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Niagara Industrial Association Pushes Back Against Regional Development Charges for the Industrial Sector

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St. Catharines Standard – Article by Bill Sawchuk | August 30th, 2022 On Thursday, August 26th, 2022, Niagara Regional Council officially passed motion on the development charges by-law which gave a break to Niagara’s industry after several rounds of delegations from the Niagara Industrial Association’s members of the Board and company firms. The Niagara Industrial […]

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Canada Invests in Wood Manufacturing Study Project

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Canadian Manufacturing | August 10th, 2022 The Government of Canada has announced a $1-million contribution to the Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario (WMCO) to support a study involving 10 collaborating wood manufacturing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across three industry segments (cabinetry, commercial millwork and furniture). This study will highlight the importance of industry-led clusters […]

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Innovate Niagara provides clean tech companies funding through i.d.e.a. Fund – August 16th, 2022

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Innovate Niagara in partnership with Innovation Guelph has recently funded 19 companies with almost $550,000 in total funding through the Government of Canada funded program the i.d.e.a Fund. The Fund was developed to help clean growth firms have the tools they need to succeed by providing financial and business advisory supports to develop or redesign […]

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Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales down by 0.8 percent in June

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The Canadian Press | August 15th, 2022 – OTTAWA Manufacturing sales fell 0.8 per cent to $71.8 billion in June as the petroleum and coal product sector helped lead the way down, Statistics Canada said Monday. The move lower came as sales fell in eight of the 21 industries tracked by the agency and followed […]

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Ontario Welcomes $14.8 Million Investment to Create Good-Paying Manufacturing Jobs

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Office of the Premier | August 12th, 2022 – DUNDALK The Ontario government is supporting an investment of more than $14.8 million by Greenlid to build a new manufacturing facility that will bring the company’s production to Ontario. To advance this project, the government is providing Greenlid with $500,000 in funding through the Regional Development Program’s […]

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Great Lakes shipping on the rise, study finds

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Great Lakes marine shipping has a ripple effect that deeply impacts Canadian communities – and the Niagara region is no exception. Written by Maggie Murphy, Chamber of Marine Commerce | August 8th, 2022     Preliminary research conducted by Fluid Intelligence, a data analysis partnership of HOPA Ports and the McMaster Institute for Transportation and […]

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Ontario Training More Workers for In Demand Careers in Auto Manufacturing

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Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training & Skills Development | August 3rd, 2022 – STRATFORD The Ontario government is working for workers by investing $5 million to provide free training to 500 people from underrepresented groups to prepare them for well-paying jobs in the province’s thriving automotive manufacturing sector. The project will provide participants with the […]

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Federal/Provincial Funding Announced for Agri-Food Employers

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Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs | July 28th, 2022 – TORONTO The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $4 million to continue building a strong and competitive agri-food workforce. The second round of the Ontario Agri-Careers Support Initiative, which opens today and closes on September 8, 2022, provides funding for innovative pilot projects […]

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Ontario Launches Program to Support Advanced Manufacturers Across Province

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Ontario Launches Program to Support Advanced Manufacturers Across Province $40-million investment will support innovation and growth and secure high-skill, well-paid jobs for the people of Ontario January 17, 2022 Today, the Ontario government launched the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness (AMIC) program to help companies get the tools, technology and talent they need to grow, compete and […]

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Government of Canada Extends Loan Forgiveness Repayment Deadline for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

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Important Announcement: Government Extends Loan Forgiveness Repayment Deadline for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) News Release – Department of Finance Canada Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 The Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) program has provided interest-free, partially forgivable loans to nearly 900,000 small businesses and not-for-profit organizations to help them navigate the pandemic and remain resilient. […]

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