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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 12, Issue 3 (December 21/17)
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November 2017 

Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 4.2% 

Participation Rate: 67.2% 

Employment Rate: 

(Info from Statistics Canada)

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Connect to Careers: Registration for #HamOnt's Largest Job Fair is Filling up Fast!

Connect to Careers Employers: If you're looking to fill full-time, part-time, co-op or internship opportunities in the New Year, CtoC  is the place to meet hundreds of students, young alumni and experienced professionals. 

This year, CtoC will take place on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

CtoC Holiday Special:
Register before the holidays to guarantee your booth location at the 2018 Connect to Careers Job Fair. 

For more information about the fair and to register today go to: connecttocareersjobfair.com 
Be part of the conversation on social media with #CtoC18

Connect to Careers is proudly hosted in partnership by McMaster University, Mohawk College, Redeemer University College, Workforce Planning Hamilton, and City of Hamilton, Economic Development Department.
What are the best jobs to be had in Canada, when it comes to wages and inflation?

When we looked at which jobs performed best and worst compared to inflation, here's what we found.  Managerial occupations registered much higher wage growth than any other occupation,  according to a Statistics Canada study that examined similar data between 1998 and 2011. 

Regardless of education and tenure, if you've been working in mining, the oil and gas sector or the construction industry, you're likely to have done quite well.

Wages in the resource sector rose by over 30 per cent between 1997 and 2017, net of inflation. That's more than twice the across-industry average of 14 per cent.

The wages of government employees also grew at a healthy clip of 26 per cent.

But tied for third place you'll find the construction industry, where wages climbed on the back of soaring housing prices.

Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings from WPH!

The Workforce Planning Hamilton office will be closed for the holidays from December 23, 2017 - January 1, 2018. We will re-open on January 2 and will be launching our Employer One Survey at that time! 

Thanks to our funder, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and to all our partners for your continued support.
Learn more about the work of WPH. Call 905.521.5777


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