Vol 9, Issue 1, September 2nd 2022

Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your Weekly Updates & News From WPH!

In this Week's Edition: Hamilton's Labour Force Information July 2022, You Are INVITED: EmployerOne Results Presentation, Linguistic Profile of Hamilton, Who's Hiring in Hamilton, Happening in the Community: (YWCA: Volunteer Information Session, Welcoming & Inclusive Workplaces Webinar, Mohawk College: Occupation-Specific Language Training, Free Event: Tesla Electric City Festival, Hamilton Recreation: Volunteer Opportunities) News: "September 2022 Webinars for Career Professionals" and "Survey Says: 2 in 5 Students Considering Dropping Out"

Labour Force July 2022

Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for July 2022

You are INVITED to the

EmployerOne Results Presentation!

You are invited to join the EmployerOne 2022 Results presentation on Tuesday, September 13th at 10:00 AM


Workforce Planning Hamilton has delivered the EmployerOne Survey in partnership with the City of Hamilton’s Economic Development team to develop and distribute this Business Impact Survey. This survey focused on the impact businesses have endured across all industries and how local employers were fairing in the January 2022 labour market. This year 1085 employers completed the EmployerOne survey.


Register at: bit.ly/EmployerOne2022

Linguistic Profile of Hamilton

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Who's Hiring In Hamilton?

Worksite Safety is currently seeking a Health & Safety Consultant

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Hamilton Pain Clinic is hiring a Clinic Assistant

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P&H Milling Group Ltd is currently seeking a Safety and Office Administrator

Click here to apply!

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Happening In The Community!

YWCA: Volunteer Information Session

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Join employment program is pleased to invite you for an interactive virtual Information session to learn:

How to register to volunteer with YWCA Hamilton.


Our guest speakers are going to talk about:


  • How to Volunteer to support survivors of violence
  • Various volunteering opportunities including administrative & committee work, fundraising & events, and support with one on one & group programming.
  • Learn about different formats of Volunteering In-person and online
  • Upcoming Opportunity to volunteer at the Walk a Mile in her shoes on September 14th, 2022



What: How to become a Volunteer at YWCA Hamilton

Time: Sep 2, 2022 at 02:30 PM Hamilton

Where: Virtual Via Zoom


Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 843 9034 5454

Passcode: 169114

Welcoming and Inclusive Workplaces Webinar

Welcoming and Inclusive Workplaces: How to Recruit and Retain Talent

by WILL Immploy

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Canada’s employment sector and the world of work has been forever changed. The labour market is growing at an exponential rate, our economy is recovering, and now more than ever, Canada is relying on newcomers to fill labour gaps. Diversity, equity and inclusion in workplaces has become increasingly important to employees, and are highly sought after qualities in employers of choice.

In our Welcoming and Inclusive Workplaces webinar, we will focus on information and best practices in creating welcoming and inclusive spaces within the workplace in order to attract candidates, foster overall job satisfaction for new hires, and retain skilled employees.

Speakers will each share about challenges they've encountered, and the best practices they've used to overcome them. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Thu, 15 September 2022

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Click here for more information!

Mohawk College: Occupation-Specific Language Training

Free 21-hour professional development courses for Personal Support Workers at Mohawk College


The Programs for Newcomers Department at Mohawk College is offering free online Occupation-specific Language Training courses for Personal Support Workers (PSWs). This professional development series of 6-week-long courses will help participants improve their communication skills at work. Exploring Intercultural Communication, Gathering and Sharing Information, and Writing Progress Notes, are some of the courses available in the fall. 


Eligible applicants must be a permanent resident of Canada, a protected person (with Notice of Decision), a Ukrainian temporary resident or their dependent living in Ontario, currently working as a PSW, and with valid proof of Canadian Language Benchmark assessment at level 6-8.

Click here for more information!

Free Event: Tesla Electric City Festival

       Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site

Because of Nikola Tesla’s invention of alternating current, Hamilton became known as “The Electric City” after becoming the first Canadian city to receive AC electricity. Celebrate the incredible technological achievements of Nikola Tesla at the Tesla Electric City Festival. Engage with commercial exhibitors, tech enthusiasts, hobbyists, science clubs, artists and students and experience demonstrations and performances. Catch a ride on the popular miniature steam trains presented by the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers, see the oldest Canadian made steam engines, and learn about the importance of clean water to growing communities.

Cost: FREE event and museum admission

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Click here for more information!

Hamilton Recreation: Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Hamilton’s Recreation division offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals, 13 years and older, who would like hands-on experience supporting swimming lessons, dryland registered programs, camps, and program logistics to work towards future employment.

Interested in learning more? Register for one of the following free information sessions!

Date: September 15, 2022

Time: 5 to 7 pm

Location: Sir Wilfrid Laurier Recreation Centre

Click here for more information!


September 2022 Webinars for Career Professionals

The following webinars, taking place in September and hosted by a variety of organizations, will examine topics including post-traumatic career growth, disability inclusion and managing emotions in workplace conflict.

The Spoon Theory and Creating a Wellness Action Plan (Neil Squire)

Sept. 6

Do you often find yourself exhausted at the end of the day? Would you like to learn effective ways to overcome your fatigue? In this webinar, you will learn about the Spoon Theory, and how it can help you manage your energy. Participants will also learn how to develop a personal Wellness Action Plan.

Post-Traumatic Career Growth (MACD)

Sept. 8

The pandemic is a trauma we have all simultaneously weathered. And from trauma, can come post-traumatic growth. Workers have learned a lot about themselves over the last few years, and in many ways their vision for their lives has transformed. This session will offer strategies for harnessing post-traumatic growth with your clients, allowing them to figure out who they are now and what they want from their career.

OECD Employment Outlook 2022 (OECD)

Sept. 9

This webinar will launch the OECD’s Employment Outlook 2022 publication, which provides an annual assessment of key labour market developments and prospects in OECD member countries.


Click here for more info!

Survey Says: Two in Five Students Considering Dropping Out

A new survey has found that while two in five students are seriously considering dropping out of their institutions, there is also a wave of optimism about the future.

The 2022 Canadian Student Wellbeing Study, conducted independently by Angus Reid and commissioned by education company Studiosity, recently looked into Canadian post-secondary students’ current stress levels, ideas about dropping out, and future outlooks.

The study included 1,014 participating students surveyed online between March 10 to March 24, with domestic students making up 89 per cent of the cohort and international students making up the remaining 11 per cent.

In the survey, 62 per cent of students aged between 18 to 21 said they felt stressed by studying or doing schoolwork daily. The number significantly declined for 22-year-olds, with only 48 per cent feeling the same way.

Half of the students said that more access to financial aid would help combat their stress levels. The survey also found that fewer students want a return to in-person classes compared to 2021.

“Free university so I wouldn’t have to worry so much about putting my family in massive debt in the future. Or grants for parents,” one student said in their responses to the survey.

Student debt in Canada, as of 2022, amounts to $18 billion, and the average student debtor owes at least $28,000, according to Statistics Canada.

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