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:
2023 EmployerOne survey dives into the workforce needs and challenges of area employers. The EmployerOne – Spotlight on Quality of Work survey has been launched by the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie and is supported by Ontario’s Ministry of Labour,...
December 2022 employment numbers saw Brantford-Brant’s labour force swell in size, resulting in a higher jobless rate when not everyone was able to find jobs. The Brantford area’s unemployment rate climbed to 5.8% last month, up from November’s 5.2%, based on...
November 2022 employment numbers showed Brantford-Brant's jobless rate climbed above the national average for the first time since January. But, overall, employment growth in the Brantford job market over the same 11-month time period has far outpaced job gains for...