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Top Canadian Business Events in March 2022

With the recent Omicron variant of COVID-19 showing signs of slowing down, businesses across Canada are ramping back up to operating at full capacity. Business leaders are looking towards the future and resuming or starting new strategic growth projects. These projects often include research & development activities, hiring new employees, and training current employees to provide them with new skills.

“We are committed to a safe reopening; one that provides predictability, flexibility and shows the world that Canada is one of the safest places to travel. Travel is safe and will continue to be safe in Canada.”
– The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance

Each province is adjusting their reopening plans as a result of the Omicron wave slowing down. Canada is planning on reopening to allow travel, and most businesses are able to work at full capacity again. Learn what you can do to help your business hit the ground running when the country fully reopens.

March 10: Pandemic Learning – The Future of Women in Manufacturing

(Webinar) The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is hosting their 5th annual women in manufacturing conference that brings together over 500 participants towards empowering, supporting, and accelerating women representation in Canadian manufacturing. This will help manufacturers attract and retain women in their workplaces.

CME’s goal is to increase women representation in manufacturing by 100,000 employees by 2030.

March 14: What Does 2021’s Record-Breaking Year Mean for Your Valuation?

(Webinar) Startup TNT has teamed up withBusiness Development Canada (BDC) to host a webinar with entrepreneurs on how they go about valuating their company to seek funding from investors.

Learn the best practices to approach valuating your startup to set yourself up for positive negotiations with your investors.

The rising valuation of businesses in 2022 means your business could have an opportunity to raise more equity and financing than you may have initially expected. Attendees can register for this free event on Eventbrite and join between the hours of 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST on Monday, March 14th, 2022.

March 31: Top Government Funding for Hiring & Training  

(Webinar) The Top Government Funding for Hiring & Training webinar will be hosted by Jeff Dumart from Mentor Works, a Ryan Company. This webinar is a great way to outline how your business can access affordable, skilled talent.

The goal of this session will be to explain how businesses can find funding and wage subsidy programs that can offset a portion of their hiring and training costs by 50%–83%.

Attendees will learn strategies for effectively attracting talent and embedding co-op programs into your human resources and hiring strategies, as well as ways to minimize payroll costs by accessing government funding and wage subsidies.

Start Your Government Funding Journey

If your business is ready to begin the application process, please speak with a government funding professional today to get a smart start. Moreover, if your organization wants to see all government funding programs available, we recommend reviewing the full government funding directory.

Mentor Works also offers a variety of helpful government funding resources to make navigating this complicated landscape simple, as well as a news page dedicated to updating Canadians about everything government funding daily.

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  1. Hello, Myra!
    Looking to help my husband open a small business in food industry. He has over 11 yrs experience in the industry. Seems it is high time he works for himself. Since his English is not the best, thought I should initiate the process. Could you suggest or recommend seminars or first steps. He has worked for many food businesses and has an idea. However, I think he needs to know details and paperwork.
    Any suggestions or help would be appreciated!

    1. Hi Hema, thanks for your comment. The first step in establishing a business in Ontario is typically visiting a Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC). These centres have the expertise needed to consult you and your husband directly and provide the individualized support needed to get your business started. Visit that page to learn more about your local SBEC!

  2. hello sir. we have small trucking company in montreal ,we need Government fund please help us to how to apply contact us think you

    1. Hi Rustum – Thanks for the insight into your business. The majority of government funding programs we discuss are reserved for established businesses with 15+ employees and other key eligibility factors. For smaller and/or younger organizations and entrepreneurs, we recommend referring to our Startup Resources Page. If you are 15+ employees and have been incorporated for over 3 years, let us know a bit more about your business by filling out our Contact Form, so we can explore funding opportunities towards these upcoming strategic investments.

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