Vol 9, Issue 5, September 30 2022

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

In this Week's Edition: Hamilton's Labour Force Information August 2022, Truth & Reconciliation Day, Invitation: Youth Roundtable Event, HYW Interview Series: Koubra Haggar OUT NOW!, Housing Profile of Hamilton, Who's Hiring in Hamilton, Happening in the Community: (Hamilton Youth in Construction Program, FREE YMCA Bridge To Work Program, Grow Your Business Grant, and 4 Seasons of Reconciliation) News: "Indigenous Inclusion at work is more than just representation – it’s reconciliation" and "Time to bring adult education out of the corner to better support the learning of all Canadians"

Labour Force August 2022

Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for August 2022

Truth & Reconciliation Day

Invitation: Youth Roundtable Event!

You are invited to Join Workforce Planning Hamilton & Hamilton Youth Workforce for a Virtual Roundtable Discussion involving 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!


Join us on Wednesday October 12th from 10:00AM - 12:00 PM

Register here:


HYW Interview Series: Koubra Haggar OUT NOW!

Workforce Planning Hamilton and Hamilton Youth Workforce bring you the fifth installment of our interview series featuring leaders in Youth Advocacy within Hamilton. Our next guest is Koubra Haggar!

Koubra is the Programs Manager within the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion. Koubra explores some important topics such as Youth Employment, Youth Mental Health, Diversity, and much more!

Full Interview OUT NOW!


Housing Profile of Hamilton (Census 2021)

Hey #HamOnt!

Did you know, the average owner-valued housing price was $430,555 in 2016. In 2021, this figure has increased to $752,000!

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Who's Hiring In Hamilton?

Employment Hamilton is currently seeking a Receptionist / Admin

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Sheraton Hamilton is hiring a Banquet Porter

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St. Joseph's Healthcare is currently seeking a Project & Communications Assistant

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Happening In The Community!

Hamilton Youth in Construction Program

The City of Hamilton’s Xperience Annex in partnership with LiUNA 837 is excited to be offering the 10th Hamilton Youth in Construction Program. This program offers an opportunity for youth to gain experience and certification in the construction industry. The training is being held at the new LiUNA Training Facility. This program will run from October 11 – December 16, 2022.


We have available space for 14 youth ages 18 to 29.


Participants will receive


  • Transportation to and from the training centre
  • $25 a day stipend
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Work Boots
  • Post program job support from Liuna staff and Xperience Annex Youth Navigator
  • Youth can obtain up to 2 high school credits for completing the program


To register please contact


GRAEME WALLACE at youthinconstruction@hamilton.ca or call 905-546-2424 ext. 3551.


Hamilton Youth in Construction is a FREE program for youth and is funded by the Ministry of Labour, Trades and Skills Development with contributions from the Ron and Gina Fraser Endowment Fund of the Hamilton Community Foundation.

FREE YMCA Bridge To Work Program

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Grow Your Business Grant

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As part of the Canada Digital Adoption Program, the Government of Canada has partnered with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to deliver the Grow Your Business Online grant.

Through this program, small business owners can receive a micro-grant worth up to $2,400 to help get their business online, give their e-commerce presence a boost, or digitalize business operations. Grant recipients must commit to maintaining their digital adoption strategy for at least six months.

In addition, e-commerce advisors will be available to work with grant recipients to help identify their digital needs, provide links to digital resources, help with completing applications, and answering questions on the Grow Your Business Online program.

Click here for more info!

4 Seasons of Reconciliation

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4 Seasons of Reconciliation provides the foundational knowledge on the relationship between Canada, Indigenous Peoples, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). It promotes a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians through transformative learning about truth and reconciliation.

Developed by the First Nations University of Canada and Reconciliation Canada, BDC is proud to offer this course to you for free.

You may take the modules in any order. To obtain your completion certificate, you must complete all the modules, plus the final quiz. If you are unable to complete the full training, we recommend four modules: Residential schools, Indigenous relations, Economic reconciliation, and The future of reconciliation.

Enroll for free here!


Indigenous Inclusion at work is more than just representation – it’s reconciliation

When the non-profit Indigenous Works was founded 25 years ago, Indigenous people in Canada were largely overlooked in the economic life of the country.

Employment opportunities were scarce and Indigenous-owned businesses were few and far between, says Kelly Lendsay, chief executive officer of the national organization that aims to increase the participation and engagement of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in the Canadian economy.

The huge gap is starting to shrink, Mr. Lendsay says, driven by changing demographics and growing recognition of the importance of diversity and inclusion in organizations across different sectors.

The employment rate among Indigenous people aged 25 to 54 is currently 72.8 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. While it continues to lag that of non-Indigenous Canadians at 82.5, Mr. Lendsay says it’s a vast improvement from decades earlier.

Read more here!

Time to bring adult education out of the corner to better support the learning of all Canadians

Now that the summer is wrapping up, many Canadian adults are in “back-to-school” mode regarding their children. But what about the parents themselves?

Today’s economic and social reality means many of them would also benefit from increased learning opportunities, whether it’s how to negotiate a contract, improve their reading to help their children with homework, or upgrade their skills to get a better job.

In Canada, adult education provides life-changing opportunities for millions. Yet it remains a forgotten corner of education, lacking co-ordination and sharing of best practices; its learners and teachers often stigmatized; and its programs underfunded, and disconnected from social policy and education at large.

Read more here!

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