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Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards

Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2020 04:24 PM

2020 award applications now open

The WSIB’s Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards recognize outstanding health and safety achievements in small businesses with fewer than 50 employees. 

Many small business owners work hard to keep the people who work for them healthy and safe. It goes...

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Piller’s Receives Funding for New Automated Line

Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2020 12:51 PM

Brantford food processing plant Piller’s Fine Foods is getting a $200,000 grant for automated packing equipment from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. A total of 75 projects across Ontario received grants in the latest round.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year federal-provincial-territorial...

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Funding will improve food safety and productivity for Ontario Food Processors

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:40 PM

Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP)

The Governments of Canada and Ontario are providing more than $5.4 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) to help food processing businesses improve food safety, increase labour productivity and enable better access to markets. These strategic...

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July 2020 Construction Numbers

Posted on Saturday, August 22, 2020 09:56 AM

Brantford's construction value on pace for an exceptional year

The City released its July 2020 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a construction value of $7.529 million for 109 permits issued. Increases were seen in the Residential (Accessory, Alterations, Additions) sector and Duplex, Triplex,...

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Large October Virtual Job Fair Free to Local Businesses and Job Seekers

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:06 AM

We are excited to announce the Grand Erie Virtual Job Fair & Skills Exploration Event, to be held entirely online Oct. 6, 2020, serving Brantford and surrounding communities.

This day-long virtual event will be free to residents. An anticipated 2,000 to 3,000 participants from our...

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Funding of up to $100,000 Available from the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program

Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 01:38 PM


The Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) is a partnership with small- and medium-sized automotive parts suppliers in Ontario.

The goal is to help modernize Ontario’s automotive supply chain and make it more competitive.


Your business could get up to $100,000 to...

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July 2020 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, August 07, 2020 02:18 PM

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

July Unemployment Rate: Brantford 10.6% [-] Ontario 11.3% [-] Canada 10.9% [-]

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

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Feature Development: 79 Easton Road

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 09:57 AM

41,057 sf Warehouse with Cooler/Freezer Space

$9.95/SF Gross (excludes utilities)


Clean warehouse space made up of 13,831 SF of freezer space, 13,806 SF of cooler space and 11,541 SF of refrigerated dock space. 11,541 SF at 16’ clear & 27,643 SF at 39’ clear with dock level shipping doors....

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SkillsAdvance Ontario Pilot Supports Workforce Development

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 01:18 PM

About the Program

The SkillsAdvance Ontario (SAO) pilot project is intended to support workforce development in identified key growth sectors.

It funds partnerships that connect employers with the employment and training services required to recruit and advance workers with the right essential, technical,...

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Southwestern Ontario Development Fund Application Intakes Announced

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2020 04:08 PM

Program Overview

The Province of Ontario has announced the next intake periods for applications to the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF). The fund provides support for projects and investments to businesses, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for economic development in southwestern...