Vol. 7, Issue 2, July 11, 2019
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Complete our Hamilton Job Satisfaction survey for a chance to win a $50 gift card; Share your thoughts on the Canada Training Benefit; Free McMaster Discovery Program for Adults!
Working in Hamilton: Share the good, the bad and the ugly!
If you are currently working or living in Hamilton we are interested in finding out about your workplace experiences.

Take our brief and confidential survey and share information such as:

  • the quality of your job experience
  • what you value in a workplace
  • what makes you stay in a job
  • what would make you leave a job

The survey will be open until September 30/19 and you can enter to win one of three $50 gift cards.

The survey results will be written in a report to share with the community and in particular with local employers to guide their future actions regarding employees.

Please share with your friends, family and colleagues who work or live in Hamilton.

Share your thoughts: The Canada Training Benefit

The Budget 2019 introduced a new tool to help all Canadians get the skills they need to find and keep good jobs: the Canada Training Benefit.

This benefit would:

  • give workers money to help pay for training
  • provide income support during training through the new Employment Insurance (EI) Training Support Benefit
  • offer job protection so that workers can take time away from work to keep their skills up to date without the fear of losing their jobs

This online engagement process will help identify information gaps, challenges and ideas to better inform the design and delivery of the new EI Training Support Benefit and leave provisions under the Canada Labour Code.

The Federal Government is inviting stakeholders to provide input through an online survey until July 31/19.

Free McMaster Discovery Program for adults in Hamilton 
Discovery is a free, non-credit university-level course for adults in Hamilton. The program is actively recruiting students who want to attend university but have experienced social, financial, or other barriers. Classes are held on Saturdays from September to December. 

This year's course is called "Diving in: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Water" and will cover topics such as the chemistry of water, 
policy and water access, water in the arts, and the interplanetary search for water. 

Students can apply here, or by calling Melissa, Program Coordinator, at (905) 525-9140 x 24066.
Labour Force Information, Hamilton, June 2019
Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| [email protected] | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca