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Welcome to the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie
Helping Residents & Employers Succeed By Identifying Workforce Trends & Developing Community Actions
The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie is one of 26 community-based, not-for-profit corporations established in Ontario to play a leadership role in labour force development. We serve the communities of Brantford, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Mississaugas of The New Credit First Nation & Six Nations of The Grand River.
The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie leads the development of local labour market strategies. Comprised of volunteer representatives from Labour, Business, Education and Equity Groups, the board works collaboratively with community partners to identify key labour force issues and challenges, and to develop effective workforce development strategies.
We Make It Here videos
Videos showcase local manufacturers & their employees
connect2SKILLS offers 6 weeks of FREE training in our classroom in Brantford and 2 weeks PAID job placement to prepare you for the Warehousing-Logistics industry in the Grand Erie area.
If you are currently working or unemployed, the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie is interested in finding out about the quality of your job experience, what makes you stay in a job and reasons you would leave a job.
In-Demand Skilled Trades
Talking to the community about how to address the skilled trades shortage
Latest from The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie:
Brantford’s jobless rate has fallen by three percentage points in the last year, setting a new record low last month. The city’s October unemployment rate was 3.2%, down from 3.6% in September and 6.2% a year ago in October 2018, based on seasonally adjusted estimates...
Brantford set another record low jobless rate in September, even though less people were working than in August. Brantford’s unemployment rate for September was estimated at 3.6%, down from 3.9% in August, according to seasonally adjusted Statistics Canada figures...
Trades people from Six Nations have been recognized with Skilled Tradespersons of the Year awards The newly created awards were handed out Sept. 29 at a trades appreciation event organized by the Workforce Planning Board, held at the Six Nations Community Hall...