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Labour Market Snapshot, 2017 Q2

Published: July 27, 2017

WPH's Labour Market Snapshot is provided on a quarterly basis and uses Vicinity Jobs, Labour Force Survey data and EmployerOne Survey data to provide a timely look at current labour market trends in Hamilton CMA.

Labour Market Snapshot, Q1

Published: April 27, 2017

 WPH's Labour Market Snapshot is provided on a quarterly basis and uses Vicinity Jobs, Labour Force Survey data and EmployerOne Survey data to provide a timely look at current labour market trends in Hamilton CMA.

2017 EmployerOne Survey Report - French Version

Published: March 30, 2017

 The 2017 EmployerOne Survey results in French.

2017 EmployerOne Survey Report

Published: March 22, 2017

This year 238 local employers completed the EmployerOne Survey!  This was an increase of almost 100 employers from last year.

Their responses highlight the jobs in demand, skill and educational requirements and recruitment and other labour market challenges.

Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, October 2016

Published: November 17, 2016

 Workforce Planning Hamilton releases the Labour Force Snapshot on a monthly basis.

2016 Labour Market Plan Update

Published: November 3, 2016

 This report provides up-to-date information on current trends in Hamilton's labour market and proposes a refreshed plan for the key priority areas for action established in the multi-year plan released in 2014. This is a plan for the entire community.

 

Plan du marche du travail de 2016 Mise A Jour

Published: November 3, 2016

 The 2016 Labour Market Plan Update in French.

 

2016 Labour Market Plan Update: The Full Report

Published: November 3, 2016

 This is the full report for the 2016 Labour Market Plan Update.

 

Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, September 2016

Published: October 13, 2016

 Workforce Planning Hamilton produces the Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot on a monthly basis. 

Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, August 2016

Published: September 20, 2016

Hamilton CMA's unemployment rate for August 2016 spiked to 6.2 percent. Last year the unemployment rate for August was 5.2 percent.

Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, July 2016

Published: August 18, 2016

 Hamilton CMA's unemployment rate for July 2016 spiked to 6.1 percent. Last year, the unemployment rate for July was 5.4 percent.

 

Help Wanted in Hamilton, Online Job Vacancies, Q2 2016

Published: July 28, 2016

 Help Wanted in Hamilton reports are presented quarterly by Workforce Planning Hamilton. 

 

Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, June 2016

Published: July 14, 2016

The Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot for June 2016 shows that Hamilton's unemployment rate spiked to 6.0%. The unemployment rate was 5.3% in June 2015.

 

 

Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, May 2016

Published: June 16, 2016

 May's Labour Force Snapshot indicates that Hamilton's unemployment rate has risen since May 2015, and that there were 2,200 less people employed in May 2016 than in May 2015.

 

Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, April 2016

Published: May 11, 2016

 WPH releases the Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot on a monthly basis. 

 
 

Help Wanted in Hamilton, Online Job Vacancies, Q1 2016

Published: May 5, 2016

 Using data from Vicinity Jobs Inc. this quarterly report provides information on job postings by skill level, top job postings by occupations, top 10 employers and more.

 

Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, March 2016

Published: April 14, 2016

 WPH releases the Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot on a monthly basis.

 

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.

 

2016 EmployerOne Survey Results

Published: March 30, 2016

Looking for the most up-to-date information on Hamilton's labour market? The EmployerOne survey provides a snapshot of labour demand in Hamilton.

This year the survey was fully completed by 144 employers and their answers help us to better understand our local labour market and its specific needs, such as current and future hiring needs, skill and educational requirements, recruitment difficulties, and other labour market challenges.

 

Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, February 2016

Published: March 16, 2016

 WPH releases the Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot on a monthly basis.

 

Hamilton (CMA) Labour Force Snapshot, January 2016

Published: February 18, 2016

 WPH releases the Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot on a monthly basis.

 

Help Wanted in Hamilton, 2015

Published: January 28, 2016

 An infographic of the Help Wanted in Hamilton Online Job Vacancies 2015 Report

 

Help Wanted in Hamilton, Job Vacancies Full Report: 2015

Published: January 28, 2016

 The Job Vacancies Full Report 2015 indicates that Hamilton's unemployment rate remained below Canada's and Ontario's average.

 

Hamilton (CMA) Labour Force Snapshot, December 2015

Published: January 14, 2016

WPH releases the Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot on a monthly basis.

 

Hamilton (CMA) Labour Force Snapshot, November 2015

Published: December 10, 2015

 WPH releases the Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot on a monthly basis.   

