County of Simcoe

Best Practices for Talent Attraction and Retention - New Inforgraphic

During the Workforce Connect conference, roundtable discussions focused on sharing best practices for Employee Retention and Attraction

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Lunch and Learn - Simcoe County Diversity Hub Speaker Series

You are invited to join the Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership team for a Lunch and Learn session with Jeff Monague former chief of the Beausoleil First Nation on Christian Island, former treaty research director with the Anishnabek (Union of Ontario Indians), and veteran of the Canadian Forces. The learning session will focus on the topic of Land Acknowledgement and will take place on June 30th, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. 


Town of New Tecumseth: Business Survey

The Town of New Tecumseth is undertaking an Economic Resilience and Recovery Strategy.  This Strategy will guide all economic development activities for the Town and be focused on providing immediate support to our local business community following the trying time of the past few years.  They are sharing a short online questionnaire which consists of five (5) questions and all responses will be kept confidential. The survey is open from June 23rd to July 15th and available here. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Becky Breedon, Economic Development Officer, Town of New Tecumseth at or 705-415-3042. Please share with your networks.

Township of Oro-Medonte: Business and Resident Survey

The Township of Oro-Medonte is working through an update to their current 2018-2022 Economic Development Strategy. They are seeking the perspectives of Oro-Medonte businesses and residents to help inform the direction, goals and priorities for the updated Strategy for the next two years. Survey responses are anonymous, we will not collect any identifying information that links to responses. All responses will be aggregated and analyzed, a draft report will be presented to Council for consideration in early 2023, based on the upcoming Municipal election. The survey can be found here and will remain open until June 30th, 2022. Please share with your networks.

Reminder: Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) - Simcoe County Immigration Survey 2022

The 2022 Simcoe County Immigrant Survey is now available to distribute to the community. The Local Immigration Partnership is reaching out to immigrants and international students to learn about the challenges they might encounter living, working and belonging in Simcoe County. Their feedback will be helpful in providing recommendations for the 2023 Settlement Strategy. The strategies outlined in the Settlement Strategy will provide a blueprint for community action to increase supports for immigrants living in Simcoe County. The 2022 Simcoe County Immigrant Survey takes approx. 15 minutes and will be available until June 30th, 2022.

We encourage you to forward the survey to your membership and networks. Please feel free to use the images including the message below for your social media posts:

The Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is interested in learning about immigrants and newcomer experiences living, belonging, and working in Simcoe County. Your feedback will be helpful in providing recommendations to the community for the 2023 Settlement Strategy.

Immigrant Survey

Skills Development Fund - Manufacturing Update

The City of Barrie and Georgian College in collaboration with County of Simcoe and the SMWDB received funding from the Skills Development Fund to deliver a “Rapid Skills” project for the manufacturing sector. One component of the project is the development and delivery of part-time (online and in-person), industry recognized micro-credentials until March 2023 in the following subject areas:

  • Fundamental shop skills
  • Precision Machining
  • Hydraulics/pneumatics
  • CNC
  • Industrial Automation
  • Robotics
  • Quality Management
  • Leadership in Manufacturing

The Skills Development Fund (made possible by the Government of Ontario) is a way to address skills development and labour shortages within the manufacturing sector by offering educational opportunities at no cost to the participant. Through this, job seekers can find a career path in manufacturing with local employers and help existing employees upskill.

Registration is open for the first course beginning on July 16th (5 Saturdays) called Fundamental Shop Skills. The course materials and flyers are under development and will be shared shortly. Interested companies can contact Rebecca with questions about registration:

Rebecca Sanderson Training Coordinator, Continuing Education & Corporate Training


T: (548) 877-0368

Economic Development Officer Position

We're hiring an Economic Development Officer that shares our passion for innovation and sustainability as we drive our region forward. Apply today to become a part of our dynamic team! Please share amongst your networks. 

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