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Hamilton’s Access to Top Talent

Hamilton has a workforce of over 400,000 highly skilled and diverse people.

With over 45,000 students at McMaster University and Mohawk College, the labour pool is regularly infused with skilled workers ready to contribute to Hamilton’s creative, technical, and healthcare-related industries. Located in Ontario’s most-populated regions, businesses operating in Hamilton can easily hire from various sectors.

Looking for Hamilton’s latest Workforce Strategy? Click here.


This innovative program connects new graduates from the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University with reputable Hamilton-based employers like you. Students can complete meaningful projects in a work environment that fosters learning, networking, and development.

Companies can receive incentives while accessing a highly motivated and skilled talent pool.

Click here for more information about the program


Labour force participation rate in 2022
Unemployment rate in 2022 – among the lowest in Canada

Top Employers in the City of Hamilton

Hamilton’s Unparalleled Diversity

Hamilton has one of Canada’s most diverse economies. The city’s annual economic growth has regularly outpaced national averages, and more than 25 per cent of its population identifies as visible minorities. Among immigrants arriving within the past five years, 35 per cent hold a university certificate, diploma, or degree at a bachelor’s level or above.

Access to talent with a vast array of skills and backgrounds can boost your company’s capacity for innovation. In Hamilton, a diverse team can also open doors to important international connections, helping you establish your company in the global marketplace faster.

Interested in diversifying your organization and connecting with newcomers and organizations in Hamilton?


Reach out to Hamilton Economic Development to learn more

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