Vol 4, Issue 3, April 14, 2022
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your Weekly Updates & News From WPH!
In this week's edition: Canadian Business Counts, Hamilton Youth Workforce, Local Labour Market Plan Report, Canada's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level on record in March to 5.3%, Budget 2022 focuses on removing barriers to well-paid work, happening in the community: Youth Of Tomorrow in-person job fair, Mohawk college next cohort on April 18, Immigrants Working Centre- Launch your IT Career, PATH Employment Restaurant Training and Empowerment Program 
March 2022 Labour Force Information.
WPH Updates
Over the last 5 years, we have seen an 11% increase in businesses in the Hamilton region and that number continues to grow in 2022!

Follow Workforce Planning Hamilton as we dive into our Local Labour Market Plan for more updates on the current Canadian Business Counts!
Hamilton Youth Workforce

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

HYW is always looking for youth to speak about their challenges and success stories within the employment sector and help Youth understand the labour market

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
Motion is hiring for
Sales Administrator
Sales Consultant
Service Technician
Amazon is hiring for
Loss Prevention Specialist
Financial Analyst II

Canada's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level on record in March to 5.3%
73,000 new jobs were enough to push the jobless rate below the previous low

Canada's economy added 73,000 jobs last month, a little less than economists were expecting but still enough to push the official jobless rate to 5.3 per cent, the lowest level seen on records dating back to 1976.
Statistics Canada reported Friday that both goods-producing industries and the service sector added jobs, but most of the gains were concentrated in Ontario and Quebec, which added 35,000 and 27,000 new jobs, respectively.
The jobless rate is now lower than it was before the pandemic when it was as low as 5.4 per cent in May of 2019.
Employment has now surpassed the level it was at before the pandemic, and we've moved into a tight labour market where there are more job openings than workers willing to do them right now. That has employers facing a labour crunch as they've never seen.

Budget 2022 focuses on removing barriers to well-paid work
Looking to boost the economy, combat labour shortages and remove barriers faced by many Canadians, Budget 2022 offers several measures meant to address these issues while providing meaningful, well-paid work.
“Budget 2022 is about growing our economy, creating good jobs, and building a Canada where nobody gets left behind. Our plan is responsible and considerate, and it is going to mean more homes and good-paying jobs for Canadians; cleaner air and cleaner water for our children; and a stronger and more resilient economy for years to come,” says Chrystia Freeland, deputy prime minister and minister of finance.
Ottawa recently announced major changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program “to meet the labour market needs of today.”

Labour Mobility Deduction for tradespeople: Improving labour mobility for workers in the construction trades can help to address labour shortages and ensure that important projects can be completed across the country. Budget 2022 proposes to introduce a Labour Mobility Deduction, which would provide tax recognition on up to $4,000 per year in eligible travel and temporary relocation expenses to eligible tradespersons and apprentices. This would apply to the 2022 and subsequent taxation years.
Happening in the community!
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!

Register for a Live Event
Register for any virtual session and be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Open to Ontario residents.  
Next Cohort starts on April 18

Don't miss out. Reserve your spot today!

Free Programs for Newcomers - Mohawk College
  • Eligibility: permanent residents of Canada and a protected person with English at level 7 or higher (Canadian Language Benchmark) with international education and work experience.
  • To apply, visit http://bit.ly/WorkplacePreparation
Immigrants Working Centre- Launch your IT Career
Have you been considering a career in IT?

IWC's upcoming info session with NPower Canada can help you make the first step!

Join IWC on April 21st at 1:00 p.m. to receive free skills training and guidance.

The session will be held online and registration is required!

Contact Thary at thpy@iwchamilton.ca and register now!

Take the first step and learn about in-demand careers today!
PATH Employment
 Restaurant Training and Empowerment Program 
PATH is currently recruiting participants for the Five Stars: Restaurant Training andEmpowerment 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.
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