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January 2021 Construction Numbers

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021 11:56 AM

The City released its January 2021 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a construction value of $11.110 million for permits issued in January 2021.

The monthly construction value of $11.110 million attained in January 2021 is less than the 5 year January average of $18.503 million. It is worth...

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Feature Development: 195 Savannah Oaks

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021 04:27 PM

Up to 25,498 square feet available for lease in a first-class industrial facility featuring 24’ clear height, dock and drive-in loading facilities, T8 lighting, and upgraded power. Excellent location within Brantford’s Northwest Industrial Park with direct access to Highway 403 and prominent visibility...

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Employer Webinar with Service Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:46 PM

To help support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie is partnering with Service Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency to deliver a virtual information session on February 24, 2021 at 9:30 am.

The session will be up to two hours long, include a Q&A...

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January 2021 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, February 05, 2021 01:37 PM

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

January Unemployment Rate: Brantford 6.9% [+] Ontario 10.2% [+] Canada 9.4% [+]

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

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...