Vol 11, Issue 4, November 25 2022

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

In this Week's Edition: Hamilton's Labour Force Information October 2022, LLMP Now Available on Youtube, Who's Hiring In Hamilton, Happening in the Community: (YWCA: Virtual Hiring Session, YMCA Youth Intervention Program Guide, Children's Aid Society, YWeConnect Program, Certificate Program in Shipbuilding & Repair, YWCA: PowerUp Speakers Series, Gateway To The Trades, Hiring International Students in Canada, VON: Caregiver Support December, and News: "4 reports that caught our eye the week of Nov. 20, 2022"

and "5 ways to create a safer space for transgender & non-binary jobseekers"

Labour Force October 2022

Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for October 2022

LLMP Now Available on Youtube!

Thank you for those who attended the Workforce Planning Hamilton: Local Labour Market Plan

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to join us yesterday. If you didn't get a chance to participate in the Mentimeter discussion, you can still participate & input your answers at the following link: https://www.menti.com/alsv5geb855r

Incase you missed it, you can view the full event here:


For anyone that wasn't able to fill out the post-event survey, you can still do so here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LLMP2023

This survey is utilized to collect insights on what was well-liked and what could be improved so WPH can better serve the community. 

Who's Hiring In Hamilton?

View WPH Job Board to explore more!

Wesley is currently seeking a Food Service Worker

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Umbrella Family & Child Centres is currently seeking a Temporary Teaching Assistant

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McMaster University is currently seeking a Wellness Educator

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Happening In The Community!

YWCA: Virtual Hiring Session

Join Employment program would like to share some information on our upcoming YWCA Hamilton Virtual Hiring Session.


YWCA Hamilton is known as one of Hamilton’s original social innovators and works from a feminist, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive framework.


At YWCA Hamilton, we are intentional about fostering a workplace culture that values positive physical and emotional well-being through our values of Inclusivity, Equity, Community, Self-determination, and Accountability. We invest in our employees so that we can bring our values into the communities in which we live. 



  • Central Administration Reception
  • Senior Cook
  • Client Service (Intake) Worker – Pre-Apprenticeship Program
  • Tenant Support and Front Desk Receptionist
  • Front Desk Receptionist
  • Early Childhood Assistant
  • Kitchen Helper 


Online YWCA Hamilton Job Fair

Date: Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Time: 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM

Location: Zoom platform  


For registration please click on REGISTER or contact the following:

*Lina Cardozo at [email protected] or/and 365-324-0249

*Lissette Mendez [email protected] or/and 365-324-0253


*Please send us your resume and cover letter with the name of the position you are interested in applying for!*

YMCA Youth Intervention Program Guide

YMCA HBB has created a comprehensive guide of Youth programming throughout the association. 

The programs listed in this guide cover a wide variety of services provided by the YMCA in support of youth in our region. For registration information please visit YMCAHBB.ca

Regional coverage: Hamilton, Brantford, Halton, Waterdown, and Niagara

If you require additional information or have any questions, please contact: [email protected]  

Children's Aid Society

The JOIN Settlement program at the YWCA Hamilton will be hosting Learn about Children’s Aid Society information session in the next week. The session is designed for newcomer parents who identify as women, 2SLGBTQIA+, and non-binary to enhance their knowledge of the Children's Aid Society services as well as their rights and responsibilities when potential abuse and neglect are reported.


The session will discuss the following topics:

What is the Children's Aid Society?

    When a child needs protection services

 Types and signs of abuse

     What happens when the Children's Aid Society receives a report?

  How to interact with child protection workers during an investigation visit

        How to file a complaint about children’s aid society services



Please note that the session will be delivered in-person and online at the same time.


In-person & Online

Date: Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Location: 75 MacNab Street South- Room 108

(2 bus tickets for each attendee)

Date: Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Location: Zoom platform



For registration please click on REGISTER or contact the following:

Thaer Trad at [email protected] or/and 289-527-6454.

