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Apprenticeship / Training


An online service for information on apprenticeships and skilled trades.

Metis Nation of Ontario Training Initiatives

Programs include the Federal Funding of Training Programs, Metis Training Purchase, Metis Training Strategies Program, and Metis Wage Subsidy.

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

This site contains information about training in Ontario today, including information about the ministry, news releases, statistics, guides and helpful links.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

OYAP opens the door to apprenticeship by helping young people obtain placements in 150+ skilled trades that can be learned through apprenticeship training. Links to apprenticeship information, opportunities and training are available through this site.

Opportunity Knocks

A leading source of nonprofit jobs and career opportunities. Do a quick keyword search or use the Advanced Search link to see job listings by city, organization or position type.

Skills Canada

A national, not-for-profit organization, which works with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to reposition trade and technical careers as a first choice career option for Canadian youth.


The Workforce Information Network (WIN) offers information on services that assist job seekers and the community to discover local employment, training, and upgrading programs. 



Hamilton Business Directory

Your resource for sourcing companies, products and expertise located in and around Hamilton, includes over 14,000 local business profiles.

Hamilton District Chamber of Commerce

The Hamilton and District Chamber of Commerce works with the business community to provide networking opportunities and a business voice within the area.

Invest in Hamilton

Hamilton's Economic Development Office is the central point of contact for business assistance. Its services are geared to serve new start-up companies, corporate relocations, and the expansion and retention of existing business.

Small Business Enterprise Centre

Offers small business supports including personalized consultation sessions, a mentorship program in partnership with local accounting, legal and insurance firms, an in-house resource library, networking groups and workshops.

Top 100 Employers in Hamilton

This site identifies and provides some information about the top 100 employers in the Hamilton area.

Women Who Excel

This site offers networking and support to business women in the Hamilton and Halton regions.

Education / Literacy

Adult Basic Education Association

A non-profit umbrella organization for adult basic literacy programs in Hamilton. They develop and plan literacy services and promote lifelong learning in the community.

Columbia International College

Information on programs for international students.

Conseil scholaire catholique de district Centre-Sud

Visit their homepage for information about Francophone schools, various departments, and other information pertaining to French Catholic education.

Hamilton & District Literacy Council

A non-profit community based organization with a strong volunteer base that provides basic training in reading, writing and math to adults.

Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

Provides information on the Catholic schools of Hamilton and area.

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

This site provides information on elementary schools, secondary schools, and continuing education.

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board: Community & Continuing Education Department

Links to information on continuing education opportunities offered by the Hamilton Wentworth District in your community.

Industry Education Council of Hamilton

The Industry-Education Council is dedicated to increasing school-community collaboration across the region by providing challenging learning opportunities for students. Their mandate is to bring people and resources together to deliver programming that complements our education system.

McMaster University

Offers school news, pages for departments and faculties, and information for students.

Mohawk College

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology - Information on the school, programs and services available at the College.

Redeemer University College

Information on the institute including information on the campus, enrolments and fees, programs and degrees, student facilities and services and more.

St. Charles Adult Education Centers

St. Charles Adult Education strives to be a Catholic Center of Excellence serving the lifelong learning needs of our adult community.


The Workforce Information Network (WIN) offers information on services that assist job seekers and the community to discover local employment, training, and upgrading programs. 



Seven organizations provide employment services funded by Employment Ontario in Hamilton.  Job seekers and employers will find a full range of employment services in each of these locations.  Find up-to-date information on where to access employment services at www.employmentontario.ca  or call the Employment Ontario hotline: 1-800-387-5656.

Employment Hamilton

67 Victoria Ave. South, Hamilton, 905-522-4902

Goodwill, The Amity Group

1050 Upper Gage Ave., Hamilton., 905-526-8482


Mohawk College (2 sites)

Fennell Campus, 135 Fennell Ave. West, Hamilton, 905-575-2177

211 Centennial Parkway North,  905-575-2177


vpi Inc.

1051 Upper James St., Suite 102, Hamilton, 905-387-2220


Wesley Urban Ministries

151 Queen St. North, Hamilton, 905-396-5864


YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford (2 locations)

23 Main St. East, Hamilton (Careerworx), 905-540-9679

1-427 Dundas Street East, Waterdown, 905-690-9927


College Boreal - Employment OPTIONS Emploi

2, rue KIng Quest, Lloyd D. Jackson Square



Employment Resource Centres

The City of Hamilton, Career Development Centre

181 Main St. West, 3rd Floor, Hamilton, 905-546-2424 ext. 5208

PATH Employment

Specialized full range of employment services for persons with disabilities.

31 King St. East, Suite 100, Hamilton, 905-528-6611


Other Employment Information


The Workforce Information Network (WIN) offers information on services that assist job seekers and the community to discover local employment, training, and upgrading programs. 



