Supporting the Grand Erie Region’s Labour Market

Workforce Heroes of Grand Erie:
Helping Our Communities Cope with COVID-19

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 New 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.

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Labour Market Information

We use fact-based research and data analysis to identify local labour force trends, challenges and strategies.

Community Projects

We carry out innovative projects and activities designed to build a skilled, resilient workforce and a prosperous community.

Community Events

We organize exciting events each year to engage and connect local employers, employees, future workers and the community.

Watch what we're about

Watch this short video to learn who we are & what we do 

Our Post-Pandemic Future

Grand Erie’s COVID-19 recovery requires proactive strategies & workforce resilience

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Workers hit hard by COVID-19

Our April COVID-19 Worker Impact Survey showed that more than 40% of local workers lost work because of the economic shutdown. Young workers were particularly hard hit.


Get free training to work in local industry

Skills2Advance offers 6 weeks of FREE training in our virtual classroom and 2 weeks of PAID job placement to prepare you to work in Warehousing-Logistics or Manufacturing in Grand Erie.

Recalibrating for 2021

New Labour Market Plan is our community’s workforce planning blueprint

Latest news from the Workforce Planning Board:

Fewer people active in May job market

Fewer people active in May job market

May 2021 employment numbers show Brantford's jobless rate fell, but it was more due to residents leaving the labour force than people starting jobs. The city’s unemployment rate fell for the fourth straight month in May, landing at 6.1%, down from 6.4% in April,...

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Work-Life balance survey launched

Work-Life balance survey launched

A new Workforce Planning Board survey is asking local residents about challenges they face achieving a healthy work-life balance. The Navigating Work-Life Balance in Grand Erie survey is aimed at adults in Brantford, Six Nations, New Credit, and the counties of Brant,...

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This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario

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We are collecting data to better understand who is looking for work and what kind of opportunities jobseekers are searching for. This data is completely anonymous and non-personally identifiable.

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