Vol 10, Issue 2, October 14 2022

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

In this Week's Edition: Hamilton's Labour Force Information September 2022, Missed the Youth Roundtable Event?, Who's Hiring in Hamilton, Happening in the Community: (Concentrix Information Session, My Human Rights in Canada as a Newcomer, Mohawk College: Data Analytics Program, National Disability Awareness Month (NDEAM), Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce: BDC Small Business Week, NPAAMB: Opportunity Knocks Event, and Hamilton Day: November 5th) News: "3 Reports That Caught our Eye the week of Oct. 9, 2022" and "Canada's Labour Shortage will be Long-Term challenge"

Labour Force September 2022

Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for September 2022

Missed the Youth Roundtable Event?

Missed the event? No problem!

You can join Workforce Planning Hamilton & Hamilton Youth Workforce for the Virtual Roundtable Discussion on Youtube! This discussion involves 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!

With Guest speakers from:

Canadian Mental Health Association



PATH Employment

McMaster Student Union

Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion

City of Hamilton Youth Team

Living Rock Youth Resources

Watch it now on Youtube!


Who's Hiring In Hamilton?

YMCA HBB is currently seeking an Advanced Aquatic Instructor / Examiner

Click here to apply!

Collective Arts Brewing is currently seeking a Quality Control Assistant

Click here to apply!

UPS is currently seeking a Delivery Driver

Click here to apply!

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Happening In The Community!

Concentrix Information Session

Hiring for Work from Home Jobs

Hello Job Seekers!

Come to our Networking Session this Monday, October 17 @ 11:00 a.m.


How to join?

Job Development is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 896 2685 9847

Passcode: 189643

My Human Rights in Canada as a Newcomer

The Settlement Counseling Program at the YWCA Hamilton will be hosting My Human Rights in Canada as a Newcomer information session in the next week. This session will provide important information for newcomers who identify as women, 2SLGBTQIA+, and non-binary about their rights and freedom in Canada, as well as what legal assistance is available to those who have experienced discrimination and harassment.


Following topics will be discussed in this session:


         My Rights & Freedom in Canada.

       How to respond to Harassment and Discrimination?

     My Religious Rights.

 My Rights as a 2SLGBTQIA+ person in Canada.

       What to do if I’m being harassed in public?

How to deal with racism and Xenophobia?

         Human Rights legal support services available.

Mohawk College: Data Analytics Program

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Mohawk College announced today the launch of a new Bachelor of Analytics and Data Management (Hons) degree, focused on providing students with workplace experience and developing the skills necessary to meaningfully explain data for employers.

The Bachelor of Analytics and Data Management (Hons) has been developed in direct response to the demand for data analysts across a wide variety of economic sectors. Between September 2021 and August 2022, research prepared by Workforce Planning Hamilton and the City of Hamilton’s Economic Development Office indicates there were more than 3100 job postings in Hamilton, Halton, Niagara, Haldimand-Norfolk, and Brant in the data analytics field. The majority of those employment opportunities were found in six major occupation groups: finance and insurance; professional, scientific and technical services; manufacturing; educational services; public administration; and health care and social assistance.


WPH is here to provide data for educational institutions. 

Contact info@workforceplanninghamilton.ca

National Disability Awareness Month (NDEAM)

I would like to invite you to 2 of our up-coming HDEN events for National Disability Awareness Month (NDEAM)


Event: Business Engagement Event

Date: October 20th, 2022

Time: 1-5pm

Place: McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) in the Atrium


The purpose of this event is for the business community to meet HDEN members and come to find out about supported employment as well as the importance of inclusivity in the hiring process.


Event: Light it up! for NDEAM

Date: October 20th, 2022

Time: 6-7pm

Place: Hamilton City Hall Signature Sign


HDEN members and community partners are going to gather at Hamilton City Hall to watch as the signature sign lights up purple and blue the colors of NDEAM. We will take pictures, wave signs and hear guest speakers.


Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce: BDC Small Business Week

The Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce is partnering with BDC for an exciting lineup of virtual learning events. Stoney Creek Small Business Week is running from October 18th – October 20th with three (3) 1-hour sessions during lunch (12pm-1pm).


