The Workforce Planning Board is monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on local workers and employers. We invite businesses and employees to share how they’ve been impacted. Our office is temporarily closed. WPBGE and connect2SKILLS staff are working remotely and will respond to inquiries for information and service. Stay safe.
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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.
Epic Jobs 2020 Cancelled
May's live event for students has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
An online version of Epic Jobs for 2020 is currently being explored.
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Latest from The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie:
A new community job board is looking for a name. Residents are invited to vote on a list of five names for the job portal, which will soon be launched by the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie. The portal will show up-to-date job listings in Brantford, Six...
More than 40% of Grand Erie residents have lost work due to the COVID-19 crisis, a new survey shows. The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie’s COVID-19 Worker Impact Survey of 450 people found that 37% are temporarily not working, while another 5% have permanently...
Brantford’s job market continues to shatter records, with the jobless rate dropping last month to the lowest this century. The city’s August’s 3.9% unemployment rate, down from 4.5% in July, represents the lowest jobless rate that Statistics Canada has records for on...