Vol 1, Issue 2, January 13 2023

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

In this Week's Edition:

 Hamilton's Labour Force Information December 2022, EmployerOne Survey 2023, Connect To Careers Conference 2023, Feature Your Local Business, Free Giveaway for Employers, Who's Hiring In Hamilton, Happening in the Community: (Integrity Staffing Solutions Hiring PSW, RPN, & RN's, JA Job Shadow for Youth, College Boreal: Job Fair, Automotive Trades: Speaker Series, Black History Month: Yoga & Lunch, Immigrants Working Center: Community Connection Program, YWCA: Marriage Services in Hamilton, NPAAMB: Building Our Bundles Program, ABEA: Better Jobs Ontario, ABEA: Employer Career Pathways, and News: "Resources to help you and your clients set strategic career goals" and "Leveraging digital tools for virtual learning and work environments"

Labour Force December 2022

Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for December 2022

EmployerOne Survey 2023!

Workforce Planning Hamilton (WPH) in partnership with the City of Hamilton's Economic Development Office have launched the 2023 EmployerOne Survey. This survey features important workforce development questions, and focuses on the challenges businesses have endured throughout the global pandemic. Hamilton employers across all industries have the opportunity to share their experiences and concerns.

While census information offers us an understanding of labour market trends, the EmployerOne Survey provides an up-to-date snapshot of the Hamilton labour market and insights into how we can continue to move our economy forward. It also keeps us in touch with a wide range of employers of all sectors and sizes.

Employers (for-profit business, not-for-profit business, or registered charity) completing this survey will provide Workforce Planning Hamilton and the City of Hamilton with critical and timely data on business and workforce needs in Hamilton. Every organization that completes this survey is demonstrating their commitment to charting an evidence-based course for our future.

This survey has approximately 30 questions and will take 15 minutes to complete. The findings will only be published in an aggregated form to maintain the confidentiality of all survey respondents.

Click here to participate in the survey as a Hamilton Employer!

Employers who complete the survey have the chance to be entered into a draw to win a booth at the upcoming 'Connect to Careers' conference (valued at over $700)

Connect To Careers Conference 2023

Connect to Careers is the best way to find and recruit new talent — presented in partnership by McMaster University, Mohawk College, Redeemer University and Workforce Planning Hamilton.

With years of experience hosting successful job fairs, we can help you meet your recruitment goals and hire qualified candidates for your open positions. Attend Connect to Careers to meet with a diverse audience of motivated students, recent grads and community members. Returning to FirstOntario Centre this year, this in-person event provides an easy, effective way to network and make connections.

We're pleased to announce that we’re partnering with the McMaster University Nursing Student Society (MUNSS), a student body of BSCN students from all sites (McMaster, Mohawk, Conestoga) and all streams (Basic, Accelerated, RPN-BScN). Nursing graduates and current students from all three sites of the collaborative program, Mohawk and Conestoga RPN students will be attending the fair.

Why participate?


• Connect with qualified job seekers.

• Recruit for full-time, part-time, summer and co-op positions.

• Leverage your time and effort and reduce recruitment costs.

• Meet face to face with more than 2,000 students and alumni from three top Hamilton institutions, as well as job seekers from the Hamilton community.

$650 per employer booth (sponsorship packages are available)

If you are part of a not-for-profit organization with fewer than 20 employees, you can register at the reduced fee of $350 (CAD) plus HST.  

Register here!

WPH Wants To Feature Your Local Business!

Do you want your Hamilton business/organization to be featured on our new "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!

McMaster University: Student Success Centre is currently seeking a 'Global Learning Coordinator'

Click here to view job posting!

McMaster University: Student Success Centre is currently seeking an 'Assistant Program Coordinator'

Click here to view job posting!

Employment Hamilton is currently seeking an 'Administrative Assistant'

Click here to view job posting!

Good Shepherd Centres is currently seeking an 'Employment Counsellor'

Click here to view job posting!

Happening In The Community!

Integrity Staffing Solutions Hiring PSW, RPN, & RN's

(Click to view documents)

Click to view job posting!

(PSW & Nursing Students)

Click to view job posting!

(RPN's & RN's)

Here at Integrity, we are ramping up our recruitment efforts in the Hamilton & Niagara regions. We are currently seeking compassionate and dedicated PSWs, RPNs & RNs to join the Long Term Care Sector. 

JA Job Shadow for Youth

We are pleased to announce our JA Job Shadow Registration for participants is now live on our website jaswo.org/jobshadow

College Boreal: Job Fair

Employment Options/Collège Boréal will be hosting a job fair with Mondelez on October 20/22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 


They are hiring for:


General Labour Packaging Associate

$17.16/h including vacation pay

Border of Hamilton/Burlington


Interested clients can register here: optionsemploi.hamilton@collegeboreal.ca

Automotive Trades: Speaker Series

ApprenticeSearch.com is hosting a three-day speaker series for folks interested in Automotive Trades. It is open to anyone interested in learning more about career opportunities in this field.


It will run January 17 - January 19 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm each day. 


Link to register: https://apprenticesearch.com/news/industry-networking-speaker-series-automotive-trades

Black History Month: Yoga & Lunch

Come celebrate Black History with us. With a day of yoga, self care activities and a hot lunch!

