The Workforce Planning Board publishes guides that profile careers and occupations in a number of industries in Grand Erie.
The guides provide useful information about the local job market, including details about what Grand Erie employers are looking for.
The guides below are helpful to job-seekers, people looking to change careers and students planning their future.
There are also videos that highlight career opportunities in Ontario.
Careers in Hospitality & Tourism
The Hospitality & Tourism industry offers great opportunities for jobs and careers in Grand Erie.
A new report called Hospitality & Tourism: Careers to Discover describes this important sector of the economy.
Some 760 businesses in Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk fall under the industry, and employ more than 1,600 people.
During 2013, it is estimated that visitors to Grand Erie will spend $148 million. Meanwhile, tourism spending in Canada has also been growing each year, boding well for the industry's future.
Hospitality & Tourism: Careers to Discover describes dozens of careers, from chef/cook to jobs in food and beverage, travel services, accommodation, arts, culture, recreation and sports.
The information includes the education pathways to enter specific careers, job duties and responsibilities, skills needed, and the current wage range. Websites are also suggested for people seeking additional information or resources.
The report is a joint venture between the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie, the Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board, and the Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board.
Click on the report to read, print or download.
Careers in Food Manufacturing
A new guide highlights job and career opportunities in Grand Erie's thriving Food Manufacturing industry.
Food Manufacturing is a $1 Billion industry in the region, with a particularly large cluster of food firms in Brantford.
More than 40 firms employ more than 3,000 people, and many firms report they plan to expand in the next 3 years.
Yet, food firms don't have a high profile, and have faced challenges making people aware that there are both good jobs and rewarding careers in their industry.
The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie's new guide Careers in Food Manufacturing describes many common jobs, their current wage range, education requirements, and what local employers are looking for.
The guide also points out that food companies promote from within, providing further opportunities. They also have many high-paying salaried positions.
Click on the guide to donwload or print your copy.
Employment Guide for Newcomers
This guide provides newcomers to Canada advice on a wide range of topics to help them be successful in a job search in Grand Erie.
Topics covered include:
Understanding the job market
Job search techniques
The importance of volunteering
Starting your own business
Upgrading skills through education and training
The job application process
The guide was published by the Grand Erie Immigration Partnership in collaboration with a large number of area organizations, with funding by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Career Exploration Videos
A series of 4 videos designed for jobseekers, students, educators and others about potential occupations in sectors offering business and career growth.
Tourism and Hospitality
Description: A video exploring careers in the growing sector of tourism and hospitality, featuring an interview with Norfolk County's manager of Economic Development and Tourism.
Description: A video exploring the many skilled occupations available in the manufacturing industry, Canada's largest business sector. 400,000 skilled workers are required in the next 15 years.
Health and Wellness
Green and Clean
Description: A video exploring careers in the Health and Wellness sector, which includes a wide variety of jobs. Opportunities in this sector are growing as Canada's population ages and health-care workers retire.
Description: A video exploring 'Green and Clean' carreer opportunities which are available across all sectors of the Canadian economy. This video includes footage of the Aylmer, Ont. ethanol plant.
Career guides and other resources
Click on any of the report covers below to download or print.
Educational Pathways for Green Careers
Educational Pathways for Specialty Trade Careers
Educational Pathways for Health Care Careers
Description: A guide to career titles and educational pathways in Green Careers.
Description: A guide to career titles and educational pathways in Speciality Trade Careers.
Description: A guide to career titles and educational pathways in Health Care Careers.
Educational Pathways for Agriculture Careers
From Learn to Earn: A Guide for New Job Seekers
Description: A guide to career titles and educational pathways in Agricultural Careers.
Description: A workbook for new job seekers. Anyone entering the workforce for the first time can benefit from the exercises.
On the Move: Careers in the Trucking Industry
On the Menu: Careers in the Food Services Industry
Pathways to Professions: Careers in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Sector
Description: Profiles of the Top 3 occupations in Grand Erie's trucking industry.
Description: Profiles of 9 occupations in Grand Erie's food services industry.
Description: Profiles of 10 professional and related ococupations in Grand Erie.
Shift Work: A Skills Assessment Workbook for Manufacturing Workers in Transition
Real Faces: Edition 2
Packaging: A Career Destination
Description: A job search tool to help manufacturing workers transition to stable or promising occupations.
Description: The second volume of Real Faces profiles more people in real jobs.
Description: Profiles of occupations in Grand Erie's packaging industry.
Grand Erie Skills Assessment - A Profile of Current and Emerging TOP Industry Sectors and Occupations
Caring In Our Community - Health Care Occupations Guide
Real Faces: Edition 1
Description: A look at emerging industries and occupations in Grand Erie.
Description: Profiles of dozens of occcupations in the health-care field in Grand Erie.
Description: Profiles of real people working in real jobs to help youth make career choices.