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 New 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.
Our Post-Pandemic Future
Grand Erie’s COVID-19 recovery requires proactive strategies & workforce resilience
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.
Recalibrating for 2021
New Labour Market Plan is our community’s workforce planning blueprint
Latest news from the Workforce Planning Board:
Today, in our Frontline Fridays feature we talk to David Birtwell. David works as an AZ Truck Driver in the Cement Division at Stubbe’s Precast. Located in the County of Brant, Stubbe’s is a multi-faceted company that offers Structural and Architectural Precast...
We now have a clearer picture of how the global COVID-19 pandemic affected the labour market and businesses of the Grand Erie area in 2020. The Grand Erie region – encompassing the City of Brantford, Counties of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk, as well as the indigenous...
Brantford’s unemployment rate rose for the second month in a row amidst business closures and changes in capacity limits. The February jobless rate for Brantford was 7.6%, up from January’s 6.9%, according to seasonally adjusted Statistics Canada estimates. The survey...