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Ontario Continues to Expand Access to Rapid Testing for Workplaces

Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2021 01:09 PM

To ramp up its fight against COVID-19 in workplaces, and in addition to the recently-announced partnership between the province and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Ontario government has launched a new rapid testing portal to make it easier for all essential businesses to access free rapid testing...

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Key Insights and Labour Market Research on Canada’s Food Sector

Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2021 01:02 PM

Food Processing Skills Canada (FPSC) has released “At the Crossroad Greatness”, a comprehensive report on key insights & labour market research about Canada’s food and beverage processing industry.

The report stands as a resource for the food processing industry, government decision makers and other...

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Youth Work NOW! A local online youth employment session

Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 03:33 PM

Are you a youth between the ages of 15-24 or, do you have a youth in your life that will be looking for summer job or other employment in the near future?

Youth Work NOW! - an online webinar taking place Thursday, April 29th at 11:00 am will help youth in our region search for a summer job or their first...

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2021 Industrial Appreciation

Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 02:30 PM

For over 35 years, the City of Brantford Economic Development Advisory Committee has been involved in hosting an Industrial Appreciation Event for local industry. For the past 12 years, the committee has partnered with the Rotary Club of Brantford to host a luncheon formally recognizing the contribution...

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Businesses Can Apply for COVID-19 Rapid Tests

Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2021 09:56 AM

The Ontario government is accepting requests from Ontario businesses to receive rapid COVID-19 tests.

Businesses can sign up for the government’s rapid testing program via email.

For the manufacturing sector, please contact the program via email

Fore more information, please visit the Ontario...

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Report on Post Pandemic Economic Scenarios Released

Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:49 AM

The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie has released a report on Grand Erie’s Post Pandemic Economics Scenarios.

The report explores 4 potential scenarios of what the local workforce, labour market and economy could look like post pandemic, and lists a number of strategies and recommendations of how...

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Upcoming Ontario Government Export Business Missions to India

Posted on Tuesday, March 02, 2021 12:56 PM

The Ontario government is organizing three export business missions to India taking place from August to November 2021, which may interest companies in your region.

August 19-21, 2021: Ontario Export Business Mission to Medical Fair India 2021

The Ontario government is organizing an export business mission...

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Enterprise Brant Employer Supports

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:22 PM

Enterprise Brant is a not-for-profit organization supported by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev). They work with partners in the community to plan, initiate, facilitate, manage, and administer projects and programs, which support business, community development and...

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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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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...