Local Labour Market Information

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What is Local Labour Market Information?

It is research and data about the job market, workforce trends and the economy in Grand Erie. Information is collected by talking with business owners, HR people and others, and by analyzing 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 New Credit. We then work with a wide array of community partners to develop solutions.

Labour Market Reports

2020-2021 Labour Market Plan

The year 2020 was a rollercoaster for the Grand Erie, Canadian and global economy – due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a year of change and adaption.

The pandemic affected the livelihood of thousands of residents of Brantford, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Six Nations and New Credit. Business owners struggled. Thousands of workers were laid off. Others adapted to working virtually. Meanwhile, people in some occupations were in more in-demand than ever.

The recovery is ongoing and there’s much work to be done.

As businesses recalibrate, they are identifying skills in-demand that have increased significantly to adapt to the future of work. Some of these skills are: adaptability/flexibility; resilience; teamwork/interpersonal skills; and customer relations.

Parents, workforce, educators and trainers, must work together holistically to pass on the skills and knowledge that is required to keep the foundation of our communities strong and healthy.

Learn more by reading the 2020-2021 Local Labour Market Plan, Recalibrating: Building a Robust Workforce in Grand Erie.

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2020-2021 Labour Market Plan

2019-2020 Labour Market Plan

During 2019, the unemployment rate fell consistently in the Grand Erie region, with the Brantford-Brant census area recording record low numbers.

Many businesses reported job openings and competition for talent in a variety of occupations, especially in the skilled trades.

There is much concern about experienced skilled trades people retiring, and that not enough young people are entering the trades to replace them. A focus on succession planning is needed in this tight labour market.

Addressing the labour shortage also requires looking strategically at foundational needs in our communities of Brantford, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Six Nations and New Credit.

Learn more by reading the 2019-2020 Local Labour Market Plan: Navigating the Workforce in Grand Erie.

Labour Market Resources

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2018-19 Labour Market Plan

Help Wanted: Growing 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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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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