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Volume 7: Issue 1. July 05, 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


Workforce Planning Hamilton (WPH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Butcher as its new Executive Director. As a familiar face, Michelle has been with WPH since 2019 in a capacity of different roles. With experience of over 10 years in the non-profit sector, Michelle brings a wealth of experience and a passion for community engagement and workforce development to WPH. 

We hope everyone had a fantastic Canada Day Weekend!
Did you know the population of Canada was 40 million in 2023. The median age was 40.6 years old.

From 2021 to 2022, a population growth of 1.8% made Canada one of the FASTEST growing countries.

The Ontario government is investing over $3.6 million through the Skills Development Fund (SDF) in four training projects and one building expansion project in Hamilton. These investments will provide free training for up to 3,800 apprentices, journeypersons and jobseekers, preparing them for careers in in-demand jobs such as millwright, welding and electrical trades.

With WPH's Green Economy report coming out this year, we wanted to share some information about Climate Change.

The Community Energy and Emissions Plan from The City of Hamilton outlines the possible outcome of Increased Frequency and Severity of Heat Waves, Storms, and Temperature & Precipitation as a result of Climate Change.
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.

Who's Hiring In Hamilton?

Click here for WPH's Job Board


GardaWorld is hiring for a Security Guard.


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Thiara Blueberry Farms is looking for a Farm Labourer. 


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Spray-Net Hamilton is looking for a Painter.


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Hamilton Community Updates

Find out what's happening in the city!

YMCA Partner Hiring Event

YMCA HBB  is  glad to announce the upcoming hiring event with one of the partners - Sharp Bus Limited.

CUAET holders and refugee/asylum seekers are encouraged to apply! However, other groups of the  job seekers will be considered as well 

Date: July 9th 2024Time : from 10am to 12pmLocation: 23 Main Street East


Available position: School Bus Driver ( part time)

Training will be provided upon the employment


Eligibility: 25 years of age or above 25Has a valid G licenceLives in the city of HamiltonNo driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol chargesNo more than 4 demerit points on their driving abstract, applicants with a clean driving abstract preferred.Intermediate English language skillsAvailable for work Monday – Friday, 6:30-9am and 2-5pm. (will not accept applicants who are only available AM’s etc..)Must be able to pass a criminal background check, vulnerable sector screen and driver’s medical.

The event will be able to host 23-25 potential candidates.
Each candidate will receive a time slot of 15 minutes to be interviewed by the hiring authority of Sharp Buses.
Each candidate will receive the confirmation of his time slot and must be there on time reserved for them.


Those who are interested and meet the qualifications mentioned above must register using the  link 


After reviewing the registration forms, candidates who meet the qualifications will receive a confirmation email securing their attendance at the hiring event.Please note: This is not a drop-in event! Only candidates who pass the prescreening registration form and receive a confirmation email will be allowed to attend the hiring event

YWCA Power-Up Program

YWCA Hamilton’s Centre of Innovation is currently recruiting for its PowerUp Explore program! This is a free program designed for women and women-identifying individuals who want to explore the world of entrepreneurship.


Participants will take part in interactive assessments and training sessions with Business Advisors to get them started on their journey. Interested individuals may fill out an information request form to receive more information:

Hamilton Public Library is Hiring!

Hamilton Public Library offers a wealth of career opportunities from working in branches as an Information Clerk and Librarian to behind-the-scenes roles in Information Technology, Technical Services, Human Resources and more.


Current Opportunities:

Security Lead Hand Supervisor - Permanent Full-Time

Digital Technology Assistant - Permanent Full-Time

Youth Belong in Hamilton

HIPC Program Assistant Aniqa Mazumder is spending time this summer exploring what sense of belonging means to Newcomer Youth in Hamilton. As part of this initiative, we are hoping you can help her to connect to youth who might wish to participate in a facilitated discussion she is organizing.

This initiative builds on findings from our 2023 Immigrant Survey, and speaks directly to engaging with youth/students, an identified priority population from our Community Forum.

Focus Group Details

Date: Wednesday July 17, 2024Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: Ark & Anchor Espresso Bar, 300 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario (just east of Queen)


How to Participate
Participants must be 16-24 years old and have arrived in Canada within the last 5 years.

Interested participants can sign-up online HERE by July 12 at 5:00 pm.

Participants will receive an honorarium in the form of a $20 gift card for their commitment, as well as round-trip bus tickets. Food and refreshments will be provided. Please see the attached flyer for further details.

What's In The News?

Latest updates!

The first LCBO strike in the history of Ontario has begun, marking the closure of government-run liquor stores across the province.
Talks between the Crown agency and the Ontario Public Sector Employees Union (OPSEU) broke down on Thursday evening, with the sale of pre-mixed drinks at corner and grocery stores a key sticking point between the two sides.
As a result, LCBO stores across Ontario will be closed for at least two weeks — or until a deal is reached.
Inclusive career advancement for immigrant employee retention
Statistics Canada data shows that in 2021, more than a quarter of immigrants with post-secondary degrees obtained abroad worked in jobs requiring no more than a high school diploma. That was double the overqualification rate for Canadian-born or Canadian-educated degree holders. 
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