 pm) 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
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Linkedin