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Acting as the catalyst, between education, industry and the broader community, We offer programs and industry-lead initiatives to accommodate career exploration and partnership needs. 

We always welcome the opportunity to discuss collaborations to further advance Hamilton’s economic climate.

We are your unique partner in education!

Each year, IEC of Hamilton programs directly engage:


Elementary School Students


Secondary School Students


Post-Secondary Students


Employers & Mentors

Established in 1978 as Canada’s first Industry-Education Council (IEC)

We are a not-for-profit organization located in Hamilton, Ontario.

Our Programs

We understand the importance of accessing local talent to sustain and grow your workforce. Let us market your company and your career opportunities, increase your recruitment potential, and provide opportunities for learning and networking.

About Us

We champion career exploration. Through programming, group mentoring, and facilitating partnership discussions, we help our stakeholders showcase their industry or sector, to their future workforce, through practical hands-on learning opportunities.

Developing Workforce

Each project that we undertake has been a collaborative initiative that addresses a pending skills shortage, introduces new and innovative sectors to learners of all ages, and links local businesses and industries to our education partners.

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Help your children start planning educational pathways, thinking about their future, and different occupations in the workplace.


In our community, we’re glad to have incredible Visionaries, Developers, Volunteers, and Supporters.


We proudly support your workforce development while helping youth and job seekers develop a career pathway.

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IEC of Hamilton 225 King William Street, Suite 221 Hamilton, ON L8R 1B1


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