Projects & Partnerships
Partnership Activities for 2018-19
Employer One Survey
This is the 6th year for the survey, which engages employers of all sizes and sectors in Hamilton to develop a more accurate picture of labour market demand in our city.
If you are a local employer we need you to complete the survey. Look for the survey in your inbox in January 2019.
An analysis will take place using new Census information, and this will form the foundation for our Labour Market Plan.
Supporting Healthy Minds at Work: A Forum for Employers and Service Providers
This event for employers and employment service providers took place on June 8/18 at McMaster Innovation Park. Over 70 people attended to hear an inspiring keynote address by Mohawk professor Nick Petrella. Those in attendance had their choice of two workshops, both of which gave tips on how to aid those in the workplace who might have mental health issues. An information fair was set up to share local resources.
Follow up on Skills Trades Research
WPH will follow up on our Under Pressure: Skilled Trades in Hamilton project which we completed in the last fiscal year. This year we will speak with guidance counsellors regarding their interest in the skilled trades. We will complete a survey with the counsellors and hold a wrap-up event for counsellors and employers.
On-going WPH Projects
Labour Market Snapshot: Quarterly LMI Reports
WPH produces quarterly Labour Market Snapshot reports using data from Talent Neuron, and the Labour Force Survey.
Advancing Women in Non-Traditional Occupations
WPH continues to work with the YWCA to promote this resource to skilled trades employers.
Regular updates and postings willl be a priority for 2017-18.
Plans are underway for an event to take place in October 2018.
LMI Workshops for Counsellors/others
Staff will develop a standardized LMI workshop to be advertised and delivered in an "on demand" basis to employment services, literacy service providers and others.
Our weekly newsletter continues to be well received by employers and service providers
WPH is working on a partnership with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce to establish an Industry Partnership and promote the Magnet tool.