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Hamilton Economic Development

Workforce

With a strong, educated workforce with immediate access to a talent pool of thousands and close to internationally acclaimed post secondary institutions, Hamilton has the workforce needed for various investments in the city. Take a look at some of the details and learn more about the workforce you need to get the job done.

HAMILTON’S LABOUR MARKET AT A GLANCE 
December 2016, Hamilton CMA (Source: Labour Force Survey)

Labour force (x 1,000)422.1 (+ 3800 people, monthly change)
Employment (x 1,000)397.4 (+ 5300 people, monthly change)
Unemployment (x 1,000)24.7 (-1500 people, monthly change)
Unemployment rate (percent)5.9 (-0.4 points, monthly change)
Participation rate (percent)64.6 (+0.5 points , monthly change)
Employment rate (percent)60.8 (+0.7 points, montly change)

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Canada Labour Market Information
Answer your questions about jobs, wages and salaries, skills and the availability of workers in local areas across Canada.

Working in Canada
Working in Canada looks at current and future job prospects. Information can be found by using occupational titles and / or fields of study.

Ontario Job Futures
Provides information on the current trends and future outlook for 190 occupations common to Ontario.

Ontario Labour Market Information
Labour market conditions and trends in Ontario, as well as in information and statistics from specific regions or communities in the province.

Dollar & Sense:
Guide to employer training credits, incentives and supports.

For more information, please read the Labour Market Information PDF

 

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WELCOME TO HAMILTON

Ranked Canada's most diversified economy, home to Canada's busiest multi-modal cargo airport, the busiest port on the Canadian Great Lakes, and centrally located within a one hour drive to Toronto, Waterloo and the Niagara/US Border, Hamilton is at the center of it all. With two internationally renowned post-secondary institutions in the city (surrounded by 23 other), a diverse and learned workforce and both ample greenfield and urban sites upon which to build, we're ready for your investment.

Welcome to unstoppable.