Up to $5 Million for Southwestern Ontario Businesses!

Up to $5 Million for Southwestern Ontario Businesses!

The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) offers up to $5 million in grants and interest-free loans to support investments that lead to job creation and economic growth. Eligible expenditures include, but are not limited to, equipment, consulting services, facility retrofits and expansions, as well as employee training and other project-related costs incurred over a two […]

Ontario Invests $13.6M in Opportunities for Social Enterprises

Ontario Invests $13.6M in Opportunities for Social Enterprises

The Government of Ontario has announced $13.6M in investments and funding as part of the provincial Social Enterprise Strategy. The province of Ontario is committed to supporting a thriving marketplace of sustainable and scalable social enterprises that drive economic development while creating social and environmental impact. Ontario’s social enterprise strategy will accelerate the growth of […]

The Ontario Government is Helping Main Street Businesses Modernize and Grow

The Ontario Government is Helping Main Street Businesses Modernize and Grow

Ontario is supporting main street businesses to modernize the way they do business and attract customers by helping them adopt new digital technologies and build online presence. Jeff Leal, Minister Responsible for Small Business, and Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, made the announcement today at The Village Hive in Markham. The Main Street […]

The Housing Market in Canada is Going Under the Microscope

The Housing Market in Canada is Going Under the Microscope

Now available! Statistics on residential properties in Vancouver and Toronto Statistics Canada released data on the Vancouver and Toronto housing markets. New information includes the residency status of residential property owners, the property value of all off-reserve residential properties, the type of property and the year of construction. Two easy-to-print infographics illustrate the highlights for […]

Is Your Company Ready to Export – 7 Steps to Exporting Successfully

Is Your Company Ready to Export – 7 Steps to Exporting Successfully

The opportunities for Canadian companies in export markets are vast and growing. For both small and large businesses, globalization and the dismantling of trade barriers are opening new markets around the world and creating ever-expanding opportunities for Canadian exporters. There are many reasons your company should consider exporting: – Increased sales – Higher profits – […]

Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative Funding

Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative Funding

The Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative will reimburse up to 90% of expenditures to a maximum of $168,000 to commercial greenhouses in Ontario with at least 20,000 square feet of production area. The objective of the Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative (GCII) is to increase sector competitiveness, by providing broad-based support that fosters innovation and […]

British Columbia NDP Budget Update 2017

British Columbia NDP Budget Update 2017

The 2017 Budget update is the first glimpse of the economic agenda of the province’s new minority NDP government after 16 years of Liberal administrations. On Friday September 1, the NDP delivered its first Speech from the Throne, promising to begin work on a province wide, universal child-care program, a poverty-reduction plan and a climate-action […]