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The Employer's Roadmap

Published: April 1, 2016

This is an updated publication based on Regional Employer Roadmap for Hamilton produced by The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC). 

This roadmap is a practical guide for employers in small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on how to hire and retain internationally trained workers in Hamilton, Ontario.
The guide provides information about practices, policies, and programs at a local and national level.

Hire Immigrants brochure

Published: April 1, 2016

 An information brochure to help employers connect with immigrant talent in Hamilton.


Quick Guide to Business Resources in Hamilton

Published: May 28, 2015

Thinking of starting a business? 

Starting a business is a big step! Make sure you don't waste your time and your money on a business idea that doesn't work. 

This brochure offers tips and web links to help you know where to start and who is there to help you build a successful business.

Hiring Immigrants in Hamilton

Published: July 10, 2013

The Hiring Immigrants in Hamilton project consulted with Hamilton area employers about hiring and employing immigrants.  This survey is believed to be the first of its kind in Hamilton.  The project was conceived from the desire to have a better understanding of employer readiness for hiring recent immigrants in Hamilton, including Francophone immigrants and the need for bilingual staff.


L'embauche d'immigrants a Hamilton

Published: July 10, 2013

 Etude sur l'etat de preparation des employeurs

HIP: Key Findings for Community Members

Published: July 10, 2013

The first study of its kind in Hamilton, the Hiring Immigrants Project provides insight into employers' attitudes and experiences in hiring, diversity, and more.  This booklet describes key findings from the study.  

HIP: Employer Guide

Published: July 10, 2013

A guide that provides Hamiton employers with information regarding how they can utilize a diverse workforce to give their business a competitive advantage.  Using information from the Hiring Immigrants Project employers are given information on the benefits of hiring immigrants.

THE EMPLOYER’S ROADMAP: Hiring and Retaining Internationally Trained Workers in HAMILTON

Published: February 19, 2013

This publication is one in a series of Regional Employer Roadmaps produced by The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC).

In 2009, TASC developed The Employer’s Roadmap to Hiring and Retaining Internationally Trained Workers for the Foreign Credentials Recognition Office (FCRO) of Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC). This roadmap is a practical guide for employers in small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and provides information about practices, policies, and programs at a national level.
The Regional Employer Roadmaps build upon this national guide by providing information and resources specific to different regions of Canada.

On Track Employment Tips and Advice for Newcomers

Published: January 25, 2013

Sur la bonne voie: La ressource en emploi pour les nouveaux arrivants

Published: January 15, 2013

Winning Strategies for Immigrant Entrepreneurship (WISE5) Final Project Report

Published: March 23, 2012

The Winning Strategies for Immigrant Entrepreneurship (WISE5) project built on a partnership of local Workforce Planning Boards in five communities: Hamilton, London, Niagara Region, Windsor, and Waterloo Region, including Guelph.  To learn about the experiences of immigrants in business, more than 100 individuals were interviewed, to identify key business supports and business start-up trajectories that have met with success.

This project was funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

WISE5: Final Report - Executive Summary

Published: March 23, 2012

Read the Executive Summary for the Winning Strategies for Immigrant Entrepreneurship (WISE5) Final Report.

Winning Strategies for Immigrant Entrepreneurship (WISE5) Community Guide

Published: March 23, 2012

WISE5: Starting a Business in Hamilton, Guide to Resources

Published: March 23, 2012

This guide's focus is on business supports available by not-for-profit and government-funded services.  There are many other supports that can help people start and run a business, such as language training, financial literacy courses,and credentials recognition.  This guide is for information only.  It is not an endorsement of any particular program or organization.

Your new life in Hamilton: A guide to immigrant employment success

Published: March 7, 2012

This employment guide for newcomers to Hamilton provides immigrants with information on why Hamilton should be the city of choice for their new home.

Labour market information about future jobs in Hamilton is featured as is how one's skills can be transfered to a different type of job. 

The guide explains where to get foreign credentials evaluated and notes tips and advice from employment counsellors.  A list of local employment and educational supports; lists of self-employment services and key community resources are presented.

Strengthening Newcomer Services: Connecting the System

Published: December 21, 2011

The guide lists the participating organizations (and the services they offer) who attended the Strengthening Newcomer Services: Connecting the System event, which took place on Friday, October 21/11.

Immigrants and the Labour Market in Hamilton

Published: February 10, 2011

This report provides an analysis of the local labour market experiences of newcomers in Hamilton.  Identified are a number of opportunities and suggestions for actions to more fully utilize the resources that newcomers to Hamilton bring to the local labour force.

Immigrant Employment in Hamilton: Connecting the Dots

Published: September 1, 2007

Research report that studied what employment barriers immigrants face.

Connecting the Dots: An Immigrant Guide to Finding Employment in Hamilton

Published: September 1, 2007

A list of practical information and employment resources for immigrants.

HIWIN Newsletter, June 2007, Vol. 1

Published: June 1, 2007

The premier HIWIN newsletter informs employers about the advantage of hiring immigrants and about local resources that can assist them.

Connecting the Dots - French

Published: January 1, 2007

French version of the guide.

Workforce Focus, Volume 2, Issue 5 - Immigration

Published: January 1, 2007

Top 10 birthplaces of Hamilton immigrants; immigration levels; region of origin; ages; and languages.

Relier les points: Integration des immigrants au marche du travail a Hamilton

Published: January 1, 2007
A French translation of the Connecting the Dots employment guide.

Welcome to Hamilton: Community Services for New Immigrants and Refugees

Published: June 1, 2005

A summary of identified gaps in services based on consultations with individuals providing immigrant and refugee services in Hamilton.

Towards Prosperity: Researching Immigrant Skills in Hamilton

Published: January 1, 2005

Research examining immigrant skills in Hamilton.

Towards Prosperity: A National and Provincial Perspective on the Need to Utilize Immigrant Skills

Published: January 1, 2004
A background paper presenting an overview of the national and provincial literature on the importance that immigrants and their skills hold for communities in Canada.

A Few Good Nurses: A Forum on Best Practices for Integration of Internationally Trained Nurses

Published: March 1, 2003

Summary and recommendations resulting from forum discussing best practices for the integration of internationally trained nurses into Hamilton's health care labour force.

With an open door...: A Report on the Labour Market Transition of Immigrant Nurses in Hamilton

Published: March 3, 2002

Study draws attention to the skills, knowledge and experience of internationally educated nurses which represent an untapped labour pool in Hamilton's economy.