Vol 9, Issue 4, September 23 2022

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

In this Week's Edition: Hamilton's Labour Force Information August 2022, 40 Under 40 Winner Announcement, Invitation: Youth Roundtable Event, Hamilton Youth Workforce Interview Series: Koubra Haggar, Housing Profile of Hamilton, Who's Hiring in Hamilton, Happening in the Community: (YMCA: Mental Wellness Program, International Day of Older Persons, VON: Caregiver Support October, Growing Your Workforce 2022 Event, Goodwill Career Centre: Virtual Workshops, and Newcomer Volunteer Information Session by CityKidz) News: "Only 3 in 10 Canadian Women Negotiated for Higher Pay in 2021and "3 Reports That Caught Our Eye The Week of Sept. 18, 2022"

Labour Force August 2022

Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for August 2022

40 Under 40 Winner Announcement!

Congratulations to the 40 Winners of the 2022 40U40 Hamilton!

"You are now in an exclusive class of winners of this prestigious Business Achievement Awards. Your entrepreneurial spirit, resiliency, sacrifices, and resounding success have earned you a special place in the Greater Hamilton region." 

-Business Link Media Group

“Being a part of this year’s 40 under 40 is such an amazing accomplishment. I am truly honored to accept this award and I would like to send out a huge congratulation to the other recipients. This award only confirms the on going work I plan to do in the city of Hamilton”

-Khadija Hamidu

Invitation: Youth Roundtable Event!

You are invited to Join Workforce Planning Hamilton & Hamilton Youth Workforce for a Virtual Roundtable Discussion involving important topics surrounding Hamilton's Youth, with guest speakers from some of Hamilton's best Youth organizations.


Hear from a variety of Youth Leaders in the community surrounding important topics such as:

Youth Employment

Youth Mental Health


Community Living Training

City Happenings

and much more!


Join us on Wednesday October 12th from 10:00AM - 12:00 PM

Register here:


Hamilton Youth Workforce Interview Series: Koubra Haggar

Workforce Planning Hamilton and Hamilton Youth Workforce bring you the fifth installment of our interview series featuring leaders in Youth Advocacy within Hamilton. Our next guest is Koubra Haggar!

Koubra is the Programs Manager within the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion. Koubra explores some important topics such as Youth Employment, Youth Mental Health, Diversity, and much more!

Full Interview COMING SOON!

Check out our past interviews on our website:


Housing Profile of Hamilton (Census 2021)

Hey #HamOnt!

Did you know, the average owner-valued housing price was $430,555 in 2016. In 2021, this figure has increased to $752,000!

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Who's Hiring In Hamilton?

Promer Management is currently seeking a Labourer

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City of Hamilton/HSR is hiring a Bus Operator

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The Hamilton Spectator is currently seeking a Customer Service Representative

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Happening In The Community!

YMCA Mental Wellness Program

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YMCA Hamilton|Burlington|Brantford is excited to be providing YMind Youth Mental Wellness Program, based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. 


Information & Intake sessions will be held at 25 Main St W YMCA office. 

Youth can attend the information & intake sessions October 4th or October 6th between 3:30pm-6:00pm. 


The free seven-session program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursday beginning October 11th to October 28th between 3:30pm-6:00pm. 


Further information can be found within attached flyer. 


To sign up please contact Sarah Trimble- 365-889-6600 or sarah.trimble@ymcahbb.ca. Referrals can be made by youth or community supports. 

International Day of Older Persons

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VON: Caregiver Support October

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Growing Your Workforce 2022 Event

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Growing Your Workforce is a conference focusing on solutions that will help your organization attract, retain, and train the talent you need.

Join the Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus and Workforce Planning West for Growing Your Workforce 2022. This one day forum brings stakeholders from across Western Ontario together to build solutions to our current workforce issues.

Topics will include sharing best practices from employers, rural immigrant attraction, youth retention, the skills continuum and an opportunity to discuss with peers best practices in other communities.

For the most up to date information visit our website: https://growingyourworkforce.ca

Goodwill Career Centre: Virtual Workshops

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Newcomer Volunteer Information Session by CityKidz

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The Newcomer Learning Centre at the Hamilton Public Library will be hosting an online information session for Newcomers to learn about CityKidz organization and the volunteer opportunities they have. If you have any newcomers who are looking for volunteer opportunities in Hamilton, please feel free to send them the information provided here. They can email us at nlc@hpl.ca to register, or check out our website for a bit more information: https://events.hpl.ca/event/7183794  


The information session will take place on Wednesday September 28th from 3:00-4:00pm virtually.


Only 3 in 10 Canadian Women Negotiated for Higher Pay in 2021

Majority of female professionals in Canada didn't try to negotiate a higher salary with their employer, according to a Robert Half report, as women continue to suffer from wage inequality in the workplace.

 Only three in 10 women negotiated for a higher salary following their employee's initial offer, said the report, but pointed out that for those who negotiated, 63% of them received a hike in pay.

Data released this week found that full-time and part-time female professionals in 2021 were earning only 89 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts.

And these pay inequities do not go unnoticed, according to the Robert Half report, as it indicated that 33% of women found pay inequities in their organization. In this case, new hires were receiving higher salary offers than current workers employed in the same role.

Having a high salary is one of the most sought-after compensations from an employer even in the past, but the desire for this benefit has become even stronger amid concerns on inflation and rising costs of living.

This is especially true for women, according to the Robert Half report, where 57% cited their top concern at work is their salary not being able to keep up with inflation. 

Read more here!

3 Reports That Caught Our Eye The Week of Sept. 18, 2022

The shift to remote work: How workers in Canada are adapting to working from home (Future Skills Centre)

The majority of those who have been working from home say they prefer this arrangement and want it to continue once the pandemic is over. And most of those who want to continue to work remotely prefer to do so on a regular basis, rather than occasionally.

The Rising Popularity of College Postgraduate Credential Programs in Canada (Statistics Canada)

College postgraduate credential programs – typically requiring a previous post-secondary credential as a prerequisite for entry and aimed at providing career-specific skills – have grown in popularity, accounting for 13% of all college graduations in 2019, more than double the share (6%) recorded five years earlier.

Comparing Government and Private Sector Job Growth in the COVID-19 Era (Fraser Institute)

This report finds that the public (government) sector accounts for a large majority (86.7%) of all net new jobs created since the start of the pandemic. Meanwhile, there has been almost no net job creation in the private sector (including self-employment).

Read more here!

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