The Workforce Planning Board is monitoring COVID-19’s impact on local workers and employers. We invite businesses and employees to share how they’ve been impacted. Our office is temporarily closed. However, WPBGE and connect2SKILLS staff are working remotely and will respond to inquiries.
Welcome to the
Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie
Helping Residents & Employers Succeed through 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 actively monitors 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.
COVID-19 Survey for Businesses
We want to hear from local businesses about their Recovery needs
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.
Latest from The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie:
Grand Erie job seekers have a powerful new tool to search for local jobs, being launched just as the economy starts to reopen. Grand Erie Jobs, launched by the Workforce Planning Board, features 500+ local job listings on any day covering all sectors and careers, an...
A virtual job fair will be held June 15 - 18 as a creative way to help employers connect with job seekers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The job fair, taking place via the Zoom online meeting platform, will feature 19 local employers from Brantford, Six Nations, New...
Another 1,500 Brantford area residents were out of work in May, as COVID-19 continued to send shockwaves through the economy. Brantford’s jobless rate hit 11.3% in May, up from 9.4% in April, according to estimates released by Statistics Canada Friday. An estimated...