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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 4, Issue 2 (April 20/17)
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March 2017 Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 5.9%
(Yearly change -0.1 points decrease)

Participation Rate: 64.9 %
(Yearly change 1.8 increase)

Employment Rate: 61%
(Yearly change 1.7 increase)

(Info from Statistics Canada)


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What does WPH believe?

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Employers: Here's how you can recruit, retain and advance women in the skilled trades workforce

Advancing Women in Skilled Trades is a website that provides tools and templates to help employers recruit, retain, and advance women in their workplaces.

The site provides information on:

  • Standardized interview methods
  • Policy templates (harassment, maternity leave, etc.)
  • Workplace accessment tools
  • Mentorship guidelines
  • Workplace posters
  • And much more!
Visit the site at www.advancewomenintrades.com  

Building Opportunities: Advancing Women in Non-Traditional Occupations is a project led by Workforce Planning Hamilton and the YWCA Hamilton, and is funded by Status of Women Canada.

For more information contact Maisie Raymond-Brown at 905-522-9922 x 151 or at mrbrown@ywcahamilton.org
Canadian workforce set for immense shift in the next decade

sharing_knowledge_graphic.jpg Canadian employers are challenging the established norms of 
the country's workforce and are already hiring a broad variety  of non-traditional workers (i.e. contract, consultant, remote or freelance), a trend that is likely to accelerate over the next  decade fundamentally changing the nature of employment in  Canada , according to a new study.

Randstad Canada released the Workforce 2025 report on April 18th. The study involved nearly 1,300 employees and more than 500 HR and c-suite executives across  Canada, revealing that non-traditional workers currently make up 20% to 30% of the workforce. And this statistic is expected to increase in the next decade.

Overcoming the "Lack of Canadian Experience" Hurdle

Here are eight suggestions for career professionals on how to tackle obstacles facing your newcomer and/or internationally trained clients with their efforts to build their careers in Canada.

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