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Ontario Launching New Agency to Better Serve Tradespeople

Posted on Friday, January 28, 2022 08:56 AM

The Ontario government has launched Skilled Trades Ontario, a new Crown agency, to improve trades training and simplify services. The new agency will promote and market the trades, develop the latest training and curriculum standards, and provide a streamlined user-friendly experience for tradespeople....

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Applications Now Open for Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program

Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 05:09 PM

Eligible businesses required to close or reduce capacity due to the current public health measures put in place to blunt the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 can apply for the new Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program starting today. Through the new program, the government will provide eligible...

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Ontario Launches Program to Support Advanced Manufacturers

Posted on Monday, January 17, 2022 02:36 PM

$40-million investment will support innovation and growth and secure high-skill, well-paid jobs for the people of Ontario

Overview

 The Ontario government launched the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness (AMIC) program to help companies get the tools, technology and talent they...

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Brantford sets record for building permits in 2021

Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2022 08:42 PM

Brantford issued a record $472 million in building permits for 2021, topping the previous mark of $255.2 million set in 2020.

Of the 1,508 permits issued last year, 529 were for residential construction valued at $171.6 million. In all 1,023 housing units were created, including 468 single-detached homes....

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December 2021 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, January 07, 2022 11:52 AM

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

December Unemployment Rate: Brantford 7.2% [-] Ontario 6.0% [-] Canada 5.9% [-]

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

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Funding available to support post-pandemic recovery and growth

Posted on Monday, December 06, 2021 12:17 PM

Are you a business or organization in need of support?

The Government of Canada is investing over $2 billion to support inclusive growth and the recovery of the hardest hit sectors. This support, delivered by Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) including FedDev Ontario, consists of programs...

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November 2021 Labour Market Update

Posted on Monday, December 06, 2021 12:14 PM

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

November Unemployment Rate: Brantford 7.6% [+] Ontario 6.4% [-] Canada 6.0% [-]

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

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Piller's Fine Foods is Hiring

Posted on Thursday, December 02, 2021 11:55 AM

Piller's Fine Foods is in the business of crafting high quality, specialty foods for families to enjoy. They are passionate about their award-winning deli and meat products, found in grocery and restaurant chains across North America. They are equally as passionate about helping families and communities...

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Tourism Visitor Centre relocates to Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre

Posted on Thursday, December 02, 2021 10:22 AM

Tourism Brantford’s Visitor Services will relocate to the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre at 254 North Park Street starting Monday, December 6, 2021. The new, accessible Tourism Information desk is adjacent to the arena information desk inside the main entrance of Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre and will welcome...

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October 2021 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, November 05, 2021 01:27 PM

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

October Unemployment Rate: Brantford 7.2% [+] Ontario 7.0% [-] Canada 6.7% [-]

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