2015 Labour Market Plan Summary Report

Published: December 3, 2015

The Summary Report of the Labour Market Plan 2015 includes information on Hamilton's current labour market conditions; the top competencies identified by employers for their employees; job postings by skill level; number of job postings per month, and much more!

Hamilton (CMA) Labour Force Snapshot, October 2015

Published: November 12, 2015

 WPH releases the Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot on a monthly basis.  

 

Plan du marche du travail de 2015

Published: November 5, 2015

 Plan du marche du travail de 2015: Un plan pluriannuel pour le developpement du marche du travail a Hamilton.

2015 Labour Market Plan

Published: November 4, 2015

 Workforce Planning Hamilton's 2015 Labour Market Plan involves revisiting our multi-year plan that was established last year with the support of key labour market stakeholders. 

 

Help Wanted in Hamilton: Job Vacancies Full Report, 3rd Quarter 2015

Published: October 14, 2015

Workforce Planning Hamilton releases online job vacancy statistics every quarter to capture a portion of real-time labour demand in the community. The information presented here reflects online job postings for the 3rd Quarter 2015, from July 1st to September 31, 2015. 

 

Help Wanted in Hamilton Infographic - 3rd Quarter 2015

Published: October 14, 2015

Information about online job vacancies in Hamilton for the 3rd Quarter (July 1 - September 31  2015) presented as an infographic. 

There were 6,980 online job vacancies in Hamilton from July 1 - September 31, 2015, this is up 8% from 2015 Q2. Check out the infographic for more details.
 
 

Hamilton (CMA) Labour Force Snapshot, September 2015

Published: October 14, 2015

 WPH releases the Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot on a monthly basis. 

 

Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, August 2015, Issue 2, Infographic

Published: September 29, 2015

 Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, August 2015, presented as an infographic.

Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, August 2015, Issue 2

Published: September 17, 2015

WPH releases the Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot on a monthly basis. 

Good news for Hamilton is that although Canada's unemployment rate for August 2015 was 6.8%, and Ontario's was 6.6%, that of Hamilton was a low 5.2%.

Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, July 2015, Issue 1

Published: August 27, 2015

Workforce Planning Hamilton will be releasing Labour Force Snapshots on a monthly basis.

 
In Issue I you'll find information on:
 
How Hamilton's unemployment rate compares to that of Ontario and of Canada
Hamilton's month-to-month characteristics (ie. population, labour force, employment, unemployment, etc.)
Hamilton's year-to-year characteristics 
Top industries in Hamilton
Top occupations in Hamilton
Year in review
 

Help Wanted in Hamilton Infographic - 2nd Quarter 2015

Published: July 27, 2015

Information about online job vacancies in Hamilton for the 2nd Quarter (April - June  2015) presented as an infographic.  

There were 6,486 online job vacancies in Hamilton from April-June 2015, this is up 30% from 2014 Q2. Check out the infographic for more details.

Help Wanted in Hamilton: Job Vacancies Full Report, 2nd Quarter 2015

Published: July 27, 2015

 Workforce Planning Hamilton releases online job vacancy statistics every quarter to capture a portion of real-time labour demand in the community. The information presented here reflects online job postings for the 2nd Quarter 2015, from April to June 2015.

 

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.

Help Wanted in Hamilton Infographic - 1st Quarter 2015

Published: May 7, 2015

Information about online job vacancies in Hamilton for the 1st Quarter (January - March 2015) presented as an infographic.

 

Help Wanted in Hamilton: Job Vacancies Full Report, 1st Quarter 2015

Published: May 7, 2015

Workforce Planning Hamilton releases online job vacancy statistics every quarter to capture a portion of real-time labour demand in the community. The information presented here reflects online job postings for the 1st Quarter 2015, from January to March 2015.

 
 

Hire Learning Survey 2015 Report

Published: April 2, 2015

In January 2015 WPH released its second annual Hire Learning Survey (HLS). The survey's goal is to capture real-time local labour market information, with the help of our partners.  

The HLS helps the community to better understand our local labour market and its specific needs, such as current and future hiring needs.

Read on to discover the Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Hamilton's Labour Market!

 

Exploring Career Pathways in Hamilton

Published: March 31, 2015

This report is a companion piece to "Putting the Puzzle Together: Skills Alignment in Hamilton's Transforming Economy.

Whether you are looking for your very first job, a new job after being laid-off, or a job that is better suited to your skills, you can prepare yourself to succeed by exploring career pathways.

