Local Labour Market Information

Local labour market information is crucial for workforce & HR planning

What is Local Labour Market Information?

It is research and data about the job market, workforce trends and the economy in Grand Erie. We talk with business owners and other key players, and analyze statistical data from reliable sources such as Statistics Canada.


Why is it important?

Having timely, fact-based data about local trends allows the Workforce Planning Board to identify labour force issues and challenges in our communities: Brantford, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Six Nations and Missassaugas of the Credit. We then work with community partners on solutions.

Labour Market Reports

2024 Local Labour Market Plan

Managing expectations has become critical in today’s labour market.

That message is central to the 2024 Local Labour Market Plan titled Moving Beyond Disruption: Managing Expectations for Tomorrow’s Workforce.

The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie publishes a report each year that provides an in-depth analysis of the labour market in Brantford, Six Nations of the Grand River, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk counties.

The new report says the labour market has been impacted by many external factors, including the higher cost of living, foreign wars, the climate change crisis and the spread of artificial intelligence. That impact has caused upheaval in Grand Erie, across Canada and beyond.

“Managing expectations effectively is a key skill for job seekers, employees and employers,” says Danette Dalton, the planning board’s executive director. “Workers and employers will need to actively listen to each other’s priorities and work together constructively.”

Read Moving Beyond Disruption: Managing Expectations for Tomorrow’s Workforce to get the fuller picture.

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2024 Labour Market Plan

2022-2023 Labour Market Plan

Change and managing change is a central theme in the Grand Erie community’s 2022-2023 local labour market plan.

The report is titled Change Leadership in Uncertain Times in Grand Erie. It gives an up-to-date snapshot of the labour market and workforce-related issues.

Labour shortages and difficulties hiring and retaining workers are not going away.

That means that many employers need to adjust their HR practices and policies to soften negative impacts on their business.

The report says that issues facing the labour market – increasing numbers of retirements, working from home arrangements and employees looking for better work-life balance – are generational changes that can’t be ignored.

Read Change Leadership for Uncertain Times in Grand Erie for more details.

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2022-2023 Labour Market Plan

Labour Market Resources

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2021-22 Labour Market Plan

The Grand Reshuffle: Workforce Reform

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2020-21 Labour Market Plan

Recalibrating: Building a Robust Workforce

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2019-20 Labour Market Plan

Navigating the Workforce in Grand Erie

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2018-19 Labour Market Plan

Help Wanted: Building the Talent Pool

2017-18 Labour Market Plan

Help Wanted: Growing the Talent Pool

2016-17 Labour Market Plan

Forging Skills for Today and Tomorrow, 2016

2015-16 Labour Market Plan

Forging Skills for Today and Tomorrow, 2015

2016 Census Data for Grand Erie

Statistics Canada data from the 2016 Census for Brant and Haldimand-Norfolk census divisions is a treasure trove of information about our community.

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