Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership hosts Employer Community Consultations

In late November, the Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership is hosting Simcoe County Employer Community Consultations, a breakfast series providing local employers an opportunity to learn how to better attract and retain immigrant talent. Topics will include labour market trends and hiring practis​es, along with innovative ways to integrate internationally educated professionals into the workplace. […]

County of Simcoe and City of Barrie to host Women in Manufacturing events

Women in Manufacturing

The City of Barrie and Simcoe County are working on getting more women interested in the skilled trades, with two events designed to inform women about careers in manufacturing. The events are hosted in part by the Muskoka Workforce Development Board, Georgian College and the Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe. They will take place […]

Serve your community as a citizen appointee on a County of Simcoe committee or board

The County of Simcoe is seeking residents who are willing to serve on a County committee or board as a citizen appointee. Positions are available on the following: Accessibility Advisory Committee: Provides input on accessibility plans for consideration by Council, advises on accessibility issues with municipal buildings and opportunities with respect to the identification and […]

County is set to focus on workforce recruitment and retention to support regional employers

The County of Simcoe’s Economic Development Office (EDO) and area partners including member municipalities, the cities of Barrie and Orillia and several supporting partners have received funding to help create stronger rural communities. This funding will be utilized to deliver programming to help address local labour shortages in key sectors. The $58,875 in Rural Economic […]

Labour Market Survey Now Open


The Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board and Literacy Network and County of Simcoe have launched an employer survey to help inform a Labour Market Research Study. They are seeking employer expertise and insights so that they can inform the development of evidence-based programs to address employment needs in Simcoe County as we emerge from COVID […]

Support agritourism in Simcoe County and enjoy a Feast on the Farm

Feast on the Farm in Simcoe County

On Sunday, October 2, Tourism Simcoe County is partnering with The Culinary Tourism Alliance, RBC and VQA Wines of Ontario to celebrate and support local food, drink and craftsmanship through this unique, zero-waste, sustainable event. Reserve a spot today to enjoy a Feast on the Farm and help us grow agritourism in Simcoe County. The […]

Ask an expert about hiring global talent

Join the County of Simcoe on October 6 at 2:30 p.m. to learn about hiring global talent and the economic immigration programs businesses can use to meet their hiring needs. This information session will provide an overview of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s economic immigration programs and resources for employers looking to hire and retain […]

County of Simcoe supports local healthcare at GBGH

Georgian Bay General Hospital logo

Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) is receiving $1 million from the County of Simcoe to support local healthcare in the Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny Township, Tay Township, Georgian Bay Township, Springwater Township and Beausoleil First Nation area. GBGH has chosen to utilize the majority of funds for the recent site construction and relocation of Dialysis services […]

Join the County of Simcoe as we Celebrate our Roots

100 years of the Simcoe County Forest

In commemoration of #NationalForestWeek in Canada, which runs September 18 to 24, residents and visitors are invited to join Warden George Cornell, County Councillors and Forestry professionals to Celebrate our Roots: 100 Years of the Simcoe County Forest. The free community event takes place at the Simcoe County Museum on September 24 from 11 a.m. […]

County of Simcoe works to support the “missing middle” in the housing spectrum

With the rising cost of living, the County of Simcoe will be pursuing a new project aimed at addressing the housing needs of middle-income residents who are struggling with housing affordability, often referred to as the “missing middle”. County Council has authorized staff to move forward with a strategy to address attainable housing across Simcoe […]