 

 

Skills in the Manufacturing Sector in Hamilton

Published: March 30, 2015

This report provides a brief overview of the manufacturing sector in Hamilton. It brings to light many of the skills challenges the industry is facing, and where efforts need to focus to help alleviate the issues.

 

Help Wanted in Hamilton: Job Vacancies Full Report, 4th Quarter 2014

Published: February 12, 2015

Workforce Planning Hamilton releases online job vacancy statistics every quarter to capture a portion of real-time labour demand in the community. The information presented here reflects online job postings from October to December 2014. 

 

Help Wanted in Hamilton Infographic - 4th Quarter 2014

Published: February 12, 2015

Information about online job vacancies in Hamilton for the 4th Quarter (October - December 2014) presented as an infographic. 

 
 

Putting the Puzzle Together: Skills Alignment in Hamilton's Tranforming Economy

Published: January 27, 2015

This report will delve into how skills are increasing across sectors in Hamilton and how this impacts prevalent occupations in the local labour market. 

Viewing your job as a set of transferable skills

Published: January 27, 2015

This is a companion piece to "Putting the Puzzle Together: Skills Alignment in Hamilton's Transforming Economy."  

When job seekers know what their transferable skills are and how to inform an employer of those skills, her or she will have greater success in finding employment or advancing in a field.

Sector of Interest: Health Care and Social Assistance

Published: January 27, 2015

Based on data analysis and in consultation with the advisory team on the "Putting the Puzzle Together: Skills Alignment in Hamilton's Transforming Economy" project, five sectors with evidence of a skills mismatch were chosen to spotlight. Here we highlight Health Care and Social Assistance.

Sector of Interest: Manufacturing

Published: January 27, 2015

Based on data analysis and in consultation with the advisory team on the "Putting the Puzzle Together: Skills Alignment in Hamilton's Transforming Economy" project, five sectors with evidence of a skills mismatch were chosen to spotlight. Here we highlight Manufacturing. 

Sector of Interest: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Published: January 27, 2015

Based on data analysis and in consultation with the advisory team on the "Putting the Puzzle Together: Skills Alignment in Hamilton's Transforming Economy" project, five sectors with evidence of a skills mismatch were chosen to spotlight. Here we highlight Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

Sector of Interest: Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Leasing

Published: January 27, 2015

Based on data analysis and in consultation with the advisory team on the "Putting the Puzzle Together: Skills Alignment in Hamilton's Transforming Economy" project, five sectors with evidence of a skills mismatch were chosen to spotlight. Here we highlight Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Leasing.

Sector of Interest: Construction

Published: January 27, 2015

 Based on data analysis and in consultation with the advisory team on the "Putting the Puzzle Together: Skills Alignment in Hamilton's Transforming Economy" project, five sectors with evidence of a skills mismatch were chosen to spotlight. Here we highlight Construction.

Help Wanted in Hamilton Infographic - 3rd Quarter July - Sept. 2014

Published: November 13, 2014

Information about online job vacancies in Hamilton for the 3rd Quarter (July - September 2014) presented as an infographic. 

Help Wanted in Hamilton Job Vacancies Full Report: 3rd Quarter 2014

Published: November 13, 2014

Workforce Planning Hamilton releases online job vacancy statistics every quarter to capture a portion of real-time labour demand in the community. The information presented here reflects online job postings from July to September 2014.

Industry Spotlight on...Business, Building and Other Support Services

Published: September 30, 2014

The release of the 2014 Labour Market Plan takes place on October 14, 2014. Every week leading up to the Labour Market Plan, Workforce Planning Hamilton will be releasing two industry profiles of the top ten industries of employment.   

These profiles use the most current information available from the 2011 National Household Survey and are a great source of information including subsector employment, business counts, educational requirements and the top occupations by industry.

Industry Spotlight on...Transportation and Warehousing

Published: September 30, 2014

The release of the 2014 Labour Market Plan takes place on October 14, 2014. Every week leading up to the Labour Market Plan, Workforce Planning Hamilton will be releasing two industry profiles of the top ten industries of employment.   

These profiles use the most current information available from the 2011 National Household Survey and are a great source of information including subsector employment, business counts, educational requirements and the top occupations by industry.
 

Industry Spotlight on...Finance, Insurance, Real Estate & Leasing

Published: September 29, 2014
The release of the 2014 Labour Market Plan takes place on October 14, 2014. Every week leading up to the Labour Market Plan, Workforce Planning Hamilton will be releasing two industry profiles of the top ten industries of employment.
 
