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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.
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:
January 2024 employment numbers for Brantford-Brant showed a slight increase in the local jobless rate. Brantford-Brant’s unemployment rate last month was 4.9%, up from December’s 4.3, according to Statistics Canada’s monthly labour force survey figures, which were...
December 2023 employment numbers saw Brantford area maintaining its position as having one of the lowest jobless rates in Ontario. Brantford-Brant’s unemployment rate last month was 4.3%, up from November’s 4.2%, according to Statistics Canada, which conducts a...
November 2023 employment figures showed that unemployment inched up in Brantford-Brant, despite the addition of several hundred jobs. Last month’s local jobless rate climbed to 4.2%, up from 4.1% the previous month, even though employment grew by an estimated 500...