Vol. 3 Issue 1, March 5, 2020
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Under Pressure 2.0 official launch; HIPC Settlement & Integration survey; Student Placement Wage Subsidy; Hamilton LMI
Hamilton Skilled Trades
WPH began an investigation into skills gaps in 2017 as we recognized the signs of a tightening labour market in the skilled trades. The narrative continues into 2020 with heightened apprehension among employers of a looming "hiring crisis."

Under Pressure 2.0 will be launched at our forum on March 11th. The report is a result of speaking to over 130 local employers in the skilled trades and focuses on:
  • Hiring issues from employers' perspectives
  • Hardest to fill skilled trades
  • Employers experiences and critiques on apprenticeships
  • Employers recommendations for potential solutions to the talent shortage

Short Survey: Settlement & Integration in Hamilton
Over the past six months, a team from the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC) has been working to identify the settlement and integration outcomes we would like to achieve in our city. These outcomes will guide the work of our HIPC community table over the next five years.

This survey is intended for three groups of people living in Hamilton:
  • Newcomers
  • Established immigrants
  • Canadian-born

The survey is open until March 15.
It should take 5-10 minutes to complete.

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Student Placement Wage Subsidy: Earn up to $7000
If your business has hired a student for a paid work placement this Winter 2020, you could be eligible for a student placement wage subsidy. 
The Magnet Student Work Placement program brings together employers, students, and post-secondary school stakeholders to create quality work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities. 
Applications are now being accepted.

Program funding covers eligible employers for up to $7,000 per each new new student! 
Hamilton Labour Force Information: January 2020
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