These profiles use the most current information available from the 2011 National Household Survey and are a great source of information including subsector employment, business counts, educational requirements and the top occupations by industry.
 

 

Industry Spotlight on...Accommodation and Food Services

Published: September 29, 2014

The release of the 2014 Labour Market Plan takes place on October 14, 2014. Every week leading up to the Labour Market Plan, Workforce Planning Hamilton will be releasing two industry profiles of the top ten industries of employment.

These profiles use the most current information available from the 2011 National Household Survey and are a great source of information including subsector employment, business counts, educational requirements and the top occupations by industry.
 

Employers Tell All: Recruitment difficulties, skills and training requirements of Hamilton employers

Published: September 25, 2014

The results of recent research by Workforce Planning Hamilton including the 2014 Hire Learning Survey; 63 one-on-one employer interviews, online job vacancy statistics and other projects are highlighted in this presentation.

Read about the 7 key themes heard from local employers, and the advice that they share with job seekers.

Industry Spotlight on...Construction

Published: September 25, 2014

The release of the 2014 Labour Market Plan takes place on October 14, 2014. Every week leading up to the Labour Market Plan, Workforce Planning Hamilton will be releasing two industry profiles of the top ten industries of employment.

These profiles use the most current information available from the 2011 National Household Survey and are a great source of information including subsector employment, business counts, educational requirements and the top occupations by industry.

 

Industry Spotlight on...Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Published: September 25, 2014

The release of the 2014 Labour Market Plan takes place on October 14, 2014. Every week leading up to the Labour Market Plan, Workforce Planning Hamilton will be releasing two industry profiles of the top ten industries of employment.

These profiles use the most current information available from the 2011 National Household Survey and are a great source of information including subsector employment, business counts, educational requirements and the top occupations by industry.

 

Industry Spotlight on...Manufacturing

Published: September 18, 2014

The release of the 2014 Labour Market Plan takes place on October 14, 2014. Every week leading up to the Labour Market Plan, Workforce Planning Hamilton will be releasing two industry profiles of the top ten industries of employment.

These profiles use the most current information available from the 2011 National Household Survey and are a great source of information including subsector employment, business counts, educational requirements and the top occupations by industry.

 
 

Industry Spotlight on...Educational Services

Published: September 18, 2014

The release of the 2014 Labour Market Plan takes place on October 14, 2014. Every week leading up to the Labour Market Plan, Workforce Planning Hamilton will be releasing two industry profiles of the top ten industries of employment.

These profiles use the most current information available from the 2011 National Household Survey and are a great source of information including subsector employment, business counts, educational requirements and the top occupations by industry.

 
 

Industry Spotlight on...Retail and Wholesale Trade

Published: September 11, 2014

The release of the 2014 Labour Market Plan takes place on October 14, 2014. Every week leading up to the Labour Market Plan, Workforce Planning Hamilton will be releasing two industry profiles of the top ten industries of employment.

These profiles use the most current information available from the 2011 National Household Survey and are a great source of information including subsector employment, business counts, educational requirements and the top occupations by industry.

 

 

Industry Spotlight on...Health Care and Social Assistance

Published: September 11, 2014

The release of the 2014 Labour Market Plan takes place on October 14, 2014. Every week leading up to the Labour Market Plan, Workforce Planning Hamilton will be releasing two industry profiles of the top ten industries of employment.

These profiles use the most current information available from the 2011 National Household Survey and are a great source of information including subsector employment, business counts, educational requirements and the top occupations by industry.

 

 

Help Wanted in Hamilton Infographic - 2nd Quarter April - June 2014

Published: August 20, 2014

Information about online job vacancies in Hamilton for the 2nd Quarter (April - June 2014) presented as an infographic.

Help Wanted in Hamilton Job Vacancies Full Report: 2nd Quarter 2014

Published: August 20, 2014

Workforce Planning Hamilton releases online job vacancy statistics every quarter to capture a portion of real-time labour demand in the community. The information presented here reflects online job postings from April to June 2014.

A checklist with tips as you start your new job

Published: June 16, 2014

This handy checklist is for people who have just started a new job and provides tips on how to prepare for their new employment.  Information is shared regarding how to prepare for their first day on the job; their first week on the job; their first months on the job, and how to have continued success.

Workforce Planning Hamilton thanks the Peel Newcomer Strategy group who originally developed this material with funding and support from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the United Way Peel Region and the Region of Peel.

Click here to see a French version of the checklist.

