CME CertWORK+ Provides National Manufacturing Worker Certifications
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CME CertWORK+ Provides National Manufacturing Worker Certifications

The Canadian manufacturing sector has identified a great need for national levels certifications for their shop floor workers and management in order to validate industry labour quality standards. The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) have developed a solution. CertWORK+, is available now as the first national standards and certification…

CME’s Export Success Program Series Summer 2015
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CME’s Export Success Program Series Summer 2015

­­­Are you an established or new exporter that is looking to gain an international advantage? The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) association is looking to help by providing businesses with professional development opportunities through their Export Success Program. In association with Export Development Canada (EDC), CME will be holding learning sessions throughout the summer that…

CME Canada Makes: New Additive Manufacturing Network
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CME Canada Makes: New Additive Manufacturing Network

Following the late 2014 launch of the CME SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth grant program, the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) association has unveiled their new additive manufacturing network, Canada Makes. As the largest industry and trade associate in Canada, CME provides support services, resources, and incentives to ensure that Canadian manufacturers stay competitive both…

Attend the CME SMART $100K Equipment Grant Info Webinar
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Attend the CME SMART $100K Equipment Grant Info Webinar

Southern Ontario manufacturers focused on exporting outside of Canada should take note of a newly launched grant. The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) association is providing established manufacturing businesses with funding to support the assessment and adoption of advanced technologies. Interested in learning more? Register for our free upcoming informational CME SMART Advanced Technologies for…

Exporter Confidence Slips in 2014: EDC Report
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Exporter Confidence Slips in 2014: EDC Report

According to a report released by Export Development Canada (EDC), exporter confidence for Canadian businesses fell in 2014. Their report measured how Canadian exporters and investors are feeling about international and foreign business opportunities in the next six months. The data is collated and measured with the Trade Confidence Index (TCI), which summarizes the state…

CME SMART $100K Business Funding Grants for Southern Ontario Manufacturers
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CME SMART $100K Business Funding Grants for Southern Ontario Manufacturers

Please Note: The CME SMART ATGG program is now closed. Please explore active government funding programs. The Canadian Manufacturers & Exports (CME) association has announced the launch of the CME SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth program, specifically to help southern Ontario manufacturers assess and adopt new technologies to enable export expansion. CME expects approximately…

Northern Ontario Manufactures Supported with up to $15,000 in Grants for Process Assessments
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Northern Ontario Manufactures Supported with up to $15,000 in Grants for Process Assessments

The region of northern Ontario covers nearly 90% of the province, however its population of 786,000 represents just over 6% of the provincial population according to the 2006 Statistics Canada Census. As a result, the Ontario provincial government has released a number of small business funding grants and loans specifically for northern Ontario SMEs, including…

Meet and Network with the Mentor Works Team in December 2014
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Meet and Network with the Mentor Works Team in December 2014

The Holiday season is nearly upon us; don’t miss your chance to come out and meet the Mentor Works team before 2014 has expired. In addition to Government Funding Workshops and Webinars scheduled for this month, Mentor Works’ Founder and President, Bernadeen McLeod, and Business Development Executive, Alexandra (Alex) Barlow, will also be present at…

CME SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth Program: Now Live
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CME SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth Program: Now Live

The Advanced Manufacturing Summit in Hamilton, Ontario was the backdrop to a significant funding announcement on November 17, 2014. The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) association received $20 million in funding for its CME SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth grant program. The program is being supported by the FedDev Ontario program, Investing in Business…

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Information Sessions in November 2014
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Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Information Sessions in November 2014

Well known for supporting manufacturers and exporters across Canada through various events and resources, including the popular capital equipment funding program, “CME SMART Prosperity Now,” Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada’s largest trade and industry association. In addition to sponsoring generous funding programs for manufacturers, CME has provided a voice for manufacturing and global…