Numerous companies hiring in Grand Erie

Numerous companies hiring in Grand Erie

As labour shortages continue across the board, many local employers are making efforts to onboard employees into open positions.

Ferrero and Mott Manufacturing in Brantford are both actively recruiting for various openings.

Ferrero, the global confectionery producer which makes iconic brands such as Nutella, Ferrero Rocher and Kinder, and is one of Brantford largest employers, is looking to attract people to their Brantford operations in positions ranging from electrician and industrial millwright to production supervisor and microbiology lab technician.

Mott Manufacturing, which produces laboratory equipment at their 225, 000 square foot facility in Brantford, is seeking to fill openings that include assemblers, machine operators and MIG/TIG Welder.

Several employers have held job fairs in recent weeks including Stubbe’s Precast in Brant County who boasted offers on the spot for general labourers at their onsite job fair September 11th and the Brant Community Healthcare System held a nursing career fair September 15th.

Apotex Pharmachem in Brantford, who are looking to hire chemical operators and chemists, are holding a job fair in partnership with St. Leonard’s Community Services on September 29th. Those interested can learn more by contacting

Other employers with the top number of job opportunities shown on Grand Erie Jobs include the well-known regional steel manufacturer Stelco Canada, who are hiring production operators among other positions for their Nanticoke and Hamilton locations. The Norfolk General Hospital is experiencing a dire shortage of medical staff and is hiring for over 40 full-time and part-time positions (RPN, RN and lab positions).

Both the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board and Grand Erie District School Board have been advertising open positions. Norfolk County has shown a recruitment surge the past month with 26 full-time and part-time positions posted and other top employers hiring include BGI Retail, Swiss Chalet, Lowe’s, VON and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Jobless rate for Brantford area now lowest in Ontario

Jobless rate for Brantford area now lowest in Ontario

August 2021 employment in the Brantford continues to climb, as more businesses look to hire.

Brantford’s jobless rate fell to 5.7% in August, down from 6.1% last month, based on seasonally adjusted estimates released Friday by Statistics Canada.

Employment increased by 90,000 nationally, bringing Canada’s unemployment rate down to 7.1%, from 7.5% last month. The provincial unemployment rate also decreased by 0.4 percentage points, to 7.6%.

The Labour Force Survey was conducted during the week of August 15 to 21, a month after Ontario entered Stage 3 of its reopening plan, which lifted final restrictions for many businesses.

The August jobless rate in Brantford was the lowest in Ontario. The Brantford unemployment rate was significantly lower than that of surrounding large metropolitan areas: Hamilton (7%), Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo (7%), Guelph (7.2%) and St. Catharines-Niagara (10.5%).

Locally, sales and service jobs saw the largest growth, followed by business, finance and administration and manufacturing and utilities occupations. Many more youth (aged 15 to 24) gained work, raising this group’s participation and employment rate considerably.

The Workforce Planning Board’s job board – Grand Erie Jobs – has seen a staggering increase in the number of job listings in recent months, with a record high of over 3,100 new jobs posted in the month of August. Sales and service workers, as well as trades, transport and equipment operators continue to be in high demand.

However, the average duration of job posts is increasing.

“We’re hearing that a lot of employers are having difficulties filling some positions,” said Danette Dalton, executive director of the Workforce Planning Board. “Many businesses are offering competitive wage and benefit packages to attract workers.”

Dalton encourages hesitant job seekers to explore the many new and exciting opportunities that are becoming available as the economy opens up.

Visit Statistics Canada’s website to read its news release on August 2021 employment in Canada and Ontario.

Mott Manufacturing Recruiting for Various Positions

Mott Manufacturing Recruiting for Various Positions

Mott Manufacturing employs around 300 people and they are continuously recruiting new employees to join their team. Their human resources team highlights that Mott takes pride in their high standards of employee care – “After all, employees are our greatest assets”. We feel it is important to ensure employee satisfaction is a number one priority”.

About Mott Manufacturing: Mott manufactures laboratory furniture and equipment for a variety of industries. For over 55 years, Mott Manufacturing has served the world’s leading organizations, for the industrial, pharmaceutical, education, health care and government markets. The Mott mandate places great importance on the design of their products, the health and well-being of their customers and their employees, the community, and the environment. Mott company video:

Where they are located: Mott is located at 452 Hardy Rd, Brantford in a 225, 000 square foot facility

Mott has many employees who have been with them for decades and their teams have years of experience in drafting, designing, layout, budgeting and estimating, procurement, project planning, installations, and more. “If you want to learn new skills or work with high performing teams, Mott has a spot for you. Mott offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, and competitive compensation”.

Hiring Corner: The core values Mott looks for in the people they hire are being dedicated, reliable and hard working.

