CEDC News

Posted On Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Today, the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) hosted an outdoor event to celebrate the success of 32 foreign skilled workers who have received a community recommendation through the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). The successful candidates have received full-time permanent jobs with over 16 local employers and can now apply for their permanent residency with the Federal Government.
“With over 30 positions supported in only 5 months,...

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Posted On Tuesday, July 21, 2020

StrEATery_2The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce $40,000 in funding to help support the Waterfront BIA’s StrEATery project. The CEDC’s Board of Directors approved the funding through an Economic Development Reserve Fund (EDRF) grant which aims to support local projects and initiatives that create jobs and stimulate business.
“The Board of Directors for the CEDC is pleased to be able to support...

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Posted On Wednesday, July 15, 2020

shopHEREThe Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre is excited to announce that Thunder Bay businesses are now eligible to sign up for a free website through Digital Main Street’s ShopHERE program. The ShopHERE program offers businesses and artists the opportunity to build a digital presence and minimize the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Government along with Google are funding the program to ensure every small business has an opportunity to go digital.
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Posted On Monday, June 29, 2020

Kirsten Kabernick, Program Coordinator - Thunder Bay CEDCThe Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre (EC) is pleased to announce the successful entrepreneurs who will receive a $5000 grant through the second round of the 2020 Starter Company Plus program. The 2020 Starter Company Plus program, originally known as the Starter Company, is in its 6 th year of operation and has been helping local entrepreneurs start up, expand, or buy their business. 
The second round of the program started just as the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Posted On Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Emily Lauzon, Workforce Development Officer, CEDCThe Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) continues to move forward with the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) program despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is continuing remotely with great success. This past week Emily Lauzon, Workforce Development Officer with CEDC, announced that 12 healthcare workers including Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses and Personal Support Workers have received community recommendations through the...
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