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Brantford CMA Again Secures Top on BMO Labour Market Report Card

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:48 AM

The Bank of Montreal’s 2019 Q3 labour market report card again ranks the Brantford CMA as having the best labour market in Canada. The ranking is led by The Brantford CMA’s impressive 17.3% employment growth and complimented by a September unemployment rate of 3.6%, down 1.2% from the same period last...

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October 2019 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, November 08, 2019 10:47 AM

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

October Unemployment Rate: Brantford 3.2% [-] Ontario 5.3% [=] Canada 5.5% [=]

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

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Manufacturing Month - October 2019

Posted on Friday, November 01, 2019 01:11 PM

October was Manufacturing Month and the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie and community partners, including the City of Brantford and local school boards, coordinated a slate of activities to celebrate manufacturing in the area. These activities include student tours of select area companies, producing...

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Feature Development: 30 Morton Ave.

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 04:29 PM


30 Morton Avenue

Up to 37,250 SF Industrial Build-to-Suit

Very well located build to suit opportunity with great exposure along a high traffic route and quick access to Highway 403 and nearby amenities. The proposed building features 24’ clear, dock level loading and allowance for 5% finished...

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Ingenia Polymers Founder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 04:10 PM

John Lefas – founder of Ingenia Polymers was nominated for a CPIA Lifetime Achievement Award and accepted the award in Toronto on October 2, 2019.  He was joined by his wife Maria, two of his brothers and a group of business partners and Ingenia employees to celebrate the award.

John gave a motivational...