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Exciting Job Opportunities at Ventura Foods

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2022 11:44 AM

Ventura Foods Canada specializes in custom branded sauces, condiments, dressings, cooking oils, emulsified products and much more. This Canadian based manufacturer is the brand behind the brand and takes pride in helping its customers delight their customers. As the business expands, their Distribution...

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March 2022 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2022 11:12 AM

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

March Unemployment Rate: Brantford 5.1% [-] Ontario 5.3% [-] Canada 5.3% [-]

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

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New Brantford Distribution Company Hiring!

Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2022 09:45 AM

A new Brantford company locating to 436-444 Elgin Street is ramping up their workforce and looking to hire. The company is 900 Distribution and is relocating to the city from Mississauga. They are a specialty gluten free flour manufacturer and distributor who have been supplying the food industry for...

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Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund Program is Now Open

Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 11:01 AM

Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund Program – NOW OPEN! 

The new Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund Program is now open. Agri-food processor businesses are eligible for up to $3 million in cost-share funding to either build new processing facilities, expand or modernize existing facilities and...

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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...