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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...

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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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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.


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Brantford Makes List Of Best Cities Near Toronto

Posted on Monday, January 18, 2021 01:14 PM

The high cost of living in large urban centres like Toronto has been pushing young people out for years, and the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this trend.

As more and more people have the option of remote working, or people are simply looking for other employment opportunities, smaller cities outside...

City Service Changes During Provincewide Shutdown

Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2020 10:25 AM

A provincewide shutdown is in effect as of Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. As a result, many City of Brantford facilities and in-person services will be impacted by the provincial mandatory order.

The City of Brantford’s Customer Contact Centre will be open on Thursday, December 24, 2020 from...

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Business guidelines during Provincewide Shutdown

Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 10:46 AM

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a Provincewide Shutdown that will go into effect as of Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 12:01 a.m.

Additional restrictions will be put into...

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Ontario Small Business Support Grant

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2020 02:24 PM

In January 2021, applications will open for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which will help small businesses that are required to close or significantly restrict services under the new Provincewide Shutdown effective December 26, 2020.


Starting at $10,000 for all eligible businesses,...