Work & business related information guide
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 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.
The 2023 EmployerOne survey report is available now!
Change Leadership for Uncertain Times in Grand Erie is our region’s workforce planning blueprint for the year, based on research and discussions with community members.
Improving Work-Life Balance
We surveyed residents about their work-life balance, burnout and related topics
Latest news from the Workforce Planning Board:
June 2023 employment numbers saw Brantford-Brant in a three-way tie for Ontario's lowest jobless rate. June saw the area’s unemployment rate fall to 3.9%, down from 4.1% in May, according to Statistics Canada’s estimates released on Friday. Meanwhile, Norfolk County’s...
Brantford-Brant's unemployment rate dropped for the fourth consecutive month in May. According to Statistics Canada’s monthly labour force survey, the area’s jobless rate shrunk 0.9 points to 4.1% in May, the lowest figure seen since July 2022. Meanwhile, job gains...
April 2023 employment numbers saw Brantford-Brant’s jobless rate reach its lowest level in six months. The area’s unemployment rate dropped to 5% in April, down from March’s 5.3%, according to seasonally adjusted figures released by Statistics Canada. It’s the lowest...