Vol 7, Issue 2, July 22 2022
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your Weekly Updates & News From WPH!
In this week's edition: Hamilton's Labour Force Information June 2022, Census 2021 Demographic Profile of Hamilton, Monthly Snapshot June 2022, Employer One Survey 2022 Results, Hiring In Hamilton, Happening in the Community (Addressing Ukrainian Needs in the Labour Market, Girls E-Mentorship, Canada Digital Adoption Program / Grow Your Business Grant, WAGE Construction Fundamentals Program) News: "Immigrants’ Canada Job Prospects Improving Due To Massive Labour Shortages" and "Study reveals Canada needs to do more to attract young Canadians to skilled trades"
Labour Force June 2022
Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for June 2022

A slight drop in the unemployment rate, as well as a slight raise in the employment rate, and participation rate
Census 2021 Demographic Profile of Hamilton
Monthly Snapshot June 2022
WPH’s monthly snapshots offer insight into the latest labour market trends for each month. The reports highlight economic trends and employment statistics for Ontario and the Hamilton region
Employer One Survey 2022
The results are in! For the ninth year in a row Workforce Planning Hamilton (WPH) has delivered the EmployerOne Survey in partnership with the City of Hamilton’s Economic Development team to develop and distribute the Business Impact Survey. 

Hamilton employers across all industries shared their hiring experiences on the most in-demand jobs in Hamilton and highlighted recruitment, retention and skills concerns. This survey provides a snapshot of how local employers were fairing in the January 2022 labour market. This year 1085 employers completed the EmployerOne survey; 896 employers completed the survey fully (100%). 

Who's Hiring In Hamilton?
John Howard Society is currently seeking a Receptionist / Administrative Support.

Spring Living Retirement Communities is currently seeking an Overnight Personal Support Worker.

McMaster University is currently seeking a Research Coordinator.

Wesley: Many positions available

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Anderson Therapy Services is hiring an Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk

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Happening In The Community!
Addressing Ukrainian Needs in the Labour Market
As we come together to support a community in need, we welcome the new Ukrainian population to the London Economic Region with open arms - that's a given!

But what do they need from us as they integrate into the local labour market? Where are they experiencing gaps and barriers, and what can our community to do access this workforce?

Girls E-Mentorship
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Canada Digital Adoption Program / Grow Your Business Grant
The Government of Canada has partnered with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to deliver the Grow Your Business Online grant supported by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.
Through this program, small business owners can receive a micro-grant worth up to $2,400 to help get their business online, give their e-commerce presence a boost, or digitalize business operations. Grant recipients must commit to maintaining their digital adoption strategy for at least six months.
WAGE Construction Fundamentals Program
The WAGE II Construction Fundamentals program is accepting applications for the our upcoming cohorts. The next cohorts will start in August and December 2022.  

Applicants need to 
  • be over 19 years old
  • not be in school
  • be interested in working in the construction sector
Immigrants’ Canada Job Prospects Improving Due To Massive Labour Shortages

Canada job prospects for immigrants improved markedly over the past year with far fewer of them unemployed in June compared to the same month in 2021, Statistics Canada figures reveal.

Immigrants who came to Canada between five and 10 years earlier saw their unemployment drop in June last month to less than half of what it was a year ago.
In June, 2021, the unemployment rate for that group of immigrants was 11.4 per cent. By last month, that had fallen to 5.6 per cent. 

Immigrants who came to Canada within the past five years also saw their employment prospects pick up, with their unemployment rate dropping from 10.9 per cent in June last year to 8.1 per cent last month.
Despite those improvements, though, immigrants still struggle with higher unemployment than workers who were born in Canada, notes the country’s statistical and demographic services agency.

Native-born Canadians had an unemployment rate of only 4.7 per cent in June this year, down from 7.5 per cent for the same month in 2021.

Study reveals Canada needs to do more to attract young Canadians to skilled trades
Latest research from the annual 3M State of Science Index reveals an overwhelming 96 per cent of Canadians agree that the country's workforce needs more skilled trades workers. Inspiring and supporting the next generation of skilled workers will be crucial to Canada's economic recovery and addressing Canada's growing labour shortage.

Despite Canadians thinking highly of skilled trades and the professionals who work in them, over three-quarters (76 per cent) of Canadians say they would never pursue a skilled trade for themselves, indicating the need for immediate action by Canadian organizations to champion skilled trades and do more to showcase fulfilling career pathways available to young Canadians.

"Getting Canada's youth excited about skilled trades will be critical to ensuring a robust and healthy economy as we emerge from the impact of the global pandemic," said Terry Bowman, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Leader at 3M Canada. "It is imperative Canadian organizations provide equitable access to STEM education to passionate young Canadians interested in pursuing a skilled trade.

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