City's Annual Employment Survey

Help the City of Hamilton plan for the future

City of Hamilton employment survey - manufacturing, retail, restaurant, accommodation, institutional, agriculture

The 2019 Annual Employment Survey is open!

The City of Hamilton carries out the annual Survey during the summer months to look at business growth, trends and changes in the city.

The first survey of businesses, buildings, and employment within the City’s Downtown happened in 2010. In 2013, it expanded to cover all of the City’s employment, commercial and rural settlement areas. 

This information helps us to:

  • monitor the extent, nature, and location of employment and land use.
  • monitor changing economic conditions.
  • track the effectiveness of local employment initiatives and continued success of the city's commercial, employment and rural setttlement areas.
  • develop future facilities, initiatives and planning issues across the city.

Take the 2019 Employment Survey

Information collected is strictly confidential. 

Survey information will only be released in aggregate form to show general employment patterns and trends without revealing information on individual businesses. The data allows the City to plan better, think better and envision new ideas based on this direct feedback.   

“This annual survey gives us the opportunity to outline trends in business growth and supports the City’s efforts to receive direct input from the business community. This feedback is put into actionable plans to help improve the way we support and build Hamilton through our business community." - Mayor Fred Eisenberger

"We appreciate that business owners take time out of their day to help us with this. The information we gather, in the annual employment and business survey, allows us to plan better, think better and envision new ideas based on this direct feedback. We will be able to look for trends and assess employment growth which, in turn, helps us to support business in a strategic, proactive way." - Jason Thorne, General Manager, Planning & Economic Development Department

Media Release: Annual business and employment survey taps into local knowledge - May 6, 2019

Reports and statistics

Contact us

City of Hamilton Employment Survey Office 
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1292
Email: COH_employment_survey@hamilton.ca
Fax: 905-643-7250