Welcome to the
Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie
Helping Residents & Employers Succeed through Community Actions
The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie is one of 26 community-based, not-for-profit corporations established in Ontario to play a leadership role in labour force development. We serve the communities of Brantford, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation & Six Nations of the Grand River.
The Workforce Planning Board actively monitors 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.
Navigating Grand Erie Survey
We want to hear from area residents about their transit needs
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.
COVID-19 Road to Recovery Insights
We talked to Grand Erie businesses about their thoughts on economic recovery
Latest from The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie:
Brantford is on the road to recovery, with July job numbers indicating a 2% drop in the unemployment rate since June. According to a Statistics Canada survey conducted July 12 to July 18, an estimated 1,500 less were unemployed in June, bringing Brantford’s...
An innovative program that trains people to work in Grand Erie industry has a new name and expanded focus. Skills2Advance is the new name for the free program, formerly known as connect2SKILLS, offered by the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie. The expanded focus...
The gradual economic rebound from COVID-19 hasn’t shown up in the job numbers for Brantford just yet. An estimated 10,000 Brantford area residents were unemployed in June, according to a Statistics Canada survey conducted mid-month. There was a greater influx in job...