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 2023 EmployerOne survey report is available now!
Change Leadership for Uncertain Times in Grand Erie is our region’s workforce planning blueprint for the year, based on research and discussions with community members.
Improving Work-Life Balance
We surveyed residents about their work-life balance, burnout and related topics
Latest news from the Workforce Planning Board:
November 2023 employment figures showed that unemployment inched up in Brantford-Brant, despite the addition of several hundred jobs. Last month’s local jobless rate climbed to 4.2%, up from 4.1% the previous month, even though employment grew by an estimated 500...
October 2023 employment numbers saw the Brantford area’s jobless rate fall, reversing some recent job losses. The Brantford-Brant unemployment rate dropped to 4.1%, down from September’s 4.7%, according to seasonally adjusted estimates from Statistics Canada's monthly...
September 2023 employment numbers showed that the Brantford area job market held steady last month and even recovered some recent lost ground. Brantford-Brant’s jobless rate last month was 4.7%, a small drop from August’s 4.8%, according to Statistics Canada’s...