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Registration for the Conestoga Virtual Job Fair is now open

Posted on Tuesday, February 02, 2021 02:38 PM

This is your opportunity to connect with talented, workplace-ready students eager to meet your graduate, co-op and seasonal recruitment needs.

Conestoga is a recognized leader in polytechnic education. Their students learn to connect theory, research and practice through skills-based, hands-on work-integrated...

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COVID-19 Info Training Session with Ministry of Labour, Traning, and Skills Development

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:11 AM

To help support Ontario’s employers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is partnering with the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie to deliver a free COVID-19 information session on March 2nd at 10:00 am.

The session will be up...

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Federal Government Launches Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 03:26 PM

The federal government has announced the launch of the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program, or HASCAP. As first outlined in the 2020 Fall Economic Statement, HASCAP will provide financial support to businesses that have been hardest hit by the pandemic.

Businesses across Canada continue...

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EMC Manufacturing Support Program – Free Coaching for Manufacturers

Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 02:20 PM

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) in partnership with National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) has launched a national coaching program helping manufacturers better understand the current situation they face by identifying and supporting a clear...

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December 2020 Construction Numbers

Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 01:29 PM

The City of Brantford had its strongest year in development ever with over $255 million worth of construction in 2020. In a year where many cities felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Brantford staff quickly adapted to continue to provide excellent customer service to keep development moving.

The...

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A Grand Entrance: City Invites Expressions of Interest for Prestigious Downtown Location

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 09:36 AM

The City of Brantford invites expressions of interest (E.O.I.) for the purchase and redevelopment of the lands informally known as the Colborne Point Lands located on the south side of Colborne Street adjacent to the architecturally significant Laurier/YMCA athletic facility. The City is seeking developers...

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Brantford Makes List Of Best Cities Near Toronto

Posted on Monday, January 18, 2021 01:14 PM

The high cost of living in large urban centres like Toronto has been pushing young people out for years, and the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this trend.

As more and more people have the option of remote working, or people are simply looking for other employment opportunities, smaller cities outside...

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December 2020 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, January 08, 2021 11:20 AM

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

December Unemployment Rate: Brantford 6.1% [-] Ontario 9.5% [+] Canada 8.6% [+]

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

City Service Changes During Provincewide Shutdown

Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2020 10:25 AM

A provincewide shutdown is in effect as of Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. As a result, many City of Brantford facilities and in-person services will be impacted by the provincial mandatory order.

The City of Brantford’s Customer Contact Centre will be open on Thursday, December 24, 2020 from...

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Business guidelines during Provincewide Shutdown

Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 10:46 AM

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a Provincewide Shutdown that will go into effect as of Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 12:01 a.m.

Additional restrictions will be put into...