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. […]

Applications for Artrepreneur 2023 are open!

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Artrepreneur is a 12-week business skills development program to assist creatives turn their passion into a business. The program is open to entrepreneurs of all art disciplines, as well as those working at the intersection of art, technology, and innovation, including, but not limited to: Performance Arts, Visual and Media Arts (including Film/Video), Dance, Music, […]

Georgian welcomes Phil Adams as new Midland Campus Principal

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Philip (Phil) Adams joins Georgian College today, Oct. 31, as the new Campus Principal and Associate Dean at the Robbert Hartog Midland Campus. Phil is responsible for providing college-wide leadership on apprenticeship activity, overseeing all operations and programs at the campus, and collaborating on community engagement initiatives across the region. “Phil brings extensive knowledge in […]

Skills Development Fund third intake opening September 29th

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The Ontario government is working for workers by investing an additional $90 million in the Skills Development Fund (SDF) to support innovative training projects that upskill workers and jobseekers, preparing them for meaningful careers in their communities. As part of a plan to build a stronger province, this third funding round, which opens September 29th, […]

Creating More Economic Opportunities for Women in Ontario

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The Ontario government is investing $6.9 million over the next three years to expand and enhance the Investing in Women’s Futures program. The program, which provides resources and training opportunities to help women develop in-demand skills for jobs, is being expanded to up to 10 new centres and further funding is being provided to 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 drops off final cheque for college’s technology centre

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Deputy Warden Lynn Dollin and County of Simcoe representatives stopped by Georgian College to present Georgian president and CEO Kevin Weaver with the fifth and final installment of a $5-million commitment that was made in 2018 to support the development of the Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre at the Barrie campus. “This $5-million commitment […]

Free Construction Trainee Program launching September 12, 2022


Community Builders is pleased to announce they are now accepting applications for their Construction Trainee Program that starts on Monday, Sept. 12. The paid program runs for three months (Monday to Thursday, 40 hours per week) for visible minorities which includes – but is not limited to – women, newcomers to Canada, and those who are […]

Ontario Helping People Start Careers in Home-Building


The Ontario government is investing almost $3 million to give 166 jobseekers free training and work experience in residential construction across the province. The Job-Ready Program, led by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA), will connect trainees with rewarding and well-paying careers in carpentry, drywall installation, cement working, framing, and heavy equipment operation. This announcement […]