Workforce Gateway

Welcome to the Workforce Gateway

The Workforce Gateway is an easy-to-use information guide that connects you to hundreds of local work and business resources – from job hunting, skills building, education and work-related needs such as transit and day care to running a business, hiring, government programs and much more.

First, tell us what kind of help you’re looking for by clicking on an item below. Continue to make selections until you find what you need. To go back to any previous point, click the X to the right of the section you want to close. Click the chain symbol to share the page you are looking at with someone by copying and pasting the link.

 

What kind of help are you looking for?

Let us help you find job-related programs and services in Brantford, Six Nations, New Credit, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. Make a selection below to begin.


The online job boards listed below show local jobs near you. Start by clicking on the blue title. Explore additional job boards farther below.

Grand Erie Jobs – Job Board
Search dozens of online job boards at once using our region’s largest job search site.
Grand Erie Jobs – Job Map
Shows the location of local jobs in relation to where you live, bus routes, day cares and community services.

Find information online or meet with career counsellors who can help you decide on a career.
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Grand Erie Jobs – Career Explorer
Learn about career paths and skills requirements for different occupations.
Grand Erie Jobs – Occupation Finder
Learn about specific occupations, including demand from local employers and wages.
Grand Erie Jobs – Industry Search
Learn about different industries and identify Grand Erie employers in those industries.

Understanding the local job market can tell you:

    • What occupations are in highest demand
    • What companies hire specific occupations
    • Job market trends & challenges
    • Local wages and more

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    Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie
    We are experts on the job market in Brantford, Six Nations, New Credit, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. We monitor the labour market and talk regularly with employers, job seekers and community leaders. We created the Workforce Gateway and Grand Erie Jobs.
    City of Brantford – Labour Market Data
    Provides statistical reports on the labour market in the Brantford-Brant area, using data from Statistics Canada.

  • Public libraries provide free access to the internet and other resources to assist you with your research.

    Employment Insurance (EI) provides temporary income support to unemployed workers while they look for work or to upgrade their skills. EI also provides financial support to workers who take time off work due to specific life events, including pregnancy, raising a newborn and caring for a critically ill person. Workers receive EI benefits only if they have paid premiums and meet eligibility rules.

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    Employment Insurance – Government of Canada

    The Ontario government may provide financial assistance and employment support if you don’t have enough money for things like food and housing, or if you have a disability and are in financial need.

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    Ontario Government – Social Assistance Information Page
    Learn if you qualify for social assistance and see how to apply for Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

    Need help finding an Ontario Works office near you? Click HERE to see them on a map.
    Need help finding an ODSP office near you? Click HERE to see them on a map.

    Let us help you find business services and programs in Brantford, Six Nations, New Credit, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. Make a selection below to begin.


    Publicly funded Employment Ontario agencies and private staffing firms can assist businesses looking to hire. They may refer clients, organize job fairs, advertise openings, screen applicants, help with job interviews and more.

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    Find information on Ontario’s apprenticeship system, how to hire an apprentice and on government financial supports, such as tax credits. Hiring apprentices can help some businesses meet their staffing needs.

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    Let us help you find education and training options in Brantford, Six Nations, New Credit, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. Make a selection below to begin.


    Adult learners who want to earn their high school credential have several options.

    The Ontario High School Credit program provides learners with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. It is a requirement for university, college and many jobs. For information, click HERE
    The General Education Development (GED) certificate shows that you have the equivalent of high school knowledge. A GED may qualify you for certain jobs and skills training. For information about GED, click HERE
    The Academic Career Entrance (ACE), or academic upgrading, program is accepted as a high school diploma for the purposes of entering one of Ontario’s public colleges. For information about ACE, click HERE

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    There is a huge demand for people to work in the skilled trades, many of which require you to start as an apprentice. Apprenticeship training is available from local training centres and colleges.

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    There are many options if you want to go to college or university in our area. There are also many options if you need financial aid to pay for your education. Make a selection below.

    Need help finding colleges or universities near you? Click HERE to see them on a map.

    There are several Community Colleges and Universities in our area. They offer a large number of courses and programs, including full-time and part-time studies that lead to degrees, diplomas and certificates.

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    Students may be eligible to receive Financial Aid to help pay for post-secondary education. The best known is the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Other options include bursaries, scholarships and Second Career funding. Each college and university will have their own financial aid programs.

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    Continuing Education is a way to boost your skills and learn new things. There are many in-person and online programs. Some courses provide credits towards diplomas or certificates, while others provide work-related credentials or are for personal interest. There are several schools that offer Continuing Education in or near our area.

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    Let us help you find community services and programs in Brantford, Six Nations, New Credit, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. Make a selection below to begin.


    Many people rely on public transit to get to and from work, and to and from other activities. There are several transit options in Grand Erie region.

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    To see Brantford Transit bus routes on a map, click HERE.
    To see Ride Norfolk bus routes on a map, click HERE.

    There are many licensed child care options in Brantford, Six Nations, New Credit, Brant County, Haldimand County and Norfolk County.

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    Need help finding a child care close to you? Click HERE to see them on a map of Grand Erie.

    You can also search for licensed child cares in Ontario by community, postal code, type of program, age of child. Click HERE for search tool.

    There are many services in our community that assist people who need health and counselling services of different kinds.

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    There are many services in our community that can help people who are experiencing issues with mental health and addictions.

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    Need help finding a mental health or addictions services near you? Click HERE to see them on a map of Grand Erie.

    There are many Indigenous services in our community, with services available on Six Nations and New Credit and in nearby urban centres.

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    Need help finding an elementary school near you? Click HERE to see them on a map.

    There are many services that help people dealing with legal questions or issues, including online information resources and Community Legal Clinics. You can also find information on how to get a police check or a pardon.

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    Community Legal Clinics provide legal advice and representation to people with low income on a range of issues, including family law, criminal law, housing law, immigration law, problems with Ontario Works/ODSP and more. There is no charge for services for people who meet financial eligibility.

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    Need help finding a Community Legal Clinic near you? Click HERE to see them on a map.

    There are many services in our community that provide supports and resources to youth, including services related to employment, career planning, education, health, skills training and more.

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    Service Canada provides access to many important Government of Canada services, including Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Social Insurance Numbers, taxes, passports and veterans affairs. Many services are offered online.

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    Need help finding a Service Canada office near you? Click HERE to see them on a map.

    Service Ontario provides access to many important Government of Ontario services, including birth certificates, health cards (OHIP), driver’s licences, licence plate stickers, marriage certificates, name changes and more. Many services are offered online.

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    Need help finding a Service Ontario office near you? Click HERE to see them on a map.

     

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