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Holiday Concert (HPO) & Immigration Workshop

Upcoming Events

Experience culture this holiday season!

We’re joining other young professionals to attend the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra’s (HPO) Christmas concert at Hamilton Place. Tickets are on sale for $21.71. For reservations, contact: Heather Hollis by December 5th at (905) 526-7756 or at and request to be seated in the ‘Global Hamilton Connect group section’. See you there!

Find out more about Permanent Residency applications.

New changes will unfold as CIC will implement the Express Entry process. We’re bringing in an immigration consultant to inform us about these changes and give helpful advice to international students as they plan and prepare their application. Stay tuned for more details!

Building your professional network: Tools to help you find a job

Building Your Professional Network: Tools to Help You Find a Job

Our first Workshop Series is scheduled for Monday, November 24th, 2014 from 7:00-9:00pm at City Hall. The focus of this event is on “Building Your Professional Network: Tools to Help You Find a Job”. Our special guest Ryan Moran, the chair of Hamilton HIVE (Hamilton’s umbrella organization for young professionals) will give a presentation on the importance of networking. Vicky Lowes from McMaster’s School of Graduate Studies will lead a session on LinkedIn.


Sherman Falls Hike - Fall 2014

GHC Sherman Falls hike

We are going on a hike.
Join us!

GHC will be hosting our first annual fall hike to Sherman Falls on Saturday October 25, 2014.Registration is free. Transportation will be provided.

Please bring along a water bottle and a small snack, and dress appropriately.
Items to consider:

  • running shoes or hiking boots
  • a warm sweater
  • a rain jacket

Schedule and Pick up/Drop off Details: Saturday October 25
1:00 p.m. — Mohawk pick up location: in front of library
Group Leader: Harin Dalal
1:30 p.m. — McMaster pick up location: in front of Student Centre
Group Leaders: Huyen Dam and Alyssa Lai
1:50 p.m. — Arrival at trail
2:00 p.m. — Hike begins
4:00 p.m. — Hike ends
4:10 p.m. — Departure from trail
4:30 p.m. — McMaster drop off
5:00 p.m. — Mohawk drop off


Global Hamilton Connect launch event

Global Hamilton Connect launch event

The GHC team was at McMaster University and Mohawk College connecting with international students and sharing resources in the city of Hamilton. Thank you for taking the time to speak with us.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
radius café
151 James St. South
Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z5


Global Hamilton Connect (GHC) is a new young professional group with the aim to enable international students and young newcomers to be fully aware of and have access to opportunities in order to live, work, and play in Hamilton.

GHC will provide networking, social and professional development opportunities that connect international students and young newcomers to resources and networks. By doing so, we hope to increase their chances to succeed, thereby strengthening the welfare of the City of Hamilton.