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Skills2Advance Welding Program Offering Free Training

Posted on Monday, April 04, 2022 09:44 AM

The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie (WPBGE) has been approved to coordinate a new skill development training program in welding under the Ontario Skills Development Fund (SDF) of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

Over the next year, 150 area residents will receive free,...

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Free Training and Paid Apprenticeships for Electricians

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:06 PM

The Ontario government is investing more than $13 million to provide free training and paid electricians’ apprenticeships for more than 2,500 people across the province who are unemployed or looking to earn bigger paychecks. With over $2 billion in infrastructure projects on the horizon, Ontario faces...

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Helping More Young People Start Careers in the Skilled Trades

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:49 AM

The Ontario government expanded its investment in pre-apprenticeship training to a record $28 million, providing more young people with the training they need to launch rewarding careers in the skilled trades. Between July and September 2021, there were more than 330,000 unfilled jobs in Ontario, many...

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February 2022 Labour Market Update

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 09:41 AM

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

February Unemployment Rate: Brantford 5.5% [-] Ontario 5.5% [-] Canada 5.5% [-]

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

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Multilingual training program for food manufacturers

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2022 12:24 PM

It can be difficult to integrate into a new culture and a new workplace, especially when language is a barrier. To support education for all people working in the food and beverage manufacturing industry, Food Processing Skills Canada has developed Succeeding at Work Language Stream.

Succeeding at Work...

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The Ontario Agri-Careers Support Initiative

Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2022 11:17 AM

The Ontario Agri-Careers Support Initiative is aimed at growing the labour market for food processing businesses by either enticing people to become employed by food processors or remain employed by food processors. The Initiative has been designed to support innovative pilot projects that are tailor-made...

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Canada Digital Adoption Program helps small businesses thrive

Posted on Friday, March 04, 2022 09:26 AM

Small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy and the heart of our communities across the country. As small businesses adapt to the digital economy and the lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada is working to help them continue to grow, thrive, and create good...

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Province Launches Intellectual Property Ontario

Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2022 10:23 AM

New agency will help innovators and businesses commercialize their “Ontario-made” ideas and products

The Ontario government is continuing to support the province’s innovators through the launch of its new agency, Intellectual Property Ontario. The new board-governed agency will serve as a go-to resource...

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Feature Development: 67 Sinclair Boulevard

Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 11:14 AM

Existing fully equipped two-story Cannabis facility. Building located in an industrial area with excellent HWY 403 access and exposure.

  • Location Description: Sinclair and Garden
  • Property Type: Industrial
  • Storeys: 1
  • Subdivision Name: Braneida Industrial Park
  • Title: Freehold
  • Land Size: 1.142...

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New online tool helps users find local workforce information and services

Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 11:04 AM

The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie has launched the Workforce Gateway tool to make it easier for people to find local workforce-related information and services online.

Residents of Brantford, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk counties, Six Nations of the Grand and Mississaugas of the Credit First...