Vol 3, Issue 3, March 18, 2022
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Meet WPH's new member, Q4 Data Report, Hamilton's Today hosted by Scott Thompson Interviewing WPH Executive Director Khadija Hamidu, Hamilton Youth Workforce HYW- WPH, SME Report, Who's Hiring in the Hamilton Region Learn by working: experiential pathways in graduate studies, An Exploration mindest can help ease students' anxiety about their future ANNUAL HIPC EVENT - MARCH 24, HIPC - Recourses for Women! YMCA | Youth of Tomorrow Conference March 24, 2022, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, ABEA - Leaders In Literacy Award Nomination, Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for February 2022
WPH updates
Meet WPH's new member
Travis MacCarl - Content Creator
" I am very excited to be starting at Workforce Planning Hamilton, I have a background in Video Editing & Graphic Design, and I look forward to working with such an amazing team here at Workforce Planning Hamilton" - Travis
Q4 Data Report

Key trends in the Hamilton's Labour Market
  • There was a significant change in the unemployment rate with a decrease in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Office Support Occupations jobs grew the most in quarter 4, growing by 5600 jobs
  • Technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport declined the most in total jobs decreasing by 2400 jobs.
Hamilton Youth Workforce HYW- WPH
continues to grow, learn more about YOUTH job opportunities, events, and
various programs through our youth page Follow & Share
Hamilton's Today hosted by Scott Thompson Interviewing WPH Executive Director Khadija Hamidu
SME Report
The level of engagement throughout this project was excellent, both with the manufacturing and construction employers. Every employer who did participate in the questionnaire was extremely interested in speaking about their workforce needs, desires, concerns in detail and at great lengths.
This report summarizes these findings
Who's Hiring in the Hamilton region
The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA is looking for :
Volunteer Experience Coordinator Apply Here
Volunteer Bingo Runner Apply Here
Senior Manager, Database Management & Data Services: Apply Here
Animal Care Attendant, Level 1  Apply Here

is hiring a licensed Millwright

Shoppers Drug Mart
902 Mohawk Rd E, Hamilton
is hiring a Pharmacist
Learn by working: experiential pathways in graduate studies
Previously found almost exclusively in undergraduate programs, there is now growing support for developing experiential learning (i.e. work experience) at the graduate level. Students across disciplines are hungry for alternative ways to learn, but also to be remunerated for their skills. Institutions are responding by making space for EL within a busy curriculum. EL bridges the gap between theory and practice by giving students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they’ve gained through their program of study. For example, you may have learned about the best practices for marketing a product in your introduction to marketing course, but when your professor invites a small business into the classroom and you get to develop a strategy to bring their product to market, your textbook comes to life.
The applied work experience might be attached to different names. You might hear it called “co-op,” “internship,” “work-integrated learning” or others. These programs are different in how they are administered and count towards a degree, but they all lead to the same thing – learn by working. For simplicity, these hands-on learn-by-work experiences will be called an “internship.”
An Exploration mindest can help ease students' anxiety about their future
Through discovering their ikigai and planning for happenstance, young people can develop a sense of agency in their career journey 
Stephanie Koonar 
“What will you do when you graduate?” 
This question can stop young people in their tracks. Many students feel lost and confused and are not sure of their next steps. They often feel pressure to choose one career for the rest of their life. 
As career educators, we know that this is not the case. A career is a lifelong journey that includes many jobs, volunteer opportunities and roles. Most career journeys will require us to adapt and pivot as circumstances change and new opportunities present themselves. 
One way to reduce stress and anxiety for young people is to introduce them to the exploration mindset. This approach asks youth to take a breath, to relax and to picture themselves on an adventure. This is a lifelong journey where they will learn about themselves and discover opportunities to use their talents to make a difference in the world. 

Happening in the community!
Contact immigration.partnership@hamilton.ca to attend or for more details!
HIPC - Recourses for Women!
With Women's History Month in March, there remains a strong need for ongoing awareness and action to address gender-based violence and advance gender equality.

Did you know? 
-Racialized women and non-racialized women were equally likely to have experienced intimate partner violence. 
-Among those who had ever been in an intimate partner relationship, 29% of women belonging to a racialized ethno-cultural group reported experiencing some kind of psychological, physical, or sexual violence committed by an intimate partner in their lifetime (since the age of 15).
-One-quarter (25%) of racialized women between the ages of 15 and 24 experienced IPV in the past 12 months.

Resources for Addressing Gender-Based Violence:

YMCA | Youth of Tomorrow
Conference March 24, 2022
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Connect virtually with like-minded peers and BIPOC industry professionals to explore different career paths and build the skills required for your future. 
ABEA - Leaders In Literacy Award Nomination

Awards are presented at the Leaders in Literacy Breakfast in June. Nominations are open until April 15th.
Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for February 2022
The Hamilton COVID Concierge for Business is a one-stop online resource centre and phone line dedicated to supporting Hamilton businesses with their COVID-19 business questions and concerns.
Hamilton businesses can call the COVID Concierge at 905-521-3989 (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm) or Contact Us online. Learn more at hamiltoncovidconcierge.ca
The Hamilton COVID Concierge for Business is brought to you by the Hamilton COVID Concierge Team, comprised of the City of Hamilton and the three local Chambers of Commerce.
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