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Brantford’s Downtown Leads a Positive Trend of Workers Returning

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 10:17 PM

Workers in downtown Brantford posted some of highest increases in return-to-the-office averages compared to communities across the country in a report using data from Statistics Canada and Environics Analytics. The trend varied greatly across Canada with larger cities seeing the greatest decline but...

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Connecting to the Film and Performing Arts Industry

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 03:07 PM

If you are hoping to step into the filming and performing arts industry, there are different paths that may be available. Whether you are looking to pursue a career or just dip your toe in the realm of entertainment, being involved in the performing arts can be an exciting, rewarding, and rich experience.

Film...

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October 2022 Labour Market Update

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2022 10:31 AM

The latest Statistics Canada local labour market report customized for the Brantford CMA for last month is now available.

October Unemployment Rate: Brantford 4.8% [+] Ontario 5.9% [+] Canada 5.2% [=]

Be sure to review the participation rate and the employment rate (reported as percentages), as well...

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Tech Adoption for Advanced Manufacturing Webinar

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2022 08:52 AM

Are you an Ontario Manufacturing Business?

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade is pleased to host a webinar to bring experts in the advanced manufacturing and innovation ecosystem together to speak about insights and practical solutions to increase innovation capacity, productivity,...

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Accepting RFPs for the City's Economic Development Strategy

Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2022 10:27 AM

The City of Brantford is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to review and update the City's Economic Development Strategy (EDS) which will guide the municipality's economic development efforts for the next 7 years.

The Consultant is required to establish an EDS that will serve as a unifying...

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Feature Development: 35 ac. Gross (10-11 ac. net) of M2 Industrial Land

Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 11:08 AM

185 Oak Park Road is a unique investment opportunity in Brantford to acquire approximately 10-11 usable acres of industrial land that is zoned M2 in the heart of the city’s premier industrial park. Brantford has become a key industrial location with its proximity to the GTA, creating a very stable market...

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Ontario Launches Skilled Trades Career Fairs for Students

Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 03:45 PM

The Ontario government is working for workers by launching career fairs this fall to prepare the next generation of young people for rewarding and well-paying jobs in the skilled trades. These fairs address labour shortages in high-demand sectors and help deliver the province’s ambitious infrastructure...

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Micro-Grants to Help Grow Your Business Online

Posted on Monday, October 17, 2022 03:55 PM

The Government of Canada and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce offer micro-grants to small businesses wanting to grow their business online.

The Grow Your Business Online grant provides eligible small business owners up to $2,400 to get their business online and boost their e-commerce presence.

E-commerce...

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October is Manufacturing Month

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2022 11:31 AM

October is Manufacturing Month, celebrating a key industry that provides thousands of jobs in the Grand Erie region.

About 1.7 million people work in manufacturing across Canada, over half of those jobs in Ontario – the country’s manufacturing heartland.

Manufacturing is the No. 1 employer in our area,...

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Grand Erie Aspire Job Fair - Multi Day Event

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2022 11:22 AM

The Grand Erie Aspire Job Fair will have more than 100 employers participating over 3 days at 3 locations: all eager to hire!

The region’s largest job fair is organized by First Work’s Aspire and community partners, including employment services, schools and local Chambers of Commerce.

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