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 Grand Reshuffle
Labour Market Plan is our community’s workforce planning blueprint
Skills2Advance Welding offers FREE skills training that lays the foundation to begin a career as a welder – a job that is in high demand with employers in the Grand Erie area.
Improving Work-Life Balance
We surveyed residents about their work-life balance, burnout and related topics
Latest news from the Workforce Planning Board:
Employers need welders. There are major labour shortages across the skill trades, particularly in welding and many companies are struggling to find the workers they need. Maybe this describes your company. In response to the need for welders in the labour market, the...
Apotex Pharmachem is a division of Apotex Inc., Canada’s largest generic pharmaceutical company. Apotex Pharmachem is located in Brantford and offers research, development, and manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients as well as other therapeutic medicines...
March 2022 employment picked up, with the unemployment rate falling to a two-year low as more people entered the job market and found work. Brantford-Brant’s jobless rate was 5.1% last month, down from 5.5% in February, according to seasonally adjusted March 2022...