Find a Job

Brantford is a great place to work and has a large number of employment opportunities.

What you will need when looking for a job:

  • You will need a resume. A resume will list all of your job experience, your education and your skills.
  • Sometimes you will need a cover letter. This letter explains how you are qualified to do the job and why you are a good candidate. You should include some of your experience and your interest in joining the company.
  • You will have to take part in an interview. An interview is a meeting with your possible employer. They will ask you questions about your skills, experience and work habits.

Job market

The Brantford area has over 400 industries. See information about the local economy and labour force at Advantage Brantford and Work Force Planning Board. The Working in Canada website helps newcomers search for a job in Canada.

Looking for a job?

There are many supports and services available to help you with your job search.

City of Brantford Resource Centre

Provides job search support by offering:

  • Resume copying
  • Internet access for job search
  • Resume and cover letter software
  • Job listings from local newspapers
  • Job postings from available online and paper based listings
  • Fax services
  • Local phone calling for employer contact
  • Qualified experts on site to help with your job search

Online databases

Find local postings by accessing online databases:

Education, training, and professional recognition

Learn how to get your professional credentials recognized through these resources:

Employment agencies

Brantford has many agencies that can help you find temporary jobs, including:

Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is hands-on training. Apprentices are paid while gaining work experience. Apprenticeship in Ontario is the responsibility of the provincial government, and they offer apprenticeship studies in different fields. These are some resources to get you started.

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum- Forum canadien sur l'apprentissage (CAF - FCA) has developed a full inventory of information on apprenticeship training across Canada.

Apprenticesearch.com

Apprentice search provides free information on apprenticeships in Brantford and the local area. Local employers, apprentices and apprenticeship candidates are able to explore opportunities in their local area.

Videos on apprentice construction trades

Videos of apprenticeable construction trades in Ontario.

Start your own business

Are you interested in starting your own business? Brantford is a great place to start or grow a business.

Becoming self-employed can have advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to learn the steps that can help you be successful. 

Resources to help you start your business:

International business associations and networks

If you are thinking about opening a business, these networks and associations available to help you: