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Talking About In-Demand Skilled Trades

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2019 02:07 PM

The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie is encouraging area businesses to share their thoughts on what can be done to address the local skilled trades shortage.

Employers can share their views on this important issue by filling out a 5-minute survey on hard to fill trades positions, how to increase...

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$1.9 Million in Funding for Training in Steel Sector

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2019 01:41 PM

Ontario's Government is helping people across Western Ontario prepare for successful careers in the steel sector by partnering with employers and investing in skills training.

The Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities announced $1.9 million in provincial funding for an innovative “Skills for...

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City Wins Additional 2019 Website Award

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2019 01:16 PM

The City of Brantford has been honoured with the prestigious 2019 Web Marketing Association Best Government website award for its website redevelopment project. The annual award recognizes one city, county, provincial and/or state government across North America for their work to engage citizens online...

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Ontario Automotive Modernization Program

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2019 12:48 PM

The Ontario government is partnering with auto parts companies to invest in technology and training to strengthen the auto industry and protect jobs.

The new $10 million Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) is a key commitment of Driving Prosperity: The Future of Ontario's Automotive Sector,...

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City Offers Heritage Grant Program

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2019 12:28 PM

The City of Brantford is pleased to offer the Heritage Grant Program. The program provides up to $5,000 in financial assistance towards projects that protect, preserve, restore or repair designated heritage properties.

“We are committed to preserving Brantford’s past by providing financial support to...

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August 2019 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, September 06, 2019 02:24 PM

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

August Unemployment Rate: Brantford 3.9% [-] Ontario 5.6% [-] Canada 5.7% [=]

Labour Market Reports

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

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Economic Development Website Wins Another Design Award

Posted on Friday, August 16, 2019 02:48 PM

We are honoured and excited to be the recipients of another design award for our new website. The Apex Awards for Publication Excellence announced the winners for 2019. The City of Brantford’s Economic Development website was one of 11 international winners recognized in the category of website development....

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July 2019 Construction Numbers

Posted on Monday, August 12, 2019 01:44 PM

The City released its July 2019 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a construction value of $33.817 million for permits issued in July 2019. The construction value attained in the month of July is higher that the values attained in the previous four years, and is above the past five year average...

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Feature Development: 8-10 Craig Street

Posted on Monday, August 12, 2019 01:27 PM

State of the art speculative construction. Ready for Q3 2020 occupancy. Various configurations available, 100,000-375,000 SF. 32' clear height. Trailer parking available. Landlord to build out 3% office to suit tenants needs. Multiple access points. Exposure onto Highway 403, Wayne Gretzky and Craig...

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Feature Development: 150 Savannah Oaks

Posted on Friday, August 09, 2019 02:54 PM

  • Well Appointed Class "A" Office Space
  • Beautiful office campus, sleek contemporary design along Hwy 403 corridor with easy ramp access.
  • Available immediately.
  • High ceilings and large window banks accentuate this modern space.
  • 25,000 square feet main floor space.
  • Demisable to 15,000 ($13 PSF).
  • Bright...