Ontario Continues to Invest in Long-Term Growth and Job Creation

Government of Ontario

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued this statement following today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada that showed employment in Ontario decreased by 24,700 in June. “After several consecutive months of job growth, today’s news is a reminder that the government’s efforts to attract job creators to our province is […]

Ontario Bolsters Support to Get Small Businesses Online

Digital Main Street

The Ontario government is helping more small businesses online through the renewal of the Digital Main Street program, including Digital Service Squads, which have helped thousands of businesses with one-on-one technology support. In the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, the province committed to an increased investment of $40 million over two years to help Ontario businesses […]

Ontario is Making it Easier to Start a Business

Open Signage

The Ontario government is making it easier to start and grow a business with the launch of the new Ontario.ca/business website. The website is one of the initiatives being implemented as part of the Fewer Fees, Better Services Act, which received Royal Assent on March 3, 2022, and builds on successive efforts to cut red […]

Province Launches Building Ontario Businesses Initiative

Government of Ontario

The Ontario government is continuing to strengthen the province’s supply chain security and economic growth through the Building Ontario Businesses Initiative (BOBI). BOBI will reduce barriers and provide companies in Ontario with greater access to public procurement opportunities, helping them sell more goods and services, create jobs in their local communities and recover from the […]

Ontario Removing Barriers for Out-of-Province Skilled Workers

The Ontario government will introduce changes that would help workers in over 30 in-demand professions move here with their families while continuing their careers. The changes, if passed, would tackle Ontario’s historic labour shortage – the largest in a generation – by ensuring out-of-province workers can register in their regulated profession or trade within 30 […]

Ontario’s Newest Red Tape Reduction Act Features Fewer Fees, Better Services

Reducing Red Tape

The Ontario government continues its work to make Ontario the first choice for families and businesses ready to invest with the introduction of this year’s red tape reduction package, the Fewer Fees, Better Services Act, 2022. Nina Tangri, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, introduced the latest Act in the Legislature today. […]

Ontario Launching New Agency to Better Serve Tradespeople

Skilled Trades

The Ontario government has launched Skilled Trades Ontario, a new Crown agency, to improve trades training and simplify services. The new agency will promote and market the trades, develop the latest training and curriculum standards, and provide a streamlined user-friendly experience for tradespeople. These changes will result in more workers for in-demand jobs and prepare […]

Ontario Helping Energy Customers Save Money with Green Button

Ontario's Green Button Initiative

Ontario is providing families and businesses more control over their electricity and natural gas bills with the introduction of a new Green Button standard that will allow them to track their energy use, reduce bills and save money. Studies have found that easy access to energy data, which Green Button, along with smart home devices, […]

Ontario Making Life Easier With New Business Registry

Government of Ontario

New registry will support businesses and not-for-profit corporations with simpler, faster, and better government services. Today, Ross Romano, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, joined by Nina Tangri, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, launched the new Ontario Business Registry, making it easier, simpler, and more affordable for millions of businesses and […]

Ontario Supporting People and Businesses

Reducing Red Tape

The Ontario government continues to support the province’s economy by introducing new measures to promote economic stability and encourage investment, while keeping Ontario families, workers, and the environment safe and healthy. Today, Nina Tangri, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, announced Ontario’s Fall Red Tape Reduction Package and introduced the Supporting People […]