Session 1 with Thomas Hess of Mawazo Marketing – ‘8 Steps to Small Business Marketing Success’

Session 2 with Carla Ricci of Tandia Credit Union – ‘Financial Wellness – Making Finances Relatable’

Session 3 with Neil Thornton of The Thornton Group – ‘Impacting & Engaging the Generations in Business – Your Role as a Leader in Driving Change & Building Culture’

Register free here:


NPAAMB: Opportunity Knocks Event

NPAAMB is running our exciting Opportunity Knocks event again this year for high school youth who identify as Indigenous.

Opportunity knocks is an annual free event that NPAAMB hosts in November for Indigenous high school students (grades 9 to 12). It gives the youth in our communities an opportunity to explore and learn about career and education opportunities available in their community or beyond, by offering many Inspirational and knowledgeable elders, role models, and cultural resources. We will be travelling to and staying at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville ON. 

The conference runs from Thursday November 17 to Saturday November 19, 2022

Travel, meals, and accommodations are also provided! (Here is the hotel website: https://deerhurstresort.com/)

Registration forms are available for those wishing to sign up! Email yso_ham2@npaamb.com for registration. Registrants will need to to complete a NPAAMB Intake package. We ask all youth interested in participating to sign up by November 1 if possible. There are limited spots available, so sign up as soon as possible! 

Hamilton Day: November 5th

Last year, the Hamilton Chamber revived Hamilton Day to show our local spots some love. It’s time to do it again. 


On Saturday, November 5th, Hamilton Day returns to support local and small businesses! 

Hamilton Day is a one-day event for all Hamiltonians to reignite community pride and inject much needed dollars and support into small businesses across the city.


Hamilton Day is an inclusive, city-wide celebration of all things local.


Visit hamiltonday.ca to register your business today! Registration and participation are completely free. 


You are encouraged to get creative with your participation! Collaborate with other businesses, offer something special for patrons, or even run a giveaway.


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.


All businesses who register will also have access to a FREE three-month membership to GetintheLoop - the official partner app of Hamilton Day!



Take this day as an opportunity to patronize your favourite local businesses - or visit a new spot that has recently opened its doors!


Visit our website to access a suite of social media graphics - perfect for sharing that local love!


3 Reports That Caught our Eye the week of Oct. 9, 2022

Career Development Framework in New Brunswick (New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development)

Recent research and previous work describe the activities, experiences, attitudes and competencies that most effectively guide student career provision through schooling. This short paper highlights these key insights and discusses how they shape the new provincial framework for career development in New Brunswick.

Modernizing Career Navigation in the United States (JFF)

To help all students and jobseekers better navigate the rapidly changing job market and make informed choices about their educational and career paths, the United States must make systemic reforms and strategic investments in career services and navigational supports. Drawing on the insights of leading practitioners from education and workforce development, this brief lays out a people-centred vision for career navigation and offers key policy recommendations for strengthening national infrastructure while enabling high-quality localized solutions.

Educational pathways of individuals who discontinue their apprenticeship programs (Statistics Canada)

According to the 2015 National Apprenticeship Survey, the most commonly stated reasons for not completing an apprenticeship program were job instability, receiving a better job offer and financial constraints. This survey also showed that apprentices who dropped out of their programs experienced difficulties securing permanent employment with adequate benefits and were more likely to be self-employed.

Read more here!

Canada's Labour Shortage will be Long-Term challenge

The economy shed 43,000 jobs in June and another 30,000 in July because of workers leaving the labour force rather than because of layoffs, reports RSM Canada, an audit, tax and consulting services firm, citing Statistics Canada numbers.

Job declines came entirely from the services-producing sector, including educational services, and health care and social services. There are currently more than one million job vacancies, mostly in the food and services sector and in health care.

“There is no denying it: Canada is experiencing a historic labour shortage. The job market has been running hot for months, with the unemployment rate falling to 4.9 per cent, the lowest on record,” says the RSM report The Real Economy, Canada.

“The pandemic and subsequent reopening have been the catalyst. At the onset of the pandemic, workers were laid off, turned to self-employment or retired early. When the economy reopened, organizations were unable to find enough workers to meet pent-up demand for goods and services.”

More than 200,000 people have left the workforce since March, resulting in the labour force participation rate dropping to 64.7 per cent, it says.

Read more here!

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