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2017 PEEL HALTON EMPLOYER SURVEY
This is the seventh annual Peel Halton Employer Survey. Last year over 800 responses were collected from local employers. This year's survey aims to probe the impact of technological changes on local businesses in terms of employment, skill needs, talent management strategies, retirement and company culture. Please find below leading questions for this survey.
- How are employers reacting to technological change?
- How are technological changes affecting the talent acquisition strategy of your company?
- Due to technological changes, what skill sets are becoming more important and in-demand for your company?
Caledon Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Peel Halton Workforce Development Group to implement this survey.
The main purpose of this anonymous online survey is to build a picture of the Peel Halton labour market from the employer's perspective.
The survey link will be open from September 5th to October 6th. We encourage all Peel and Halton employers to complete this survey and give us meaningful insights to help plan a more robust workforce. If you are interested in participating, please click here: 2017 Peel Halton Employer Survey
If you would like to print a copy of the survey to gather the appropriate information prior to completing the online survey, please click here. If you are experiencing any difficulty in opening the links, please feel free to contact [email protected] or call: 905-306-9588 Ext: 109.
For results from earlier surveys, please follow these links:
BRAMPTON, ON (April 26, 2017) - Since 1998, property owners with vacant commercial and industrial buildings or land have received a property tax rebate under the Vacant Unit Rebate Program. The Province of Ontario is now allowing municipalities flexibility to tailor the program to their needs.
The Region is proposing a gradual phase out of the vacancy rebate program. Rebate percentages will be reduced yearly and by 2020 the program will end:
- 2017 – current rebate of 30% with some eligibility changes
- 2018 – rebate of 20%, same eligibility as 2017
- 2019 – rebate of 10%, same eligibility as 2017
- 2020 – rebate of 0%, program ended
The Region will also introduce these eligibility changes in 2017:
- An eligible vacant unit must not include any non-permanent structures (e.g., cubicle walls, removable shelving, furniture, etc.) and must not be used for any form of storage.
- A property / unit / delineated area will not be eligible if a vacancy rebate has been provided in the last three consecutive years (i.e., 2014, 2015 and 2016 taxation years).
- Storage units, hotels, fuel storage tanks, gravel pits, when a business is closed due to strike or lockout, or when a unit is in a fixturing period will no longer be eligible for the program.
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and approximately 143,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.
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