Vol 8, Issue 3, August 19 2022

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

In this week's edition: Hamilton's Labour Force Information July 2022, You Are INVITED: EmployerOne Results Presentation, Monthly Snapshot July 2022, Hiring in Hamilton, Happening in the Community: (HIPC: Ukrainian Settlement, YWCA: General Carpentry for Female & Non-Binary, Niagara Workforce Planning Board: Engaging SME's, Hamilton Youth in Construction Program, Walk A Mile In Their Shoes: Volunteers) News: "Is The Metaverse The Next Stage of Hybrid Work?" and "4 Reports That Caught Our Eye"

Labour Force July 2022

Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for July 2022

You are INVITED!

EmployerOne Results Presentation

You are invited to join the EmployerOne 2022 Results presentation on Tuesday, September 13th at 10:00 AM


Workforce Planning Hamilton has delivered the EmployerOne Survey in partnership with the City of Hamilton’s Economic Development team to develop and distribute this Business Impact Survey. This survey focused on the impact businesses have endured across all industries and how local employers were fairing in the January 2022 labour market. This year 1085 employers completed the EmployerOne survey.


Register at: bit.ly/EmployerOne2022

Monthly Snapshot July 2022

WPH’s monthly snapshots offer insight into the latest labour market trends for each month. The reports highlight economic trends and employment statistics for Ontario and the Hamilton region. Data are primarily sourced from Statistics Canada and seasonally adjusted data are used (when available) to maintain accuracy with short-term seasonal trends in labour force characteristics.
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Who's Hiring In Hamilton?

City of Hamilton is currently seeking a Winter Labourer - Roads

Click here to apply!

Kaplan and Levitt Psychologists is currently seeking a Full-Time Administrative Assistant

Click here to apply!

Alexander Place is currently seeking a Personal Support Assistant

Click here to apply!

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Happening In The Community!

HIPC: Ukrainian Settlement

YWCA: General Carpenter

(Female & Non-Binary)

Niagara Workforce Planning Board: Engaging SME's

Hamilton-Niagara area employers (business owners, HR personnel, managers/leaders) in small to medium sized organizations (SMEs)* are invited to engage in a new project to contribute to better employment outcomes for immigrants and employers alike.

Through a series of interactive conversations with a group of 8-10 representatives from forward-thinking SMEs, we’ll glean insights, network and build capacity, and ideate/prototype new ways to acquire and retain newcomer talent. The first meeting will take place Sept. 13, 1-2:30pm in Grimsby, Ontario.

Email info@nwpb.ca if you’re interested in learning more.

*Small businesses: 0-99 employees, Medium businesses: 100-499 employees.

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 24 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


Screening Day


Date: Tuesday September 20 2022

Time: 9:00 am

Location – Central Library Wentworth Room – 55 York Blvd.


To register for the information/screening day 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.

Walk A Mile In Their Shoes: Volunteers

Are you looking to give back to your community by volunteering and making a difference in the lives of women and gender-diverse people? 


YWCA Hamilton is looking to recruit volunteers for our marquee event, Walk a Mile in Their Shoes! Walk in solidarity with survivors and help create a Hamilton that’s free of hate and violence. Because everyone deserves to feel safe.  


Join us for YWCA Hamilton’s in-person Walk a Mile in Their Shoes and walk with us at City Hall on September 14th. By joining us, you can help raise the critical funds and awareness needed to end violence against women, girls, and Two-Spirit LGBTQIA+ people. Registration is $42.00, this reflects the average age of a femicide victim in Canada. Students can register for $6.00. There are virtual registration options available for those that would like to participate remotely during Walk Week (September 7th to 14th, 2022).  


WAM Volunteer Position Description:  



Walk a Mile in Their Shoes - Volunteer Application:  



Other Volunteer Opportunities:  


If you do not wish to volunteer but wants to support the survivors of gender-based violence, there are other ways to support:  


Join today as an individual walker or create your own team: https://lnkd.in/g9fTZGT2    


Join my team - WAM Jam & Our Fierce Feminist Friends! https://lnkd.in/giX8TsHS 


Learn more and share with your network! https://lnkd.in/grSKj_Vx   


Is The Metaverse The Next Stage of Hybrid Work?

Is the metaverse key to the success of hybrid work, with employees working both at the office and at home?

Probably, according to a recent survey: Two-thirds (66 per cent) of business leaders see the metaverse as the next stage of hybrid working, finds Regus.

Seventy per cent of employers expect the metaverse to increase demand for flexible working, as it will reduce the need for staff to work from the same office location, according to Regus’ survey of 2,000 office workers and 250 senior executives in May 2022.

And this brings other benefits, including more diverse workplaces (62 per cent), improved mental health (57 per cent), reduced presenteeism (54 per cent) and better relations between remote and office-based staff (54 per cent).

About seven in 10 (71 per cent) employers also think it will present new business opportunities. And 48 per cent are looking at office space within the metaverse.

Read more here!

4 Reports That Caught Our Eye - Aug. 14, 2022

Exploring Postsecondary Credentials and Labour Market Alignment in Ontario (HEQCO & SRDC)

This report finds that the current credentials available through Ontario’s colleges and universities are delivering positive labour market outcomes for graduates and meeting the needs of employers. Stable enrolment and graduation rates across credential types indicate that students consider Ontario credentials to have value and improve their job prospects.

An Aging Population: The Demographic Drag on Canada’s Labour Market (Fraser Institute)

This report observes that seniors’ labour force par­ticipation and employment rates have not grown at the same pace as their population growth, which has slowed the overall labour market recovery from the pandemic. Canada’s labour market challenges will only compound as the population continues to age, the authors note.

Read more here!

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