RSVP deadline:

February 1st, 2023

RSVP: accho@aidsnetwork.ca

Immigrants Working Center: Community Connection Program

YWCA: Marriage Services in Hamilton

I would like to let you know that JOIN Settlement program at the YWCA Hamilton will be hosting Marriage Services in Hamilton information session in the next week. This session is designed for newcomer couples who are planning to get married in Hamilton, it will cover marriage procedures, required documents, and authorized officiants to ensure the marriage is performed properly and legally. The session is available for newcomers who identify as women, gender-diverse, and non-binary.


The session will discuss the following topics:

  • Marriage Licence- How to apply, required document & fee.
  • Who can perform a legal marriage in Ontario?
  • Christian Marriage- Marriage preparation & document required .
  • Islamic Marriage- Marriage/Nikah Solemnization, required document & fee.
  • Civil Marriage- Consultation Meeting, the Ceremony & fee.
  • How to order the Marriage Certificates.



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




Date: Monday, January 16th, 2023

Time: 10:30AM-11:30 AM

Location: 75 MacNab Street South- Room 108

(2 bus tickets for each attendee)

Date: Monday, January 16th, 2023

Time: 10:30AM-11:30 AM

Location: Zoom platform



For registration, please click on REGISTER or contact the following:

Thaer Trad at TTrad@ywcahamilton.org or/and 289-527-6454

NPAAMB: Building Our Bundles Program

For any Indigenous young people ages 18-30 who have not yet participated in a Building our Bundles program at NPAAMB, are out of school, underemployed or unemployed, NPAAMB is holding another Building our Bundles cohort starting in March 2023. 

As with any of our training programs, this is 100% free! Participants can also earn a training allowanced based on their participation. Following the 10 weeks of employment and life skills training through a cultural lens, the youth have the opportunity to complete a 12-week work placement. NPAAMB assists in this by providing local employers a wage subsidy as an incentive to hire on our graduates. 

(Youth are employed and paid directly by the employer to gain valuable work experience) 

If any youth in your communities/connections are interested, please see the attached flyer and have them reach out to myself at yso_ham2@npaamb.com

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  

ABEA: Employer Career Pathways

Looking for something new and innovative to help you attract and retain staff? We’ve got you covered!

Local employers, workforce planning boards, and adult literacy networks are working together to build a new online Career Pathways tool for employers and jobseekers. This innovative tool will promote in-demand, entry-level careers with opportunities for growth across Hamilton, Niagara, and Grand Erie. It will give job seekers information about jobs, skills, and training they may need. And there's a good chance that we'll include a job you're hiring for right now! By taking a short survey, you will help us to test the Career Pathways tool. Why participate in Career Pathways?

· It addresses labour challenges faced by your organization and the community by enabling you find and keep the right person, in the right job, with the right motivation.

· Your organization’s logo and website can be featured on our contributor’s page and viewed by job seekers.

· You could win 1 of 5 $50 gift cards! Draws will be held, and winners announced from Nov 2022 to Jan 2023.

We are looking to hear from employers in these sectors

· Construction

· Wholesale and Retail Trade

· Other Services

· Transportation and Warehousing

· Accommodations and Food Services

· Business, Building and Other Support Services

· Agriculture

· Education

Check out the website & fill out the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B3TB22L

Time commitment – 5 minutes to check out the tool, 15 minute survey

If you would prefer a live demo of the tool, email support@abea.on.ca


Resources to help you and your clients set strategic career goals

Having clear career goals helps ensure actions taken today lead to fulfilling career development. Here are some resources for creating strategic career plans with purpose and intention.

7 Tools to Plan Your Career the Right Way (Indeed) [Article]

Along with defining what are career planning tools are, this article discusses its importance and goes over how to apply techniques such as SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis and self-assessment.

25 professional goals to advance your career (Asana) [Article]

This article offers examples of how to implement achievable professional goals such as boosting time-management skills. It also shares tips to stay on track with short- and long-term objectives.

Achieve your goals with a career planning template (Monday.com) [Template]

This template aims to structure goals into a clear roadmap. It is based on four steps: setting goals, assessing current skills and knowledge, identifying gaps and planning for action.

Read more here!

Leveraging digital tools for virtual learning and work environments

In March 2020, NPower Canada was forced to close its physical locations due to COVID-19. Nearly three years later, organizations are navigating a post-pandemic workforce, in terms of physical space, scheduling and adjusting best practices of collaboration and project management to meet goals and adhere to workplace values in a virtual world.

While challenging, the ‘new normal’ also opened the door for new approaches to teaching and training for workforce development organizations. They have an opportunity to leverage best practices of online education and shift their methodologies to better prepare jobseekers for new virtual work opportunities. This blog shares various ways workforce development programs can leverage digital tools and apply e-learning principles for an optimal virtual environment, based on NPower Canada’s findings.

Flipped classroom approach

To prepare participants for employment in a post-pandemic world, it was essential that we first determined the new skills that our employer partners and industry were seeking. Through discovery calls, we found that while hard skills in tech remained consistent, in-demand soft skills had shifted. During the pandemic, the skills that employers most needed for success included problem solving, critical thinking, resourcefulness and self-management. These insights contributed to the shift of content and the approaches applied to NPower Canada’s three-month training program.

Read more here!

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