Vol 10, Issue 4, October 28 2022

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

In this Week's Edition: Hamilton's Labour Force Information September 2022, Immigration & Ethnocultural Diversity, Who's Hiring in Hamilton, Happening in the Community: (Canada Post Job Fair: Persons with Disabilities, Caregivers In The Workplace Event, YWCA: STEP Program, Occupation-Specific Language Training: Nurses & PSW's, CargoJet: Job Fair, VON: Caregiver Support & Education Programs, Goodwill: November Workshops) News: "3 Reports That Caught Our Eye The Week of Oct. 24, 2022" and "Focusing on Equitable, Career-Progression Opportunities"

Labour Force September 2022

Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for September 2022

Immigration & Ethnocultural Diversity

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Who's Hiring In Hamilton?

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YMCA HBB is currently seeking a Settlement Specialist

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YWCA Hamilton is currently seeking a Senior Cook

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Mission Services of Hamilton is currently seeking a Payroll Assistant

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Happening In The Community!

Canada Post: Job Fair (Persons with Disabilities)

Canada Post Job Fair for Job Seekers with Disabilities


Date: Friday November 4th

Time: 11am-4:30pm

Location: McMaster Innovation Park (175 Longwood Road)

To schedule an interview, please send resumes to: eaphamilton@careerfoundation.org

Caregivers In The Workplace Event

About this event

Are you or someone you know caring for a family member or friend while trying to meet demands at work? Are you an employer looking for strategies to better support and retain your employees?

In collaboration with the Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO), EMO Workforce Planning and Development Board presents "Caregivers in the Workplace." Participants will learn more about caregiving experiences, explore the best strategies for building a caregiver-inclusive workplace, as well as tips for finding better balance between work and caregiving needs. You will also gain access to free resources and services.

About the Ontario Caregiver Organization

The Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) exists to support Ontario’s 4 million caregivers; ordinary people who provide physical and emotional support to a family member, partner, friend or neighbour. We support caregivers by being their one point of access to information, so they have what they need to be successful in their role.

Date and time

Mon, 14 November 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST



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YWCA: STEP Program

Let Your Skills Out! 


STEP Program is now recruiting!


The YWCA Hamilton's STEP Program for Youth is recruiting participants for our November 14th program start date.


This program provides young women and non-binary youth with 1:1 job preparation support. 



Occupation-Specific Language Training

(Nurses & PSW's)

Free Training for Nurses

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Free Training for Nurses

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Free Training for PSW's

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Free Training for PSW's

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Mohawk College is offering free Occupation-specific Language Trainings for newcomers working as Personal Support Workers or Nurses.


Eligible applicants must be:

-      Permanent residents of Canada, protected persons (with Notice of Decision), or Ukrainian temporary residents or their dependents living in Ontario,

-      With have valid proof of Canadian Language Benchmark assessment at level 6 to 8.

CargoJet: Job Fair

CargoJet Job fair at IWC on October 25, 2022, at 10:00 AM. At 8 Main Street East, 3rd floor

VON: Caregiver Support & Education Programs

Goodwill: November Workshops


3 Reports That Caught Our Eye The Week of Oct. 24, 2022

COVID 19 Recovery & The Canadian Career Development Sector: Impact and Recommendations for Professional Development (CCDF)

This literature review looks at sources that examined the pandemic’s current and emerging socio-economic impacts and

those that focused on what career development professionals can do to support clients through the recovery period. Across this literature, five core concerns emerged.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training: A regional analysis and international perspective (Statistics Canada)

Over the course of the pandemic, measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 posed unprecedented disruptions for youth aged 15 to 29 with the shift to virtual learning, loss of employment opportunities and the decline of mental health and well-being. In Canada, NEET rates increased by 46% over the first year of the pandemic.

Respect at Work: Harassment and Violence in Canadian Workplaces (Western University)

The results of this research shed light on the prevalence of different forms of harassment and violence in the workplace, including how workers who are marginalized due to their social location and/or their precarious employment status are uniquely affected.

Read more here!

Focusing on Equitable, Career-Progression Opportunities

How organizations can manage the post-pandemic recovery period is a hot topic these days, and will definitely be discussed at the upcoming Cannexus conference.

There will be a focus on “equitable and inclusive career-progression opportunities within organizations” that have both in-person and remote workers, says Sharon Ferriss, senior director, marketing and communications at CERIC, the charitable organization presenting the event.

In addition, they’ll look at the best ways to cast the hiring net a bit wider, to address the “red-hot labour market,” and its inherent labour shortages, she says.

“We’ll get the chance to explore how HR and career services can partner around that to meet the talent needs of organizations through more inclusive hiring practices. For example, there’s one session that’s looking specifically on inclusive hiring practices around newcomer and immigrants.”

The skills development aspect will also be explored, according to Ferriss, and will look into how employers can uncover those who have so-called soft skills as “communication, collaboration, creativity, adaptability, problem solving” can often be overlooked.

“Something that is quite often in the career development space, especially with new graduates, is that there isn’t necessarily a skills gap but a skills awareness gap, with graduates sometimes unable to articulate the skills that they’ve gained from their various experiences, whether that’s through the classes or summer or part-time experiences.”

Read more here!

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