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February 2021 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021 10:21 AM

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

February Unemployment Rate: Brantford 7.6% [+] Ontario 9.2% [-] Canada 8.2% [-]

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

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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August 2020 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, September 04, 2020 01:13 PM

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

August Unemployment Rate: Brantford 9.8% [-] Ontario 10.6% [-] Canada 10.2% [-]

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

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Grand Erie COVID-19 Business Insights Survey Results Released

Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2020 09:40 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns shocked businesses and the workforce across the Grand Erie area in an unprecedented manner starting in March 2020. A few months in, as businesses began to contemplate, prepare, and execute plans to reopen, community organizations looked to identify interventions...

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July 2020 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, August 07, 2020 02:18 PM

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

July Unemployment Rate: Brantford 10.6% [-] Ontario 11.3% [-] Canada 10.9% [-]

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

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FedDev Ontario Invests $4M to Support Women-led Businesses Through COVID-19

Posted on Friday, July 17, 2020 03:36 PM

The Government of Canada invests $4 million to support over 700 women-led businesses across southern Ontario.

Women-led businesses often face unique challenges, which have been amplified by the impacts of COVID-19 on our economy. As the economy reopens, these businesses need support to adapt their operations...

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June 2020 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, July 10, 2020 11:56 AM

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

June Unemployment Rate: Brantford 12.6% [+] Ontario 12.2% [-] Canada 12.3% [-]

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

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Council approves Economic Recovery Action Plan

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:02 AM

At their meeting held virtually on Tuesday, June 23, Brantford City Council unanimously approved the Economic Recovery Action Plan put forth by the Mayor’s Economic Recovery Task Force. Working together, the Task Force has successfully developed a progressive, action-driven plan to position the City...

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FedDev Ontario and partners to assist nearly 23,000 Ontario businesses in embracing online commerce

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 03:57 PM

The Government of Canada invests $50 million towards helping businesses across the region adopt digital technologies to recover from the pandemic and emerge stronger.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on businesses of all sizes across the country. In particular, retail-oriented main street...

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Seeking Local COVID-19 PPE and Safety Suppliers

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 03:38 PM

The demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safety equipment will continue to grow throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As businesses begin to open and people begin to return to work, the ability to quickly and conveniently source these supplies will become increasingly important.

The Chamber...