2023 has already been quite the shakeup for the Canadian job market, and potential candidates have shifted their priorities with what they look for in an employer.
The new BDC DEI report shows that Canadian businesses are hiring more women and diverse groups, but lack representation in senior roles.
The search for funding options, free resources, and customized mentorship should be a vital focus for entrepreneurs wishing to break through the glass ceiling that prevents many Canadian startup businesses from reaching great heights.
Via the Industry Commercialization Associate Program (ICAP), eligible applicants can receive up to 75% to a maximum of $120,000 in grant funding towards an associate employee’s salary per year for up to two years.
As social distancing measures are lifted in the months ahead, the ‘next normal’ in the recovery phase means that many Canadian workplaces are now planning for more flexible hybrid work models which blend on-site and remote work.
Accelerated by COVID-19, businesses are rapidly shifting to create e-commerce solutions for customers.
The Airports Capital Assistance Program and the Regional Air Transportation Initiative provide funding to Canada’s regional airports for projects that improve safety, protect assets, reduce costs, and support recovery of COVID-19.
The Indigenous Community Business Fund provides grants for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis businesses that have been affected by COVID-19.
Black-led organizations can access up to $3M for regional projects, or up to $5M for national projects to help Black Canadian entrepreneurs.
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