Une liste de vertification remplie de conseils pour commencer votre novel emploi

Published: June 16, 2014

French version of "A checklist with tips as you start your new job."

Click here to read the English version.

 

Working Together: Beasley Neighbourhood

Published: June 11, 2014

Working Together: Examining Employment, Education, and Training Strategies for the Jamesville, Beasley, and Keith Neighbourhoods is a report of the Labour Market Action Partnership.

Along with a full report, and an executive summary, individual reports were created for each of the three areas. This brief report is for Beasley Neighbourhood.

Read the complete report here.

 

Working Together: Keith Neighbourhood

Published: June 11, 2014

Working Together: Examining Employment, Education, and Training Strategies for the Jamesville, Beasley, and Keith Neighbourhoods is a report of the Labour Market Action Partnership.

Along with a full report, and an executive summary, individual reports were created for each of the three areas. This brief report is for Keith Neighbourhood.

Read the complete report here.

Working Together: Jamesville Hub

Published: June 10, 2014

Working Together: Examining Employment, Education, and Training Strategies for the Jamesville, Beasley, and Keith Neighbourhoods is a report of the Labour Market Action Partnership.

Along with a full report, and an executive summary, individual reports were created for each of the three areas. This brief report is for the Jamesville Hub.

Read the complete report here.

Are Hamiltonians giving up the job search? The reality behind the numbers

Published: May 22, 2014

The report provides a detailed look at Hamilton's declining participation rate since the economic downturn.

2013-2014 Hire Learning Initiative in Review

Published: May 8, 2014

The review combines the findings of the Help Wanted in Hamiton - Quarterly Job Vacancy Reports with the results of the Hire Learning Survey.  The review will provide the Hamilton community with a sense of where the jobs are now, and where the jobs are likely to be in the coming year.

Help Wanted in Hamilton - Infographic, 1st Quarter Jan-Mar. 2014

Published: April 29, 2014

Information about online job vacancies in Hamilton for the 1st Quarter (January - March 2014) presented as an infographic. 

Get your career started in Hamilton

Published: April 22, 2014

This infographic was developed for the students who participated in McMaster's Hamilton Employment Crawl, 2014 on April 30, 2014.  Provided is a look at Hamilton's current labour market conditions, including the top industries by employment, Hamilton job search resources and how to start your own business.

Discovering Career Success through Sales and Service in Hamilton

Published: March 27, 2014

Employing almost one in four Hamilton workers, sales and service occupations play an essential role in our community’s labour market.

WPH's latest research was been developed to provide insight into Hamilton’s top occupational group and the career growth and opportunities available. 

Discovering Career Success through Sales and Service in Hamilton (fast fact sheet)

Published: March 27, 2014

This fact sheet for job seekers lists the types of opportunities that are available for all skill levels, how to find a job in the sectors, career pathways and salary expectations.

2014 Hire Learning Survey: The Complete Series of Results

Published: March 20, 2014

Did you know that permanent full-time positions are the most common type of jobs available in Hamilton? Or that there are job opportunities for all educational backgrounds? These are some of the results discovered by WPH as we release the results of the first annual Hire Learning Survey (HLS).

A total of 143 employers completed the survey, sharing their real-time labour market information.  The HLS is part of WPH's Hire Learning Initiative, which includes a series of quarterly job vacancy reports.

HLS: Types of Employment & Educational Requirements

Published: March 20, 2014

This section from the 2014 Hire Learning Survey: The Complete Series of Results indicates that permanent full-time positions are the most common types of jobs available, and that in Hamilton, there are opportunities for individuals with all educational backgrounds.

HLS: Recruitment

Published: March 20, 2014

 This section from the 2014 Hire Learning Survey: The Complete Series of Results indicates that the majority of Hamilton employers find recruitment to be a somewhat challenging issue.  The top recruitment methods used by Hamilton employers include: word of mouth/employee networks; online job listings; organization's website; and using personal contacts.

HLS: 10 things you need to know about Hamilton's labour market in 2014

Published: March 20, 2014

This section from the 2014 Hire Learning Survey: The Complete Series of Results shares information such as: permanent full-time positions are the most common types of jobs available; there are job opportunities for all educational backgrounds; many of the occupations currently in demand require college education, and more...

HLS: Employment Outlook

Published: March 20, 2014

This section from the 2014 Hire Learning Survey: The Complete Series of Results indicates that the majority of Hamilton employers who responded to the survey have a generally positive employment outlook.  

