General Newshttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_newsWorkforce Planning BoardBusiness Counts Information is now availablehttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/business_counts_information_is_now_available<div><p><a href="https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/resources/knowledge_library/knowledge_library_folder/wpb_reports/workforce_planning_documents/lmi_reports/2019/business_count_information_2019_reportpdf" class=" WikiLinkType1">Click here</a> for the report</p></div>Jeremy CookFri, 10 May 2019 14:16:07 -0400https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/business_counts_information_is_now_availableWe're Hiring - Project Assistant (3 month contract)https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/were_hiring_project_assistant_3_month_contract<div><p>Will be supervised by the Executive Director. The Executive Director will provide day to day support, training and mentoring. A review will be held halfway through the employment term and at the end to review progress with the Executive Director based on feedback from other staff and community partners.</p><p>Send your resume and cover letter to <a href="mailto:carol@workforceplanningboard.com">carol@wor…</a></p></div>Jeremy CookTue, 07 May 2019 15:29:32 -0400https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/were_hiring_project_assistant_3_month_contractYou're Invited to our 2019 Annual General Meeting at Grand Innovationshttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/youre_invited_to_our_2019_annual_general_meeting_at_grand_innovations<div><p><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001deNsGKmYHWAlowkBI-cNweaX_CDKU-si7l6l-rhtmSKynC01NvAVYh8wCGtUfEYL8_POtS0CR_28SmpXberRuGzDI5E7rnhyXORSbufE85FM4BNZPTXw1bOJhMHQTGyBDLIMDCwS-aUmbQC_-eQzl3I-iM7g4D9164BNLq1MnwcGQPm1pJwLuKsDL07_WuhgD3BQ-ZxHvKfDKiwr0GPmvcdM21LntgVm&c=zmgoK9YUtsn8XWAFJandOMLS9cC65e76KSIOZ_tkiKa8YTyvNn091w==&ch=vmBkFuy138xV3zhP4SA_A96hz2ZuqEsPTSA7W_LbyvXJF_TlN8AbJQ==" target="_blank">Click here</a> <strong>to register before May 27th, 2019</strong> </p><p><br></p><p>Thank you to our AGM Hosts: City of Cambridge and Grand Innovations</p></div>Jeremy CookThu, 02 May 2019 14:46:07 -0400https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/youre_invited_to_our_2019_annual_general_meeting_at_grand_innovationsInnovation Guelph Now Accepting Rhyze Award Applicationshttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/innovation_guelph_now_accepting_rhyze_award_applications<div><p>The goal of this Innovation Guelph initiative is to create an opportunity that’s currently missing in the Guelph/Wellington region: an award that will not only provide the funding women entrepreneurs need to finance their businesses, but the mentoring and support they need at key stages of their development to build and grow their businesses long…</p></div>Jeremy CookThu, 04 Apr 2019 12:01:51 -0400https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/innovation_guelph_now_accepting_rhyze_award_applicationsInformation for former Erwin Hymer employeeshttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/information_for_former_erwin_hymer_employees<div><p><a href="https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/resources/jobseekers/former_erwin_hymer_employee_info" class=" WikiLinkType1"><u>Click here</u></a> to connect with this page that features details on upcoming information sessions, job fairs and more.</p></div>Jeremy CookTue, 26 Feb 2019 16:27:31 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/information_for_former_erwin_hymer_employeesCarol Simpson Discusses Guelph's Low Unemployment with CJOY Radiohttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/carol_simpson_discusses_guelphs_low_unemployment_with_cjoy_radio<div><p>The city gained 2,800 jobs in December as the size of the labour force increased, while the number of people claiming unemployment declined.</p><p>You can <a data-link-type="web" href="https://cjoy.com/news/4815179/guelph-unemployment-december-2018/" target="_blank">click here</a> for the full story.</p></div>Jeremy CookThu, 10 Jan 2019 12:26:21 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/carol_simpson_discusses_guelphs_low_unemployment_with_cjoy_radioA Road Map for Immigrants with Entrepreneurial Aspirations.https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/a_road_map_for_immigrants_with_entrepreneurial_aspirations<div><p>PNP Entrepreneur Stream immigrants differ from other immigrants in that, among other differences, PNP Entrepreneur Stream immigrants generally have two years to launch successfully a business employing the primary applicant and two Canadians not related to the immigrant.  </p><p>By scanning the ways that government, government-funded actors, and others…</p></div>Jeremy CookThu, 10 Jan 2019 12:22:47 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/a_road_map_for_immigrants_with_entrepreneurial_aspirationsEmployers Should Be Hiring More Part-time Employeeshttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/employers_should_be_hiring_more_part_time_employees<div><p>During consultations employers and their current employees often raised the fact that co-workers were often missing days and attendance was slacking. At a recent Manufacturing Job Fair, the majority of jobs on offer were full-time yet many of the attendees were seeking part-time jobs including a significant number of foreign students who are…</p></div>Jeremy CookFri, 14 Dec 2018 11:58:40 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/employers_should_be_hiring_more_part_time_employeesThere are more opportunities for women to work in construction than ever beforehttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/there_are_more_opportunities_for_women_to_work_in_construction_than_ever_before<div><p>To be eligible for the AIG-W, you must:</p> <ul> <li>Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person;</li> <li>Not be a high school student;</li> <li>Self-identify as a woman;</li> <li>Have the required AIG-W supporting documents;</li> <li>Be registered with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority as an apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade having low…</li></ul></div>Jeremy CookThu, 13 Dec 2018 12:11:15 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/there_are_more_opportunities_for_women_to_work_in_construction_than_ever_beforeHiring Indigenous Youth Could be the Solution to the Construction Workforce Shortagehttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/hiring_indigenous_youth_could_be_the_solution_to_the_construction_workforce_shortage<div><p>Organizations like the <a href="http://aabo.ca/" target="_blank">Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario (AABO)</a> believe hiring indigenous youth for these construction jobs could be the solution to this problem. The AABO is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of Aboriginal people in the trades in Ontario.</p><p>The AABO is the embodiment of the Ontario-based…</p></div>Jeremy CookThu, 13 Dec 2018 12:06:25 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/hiring_indigenous_youth_could_be_the_solution_to_the_construction_workforce_shortage