Work & business related information guide
Welcome to the
Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie
Labour Market Experts Helping Employees & Businesses Succeed
We are community-based labour market experts serving Brantford, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation & Six Nations of the Grand River.
The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie is one of 26 not-for-profit corporations established in Ontario to play a leadership role in labour force development.
We actively monitor the local labour market, identifying trends and challenges. Led by volunteer representatives from Business, Labour, Education and Equity Groups, we work collaboratively with community partners to develop effective workforce strategies and solutions.
The Grand Reshuffle
Labour Market Plan is our community’s workforce planning blueprint
Skills2Advance Welding offers FREE skills training that lays the foundation to begin a career as a welder – a job that is in high demand with employers in the Grand Erie area.
Improving Work-Life Balance
We surveyed residents about their work-life balance, burnout and related topics
Latest news from the Workforce Planning Board:
August 2022 employment grew in Brantford-Brant, but the jobless rate still climbed after an influx of people searched for work. The local unemployment rate climbed to 3.8% last month, up from 3.4% in July. Meanwhile, Canada’s jobless rate jumped half a percentage...
July 2022 employment numbers saw Brantford-Brant set a new record low jobless rate, further cementing the area as having one of the strongest labour markets in Ontario. The Brantford area’s unemployment rate declined to 3.4% in July, down from June’s 3.9%, according...
The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie has launched a new survey that is digging into how people perceive quality of work at their current or past workplaces. Quality of work typically refers to a combination of things like a job’s income and benefits, job...