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Conestoga College Begins Offering Free Courses to Brantford Residents

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2019 01:42 PM

Starting September 2019, Conestoga College will offer numerous tuition-free programs for people living in or located close to the city of Brantford and Huron-Perth counties.

There are 3 major programs.

  1. Academic Upgrading:  Adult learners can enroll in self-directed classes to meet college admission...

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June 2019 Construction Numbers

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 01:58 PM

The City of Brantford released the June 2019 Summary Report on Construction Activity. The report shows a construction value of $11.194 million for permits issued in the month of June.

The construction value attained in June 2019 is above the construction value attained in June 2018; while the number...

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Feature Development: Garden Avenue Industrial Opportunity

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 01:44 PM

Premium industrial build-to-suit opportunity in Brantford’s north east industrial/commercial sector, with excellent access to Hwy. 403. Both purchase and lease options. Flexible building sizes (20,000-75,000 square feet) with outside storage.

  • Net leases: $6.10 psf - $6.50 psf
  • TMIs: $2.95 psf
  • Zoning: ...

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Brantford CMA Secures Top Spot on BMO 2019 Q2 Labour Market Report Card

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019 04:09 PM

The Bank of Montreal’s most recent labour market report card ranks the Brantford CMA as having the best labour market in Canada. The ranking is led by The Brantford CMA’s impressive 17% employment growth and complimented by a June unemployment rate of 4.7%, down 1.2% from the same period last year.


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June 2019 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, July 05, 2019 10:36 AM

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

June Unemployment Rate: Brantford 4.7% [-] Ontario 5.4% [+] Canada 5.5% [+]

Labour Market Reports

The report includes annual rates for the last 10 years, comparing Brantford to surrounding...