Will Bouma
Will Bouma

Government Supporting Career Link Program at Wilfrid Laurier

Program provides employment services in Brantford community

NEWS November 12, 2020

BRANTFORD – The Ontario government remains committed to supporting the Career Link Program at Wilfrid Laurier University.

The Government of Ontario has extended the leasing agreement with its partners at Grand Erie District School Board and Wilfrid Laurier University. As a result, the program’s partners will be able to continue operating in support of the local community.

“Our government is committed to providing Ontarians with modern, 21st century learning opportunities,” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. “The Career Link Program will continue to play a vital role in preparing Brantford students for the jobs of the future, thanks to our partners at Grand Erie District School and Wilfrid Laurier University.”

“Today’s announcement is great news for both job-seekers and job creators in Brantford,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. “The Government of Ontario is proud to support the Career Link Employment Centre at 1 Market Square and all of the incredible work it does to encourage adult literacy and prepare deserving job-seekers for the workforce.”

“I am so pleased that the lease agreement has been extended with the Grand Erie District School Board and Laurier” said Will Bouma MPP. “We are also strengthening the ties between local partners and the Province and are developing our innovative ‘Made in Brantford-Brant’ education/employment strategies in the near future”.

The Career Link Program is an employment centre which assists the community with employment services in Brantford. The program provides support for job seekers, including assistance with interview skills, job search techniques, resumes, cover letters and employer matching.

The Program and Services provided through Career Link include Employment Services; Second Career; Career Assessment; Youth Job Connection; Apprenticeship Scholarships.

The program provides almost 350 individuals per month with ways to acquire new skills or upgrade existing skills, including literacy and basic skills that will improve chances of finding and securing a job.

Quick Facts:

  • Grand Erie District School Board has operated the Career Link Program out of the space at Wilfrid Laurier University since 2015.


For more info contact will.bouma@pc.ola.org or call (519) 759-0361