Vol. 7, Issue 3, July 18, 2019
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: What are the in-demand trades?;Tell us what you love or hate about your job by taking the Hamilton Job Satisfaction Survey; Free financial literacy sessions available.
What are the in-demand skilled trades needed in Canada?
According to a recent report by Statistics Canada and the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, Canada needs to attract 167,739 new apprentices over the next five years just to keep pace with current demand. 

In the first quarter for 2019, there were 60,170 job vacancies in Red Seal trades, an increase of 14 per cent from a year earlier, according to Statistics Canada's job vacancy and wage survey. 

In keeping with the need to understand the current face of the skilled trades in Ontario, Workforce Planning Hamilton will be launching the In-demand Skilled Trades Project by the end of the summer.

Employers will be interviewed one on one, and in focus group sessions to better understand what skilled trade positions are in-demand at the local level and why. Employers' training and recruitment challenges will also be investigated. 

For more information or to be part of the project please contact Judy Travis at judy.travis@workforceplanninghamilton.ca or call 905-521-5777 ext. 15.

How happy are you with YOUR job? Complete the Hamilton Job Satisfaction Survey to let us know!

Workforce Planning Hamilton launched the Hamilton Job Satisfaction Survey last week and we have already had over 100 responses.

We are learning what Hamiltonians value in a job regarding growth and opportunities, and workplace culture.

People who have quit a job during the past year are sharing with WPH the reasons they quit and how they look for employment.

This valuable information will be reported to the community and to local employers when the survey is completed at the end of September.

If you haven't completed the survey please take five minutes to share your experiences.

You'll also have a chance to win one of three $50 gift cards of your choice.

Request a free financial literacy session in your community
Learn more about
the various financial literacy sessions offered by the Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA).
Available are sessions for adults, seniors, new Canadians, post-secondary, school workshops, and more!

CPA's financial literacy sessions are provided for free and are facilitated by CPA volunteers. Each session is approx. 60 minutes, which includes a 15-minute Q&A. 

Labour Force Information, Hamilton, June 2019
Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| info@workforceplanninghamilton.ca | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca