Canada 150 Program: Canadian Government Grants for National Heritage Initiatives

Canada 150 Program: Canadian Government Grants for National Heritage Initiatives

The 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation in 2017 will be a monumental event that allows all Canadians to connect to the nation’s past, celebrate who we are, and build a lasting legacy which leads into the future. As such, the Canadian government and the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH) have created the Canada 150 Fund…

Grocery Innovations Canada Event: Opportunities for Ontario Food and Beverage Processors

Grocery Innovations Canada Event: Opportunities for Ontario Food and Beverage Processors

This summer Ontario food and beverage manufacturers will have the opportunity to showcase their unique, locally made products at the Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC) 2015 trade show. Presented by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG), this year’s show held at the Toronto Congress…

‘Open Doors’ Small Business Funding for Training CNC Machinists

‘Open Doors’ Small Business Funding for Training CNC Machinists

The manufacturing landscape in Ontario is rapidly changing. Intelligent, skilled youth in the province are moving away from careers in manufacturing to pursue other industries which have a need for their abilities. As a result, manufacturers are finding difficulty in effectively filling open positions within their organization. In response to this, the Ontario Manufacturing Learning…

BC Government Grant Funding Success: Over $1.5 Million Awarded

BC Government Grant Funding Success: Over $1.5 Million Awarded

It has been a busy month for government funding grants in British Columbia. Between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, over $1.5 Million has been awarded to 17 innovative small business projects. These highly innovative plans which will be implemented by B.C. companies are set to bring a new…

Mitacs Converge: SME & Post-Secondary Research and Development Funding

Mitacs Converge: SME & Post-Secondary Research and Development Funding

A recent investment of $1,562,000 from the Western Economic Diversification Canada has allowed for the creation of a pilot initiative called Mitacs Converge. Mitacs Converge will provide government grant funding to support research initiatives. Mitacs, which connects and nurtures partnerships between academic institutions, SMEs, and multi-national companies, has added Converge to their established list of…

CME Path2Work Program – Connect with International Manufacturing Employees

CME Path2Work Program – Connect with International Manufacturing Employees

The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) association recognizes that some businesses in Canada are struggling to find the skilled labourers that they need to continue growth and expansion. Other businesses are turning to advanced technologies as a tactic to stay competitive in international markets. In response to this growing need, Path2Work has been developed to…

Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program for Foreign Workers

Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program for Foreign Workers

Although there are benefits to hiring recent Canadian grads, some Ontario employers find difficulty in filling some job positions and may require the assistance of foreign skilled workers. The Ontario government realizes this need and has created the Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program to assist small businesses in staffing for these positions. Through this program,…

R&D Project Hiring Grants: Funding to Hire a PhD Researcher

R&D Project Hiring Grants: Funding to Hire a PhD Researcher

eAs part of Ontario’s R&D Project Hiring Grants program, the Fellowship Component offers based PhD graduates and Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs) the opportunity to contribute to industry-driven research and development projects. These 12-month fellowships supported by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) are valued at $85,000 and are open to all fields of study including non-STEM disciplines…

R&D Project Hiring Grants – Internship Component: How to Qualify

R&D Project Hiring Grants – Internship Component: How to Qualify

On behalf of the Government of Ontario, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is now accepting applications for the R&D Project Hiring Grants program to connect employers with post-secondary students and recent graduates. OCE was allocated $10 million in government grant funding as a key component of the Ontario Youth Jobs Strategy. The program enables the partnership between…

Canadian Economy Flattens in Q1 2015 – Anderson Economic Report

Canadian Economy Flattens in Q1 2015 – Anderson Economic Report

Written by the former Assistant Chief of the Bank of Canada’s research department, Dr. Peter Andersen releases economic reports periodically to inform businesses and executives about trends in the economy. His observations from Q1 of 2015 provide insight into Canadian and international economies which have the greatest impact on Canadian industry. This information is used…