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Volume 5: Issue 2. May 24, 2024 

Leaders in Workforce Development

Hamilton's Labour Market Connection

Labour Market Updates, News & Community Info

The Latest From WPH

Your source of Labour Market Information in Hamilton

Date: Friday May 24, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Hamilton City Hall (71 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5)

We would like to extend an invitation to you to join us TODAY at Hamilton Newcomer Day 2024 — an event celebrating diversity and community!

This is a FREE annual event that is family-friendly and features services for newcomers, food and entertainment, marketplace, and a citizenship ceremony.

No registration is required.
For event updates, please visit www.HamiltonNewcomerDay.ca.

We also have a public FB event page https://fb.me/e/8lmih0AlS.

Do you work in the Early Childhood Education sector?

Join Workforce Planning Hamilton in shaping the future of early childhood education!

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28% of people in Ontario have a disability. 
78.9% of Canadians with disabilities are in full-time employment.
The number of Canadians with disabilities increased from 22.3% of the population in 2017, to 27% in 2022
Click below to learn more information about Canada's Disability profile.

Who's Hiring In Hamilton?

Click here for WPH's Job Board

Umbrella Family & Child Centres of Hamilton is looking for Child Care Centre Summer Relief. 


Click here to view job listing!


Contact Hamilton is looking for a Volunteer Member of Board of Directors.  


Click here to view job listing!


Hamilton Community Foundation is looking for a President & CEO.


Click here to view job listing!

Hamilton Community Updates

Find out what's happening in the city!

YWCA Hamilton’s Centre of Innovation is currently recruiting for its PowerUp Ready Program!


This program offers a flexible 10-week business training for women and women identifying entrepreneurs (18 +) who are ready to start or grow their business! 


Accepted participants will attend a free, intensive ten-week program including interactive lessons provided by trained business coaches, and one-to-one learning provided weekly. Upon program completion, graduates will have a professionally developed business plan ready to take to financial institutions!

The Centre of Innovation is pleased to also offer PowerUp Explore, a parallel program ideal for aspiring entrepreneurs who are exploring the possibilities of self-employment.


Interested individuals can visit https://www.ywcahamilton.org/milli-gould-centre/powerup-small-business/ to learn more and to sign up for an upcoming information session.

The ECE Bridge to Work Program is for Internationally Trained Teachers or Early Childhood Educators who are passionate about working in childcare. The program provides individuals with 2 weeks of intensive pre-employment training, followed by a PAID 16-week work placement in a licensed childcare setting that provides on-the-job mentorship. 

Program Eligibility: 

  • Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee
  • Internationally Trained Teacher or ECE with experience 
  • Post secondary diploma
  • Minimum CLB score of 6 
  • Must be willing and able to obtain Vulnerable Sector Check, up to date Immunization Record and negative TB Skin Test
  • Availability to attend training workshops (weekdays) and work shifts between 6:45 am - 6:00pm including before and after split shift

Hill Park Learning Centre is accepting registration for the Computer Basics Level 1 Course. Limited spots are available. 


Do you have little to no experience using a computer? Our course is designed to build confidence while providing practical hands-on computer skills and knowledge. Learn the basic principles of using a computer with our FREE Computer Basics Level 1 Course.


  • Must be able to attend the course independently without the aid of a support worker
  • Participants are required to be 19 years of age or older (we can accept a small percentage of 18-year-old participants provided they are not attending high school)
  • Resident of Ontario
  • Have less than Grade 12 education OR
  • Be assessed as having to improve reading, writing, or math skills OR
  • Participants who are newcomers to Canada require a Canadian Language Benchmark Level 5 or 6 in Reading/Writing/Speaking/Listening (some Level 7's accepted)


All participants must pre-register prior to the start of classes.

What's In The News?

Latest updates!

On Thursday, May 16, the Hamilton Chamber officially launched the Student Talent Connect program at Mohawk College, with a networking and informational event connecting employers with students.

Click here to read Kate McCullough's story about this important initiative.


You can visit StudentTalentConnect.com to learn more!

As leaders in Labour Market Information in the Hamilton region, we want to help fulfill your data needs!

Did you know, you can now request data from us using our new Data Requests form?

Don’t be shy and reach out to us now!
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