Vol 2, Issue 3, February 18, 2022
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Who's Hiring in the Hamilton Region, Black History Month 2022 statement from WPH Executive Director, C2C Feb 23 webinar, Q4 Data report, VPI Working Solutions flyer, A collaborative approach to work-integrated learning benefits job seekers at any career stage, Supporting immigrants and international students is key to Canada’s economic future, VPI Working Solutions, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce FEB 23, 2022 AGM, YMCA, Youth of Tomorrow Conference March 24, 2022, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Goodwill Amity’s Annual Hamilton Job Fair Takes Place on the 9th of March from 9 AM-12 PM
Who's Hiring in the Hamilton region
Mohawk College
Home Campus : Stoney Creek
is hiring a Professor, Elevating Device Mechanic- Part Time

if interested please review the
MindJeweller Immigration Services Inc.
is hiring for Logistics Supervisor if interested please apply by

YWCA Hamilton
4 - Volunteer Positions
Women of Distinction Event Volunteer
Bingo Volunteer
Donation Processing Volunteer
JOIN Mother’s Support Group Volunteer
if interested contact Anjum Chauhan
WPH updates

"Here at Workforce Planning Hamilton, we recognize and celebrate Canadian Black History 365 days in the year."

Throughout the month of February, it is important to remember and honour the legacy that Black Canadians, both present and past, have contributed to our society.

We at WPH encourage and invite you to continue learn more about the important roles that Black Canadians have played in building and shaping a prosperous Canadian economy and society as whole.

Always remember that Black History is Canadian History. ❤️💛💚

Khadija Hamidu
Executive Director of Workforce Planning Hamilton
Prepare for Success at Connect to Careers Job Fair
Feb 23, 2022 01:30 PM to 02:20 PM (Careers)
Planning to attend Connect to Careers Job Fair? Join us for an overview of how to prepare effectively for the event, what to do during and after the event to make a positive and professional impression with employers. Participants will learn practical strategies about engaging in this online networking event.

Visit connecttocareers.vfairs.com, register if you have not already, and join the above zoom link at 1:30 PM EST for this session.

Presented in partnership by McMaster University; Mohawk College; Redeemer University; Workforce Planning Hamilton; and Economic Development, City of Hamilton.

By attending this session you will automatically be entered into the draw to win a best buy gift card.

If you have not yet registered for the Connect to Careers Job Fair please allow yourself time to register prior to the event.

Please bring your questions and I look forward to seeing everyone there!
Q4 Data Report
Key trends in the Hamilton's Labour Market
  • There was a significant change in the unemployment rate with a decrease in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Office Support Occupations jobs grew the most in quarter 4, growing by 5600 jobs
  • Technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport declined the most in total jobs decreasing by 2400 jobs.
A collaborative approach to work-integrated learning benefits job seekers at any career stage
Since 2020, new challenges have arisen and existing challenges have been amplified across Canada’s labour market. At the same time, we have seen organizations, leaders and workers adapt to working in a new type of environment. We have also seen the increased importance of fostering new and ongoing learning opportunities for workers and job seekers.
Work-integrated learning (WIL) remains a worthy model for preparing students for the workforce but can be reimagined to address other labour market challenges, such as the growing need for digital skills, upskilling mid-career workers and recruiting diverse talent.
All stakeholders within the skills training arena – employment service providers, post-secondary institutions, policy-makers, industry leaders, etc. –should consider how WIL can be deployed to address other challenges and build on successful models.
Supporting immigrants and international students is key to Canada’s economic future

Canada needs more immigrants. After nearly two years of pandemic completely upending the labour market, it has become clear that we need to draw in more international talent. With this comes a responsibility to support newcomers throughout their integration – a challenge our communities are well equipped to overcome thanks to Canada’s network of colleges, CEGEPs, institutes and polytechnics.
Canada is facing a demographic cliff: an ageing population coupled with a low birth rate that will critically impact our available workforce. Forty years ago, there were seven workers to each retiree. Currently, that number is three.
At the same time, Canada’s labour market needs workers at all skill levels. KPMG recently surveyed employers and found 70% of them, from sectors as varied as healthcare to transportation and food production, fear labour and talent shortages as they are unable to find skilled workers.
Happening in the community!
VPI Working Solutions
As an Employment Ontario service provider, we offer free services, programs, and resources to help businesses through the entire hiring process. From pre-screening to onboarding and training, we can help.
Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
FEB 23, 2022 AGM
Next week! Tune in to our virtual Annual General meeting for a review of our 2021 year, a financial update, and an opportunity to meet our new Board of Directors.
YMCA | Youth of Tomorrow
Conference March 24, 2022
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Calling all BIPOC Youth!
Connect virtually with like-minded peers and BIPOC industry professionals to explore different career paths and build the skills required for your future. 
Goodwill Amity’s Annual Hamilton Job Fair Takes Place on the 9th of March from 9 AM-12 PM
Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for January 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.
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