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The Hire Learning Survey is the result of an extensive joint effort to provide employers, job seekers, and community organizations valuable insights into the demand-side of Hamilton’s labour market. It is designed to collect information annually from the city’s employers on a range of labour issues, such as labour turnover, hard-to-fill positions, recruitment difficulties and any current or future skill shortages.

This vital data is not captured by other organizations and understanding it will help all members of the community use real-time local labour market information. This will help Hamilton to gauge and strategize about skills shortages, gaps and mismatches. The survey will be open throughout the month of January, so please let them know about your hiring experiences today. Please also share this information with other Hamilton employers.

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PanAm 2015

The PanAm Games will be happening from July 10th-26th of this year, and it promises to be an outstanding showcase for the Greater Toronto/Hamilton Area. But, with such a large scale event there will be greater challenges on the regional transportation system. Is your business ready?  The Government of Ontario has produced information that can help you prepare your business for the games.

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Tim Hortons Grand

On May 17, 1964 Tim Hortons opened its first location in Canada on Ottawa Street. A little more than 50 years later, and now a major international chain and Canadian business legend, Tim Hortons re-opened store number one on Ottawa Street to the public including a museum dedicated to the chain.

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Factory Client The Greenlid on CBC’s Dragon’s Den

One of the 2014 LiON’S LAIR finalists, The Greenlid, appeared on CBC’s Dragon’s Den on February 4, 2015. The Greenlid is the first completely compostable compost bin. No more leaking plastic bags or cleaning compost bins after every use – it’s made from 100% end-of-life recycled pulp paper and is fully leak-proof.  Visit or follow @the_greenlid to learn more.


Hamilton Hive  

As Hamilton continues to experience a transformation and growth, the city’s young professionals and their groups are becoming more eager to make Hamilton their home.

Hamilton HIVE, an umbrella organization currently supporting 22 member groups aims to attract and retain young professionals in this thriving, ambitious city from a variety of sectors including health, business, architecture, creative industries, education and many more.

The 2015 Executive includes Abigail Santos as Chair, Alyssa Lai as Vice Chair, John Bojeski as Treasurer, Abir Abdulla as Secretary and Patricia Savoie as our Intern. The Executive team is committed to providing member groups and the city’s thousands of young professionals, with avenues to advance their civic, social, education, and career by providing them a gateway to access a range of business, social and learning opportunities.

Events occur regularly and can be found on their website, Although Hamilton HIVE offers several opportunities and resources for its members, they would like to see that no opportunities are missed. HIVE welcomes sponsorships and partnerships from local businesses and organizations to see that young professionals continue to grow with Hamilton. If you are interested in supporting HIVE or are looking for more information on how you or your business can become involved with the group and the 22 member groups under its umbrella, contact Abigail at abigail.d.

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Featured in the Globe and Mail  

In case you missed it, Downtown Hamilton and the great changes happening there, was featured in the Globe and Mail.

Go to to learn more about this Toronto columnist’s impression of Hamilton’s core.


Success in the City 2015 

Save the date, Success in the City 2015- the city’s premier female entrepreneur and professional event- on Wednesday, March 4th from 9am-3:30pm. This year’s keynote speaker is Kirstine Stewart, Vice-President, North America, Twitter Inc.

More details to be released shortly.

Providing a Fresh Perspective for Burlington and Hamilton.

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