Vol 4, Issue 5, April 29 2022
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your Weekly Updates & News From WPH!
In this week's edition: Stay tuned for two exciting campaigns, Labour Force Characteristics, Visible Minority and Not Indigenous or a visible minority. December 2021, Ontario, The full Local labour market plan report. Who's hiring in the Hamilton region, Changing talent needs for the evolving energy industry, How your alumni network can help supercharge graduate school success, happening in the community: Hamilton Black Health Community Leaders Forum celebrating AFRICA DAY!, IWC Free Online Course: Retail and Customer Service, Landscape Ontario's GROW Program
WPH Updates
Stay Tuned For Two Exciting Campaigns
1. WPH’s New Website Launch Video Tutorial Is Coming Soon! 
Workforce Planning Hamilton is launching a Video Tutorial on how to navigate our New Website!

Each week we will be posting a brief description highlighting one of our new Job Tools (Job Board, Jobs Map, Career Library, and Career Explorer) followed by a Video Tutorial on how to easily navigate these tools.

These tools allow you to search for dozens of employment opportunities, learn important information, filter by category and explore career paths related to your current experience.

We hope you enjoy our new website and stay tuned each week for more updates & information!
2. Hamilton Youth Workforce New Interview Series Are Coming Soon!
Join Workforce Planning Hamilton & Hamilton Youth Workforce for a series of video interviews featuring leaders in youth advocacy regarding Youth Employment, Job Readiness, Advice & Tips, and much more!

Our first two guests include Arturo Jimenez (YouthCAN Coordinator), and Lincoln Cole (Provincial Youth Outreach Worker) hosted by our own Executive Director Khadija Hamidu!

Each guest brings a unique perspective along with a helpful guide & information regarding Youth Employment.

Stay tuned each week for more updates & information, and we look forward to sharing this series with you!

We would love to hear from any Hamilton youth and/or youth organizations to speak about their challenges and successes regarding employment.
 Unemployment Rates By Immigrant Status
  • We see that in 2021, landed immigrants have a higher unemployment rate, 8%, than people born in Canada, 7.6%.
  • The highest unemployment rate is among immigrants who landed more than 5 to 10 years ago, at 10.6%.
  • One of the reasons why the unemployment rate is lower among immigrants who landed more than 10 years ago is that they have a lower participation rate. This means there are fewer of them working or looking for work, so the unemployment rate falls.
  • Interestingly, the highest labour force participation rates in 2021 are among immigrants who landed 5 or fewer years earlier, at 75.4%, and immigrants who landed more than 5 to 10 years earlier, at 72.4%. higher than people born in Canada at 65.6%
Labour Force Characteristics, Visible Minority And Not Indigenous Or A Visible Minority. December 2021, Ontario
  • Looking at the static labour force characteristics of Indigenous or visible minorities in December 2021, we see that the unemployment rates are higher than among nonIndigenous or visible minority populations.
  • The employment rates are much lower (a 3-percentage point difference), but the participation rates are closer (only a 0.4 percentage point difference). This is because visible minorities are entering the labour market looking for jobs, but a larger share is unemployed.
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

SPRC is looking for a Community Development Worker Tastebuds, Hamilton’s Student Nutrition Collaborative 

NFP is hiring for an Insurance Account Administrator, Personal Lines
YWCA is looking for Supervisor, Recreation Programs ( 1-OPE-2022)
Settlement Counsellor (2-MSI-2022)
Changing talent needs for the evolving energy industry

Now, more than ever, the world is starting to see how important it is to have access to secure, reliable and responsibly produced energy. Canada has the third-largest oil reserves in the world and is the fifth-largest producer of natural gas (NRCan).
Producing oil and gas has always been an important part of Canada’s energy story and it is a huge contributor to Canada’s economy; the industry currently employs about 184,000 workers directly in oil and gas jobs (Careers in Energy) and thousands more in other industries and companies that supply goods and services to the oil and gas industry.
The International Energy Agency, which forecasts energy needs worldwide, says the world will still require oil and natural gas to fuel our cars and heat our homes for years to come. But things are changing. Canada’s energy industry is going through a transition like nothing it has ever seen before.
There is a growing need for the energy industry to reduce its carbon emissions through using emissions-reducing technologies; expanding technologies such as carbon, capture, use and storage (CCUS); switching to lower-carbon fuels like hydrogen, biofuels and electricity; and expanding the use of geothermal, wind and solar. In the not-too-distant future, fossil fuels will be joined by a variety of other forms of energy development in Canada – and all of that spells new jobs and new career paths.

How your alumni network can help supercharge graduate school success
After a decade of studying alumni relationships, I am keenly aware that most students and graduates don’t think about their alumni network very much at all. Your alumni network offers you a connection to thousands of fellow graduates. Although your alumni network is often linked to your undergrad experience, it has as much value – or even more – for your graduate studies. In my book The Alumni Way: Building Lifelong Value from Your University Investment I call this alumni capital, a form of social capital that you have from the moment you start university. Here is a quick guide to reconsidering your alumni network at all stages of graduate school.
Before you go
Not sure yet what you want to study or where? Reach out to fellow alumni from your undergraduate university who has also completed graduate work in your field of interest or even at your top graduate school choices. A quick LinkedIn search or a recommendation from friends should yield a list of alumni candidates. Once you are connected, ask for an online informational interview. This is a 15-to-20-minute conversation where you come prepared with your curiosity and questions to explore their graduate school experiences.

Happening in the community!
Hamilton Black Health Community Leaders Forum celebrating AFRICA DAY!
Kindly please donate to HBHCLF, Click here for more information
Vendor/Service provider's table fees will be $50 If you or your organization would like to have a table at the event.

IWC Free Online Course: Retail and Customer Service

Immigrants Working Centre has 2 upcoming WorkLINK classes running from May to June. These FREE courses teach occupation-specific language and terminology in various sectors.
Our 6-week May-June sessions will cover the following:
WorkLink - Evolving Technology for the Canadian Workplace
Part-time Evening Program - Monday to Thursday (6 pm - 8:10 pm)
Learn how to increase skills and knowledge of workplace communication tools, public speaking, effective communication tips for virtual job interviews and more! 
WorkLINK – Retail and Customer Services
Part-time Day Program - Monday to Friday (10 am – 2 pm)
Learn administrative & customer service-specific language and terminology, explore administrative tasks, improve computer skills and more!

Landscape Ontario's GROW Program
Landscape Ontario's GROW New Entrant Training Program is now accepting applicants for 4 weeks of training in entry-level landscape and horticulture trades with 2 weeks of paid work trials; leading to full-time employment. Flyer attached.

Interested? Attend our information session, please register here: https://www.growtraining.ca/netp-info-session

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.
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