Ontario Helping More Young People Train for In-Demand Careers in Construction

The Ontario government is investing $3.5 million in province-wide training initiatives to help more students launch rewarding careers in the skilled trades. These projects, led by the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario (PBCTCO), will prepare nearly 2,000 young people for well-paying jobs in the construction industry, including a path to paid training […]

Ontario Delivers Progress Report and Advances its Plan to Build

Government of Ontario

Today, Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy released the 2022 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review – Ontario’s Plan to Build: A Progress Update. It includes the government’s first-ever progress report on its plan to build Ontario, as well as new targeted measures that advance its plan to build the economy, address the province’s labour shortage […]

Province Announces 2023 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Allocations

Government of Ontario

The Ontario government is announcing 2023 municipal funding allocations under the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) that primarily supports northern and rural municipalities across the province. The Ontario government is maintaining the program envelope at $500 million for 2023 and communicating funding allocations in advance of the municipal budget year to support municipalities with their […]

Ontario Boosting Economic Development Opportunities in Indigenous Communities

Government of Ontario

The Ontario government is providing $25 million over the next three years to support economic development in Indigenous communities. This funding will help Indigenous businesses and communities recover after the COVID-19 pandemic, modernize business processes, remove barriers for Indigenous people pursuing an apprenticeship, and provide training opportunities. “Our government is proud to invest in Indigenous […]

Celebrating Small Business Week

Small Business Week 2018

On October 17, 2022, Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement in recognition of Small Business Week: “Ontario’s small businesses are the backbone of communities across the province. From family-owned corner stores to brand new start-ups, everyone knows a small business that has made a difference in their […]

Ontario Fosters New Opportunities with Trade Mission to Germany and Austria

Austria and Germany flags

The Ontario government has concluded a successful trade mission to Germany and Austria to strengthen existing relationships with economic partners and attract new investments in key sectors, such as automotive, manufacturing and life sciences. This mission, led by Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, culminated in the renewal of Ontario’s long-standing […]

Intellectual Property Ontario is Open for Business

Intellectual Property Ontario

The Ontario government is supporting the province’s innovators in developing, managing and commercializing their intellectual property (IP) with the launch of services at Intellectual Property Ontario (IPON). The new agency, announced in March 2022, will help researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses maximize the value of their IP and strengthen their capacity to grow and compete in […]

Ontario Promotes Economic Opportunities Across Key Sectors Globally

Government of Ontario

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued this statement following October 7th’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada that showed employment in Ontario decreased in September. “Our government continues to promote Ontario internationally as the innovation and investment hub of North America. We’re working around the clock to attract transformational investments […]

Ontario Investing in Construction Sector to Combat Labour Shortage


The Ontario government is working for workers by investing $3.7 million to help up to 2,500 workers start or advance in well-paying careers in the construction industry. This decade, Ontario will need 100,000 more construction workers to help deliver the province’s ambitious infrastructure plans, including 1.5 million homes by 2031. “Construction workers are heroes who […]

Ontario Expanding Energy Efficiency to Help Families and Businesses Keep Costs Down

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The Ontario government is increasing funding for the province’s energy-efficiency programs by $342 million, bringing the total investment to more than $1 billion over the current four-year electricity conservation framework. This funding will support new and expanded programs that will help families and businesses reduce their electricity use so they can save money on their […]