Apprenticeship / Training
- Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
OYAP opens the door to apprenticeship by helping young people obtain placements in 150+ skilled trades that can be learned through apprenticeship training. Links to apprenticeship information, opportunities and training are available through this site.
- Opportunity Knocks
A leading source of nonprofit jobs and career opportunities. Do a quick keyword search or use the Advanced Search link to see job listings by city, organization or position type.
- Skills Canada
A national, not-for-profit organization, which works with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to reposition trade and technical careers as a first choice career option for Canadian youth.
- Hamilton Business Directory
Your resource for sourcing companies, products and expertise located in and around Hamilton, includes over 14,000 local business profiles.
- Hamilton District Chamber of Commerce
The Hamilton and District Chamber of Commerce works with the business community to provide networking opportunities and a business voice within the area.
- Invest in Hamilton
Hamilton’s Economic Development Office is the central point of contact for business assistance. Its services are geared to serve new start-up companies, corporate relocations, and the expansion and retention of existing business.
- Small Business Enterprise Centre
Offers small business supports including personalized consultation sessions, a mentorship program in partnership with local accounting, legal and insurance firms, an in-house resource library, networking groups and workshops.
- Women Who Excel
This site offers networking and support to business-women in the Hamilton and Halton regions.
Education / Literacy
- Adult Basic Education Association
A non-profit umbrella organization for adult basic literacy programs in Hamilton. They develop and plan literacy services and promote lifelong learning in the community.
- Industry Education Council of Hamilton
The Industry-Education Council is dedicated to increasing school-community collaboration across the region by providing challenging learning opportunities for students. Their mandate is to bring people and resources together to deliver programming that complements our education system.
- McMaster University
Offers school news, pages for departments and faculties, and information for students.
- Mohawk College
Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology – Information on the school, programs and services available at the College.
- Redeemer University College
Information on the institute including information on the campus, enrolments and fees, programs and degrees, student facilities and services and more.
Seven organizations provide employment services funded by Employment Ontario in Hamilton. Job seekers and employers will find a full range of employment services in each of these locations. Find up-to-date information on where to access employment services at www.employmentontario.ca or call the Employment Ontario hotline: 1-800-387-5656.
- Mohawk College (2 sites)
Fennell Campus, 135 Fennell Ave. West, Hamilton, 905-575-2177
211 Centennial Parkway North, 905-575-2177
- vpi Inc.
1051 Upper James St., Suite 102, Hamilton, 905-387-2220
Employment Resource Centres
- PATH Employment
Specialized full range of employment services for persons with disabilities.
31 King St. East, Suite 100, Hamilton, Tel. 905-528-6611
- YWCA Hamilton
YWCA Hamilton is a full range of employment services for women’s housing, skills development and training, children’s service, youth programs, development services, health and wellness, and immigration and settlement
75 MacNab Street South, L8P 3C1, Hamilton, Tel. 905-522-9922
- Canadian Human Rights Commission
Is responsible for ensuring that federally regulated employers provide equal opportunities for employment to the four designated groups: women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. The Commission is also mandated to develop and conduct information and discrimination prevention programs.
- Immigration and Citizenship
Features legal and procedural information, news and statistics, and publications and forms for all aspects of Canadian immigration.
- Employment Standards
Information about minimum standards of employment for employers and employees in the workplace.
- Ministry of Labour
Links to news and information on employment standards, health and safety, labour relations and more.
- Ontario Womens Directorate
Provides focus for government action on issues of concern to women – in particular, social, economic and justice-related issues.
- Canadian Labour Congress
Publications, information and links relating to Canadian labour issues such as wages and working conditions, improved health and safety laws, social programs, training programs and more.
- Ontario Job Futures
A career tool to help you plan for your future. It provides useful information about 190 occupational groups common in Ontario. The site offers information on how to find an occupation, job profiles, employment patterns and how jobs are defined.
Labour Force Information
- Canadian Labour and Business Centre
A national forum for dialogue and research on Canadian Labour Market and skills issues involving people from the labour and business community,
- Service Canada
Provides links to information available from Service Canada on finding a job, Employment Insurance, Family benefits, CPP, etc. etc.
- Statistics Canada
From publications to electronic data, census to survey information. Statistics Canada is the official source for Canadian social and economic statistics and products.
- Working in Canada
The Working in Canada Web site provides job seekers, workers and those who are new to the Canadian labour market with the information required to make informed decisions about where to live and work. The site can assist individuals who are searching for work or looking to make career decisions
Workforce Planning Ontario
Other Community Services
Aboriginal / Metis
- Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
Provide quality programs and services to all age groups regardless of status or residency for the betterment of the health and welfare of the Native Community.
- ACFO Régionale Hamilton
The Francophone Employment Resource Centres provide services to individuals seeking employment as well as employers seeking bilingual staff.
- Centre de santé
A multi-service agency providing health and social services to French-speaking clients at our two sites: in Welland serving the Niagara region, and in Hamilton serving the new city of Hamilton.
- Office des affaires francophones
Provides information on the provinces French-speaking population to other levels of government and the public, and co-ordinates the government-wide delivery of French-language services in the 24 areas designated under the French Language Services Act.
- The Red Book
An online database of more than 4500 records of community, government, voluntary sector, non-profit and health sector programs and services, in Hamilton is useful to persons looking for employers within those sectors.
Information for new Canadians such as finding job resources, sponsorship, ESL housing health and more.
Persons with Disabilities
- Canadian Hearing Society
Provides services that enhance the independence of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people, and that encourage prevention of hearing loss.
- Goodwill, Amity Group
Provides a wide range of workforce development training programs, community job placement and support services so that employment and personal fulfillment will be achieved by more people with disabilities or other vocational barriers.
- Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) is intended to meet the needs of people with disabilities and help them to become more independent. Additional information on the program and useful links are available on the website.
- Ontario March of Dimes
Has a range of services designed to assist people with disabilities to improve their employment opportunities and increase their income potential.
- PATH Employment
Assists persons with disabilities in finding work, deciding on a career and accessing skills training, and assists employers in recruiting qualified staff and obtaining wage subsidies for eligible new employees.
- Community Living Hamilton
Community Living Hamilton supports 1,400 people with developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome and Autism. The largest service provider in Hamilton for these individuals and their families, and the largest non-profits and registered charities in the Hamilton community.
- Advancing Women in Skilled Trades
This site provides employers with free tools, templates and workplace posters to help recruit, retain, and advance women in their workplaces.
- Inasmuch House
An emergency shelter for women and children in crisis due to abuse and homelessness. Provides information on the services offered as well as contact information.
- Ontario Womens Directorate
Provides focus for government action on issues of concern to women; in particular, social, economic and justice-related issues.
A site that offers articles on entertainment, arts and community activities.
- Youth Employment Network
A networking organization with members representing agencies that provide employment services, career services and essential skills to youth in Hamilton. YEN’s accomplishments include: Careerapalooza, Career Cruiser and Monkeybiz.ca.