wph logo
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 7, Issue 3 (July 27/17)
Join Our Mailing List

June 2017 
Hamilton Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 5.2%

Participation Rate: 66.6 %

Employment Rate: 63.1%

(Info from Statistics Canada)


Join WPH on Social Media!





View our profile on LinkedIn 


Follow us on Twitter 


Like us on Facebook 

You'll receive our next newsletter on August 3, 2017





WPH Labour Market Snapshot Q2 shows increased employment in healthcare occupations

medical-woman.jpg Workforce Planning Hamilton's Labour Market Snapshot is provided on a quarterly basis and uses Vicinity Jobs, Labour Force Survey and EmployerOne Survey data to provide a real time view of current labour market trends in Hamilton CMA.

What did we discover this quarter?

  • Hamilton CMA's labour force grew 26.6% from the 2nd Quarter, 2016
  • Occupations within the Healthcare industry continue to see a historic high
  • Turnover continues to affect sales occupations

And the best news of all?

The unemployment rate for the 2nd Quarter 2017 is 5.3%, which is the lowest the city has seen since September 2015.

The industries with the highest employment in the Hamilton CMA are: 

Health care and social assistance
Wholesale and retail trade
Accommodations and food services 

In the health care sector technical and assisting occupations in support of health care are growing, while professional occupations (except nursing) are declining, when compared to a year ago.

You can access the complete Labour Market Snapshot, Q2, here to find out more about Hamilton's growing and diverse workforce.
Talent in Transition: Addressing the Skills Mismatch in Ontario

In partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has released a comprehensive report which identifies ten recommendations that will better align the skills acquired by Ontarians with those required by employers.
Funding available for the ChangeTheWorld Youth Volunteer Program

The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) is launching a new call for proposals for the ChangeTheWorld Youth Volunteer Program (CTW program).

The program reflects the government's commitment to support the not-for-profit (NFP) sector by enhancing the sector's volunteer base through the engagement of youth in volunteer activities.

MCI is seeking applications for projects that enhance the engagement of youth, aged 12 to 18, in volunteer activities by providing meaningful experiences. Funding is available for projects of up to 18 months commencing before the end of 2017. Projects may include activities which take place throughout the year to promote continued volunteering.
Learn more about the work of WPH. Call 905.521.5777
or email: [email protected]


 Visit our site: www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca 


We are Hamilton's leader in local workforce development!