Find out details on the over 86,000 businesses in Waterloo Wellington Dufferin. The Business Count Information for June 2018 to December 2018 has been released.
Click here for the report
Job Title: Project Assistant (3 month contract)
Applicants must be between 15 and 30 years old.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Primary role is assisting the existing project officer with current projects under development including Manufacturing Day. Engage employers or other organizations through presentations about current projects. Compile data, statistics and other information as required. Report on project deliverables including issues encountered. Participate in marketing development and promotion of projects. Assist with administrative duties for projects.
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.
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Imminent changes are occurring as part of the Employment Services Transformation being implemented by the Government of Ontario over the next year. How will this potentially impact the structure and function of the Workforce Planning Board and the work that we do? At our upcoming AGM there will be a brief presentation on how we envision these changes rolling out and the opportunities they may offer us to further support our communities.
Monday, June 3, 2019
4:30 to 6:30 PM
5.15pm Formal Presentation
96 Grand Avenue S, Cambridge, Ontario
Click hereto register before May 27th, 2019
Thank you to our AGM Hosts: City of Cambridge and Grand Innovations
If you're a female entrepreneur in Guelph/Wellington who is looking to scale up on your business you can fill out a Rhyze Award application now.
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 term.
Apply now to pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to win one of the cash awards.
Innovation Guelph will be hosting a Rhyze Award information…
We now have a dedicated page with information for former employees of the Erwin Hymer facilities in Kitchener and Cambridge
Click here to connect with this page that features details on upcoming information sessions, job fairs and more.
Carol Simpson, Executive Director of the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin, joined Matt Carty from CJOY in Guelph recently. The topic of conversation was the low unemployment rate in Guelph. The city has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country and historical data from Statistics Canada dating back to March 2001 shows Guelph’s unemployment rate has never been lower.
The city gained 2,800 jobs in December as the size of the labour force increased, while the number of people claiming unemployment declined.
You can click here for the full story.
A newly released document featuring programs & supports for newly arrived immigrant entrepreneurs is now available on the Workforce Planning Board website. This environmental scan captures programs and services in place exclusively targeting newly arrived Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Entrepreneur Stream immigrants with regard to starting a business or purchasing an existing business (i.e. business succession in Canada).
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.
By scanning the ways that government, government-funded actors, and others create supports encouraging entrepreneurship for immigrants, the aim of this document is to provide strategic intelligence on the interventions that…
Findings from our recent Manufacturing Quits Study show that job seekers were looking for options in employment including the option to work part-time. This study consulted manufacturing employees, employers and people who had recently left manufacturing jobs.
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 currently living in this area and are looking to work part-time to supplement their income. There appears to be lots of available overtime for those who…
In the 2018 Federal Budget, the Government of Canada announced a new Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women to further support women in entering, progressing, and completing their training in Red Seal trades where women are underrepresented. The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) is a taxable cash grant of $3,000 per year/level (or equivalent) up to a maximum amount of $6,000 per person.
To be eligible for the AIG-W, you must:
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person;
- Not be a high school student;
- Self-identify as a woman;
- Have the required AIG-W supporting documents;
- Be registered with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority as an apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade having low female representation;
- Have progressed in your training in designated Red Seal trades on or after April 1, 2018
- Provide proof that you have successfully…
The Workforce Planning Board's 2018 EmployerOne Construction Industry Insights show that 74% of construction employers had difficulty hiring in the past 12 months. The top reason given for this difficulty was "Not Enough Applicants". This is an indication of the workforce shortage in the construction sector.
Organizations like the Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario (AABO) 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.
The AABO is the embodiment of the Ontario-based Aboriginal Apprenticeship Strategy as defined in the document “Supply Meeting Demand.” Its purpose is to ensure that the components of the Strategy are well…
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