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St. Leonard’s wants to see your #SignsOfHiring

Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:16 PM

Have you seen the signs? The economy has begun to recover from the pandemic and the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders that came along with it. Businesses are showing signs of hiring again.


When you see a 'Now Hiring' or 'Help Wanted' sign in a local business, snap a picture of the sign...

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Jobs and Growth Fund to Create Jobs and Foster Economic Activity

Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 02:31 PM

Applications can now be submitted for new fund supporting clean, inclusive recovery and long-term economic growth.

As Canada works to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the vitality of businesses and communities is key to our economic recovery. The Government of Canada has made the commitment to create...

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Tourism Relief Fund Helps Tourism Businesses and Organizations Recover and Grow

Posted on Monday, July 12, 2021 03:11 PM

In March 2020, tourism came to a screeching halt as public safety measures kept most Canadians home and international borders closed. Now that vaccination efforts are paying off and declining case rates are allowing the easing of restrictions, tourism businesses and organizations from coast to coast...

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June 2021 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, July 09, 2021 11:54 AM

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

June Unemployment Rate: Brantford 6.5% [+] Ontario 8.4% [-] Canada 7.8% [-]

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

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Free Skills Training for Newcomers

Posted on Friday, July 02, 2021 09:41 AM

The Ontario government is providing $7.7 million in language and skills training supports to help 2,700 newcomers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic start new jobs.

New immigrants were among the hardest hit by COVID-19 with an employment loss of 12%, compared to only 4% for the Canadian-born population.


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Grand Erie Jobs Board Expands

Posted on Friday, June 25, 2021 11:24 AM

The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie has launched Grand Erie Jobs 2.0 to better help residents find work, research careers and learn about local businesses.

Grand Erie Jobs 2.0 builds on online tools introduced a year ago that connect people with jobs and community services in Brantford; the counties...

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Feds Announce Shop Local Investment Benefiting Canada’s Small Businesses

Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 11:04 AM

As more and more Canadians are getting vaccinated and we finish the fight against COVID-19 and begin to safely reopen, the Government of Canada is committed to supporting small businesses from coast to coast to coast.

On June 21, 2021, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion...

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Six Nations Polytechnic Acquires Brantford Campus

Posted on Saturday, June 19, 2021 08:43 AM

Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) is celebrating another historic moment this week after recently appointing an inaugural Vice President Academic. The institution is officially the proud owner of its Brantford campus facilities. This marks a significant achievement for SNP, improving access to facilities...

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May 2021 Labour Market Update

Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2021 04:48 PM

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

May Unemployment Rate: Brantford 6.1% [-] Ontario 9.3% [+] Canada 8.2% [+]

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

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Fiera funds buy 5 Brantford industrial buildings for $118M

Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2021 10:23 AM

In a push to acquire prime industrial properties in and around Toronto, Fiera Real Estate is the latest to add to its holdings. They have invested approximately $118 million to acquire five industrial buildings comprising about 940,000 square feet of space in Brantford.

“We’re happy to get a transaction...