Graduate Entreprise Internship Program – New Funding

Announced in Waterloo on Sept. 25th, FedDev Ontario has launched the Graduate Enterprise Internship, an $80M initiative, a new hiring funding program for science, technical, engineering and math graduates and undergraduates to support mentorship and development with local SMEs in Southern Ontario. The program will support up to $15,000 of the costs of a six-month internship for someone who is…

Hiring Graduate Program for e-Business – SBIP

Recently approved and good news for the areas of Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge and Hamilton, University of Waterloo is now the delivery agency on behalf of Industry Canada for an internship program to promote the hiring of post-secondary graduates from local colleges and universities. U of Waterloo is now accepting applications for the 2010/2011 Small Business…

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

FedDev Ontario’s 1st Anniversary Open House Celebrating the FEDDEV Agency’s anniversary of delivering economic and community development programs throughout Southern Ontario with the Minister of State, Gary Goodyear. Have the opportunity to talk with local community leaders and local business plus learn about some of the projects that have been funded throughout the region. Gain…

What is Bill 168?

Legal Guidance About Risk Assessment of Bill 168 as shared by the legal team at Pavey, Law & Witteveen LLP. To receive guidance about risk assessments and to determine if Bill 168 is applicable to your business or organization, please contact them directly at www.paveylaw.com. Bill 168, Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act (Violence and…

Additional Credit for Export Development

Export Development Canada in partnership with Mercantile Finance Services Ltd., can provide unsecured loans of up to $50,000 for a two year term to support Canadian companies with export business development goals. My clients have enjoyed these funds to assist them with increase production capacity for exporting, attending trade shows or new marketing efforts for…

Update Hiring Co-op Students for eBusiness Intiatives

The coop hiring program has received significant interest this year – it is called SBIP. We have talked about SBIP before and we now have more information for you. Follow the links on this and other hiring mechanisms  – but the projects that are eligible for co-op hire is geared to your website only. Getting your site rankings improved,…

Graduate Internship Program for Business Growth

Another hiring program, and probably the most popular, is the Accelerate Ontario program. As Ontario’s Graduate Research Internship Program, the goal is to connect high-quality expertise from the province’s universities with Ontario businesses. The partner company contributes $7,500 and the funds are matched by Accelerate Ontario through Government Canada. The benefits to the company are…

FedDev Commercialization Initiative

Partnerships with SMEs & Universities/Colleges To encourage post-secondary institutions in southern Ontario to increase partnerships with SMEs and undertake pre-commercialization and applied research development expertise projects, the Federal Economic Development Agency (FedDev Ontario) have provide up to $15 million in funding to accelerate the collaboration. The greater collaboration will enhance innovation, improve productivity and competitiveness…

How to Hire Students and Graduates – KW/Cambridge/Guelph

Using the two most popular government funding mechanisms for hiring (see previous blogs) to grow your business,  it may appear complicated or too good to be true at first glance. But SMEs have great potential to expand our horizons. I recommend contacting our local Conestoga college and Ken Buitenhuis [kbuitenhuis@conestogac.on.ca] for support on how to provide small business owners…

Hiring Graduates by Government Funding

New funding mechanism to support small business, with a maximum contribution of $30,000, for the financial support of hiring a graduate. The funding must be applied to hire a recent graduate in their area expertise for business development, marketing plans or technical development for a period of six months or greater. Through Human Resources and…