Watch an employee talk about working at Mott: Mott Manufacturing Ltd. – Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie

Some of Mott’s work benefits include:

  • Hiring Bonus
  • Company Paid Assistance Program
  • Healthcare – Prescriptions, Paramedical, etc.
  • Dental & Vision Care
  • Life Insurance
  • Annual Profit Sharing
  • Group Pension
  • Annual Golf Tournaments
  • Summer Family Activities
  • Holiday Parties – Family & Adult

Open positions: 

You can also visit the Mott Employment Page on their website (BrantfordEmployment | Mott)  or email your resume for any open position to

Nursing Career Fair at Brantford Hospital

Nursing Career Fair at Brantford Hospital

The Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) is actively recruiting for various nursing positions and is holding a Nursing Career Fair at the Brantford General Hospital on Wednesday, September 15th from 2pm – 7pm. The BCHS consists of the Brantford General Hospital and the Willett Hospital in Paris, Ontario and is a leading-edge community wide health care system that supports the advance of programs and services provided through the two facilities. 

About BCHS: In 1999, The Willett Hospital and the Brantford General Hospital became the first two partners in The Brant Community Healthcare System.  With a total of 262 beds, the BCHS is also an affiliated teaching site of McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

Today, the Brantford General Hospital is a regional acute health centre with an array of leading-edge technology complemented by more than 2100 health care professionals and volunteers and is the site of the Brant Community Cancer Clinic and the S.C. Johnson Dialysis Clinic for patients throughout Brant County and Haldimand-Norfolk.

The Willett site provides urgent care and ambulatory services meeting the healthcare needs of the wider community.

Their values: BCHS cheers for its dedicated staff, physicians, volunteers and committee members who put patients first in everything they do, every day. They support that through a rewards and recognition program that allows employees to recognize each other.

Valuing compassion, accountability, respect and equity, leadership strives to make BCHS a great place to come to work. Through the Patient Family Advisory Committee and other investment, BCHS ensures that their interprofessional team can work together in innovative patient care models that meet the needs of patients and staff.

To help maintain an active, healthy and positive workplace, they have a growing BCHS Wellness program in place for all staff, physicians and volunteers and to complete the package, their salaries are competitive; they offer a range of benefits, employee discounts, and a great pension and savings plan.

Employee Corner: Watch a BCHS employee share their story:

BCHS is currently actively hiring for Permanent Full-Time and Part-Time RN and RPN positions. They have positions available in many areas, including specialty programs, such as Emergency, Critical Care, Operating Room, and Centralized Resources. Meet the folks at BCHS during their Job Fair September 15th and see if working for them is a fit for your future!


What: Nursing Career Fair

When: Wednesday, September 15th from 2pm – 7pm

Where: Brantford General Hospital (200 Terrace Hill St., Brantford)

Location: near main entrance (A-Wing)


Career Opportunities – BCHS (

Have questions? Please contact

COVID measures in effect including masks, hand sanitizer, and physical distancing to ensure safety of all attendees.


Stubbe’s Precast holds Job Fair Sept. 11th

Stubbe’s Precast holds Job Fair Sept. 11th

Stubbe’s Precast is a successful, innovative and growing company in Brant County that often hires and they are holding a job fair for general labourers at their location in Harley on September 11th from 8AM to 12PM, complete with plant tours and refreshments!

About Stubbe’s Precast: Stubbe’s Precast is a family-owned company that started in 1982 by supplying precast to the agricultural market. Today Stubbe’s employs about 600 staff and produces hollowcore, wall panels, double T’s, beams and columns and a variety of specialty precast. They produce precast wall panels and floors for buildings anywhere from 2-33 stories high. Their concrete wall panels are used on hotels, condominiums and other buildings, instead of brick, and they have a specialized team to install their buildings using mobile and tower cranes. In recent years Stubbe’s Precast has expanded into the Redi-mix markets as well.

Where they are located: Stubbe’s has 3 Production plants in Harley, ON in Bant County, a rail terminal in Princeton, a shipping port in Port Weller, a Redi-Mix location in Hickson, Harley and Hagersville.

Their mission and values: Stubbe’s takes pride in being an employee-oriented company. For years Stubbe’s has been continuously searching for new ways to be innovative and to diversify itself as a leader in the concrete sector. The expansion into other markets has provided them with the opportunity to grow as a company yet still maintain its values and family traditions. Stubbe’s team is encouraged to go above and beyond what is expected of them on a daily basis and to always challenge the norm.

Watch video: Stubbe’s Precast – Jobs – Check out their career opportunities (

Hiring Corner: The core values Stubbe’s looks for in the people they hire are:

  • being ethical and honest
  • dependable and dedicated
  • hardworking, a team player
  • taking ownership

Stubbe’s frequently looks for general labourers. They don’t require a resume and experience is not required – they are willing to train! They offer straight shifts, day and night and they take their production staff on job sites to let them see what they are producing. Meet the folks at Stubbe’s Precast during their Job Fair September 11th and see if working for them is a fit for your future!


When: Saturday, September 11th, 8AM – 12PM

Where: 44 Muir Line, Harley, ON (Brant County)

Why: Hiring general labourers ($19.20 – $25.00 per hour depending on experience)



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