Canadian Human Rights Commission

Is responsible for ensuring that federally regulated employers provide equal opportunities for employment to the four designated groups: women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. The Commission is also mandated to develop and conduct information and discrimination prevention programs.

Immigration and Citizenship

Features legal and procedural information, news and statistics, and publications and forms for all aspects of Canadian immigration.

Employment Standards

Information about minimum standards of employment for employers and employees in the workplace.

Ministry of Labour

Links to news and information on employment standards, health and safety, labour relations and more.

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

This site contains information about education and training in Ontario today, including information about the ministry, news releases, statistics, guides and helpful links.

Ontario Womens Directorate

Provides focus for government action on issues of concern to women - in particular, social, economic and justice-related issues.



Canadian Labour Congress

Publications, information and links relating to Canadian labour issues such as wages and working conditions, improved health and safety laws, social programs, training programs and more.

Hamilton and District Labour Council

Brings together local unions to enable labour to play a more significant role in the community.

Ontario Job Futures

A career tool to help you plan for your future. It provides useful information about 190 occupational groups common in Ontario.  The site offers information on how to find an occupation, job profiles, employment patterns and how jobs are defined. 

Ontario Labour Market Information 

This page provides information on region specific services for Individuals, Business and Organizations.


Labour Force Information

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

A national forum for dialogue and research on Canadian Labour Market and skills issues involving people from the labour and business community,

Service Canada

Provides links to information available from Service Canada on finding a job, Employment Insurance, Family benefits, CPP, etc. etc. 

Statistics Canada

From publications to electronic data, census to survey information. Statistics Canada is the official source for Canadian social and economic statistics and products.

Working in Canada

The Working in Canada Web site provides job seekers, workers and those who are new to the Canadian labour market with the information required to make informed decisions about where to live and work. The site can assist individuals who are searching for work or looking to make career decisions


Workforce Planning Ontario

Workforce Planning Ontario  

Provides information and links to workforce planning boards across Ontario.


Other Community Services

Aboriginal / Metis

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

Provide quality programs and services to all age groups regardless of status or residency for the betterment of the health and welfare of the Native Community.


ACFO Régionale Hamilton

The Francophone Employment Resource Centres provide services to individuals seeking employment as well as employers seeking bilingual staff.

Centre de santé

A multi-service agency providing health and social services to French-speaking clients at our two sites: in Welland serving the Niagara region, and in Hamilton serving the new city of Hamilton.

Office des affaires francophones

Provides information on the provinces French-speaking population to other levels of government and the public, and co-ordinates the government-wide delivery of French-language services in the 24 areas designated under the French Language Services Act.


The Red Book

An online database of more than 4500 records of community, government, voluntary sector, non-profit and health sector programs and services, in Hamilton is useful to persons looking for employers within those sectors.


CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses

CARE helps nurses educated outside of Canada become qualified for their profession in Ontario.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Features legal and procedural information, news and statistics, and publications and forms for all aspects of Canadian immigration.

Ontario Ministry of Citizenship

Helps individuals and the diverse communities of the province to flourish.


Information for new Canadians such as finding job resources, sponsorship, ESL housing health and more.

Immigrants Working Centre

The centre offers immigrant people help with job search, resume writing and interviews.

Persons with Disabilities

Canadian Hearing Society

Provides services that enhance the independence of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people, and that encourage prevention of hearing loss.

Goodwill, Amity Group

Provides a wide range of workforce development training programs, community job placement and support services so that employment and personal fulfillment will be achieved by more people with disabilities or other vocational barriers.

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) is intended to meet the needs of people with disabilities and help them to become more independent. Additional information on the program and useful links are available on the website.

Ontario March of Dimes

Has a range of services designed to assist people with disabilities to improve their employment opportunities and increase their income potential.

PATH Employment

Assists persons with disabilities in finding work, deciding on a career and accessing skills training, and assists employers in recruiting qualified staff and obtaining wage subsidies for eligible new employees.


Advancing Women in Skilled Trades

This site provides employers with free tools, templates and workplace posters to help recruit, retain, and advance women in their workplaces.

Inasmuch House

An emergency shelter for women and children in crisis due to abuse and homelessness. Provides information on the services offered as well as contact information.

Ontario Womens Directorate

Provides focus for government action on issues of concern to women; in particular, social, economic and justice-related issues.

YWCA of Hamilton

YWCA Hamilton is a women-led, service organization supporting individuals through health and wellness programs for women, families, seniors and people with special needs. They advocate for the improved status of women locally through their affiliation with YWCA Canada and the World YWCA.


Youth Employment


A site that offers articles on entertainment, arts and community activities.

Youth Employment Network

A networking organization with members representing agencies that provide employment services, career services and essential skills to youth in Hamilton.  YEN's accomplishments include: Careerapalooza, Career Cruiser and Monkeybiz.ca.