Occupational groups that will be in the greatest demand over the next year include: professionals, managers, technical, skilled trades, and sales and marketing, amongst others.

HLS: Skill Requirements

Published: March 20, 2014

This section from the 2014 Hire Learning Survey: The Complete Series of Results indicates that thinking, oral communication and a knowledge of digital technology are some of the essential skills that employers have the most difficulty in finding in employees.

Hamilton's Employment and Training Network

Published: February 27, 2014

This report, created in partnership with the Skills Development Flagship, is designed to help service providers better understand current employment and training program options in Hamilton to aid greater connectivity, awareness and alignment of programs and services.

Women at Work: Labour Market Snapshot of Skilled Trades for Women in Hamilton

Published: February 26, 2014

An info-graphic was created as part of the information that was included in a booklet distributed to female high school students who attended Tech 2014 on February 25, 2014.  

Although there are over 21,000 employed people in Hamilton who have a trades certificate or apprenticeship education only 6,515 of those are women.  The ratio of men to women in the skilled trades in Hamilton is 3:1.

 

Help Wanted in Hamilton - Job Vacancies Full Report, 4th Quarter 2013

Published: February 13, 2014

This is the third quarterly release that provides information about real-time labour demand in Hamilton.  The information presented here reflects online job postings from October to December 2013. 

Help Wanted in Hamilton - Infographic, 4th Quarter

Published: February 13, 2014

Information about online job vacancies in Hamilton for the 3rd Quarter (October - December 2013) presented as an infographic.

The Need to Make Skills Work presentation

Published: December 12, 2013

 Presentation by Daniel Munro, from the Conference Board of Canada, on December 11, 2013 at WPH's event: The Need to Make Skills Work. 

Help Wanted in Hamilton - Job Vacancies Full Report, 3rd Quarter 2013

Published: October 25, 2013

This is the second of quarterly releases that provides information about real-time labour demand in Hamilton.  The information presented here reflects online job postings from July to September 2013.

Help Wanted in Hamilton - Infographic, 3rd Quarter

Published: October 25, 2013

 Information about online job vacancies in Hamilton for the 3rd Quarter (July - September 2013) presented as an infographic.

Listening to the Voices of Experienced Workers in Hamilton: Workforce Barriers and Solutions

Published: October 24, 2013

As people remain in the workplace longer they face a distinct set of barriers to finding employment. This project entailed interviewing 20 experienced workers (people 45 years of age and over) to discover their barriers to employment.  A literature search was carried out to discover what research has been done in the past regarding barriers to employment for this group.  

A call to action is included with recommendations for the future.

Workforce Trends in Hamilton: A Supplement to the 2013 Labour Market Plan

Published: October 11, 2013

During the six months since Workforce Planning Hamilton (WPH) released our 2013 Labour Market Plan new data has become available through the National Household Survey as well as a special data set that profiles job seeking clients accessing Employment Ontario services and programs. With this new information along with updates to other labour market indicators we have prepared a brief report that explores workforce trends in Hamilton with a special emphasis on Hamilton’s workforce and job seeking clients.

Help Wanted in Hamilton - Infographic, 2nd Quarter

Published: August 9, 2013

 Welcome to Workforce Planning Hamilton's online job vacancies full report for April - June 2013, displayed in an infographic.  

To read the full report please click here.

Help Wanted in Hamilton - Job Vacancies Full Report, 2nd Quarter 2013

Published: August 9, 2013

Workforce Planning Hamilton is pleased to release the first edition of Help Wanted in Hamilton, a report on online job vacancies for April - June 2013.  This report is the beginning of WPH's process to release this timely labour market information into our community.  The reports will be released quarterly and in the future we'll be able to compare job growth or decline over time.

To view an infographic of the report please click here.

Employment in Hamilton: HEC handout

Published: April 22, 2013

This information was created for McMaster students who participated in the Hamilton Employment Crawl on May 1 and 2/13.  Included is information about what is happening in Hamilton's economy; where are the jobs; where is Hamilton headed; and the key clusters of economic development. 

2013 Labour Market Plan

Published: March 26, 2013

The 2013 Labour Market Plan provides a comprehensive overview of local labour market developments in Hamilton since the release of our 2012 Labour Market Plan.  Highlighting key industry sectors and workforce issues, this plan is an ongoing process for our community, keeping current with the changing labour market.

