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Volume 6: Issue 2. June 21, 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

For generations, many Indigenous groups and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on June 21.

National Aboriginal Day, now National Indigenous Peoples Day, was announced in 1996 through the Proclamation Declaring June 21 of Each Year as National Aboriginal Day.

Hamilton's Unemployment Rate sits at 7%.
The demand for Registered Nurses increased by 45% from April 2024 - May 2024
Transportation & Warehousing is down -6%.
For the latest Labour Market information in Hamilton, check out our Labour Market Snapshot for May 2024.
Persons aged 15-24 made up 16% (110,700) of the total Hamilton CMA population as of April 2024.

More youths (15-24) in the Hamilton CMA were in employment, as the youth unemployment rate levelled out at 15.3% through March to May.

Post-secondary students in Ontario have been steadily increasing, with over 900K students enrolled in 2021 2022.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice (aka summer solstice) occurs when the Sun travels along its northernmost path in the sky.
This marks the astronomical start of summer in the northern half of the globe. (In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the opposite: the June solstice marks the astronomical start of winter when the Sun is at its lowest point in the sky.) 
With WPH's Green Economy report coming out this year, we wanted to share some facts about Hamilton's Green space!

Did you know that 13.46 thousand metric tonnes of oxygen is produced by Hamilton's urban forest? But we still need 8.8% more canopy cover to achieve our goal!

Who's Hiring In Hamilton?

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Stonecast Landscapes Ltd. is hiring for a  Tractor Operator


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We Must is looking for a Bookkeeper.


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Tropical Expressions is looking for a Greenhouse Worker


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Hamilton Community Updates

Find out what's happening in the city!

Student Talent Connect

We are excited to share that Workforce Planning Hamilton is a partner in Student Talent Connect – a new program designed to support Hamilton employers' access to post-secondary student talent.


Through a new partnership between the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, McMaster University, Mohawk College, Redeemer University, Workforce Planning Hamilton and the Business + Higher Education Roundtable, Student Talent Connect will assist Hamilton businesses who are interested in hiring students through work-integrated learning opportunities.


Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) can take many forms, from paid structured work placements as part of a diploma or degree program to more flexible unpaid co-curricular experiences. Student Talent Connect promotes and supports employer access to a range of WIL opportunities that includes internships, co-ops, and field placements, across McMaster University, Mohawk College, and Redeemer University.


This program is free to all Hamilton businesses of all sizes, and does not require a membership with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce to access.

Communications Survey for Older Adults

The City of Hamilton’s Seniors Advisory Committee launched the Communications Survey for Older Adults in March 2024 and the results are in!  A total of 326 older adults completed the survey.

Senior Of The Year Awards

Nominations are open until June 28th for the 29th Annual Senior of the Year Awards.  All nominees will be invited and celebrated at the gala event in October 2024.

Literacy Link Employer Feedback

Literacy Link South Central is creating a toolkit tailored to supporting the needs of small and medium businesses, to help them attract and retain apprentices and show how LBS programs can support apprentices with Red Seal Exams.


#Employers! Your feedback will inform the contents of this toolkit. Make sure it's relevant to you by filling out the feedback survey at

What's In The News?

Latest updates!

Ontario's primary liquor retailer says it will continue negotiations with union this week to reach deal.

More than 8,000 members of a union representing LCBO workers have voted in favour of going on strike.

Some 8,060 LCBO workers participated — roughly 86 per cent — making it their largest strike vote ever.  

Ontario’s Employment Transformation is leaving too many job seekers behind.
Community Living Ontario and the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) have published Tangled in Red Tape, a report showing the extent to which Ontario’s Employment Services Transformation has been impacted by underfunding and overwhelming administrative burdens.
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?

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