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COVID-19 2020 LFS Report

Published: June 24, 2020

Over the last few weeks we have been monitoring and reporting on the local and provincal labour force based on the Labour Force Survey. Please click below to find the full report of June and May Labour Force Survey 2020.  We will continue to update this document as we progress through the coming months. 

Who's hiring in Hamilton during COVID-19? (click the download button below to access the job board)

Published: May 4, 2020

Workforce Planning Hamilton, with support from the city’s Economic Development Office are sharing a new platform for Hamilton businesses and their local employment needs. During these unprecedented times there is a desire for real-time information on job opportunities across many sectors in our city.


The new initiative- Who’s hiring in Hamilton during COVID-19- intends to match jobseekers in our local community with immediate employment opportunities offered by local employers via a new online job board. The information will be organized by economic sector to ensure candidates can connect with employers quickly and easily.


This job board will be available during the COVID-19 pandemic and will be active based on business needs.  We ask that you please visit the site, submit your hiring opportunities and please share with your networks. 


The site will be administered by Workforce Planning Hamilton and staff are available to answer any further questions:


Working Planning Hamilton Contact: – michelle.garofalo@workforceplanninghamilton.ca


We thank you for your attention to this request and sincerely hope we can assist in helping with your employment needs during this time.



Please note: The job board will be updated regularly as we become aware of new vacancies. Please check back regularly to ensure you haven't missed your ideal opportunity!  


Click the DOWNLOAD button below to access the job board. 


EmployerOne Survey 2020

Published: April 22, 2020

 The results are in! Our EmployerOne Survey 2020 was designed to take a snapshot of the Hamilton Labour Market in January 2020. However, with the widespread pandemic,  the data we gathered is most likely no longer up to date as many businesses have been impacted with closures, layoffs, and changes in the overall labour market. We will use this data as a baseline to understand the Hamilton Labour Market prior to COVID-19. 

EmployerOne Survey 2020 - French Version

Published: April 22, 2020

Under Pressure 2.0 - In-Demand Skilled Trades

Published: March 13, 2020
Workforce Planning Hamilton began an investigation into skills gaps in 2017 as we recognized the signs of a tightening labour market in the skilled trades. The narrative continues into 2020 with heightened apprehension among employers of a looming "hiring crisis."
Under Pressure 2.0 is a result of speaking to over 130 local employers in the skilled trades and focuses on:
  • Hiring issues from employers' perspectives
  • Hardest to fill skilled trades
  • Employers experiences and critiques on apprenticeships
  • Employers recommendations for potential solutions to the talent shortage