A Taste of Agribusiness: A Labour Market Profile of the Agribusiness and Food Processing Cluster in Hamilton

Published: March 26, 2013

Hamilton’s agricultural sector has grown to a $1.3 billion industry and provides great opportunity for the city's businesses and labour force. The City of Hamilton Economic Development Strategy identified agribusiness and food processing as a key cluster for business advancement.

Workforce Planning Hamilton prepared this labour market profile as a guide to the employment and business opportunities within the cluster, as well as an outlook on the future employment prosperity of the industry.
 

A Taste of Agribusiness Companion Piece

Published: March 22, 2013

Agribusiness is a $1.3 billion industry in Hamilton, and there are over 9400 people working directly in the agricultural and food process industries.  This companion piece to WPH's A Taste of Agribusiness: A Labour Market Profile of the Agribusiness and Food Processing Cluster in Hamiton will be useful for job seekers and students.

Checking the Pulse: Companion Piece

Published: March 13, 2013

This companion piece to Checking the Pulse: A Labour Market Profile of the Health Care Industry in Hamilton offers useful information for job seekers and students.  Featured are facts about the types of work available for people at Skill Level A to D.  Find out what employers are saying about how health care in Ontario is being transformed due to an aging population.

Checking the Pulse: A Labour Market Profile of the Health Care Industry in Hamilton

Published: March 8, 2013

With an increase in employment of over 10% between 2007 and 2012, the health care sector is one of the Hamilton CMA's (which includes Burlington and Grimsby) fastest growing areas of economic development.  This report includes an overview of the broad health care sector in Hamilton, information on ambulatory health care services, hospitals, and nursing and residential care facilities.

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

Careers in the Goods Movement and Supply Chain and Logistics Sector in Hamilton - Report Overview

Published: October 30, 2012

This is an overview of the Make it, Move it, Ship it: Careers in the Goods Movement and Supply Chain and Logistics Sector in Hamilton report.  The handout was distributed at the Make it, Move it, Ship it event held on October 24/12.

Where are all the jobs? Hamilton's top occupations

Published: October 3, 2012

This report outlines the most prominent occupations in Hamilton's top 10 industries.  Provided is information about the required skill level, median income and outlook for future employment for each occupation.  

Information from the 2006 census provided the basis for much of the report, as it provides the most comprehensive data.  To identify more recent trends, Local Labour Market Indictors derived from Canadian Business Patterns (June 2011), Labour Force Survey (2010) and other Statistics Canada sources were also included.

Employment in Hamilton: Yours to Discover

Published: April 20, 2012

This handout was developed for the participants of the Hamilton Employment Crawl, who are students at McMaster University.  Much of the labour market information included can be useful to people of all ages who are looking to be more informed about Hamilton's labour market.

Included: The six areas identified by the City of Hamilton as part of its Economic Development Strategy; Top 10 sectors of employment in Hamiton; Top 10 growth occupations; specific labour market information regarding manufacturing, healthcare, social services, creative industries, public administration and finance.

Make it, Move it, Ship it: Careers in the Goods Movement and Supply Chain & Logistics Sector in Hamilton

Published: February 15, 2012

For skilled workers ready for a rewarding career, Hamilton’s Goods Movement and Supply Chain and Logistics sector is a bright prospect. It is an industry that thrives in the exact kind of environment Hamilton provides – an established infrastructure with close proximity to major commerce hubs (Niagara region, Toronto and the United States border). No other municipality in Canada is so ideally suited to all four major modes of transportation.

This report gives an industry overview of air transportation, rail transportation, marine transportation and truck transportation, as well as supply chain management & logistics.  The results of a survey with local goods movement sector employers is included.

Careeview, Spring/Summer 2011: Accommodation and Food Services

Published: June 24, 2011
In Hamilton over 13,000 people work in the accommodation and food services industry.  In this issue of Careerview readers will find out what it takes to work in this industry, what local employers are looking for, and a list of the top 5 occupations.  Featured are an interview with a cook, and with the owner of Phyl's Family Restaurant.

The Future of the Green Economy in Hamilton (summary report)

Published: May 31, 2011

The brochure is a summary of the larger report, The Future of the Greeen Economy: Grand Erie, Hamilton and Niagara.  The green economy is defined and key sectors are listed.  The top 20 occupations in green industries are indicated.  A summary of employer survey results is listed.  For an indepth look at the green economy we encourage you to review The Future of the Green Economy: Grand Erie, Hamilton and Niagara.

