Vol 11, Issue 1, November 4 2022

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

In this Week's Edition: Hamilton's Labour Force Information September 2022, Local Labour Market Plan Webinar

Immigration & Ethnocultural Diversity, Who's Hiring in Hamilton, Happening in the Community: (First Work: GPS For Your Career, Hamilton Day THIS WEEKEND, YMCA: Y Mind Program, Bridge To Work in Community Services, The Rosie Peer Group Mentoring Program, YWCA Hamilton's Women of Distinction Awards 2023 News: "Unpaid Internships Face New Scrutiny as Barriers to Careers" and "How an Economic Recession in Canada could affect your Finances"

Labour Force September 2022

Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for September 2022

Local Labour Market Plan Webinar

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You are all invited to Workforce Planning Hamilton's LLMP Webinar on Thursday November 24th at 10:00 AM.

WPH has created a report to provide an update on the state of the Local Labour Market in 2022 and reflect on preliminary insights for 2023.

Free registration here!


Immigration & Ethnocultural Diversity

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Who's Hiring In Hamilton?

View WPH Job Board to explore more!

REIMAR Construction is currently seeking a Rodman

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Walters Inc. is currently seeking a Production Coordinator

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Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services is currently seeking a Title Services Coordinator

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Happening In The Community!

First Work: GPS For Your Career

First Work is thrilled to announce a new initiative for youth (15-29) in Ontario: GPS for Your Career!  

This exploration-to-employment career navigation platform provides skills assessment, career exploration, upskilling and job matching all in one easy-to-use digital tool.   

This platform is available to any youth, ages 15-29, in Ontario.  

For more information or to book a platform demonstration, please contact programs@firstwork.org or click HERE

First Work’s GPS for Your Career project is powered by FutureFit AI thanks to funding from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Skills Development and Training with support from the Government of Canada. 

Further details, registration, and platform log-in can be found on our website: https://firstwork.org/gps-for-your-career/

Hamilton Day THIS WEEKEND!



On Saturday, November 5th, Hamilton Day returns to support local and small businesses! Don't forget to get outside or shop online to show our local spots some love.


There are HUNDREDS of local businesses participating across the city, plus 8 community markets and 11 Business Improvement Areas to visit!





It's not too late! Register at hamiltonday.ca to let the community know you’re participating! There is no cost to participate in Hamilton Day and no minimum commitment required. 


Once registered, you’ll receive a package of Hamilton Day marketing assets to share and your business will appear on a map on our website to inform patrons where they can go on November 5. 

YMCA: Y Mind Program

This program is for people between the ages of 13-30 and experience everyday nerves, stress, and worry. Y Mind is a group setting for teens (13-18) or youth (18-30) with mild to moderate anxiety. We will learn mindfulness-based techniques in order to prevent stress getting in the way of our every day lives. We have a group coming up at the beginning of November for teens, with a virtual info session November 1.

If you would like to learn more, email frances.anderson@ymcahbb.ca or call me at 365-889-3612. 

Bridge To Work in Community Services

We are enrolling new students in Bridge to Work in Community Services program January 2023 intake.

This FREE program is for internationally trained/educated newcomers interested in joining the community services sector in Canada.



·       Permanent resident/protected person with notice of decision

·       CLB level 7 or higher

·       Previous post-secondary education

Program length:6 months, January 2023 – July 2023

Virtual classes: 6 pm – 9 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Content: Three courses and 100-hour volunteer Placement 


Register for an information session: www.mohawkcollege.ca/bridging.


Please feel free to connect at lanka.ekanayake@mohawkcollege.ca if you need further information. 

The Rosie Peer Group Mentoring Program

Program Details:

· FREE 12-month program with peer groups expected to meet once a month for two hours.

· Peer groups will be created based on industry, seniority level, and goals and objectives.

· Peer groups will include one facilitator and eight to ten peers.

· Mentorship will be virtual as participants may not be in the same geographic location.

We will be recruiting until Friday, November 17th – apply here.

The Rosie Initiative focuses on supporting self-identifying women entering, upskilling, or pivoting to roles in which they are historically under-represented, including leadership and management.

Learn more: The Rosie Peer Group Mentoring Program.

YWCA Hamilton's Women of Distinction Awards 2023

Let's shine a light on the women & girls who build Hamilton & Halton!

YWCA Hamilton's Women of Distinction Awards 2023

Nominations Open Now

November 1st, 2022 to January 9th, 2023

In honour of International Women’s Day, YWCA Hamilton will celebrate the trailblazers that build our Hamilton and Halton community. 

This year, the Women of Distinction Awards will have one pool of nominees, rather than individual award categories. This provides the opportunity for every nominator to highlight their nominees unique journey and impact, rather than boxing their diverse experience into one category.

We know that the leadership journeys of those we honour are complex, and we hope that this change will provide nominators the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate their nominee without bounds.

Nominate now!

Save the Date!

Our legacy of honouring women and changemakers began 47 years ago and continues today with over 1,800 women having been celebrated for their remarkable achievements in their sectors and communities.  

Join us for Hamilton and Halton’s most prestigious event honouring women.

Thursday, March 2nd 2023

5:30pm to 9:00pm

Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's

Table and Tickets sales open January 2023

This is an in-person event 


Unpaid Internships Face New Scrutiny as Barriers to Careers

The value of an internship is unmistakable. It teaches marketable skills, it builds professional networks, and it helps students test-drive careers.

But the benefits are not available to all: Close to half of all internships are unpaid, putting them out of reach for students who need wages to keep up with their bills, even if the work has nothing to do with their intended careers.

Unpaid internships are facing new scrutiny from colleges, state lawmakers –- and even the White House, which announced its interns this fall will be paid for the first time to help remove " barriers to equal opportunity " for low-income students.

And students are leading the effort -– saying they can't afford to meet internship requirements, and shouldn't be expected to work unpaid to make it in a given field.

Read more here!

How an Economic Recession in Canada could affect your finances

The average Canadian household could see a $3,000 reduction in their overall buying power in 2023, according to a recent RBC report. This will likely be caused by higher prices and interest rates across the board.

The same report also predicts that Canada is heading toward an economic recession as early as the first quarter of 2023.

Today, I’ll show you how an economic recession could affect your finances and give you a few tips to ensure that you’re prepared for what’s to come.

A recession can have several negative effects on your household finances. Some of the key pressure points that Canadians could feel include:

  •  Higher interest rates
  •  Higher cost of goods and services
  •  It can be harder to find employment (especially for recent graduates)
  •  There may be pay cuts, or you may not receive bonuses at work
  •  Investment losses from the stock market potentially declining
  •  Small businesses may have trouble keeping or getting clients

Below, I’ll cover each of these in a bit more detail so you have a better idea of what to expect.

Read more here!

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