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Navigating Hamilton’s Workforce: Partners in Workforce Development

Workforce Planning Hamilton (WPH) is a Hamilton-based community planning organization that builds solutions to labour market issues thorough community engagement and partnership.

At WPH we envision a thriving Hamilton community where labour market issues are proactively addressed; and all individuals and organizations are able to achieve their potential.

We do this by providing labour market directly to the local community, job seekers, employment service providers, employers, and community organizations. We host Hamilton’s largest job board on our website to support both the supply and demand side of the labour market and support local people into work at local businesses. 

WPH’s greatest strength is our comprehensive community involvement and representation. We also host and attend several community consultations, contribute to advisory committees, and collaborate with local organizations to support community initiatives.   Our Board of Directors and project partners represent a diverse range of constituency groups, including:

•          Business

•          Labour

•          Education and training

•          Equity groups

Drawing on the expertise of such a broad cross section of our community enables us to better identify and address existing and anticipated labour force needs.

Each year WPH produces a Lacal Labour Market Plan (LLMP). The LLMP is the result of WPH’s annual community planning process that identifies priority labour market issues in Hamilton and documents their project and partnership solutions through community consultations. The Plan is a community document and, as such, it can be used by organizations and individuals to inform labour market projects in Hamilton.

In addition to producing the Labour Market Plan, WPH’s annual strategic plan consists of four projects and several project partnerships every year. These activities rely on the Labour Market Plan and discussion at the Board table.

Browse our website to discover the work we are doing this year in Current Projects or review our previous completed work in Past Projects. If you’re looking for Labour Market Data, you can find labour market snapshots and other relevant infographic. If you require Hamilton-unique labour market information, you can use our Data Request Form to seek our assistance in proving you tailored data requests. Each year our we hold a local labour market consultation where we rely on the community to provide insight into the labour market needs for Hamilton – and in turn, we release a Local Labour Market Report that shapes the work we do each year at WPH which can be downloaded and shared in both French and English. 

Workforce Planning Hamilton is one of 25 training boards in Ontario. WPH is a not-for-profit organization and is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development and funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

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