Creative Industries - Creative Skills in Hamilton (summary report)

Published: May 31, 2011

The brochure is a summary of the larger report, Creative Industries - Creative Skills in Hamilton.  This report provides labour market information profiles for the seven key sectors driving the creative industries in Hamilton.  A summary of the survey results of local employer and professionals is provided.  For an indepth look at the creative industries we encourage you to review Creative Industries - Creative Skills in Hamilton.

Trading up your career: Guide to career opportunities in the Skilled Trades

Published: April 1, 2011
WPH supports access to the skilled trades with this guide that profiles career opportunities in demand in the Hamilton area.  To determine which occupations appeared in the guide, WPH consulted with industry partners and local employers.

Employee Resource Guide: Hamilton Healthy Workplaces

Published: March 1, 2011
A resource guide for employees which was made available through the Hamilton Healthy Workplaces Project, 2010-11.

Construction Sector Occupations Guide

Published: June 23, 2010
Lists steps to apprenticeship; career profiles of construction occupations including job responsibilities, education required, future job outlook.

Industrial Sector Occupations Guide

Published: June 23, 2010
Lists steps to apprenticeship; career profiles of industrial sector occupations including job responsibilities, education required, future job outlook.

Motive Power Occupations Guide

Published: June 23, 2010
Lists steps to apprenticeship; career profiles of motive power occupations including job responsibilities, education required, future job outlook.

Service Sector Occupations Guide

Published: June 23, 2010
Lists steps to apprenticeship; career profiles of service sector occupations including job responsibilities, education required, future job outlook.

Promising Sectors in Hamilton's Labour Market

Published: February 23, 2010
Ten promising sectors are profiled, ranging from admin/support services to education, to warehouse and storage.  Featured are interviews with employers and labour market information on each sector.

Caring Careers: A Guide to Occupations in Healthcare (Revised)

Published: January 1, 2010
A revised version of the Caring Careers Guide, which was originally published in 2004.

Growing Your Career: Occupations in the Horticulture and Landscaping Industry

Published: January 1, 2010
List of occupations; responsibilities; education/training required; future job market and local employers.

Realities and Possibilities: A Report on Employer Experiences and Thoughts about the Employment of Youth

Published: January 1, 2010
WPH research on employer experiences and their thoughts about the employment of youth.

Making Career Choices Labour Market Information for Occupations in Hamilton

Published: January 1, 2010
Profiles some of the eligible Second Career occupations, as well as other career opportunities.

Industrial Sector Occupations Guide

Published: January 1, 2010
Lists steps to apprenticeship; career profiles of industrial sector occupations including job responsibilities, education required, future job outlook, etc.

Max Valiquette Presentation, Feb. 24, 2009

Published: February 24, 2009
Presentation by Max Valiquette of Youthography on coping with a multi-generational workforce.

Guide to Employment, Training and Personal Support Services in Hamilton

Published: January 1, 2009
Features information services; employment services; peer support and outreach; ESL and LINC; skills development; income support, and personal support services in Hamilton.

Guide to Employment, Training and Personal Suport Services in Haldimand/Norfolk/Brantford

Published: January 1, 2009
Features information services; employment services; peer support and outreach; ESL and LINC; skills development; income support, and personal support services in the Haldimand/Norfolk/Brantford area.

Workforce Focus, Small Business and Self Employment, Sept. 2008

Published: September 1, 2008
Recents trends; nature of small business; top self-employment occupations (2006); rate by age.

Careerview Sept. 2008, Healthcare

Published: September 1, 2008
Information for unemployed people on working in healthcare; what local employers are looking for; spotlight on PSW career.

Common Skills Lexicon

Published: January 1, 2008
Examines how job seekers, employers and Action Centres describe generic skills and skill sets in the job search process.

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.

Community Connects: Employment Ontario Event Reference Binder

Published: July 1, 2007
A reference binder listing Hamilton and area based programs/services that are funded by Employment Ontario.

Move on up: Career Opportunities in the Goods Movement Sector in Hamilton

Published: October 1, 2006

This poster was created to highlight the career opportunities in the Goods
Movement Sector in Hamilton.  It was created in conjunction with the Move on Up career profiles guide.

Move on Up: Career Profiles from the Goods Movement Cluster in Hamilton

Published: October 1, 2006

The Move on Up project was developed to promote the many challenging and lucrative careers in the goods movement cluster in Hamilton.

Finding Balance - Employees

Published: June 1, 2006
An employee's guide to understanding and implementing work-life balance at home and in the workplace.

Internet Job Searching User's Guide

Published: January 1, 2003
Introductory guide and directory to jumpstart a rewarding job search on the internet.