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Upcoming 2019 EMC Conference

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2019 09:50 AM

For more than a quarter century the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) has been responsible for contributing significant knowledge, expertise and resources towards the success of over 13,000 consortium and online member manufacturers, representing every province across Canada. To enhance contributions...

Best Cities to Buy Real Estate in Canada

Brantford Again Ranks in Top 3 Canadian Cities to Buy Real Estate

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:52 AM

For the fourth year in a row, Brantford ranks as one of the top 3 cities to buy real estate in Canada according to MoneySense magazine. The ranking is testament to the health of the local economy, the city’s affordability compared to many surrounding urban centres, and the appeal of its unique location. 

The...

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May 2019 Labour Market Update

Posted on Monday, June 10, 2019 04:22 PM

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

May Unemployment Rate: Brantford 5.4% [+] Ontario 5.2% [-] Canada 5.4% [-]

Labour Market Reports

The report includes annual rates for the last 10 years, comparing Brantford to surrounding...

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April 2019 Construction Numbers

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019 12:23 PM

The City of Brantford released the April 2019 Summary Report on Construction Activity. The report shows a construction value of $8.852 million for permits issued in the month of April.

The construction value attained in April 2019 is above the construction value attained in April 20 18; while the number...

Results of the 2019 EmployerOne Survey

Results of 2019 EmployerOne Survey Identifies Hiring Challenges

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 09:20 AM

Many area employers are reporting they are having difficulty filling jobs because they are simply not getting enough applicants.

This is one of many highlights from our community’s annual EmployerOne survey, conducted by the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie and 20 other organizations.

More than...

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Feature Development: 333 Henry, Unit 2

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:57 AM

Prime Industrial Unit.

Corner location providing excellent exposure on Henry Street with easy access to Hwy #403.

  • 22,372 sq ft of Industrial space including 5,550 sq ft well-appointed office space on 2 levels
  • 19ft clear height with 10 ton bridge crane
  • 800 amps / 600 volts of power
  • 2 docks and 2 drive...

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April 2019 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2019 02:30 PM

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

April Unemployment Rate: Brantford 5.0% [+] Ontario 6.0% [+] Canada 5.7% [-]

Labour Market Reports

The report includes annual rates for the last 10 years, comparing Brantford to surrounding...

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Brantford Filmmaker Returned Home to Make “Walter’s Way”

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2019 09:26 AM

In 2018, our own Tom Gigliotti returned home to make his short film, Walter’s Way.  He is part of an increasing number of film and television productions that have been looking at and shooting in Brantford. The industry in Ontario is growing rapidly and contributed nearly $1.6 billion to the economy...

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Innovative Warehouse and Logistics Training Program Connects Employees and Employers

Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2019 08:25 AM

The Connect2Skills warehousing – logistics training program is a SkillsAdvance Ontario project administered by the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie and funded by Employment Ontario. The project trains local people with the technical, essential and employability skills needed in Brantford-Brant’s...

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Brantford's Open-for-Business Economy Marks Another Positive Year in 2018

Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 10:25 AM

2018 marked another positive year for the City of Brantford as the area’s strong economic generators contributed significantly to our vibrant, ‘open for business’ economy and success in the global marketplace.  The 2018 Year in Review Report summarizes many of the great strides taken by our community.

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