YWeConnect Program

Certificate Program in Shipbuilding & Repair

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YWCA: PowerUp Speakers Series

The YWCA Hamilton is offering fun lunchtime, evening and weekend presentations and workshops that will take place in our brand-new building in Hamilton with some of our past, current and curious members of our program and community. - 52 Ottawa Street North - Hamilton, ON L8H 4B2 - YWCA Puttnam Building!

YWCA Hamilton’s PowerUp Speaker Series supports women and female-identifying entrepreneurs in developing strategies and tactics to keep moving their businesses forward and growing.

Featured speakers will address various topics, including starting your business, building resilience, social media, PR, market research, business planning, marketing, finance, operations, legal and much more!

Please check out our website below for more information on registering for these workshops and share with your groups and community who you think would benefit from learning more about these tools.


Thank you kindly, and if you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]

Gateway To The Trades

Hiring International Students in Canada

The Student Success Centre is hosting the free employer event, Hiring International Students.

Hiring international students can lead to a more inclusive workplace, broader recruitment pool, diverse perspectives and more.


Attend this session to learn about work visas, immigration and funding support, and additional resources.


Date: December 1st, 2022

Time: 11am – 12:30pm

Location: Virtual (Zoom)


To register: bit.ly/hiringinternational

VON: Caregiver Support December

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4 reports that caught our eye the week of Nov. 20, 2022

Refocusing the Urban Lens for Rural and Remote Employment Services (ASPECT BC)

This report explores the unique challenges faced by rural and remote employment service providers, including funding inequities, recruitment and retention issues, and digital connectivity. The report also offers detailed recommendations.

Working Smarter: Driving Employment Empowerment with Career Literacy + Networks (DeBruce Foundation)

This report explores the role of career literacy and networks in building resilient careers. This research provides actionable insights for workforce development professionals, educators and all who are invested in helping individuals build thriving career paths.

Diversity Is Our Strength: Improving Working Conditions in Canadian Nonprofits (Imagine Canada)

This report finds that the Canadian non-profit workforce is incredibly diverse but undervalued, with 77% of workers being women, 47% immigrants, and 35% Indigenous and racialized people. The sector’s workers tend to be older and better educated than the economy-wide averages, but face lower salaries and difficult employment conditions.

Future-Proofing Investments in Workplace Mental Health: Meeting Employees’ Evolving Needs (The Conference Board of Canada)

This report observes that organizations have accelerated their efforts toward a more holistic and adaptive approach to employees’ health and well-being and increased their suite of health and wellness initiatives for employees to better transition through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more here!

5 ways to create a safer space for transgender & non-binary jobseekers

In the 2021 Census, one in 300 people in Canada aged 15 and older identified as transgender and non-binary. Despite the increased visibility of gender-diverse people in Canada, we continue to be underrepresented in the fields of career and workforce development.

Career professionals are on the front lines of helping people find employment, address workplace challenges and raise awareness of their rights. They provide a supportive space for jobseekers to reflect on their employment needs, wants and options. Gender-diverse jobseekers commonly encounter significant challenges with accessing services, finding employment and thriving in the workplace. Career professionals are well-positioned to assist transgender and non-binary individuals with navigating the world of work.

Transgender and non-binary people deserve access to career services that affirm their identity. This article highlights five ways career professionals can work toward creating a safer space for their gender-diverse clients.

1. Learn about the common employment experiences, needs and rights of transgender and non-binary people

To best serve gender-diverse clients, it is important to understand their experiences during the job search and in the workplace. Make sure to regularly consult research and seek training in providing affirming services.

It is also helpful to explore the needs and common barriers gender-diverse clients may experience within the context of your practice. For example, career professionals working at a transitional shelter may work with particularly vulnerable transgender and non-binary clients.

A lack of parental support and acceptance often increases the risk of homelessness among gender-diverse people. In 2018, 2SLGBTQ+ Canadians were twice as likely to experience some type of homelessness or housing insecurity, and one-third of 2SLGBTQ+ youth (ages 15-24) were living outside of their parents’ homes.

Read more here!

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