Vol 12, Issue 3, December 16 2022

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

In this Week's Edition: Hamilton's Labour Force Information November 2022, WPH Wants To Feature Your Local Business, Free Giveaway for Employers, Who's Hiring In Hamilton, Happening in the Community: (ABEA: Better Jobs Ontario, YWCA: Consumer Rights, Landscape Ontario: GROW Program, CargoJet: Job Fair, Canada Summer Jobs 2023, YMCA: Y Mind Program, and News: "Why the ‘new’ Skills for Success matter" and "A career with purpose – apprentices building Canada’s reduced carbon future"

Labour Force November 2022

Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for November 2022

WPH Wants To Feature Your Local Business!

If you would like your Local Hamilton business to be featured on our new & improved "Workforce Wednesday" segment...

Please send a photo & description to:


*Please include any additional information about hiring, job openings, hours, or any extra information related to your Hamilton business!

Free Giveaway for Employers!

Do you have skill gaps and retention issues in your company?

ABEA is the adult learning network in Hamilton. We work closely with adult upgrading and training programs across the city.

A successful employee is more likely to stay on the job and reduce your employee turn over. But sometimes skills gaps in communication, math or digital technology get in the way.

Through an organizational needs assessment we can create a customized training plan to increase your employees' skills now and for the future.

Connect with ABEA today!  director@abea.on.ca  905-527-2222 x 1

Who's Hiring In Hamilton?

View WPH Job Board to explore more!

Wesley is currently seeking an Life Skills Coach.

Click here to apply!

BGC Hamilton-Halton is currently seeking a Licensed Child Care Educator.

Click here to apply!

St. Joseph's Healthcare is currently seeking Administrative Support.

Click here to apply!

Happening In The Community!

ABEA: Better Jobs Ontario

We'll work with you to 

  • find training programs you're interested in 
  • explore the skills you'll need for the training 
  • develop a plan
  • connect with an Employment Service to support you with your application 

Connect with us today!  www.abea.on.ca  pathways@abea.on.ca  

YWCA: Consumer Rights

The JOIN Settlement program at the YWCA Hamilton will be hosting Consumer Rights information session in the next week. This session will provide important information for newcomers who identify as women, gender-diverse, and non-binary about their rights and responsibilities as a customer under the Consumer Protection Act.


The session will discuss Your Rights when:

Signing or cancelling a contract.

Buying & Repair vehicles


Returns, exchanges and warranties in Ontario

How to make Complain about poor services and products.

How to report Frauds and Scams.


Please be aware that we will not be providing legal advice during this session; instead, we will be discussing your rights and responsibilities as a customer based on the information available on the Government of Ontario website.


The session will be delivered in a hybrid format (in-person and online at the same time).


Date: Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Location: 75 MacNab Street South- Room 108

(2 bus tickets for each attendee)


Date: Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Location: Zoom platform


For registration please click on REGISTER

Landscape Ontario: GROW Program

Kick-start a rewarding, outdoor career

with FREE training and employment support from

Landscape Ontario’s GROW New Entrant Training Program. 

Developed by Landscape Ontario, the GROW Program offers participants an unparalleled opportunity to learn from North America’s largest association of landscape and horticulture professionals.

Explore Landscape Ontario’s GROW New Entrant Training Program

CargoJet: Job Fair

Employment Hamilton will be hosting for Cargojet on Monday January 16th from 2-4pm. Please share with anyone you think may be interested in attending.


Cargojet is hiring Ground Handlers and Operators (with or without experience, willing to be trained from scratch). There is also the opportunity for in-person interviews at the job fair.


Date: Monday January 16, 2023 from 2pm to 4pm

Location: Employment Hamilton Office – 67 Victoria Avenue South, Hamilton

Canada Summer Jobs 2023

REMINDER: Application for Canada Summer Jobs Program Now Open


Not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers, and private sector employers with 50 or fewer full-time employees can apply for funding now until January 12, 2023, to hire young Canadians next summer. Full-time job placements will become available starting in April 2023.


Each year, national priorities are established to prioritize job opportunities for youth facing barriers to getting a first job as well as jobs in small business and the not-for-profit sector.


This year, the priorities are:

  • youth with disabilities;
  • Black and other racialized youth;
  • Indigenous youth;
  • small businesses and not-for-profit organizations that self-report as having leadership from groups that are under-represented in the labour market;
  • small business and not-for-profit organizations in environmental sectors.

Employers interested in applying for CSJ 2023 funding can submit their applications electronically via either the online fillable application or the Grants and Contributions Online Service.

YMCA: Y Mind Program

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Why the ‘new’ Skills for Success matter

The world of work is changing fast. The demand for skilled employees is not new, but the skills considered “in demand” have changed dramatically over the past few years. Labour markets around the world were already going through significant transformations when COVID-19 hit in 2020, but the pandemic has accelerated them.

According to McKinsey & Company’s 2021 report The Future of Work After COVID-19, the pandemic has accelerated existing trends in remote work, e-commerce and automation, with up to 25% more workers than previously estimated potentially needing to switch occupations. And it is estimated that from now until 2030, there will be little job growth in low-wage / low-skilled occupations, with the largest negative impact of the pandemic to fall on workers in food service and customer sales and service roles, as well as less-skilled office support roles.

During the pandemic, organizations and workers needed to be adaptable, resilient and innovative to come up with creative ways to pivot how they work. Communicating effectively, managing crisis-driven stress and anxiety and being emotionally intelligent allowed them to function effectively in a rapidly shifting landscape. More and more we are seeing employers making a shift in their valuation of these types of soft skills or social and emotional skills (SES).

Read more here!

A career with purpose – apprentices building Canada’s reduced carbon future

In 2021, Canada joined 120+ other countries in committing to achieving net-zero emissions by year 2050 in an effort to “avert the worst impacts of climate change.” In a few words, that means either reducing or offsetting the economy’s greenhouse gas emissions through electrification, energy efficiency and clean technologies. This commitment, along with the changes in the electricity sector workforce composition, present a unique opportunity for young people who are looking for a career with purpose.

Currently, the electricity and clean technology sectors are facing significant difficulties regarding human resources. From a macro perspective, the low unemployment rate in Canada and exceptionally high job vacancies are indicative of a labour shortage in general. In addition, the sector’s pre-pandemic retirement rate, according to research undertaken by EHRC, a non-profit organization working to strengthen the ability of the Canadian electricity industry to meet the current and future needs of its workforce, is at almost 3%, or 1.5. times the national average for all industries. This number has likely increased due to the pandemic, although the exact impact is not yet determined.

To try to fill this gap quickly, most employers rely extensively on external contractors for core functions at their companies. Additional recruitment is also largely from within the industry, as opposed to accessing new talent pools. All these factors make replacing the existing workforce – while simultaneously achieving industry growth – a significant challenge.

Read more here!

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