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Vol. 12 - Issue  4                                                                                 May 26, 2022  

  • Attention: Halton Hills Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics Employers
  • New "Visit Halton Hills" Tourism Brochure
  • Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association (HHBRTA) – Spring Industry Exchange
  • Take Part in Halton Region's Annual Employment Survey
  • Halton Region Small Business Centre – CRA Tax Seminars
  • Applications for i.d.e.a. Fund are now open for Clean/Green Startups in Halton Region
  • Halton Hills Economic Development Services & COVID-19 Information
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Attention: Halton Hills Manufacturing, Supply Chain

and Logistics Employers

Invest Halton Hills – along with the Town of Caledon, City of Brampton, Milton Chamber of Commerce and Mississauga Board of Trade – has partnered with the Peel Halton Workforce Development Group on a Regional Talent Pipeline Program to address talent supply, retention, up-skilling and advancement in the supply chain and manufacturing sectors.

Employer Practices Lab (EPL) Interviews are the first part of this project, wherein employers will be interviewed to determine their hiring, retention, and operational needs.

For more information about the Regional Talent Pipeline Program contact

Register for an EPL interview
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New "Visit Halton Hills" Tourism Brochure

The Town has released a new "Visit Halton Hills" tourism brochure that allows tourists and residents to take a self-guided tour through local communities like Glen Williams, Acton and Georgetown. The brochure features hiking trails, unique culinary experiences, cultural assets and more.

View the new tourism brochure
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Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association (HHBRTA) - Spring Industry Exchange

The HHBRTA will host an Industry Exchange Forum on Wednesday, June 15 from 9 a.m. - 12 noon at the Holiday Inn in Burlington.

The forum will be an in-person event, designed with networking in mind to provide regional businesses with opportunities to re-connect. The event will also feature a profile of HHBRTA’s newly-developed 'Visitor Readiness Toolkit'.

Register now
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Take Part in Halton Region's Annual Employment Survey

Halton Region is reaching out to business owners and operators across the region to participate in the annual Employment Survey.

Responses will help the Region understand current economic and land use trends, as well as prepare for economic recovery and future growth in years to come.

To participate in the 2022 Employment Survey, you can:

  1. Take the survey online.
  2. Speak to one of the employment surveyors, who will contact businesses in Halton until September 30, 2022. Calls and emails will be made Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

More about Regional Business surveys

Take Employment Survey
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Halton Region Small Business Centre - 

CRA Tax Seminars

The Halton Region Small Business Centre is once again hosting free virtual small business tax seminars, facilitated by an experienced Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) liaison officer.

The sessions allow the opportunity to interact directly with a CRA representative. Topics will include common tax mistakes and methods to avoid them, book and record-keeping tips and tricks, how to use benchmarking to the business advantage, and valuable information on the CRA’s online services.

  • Sole Proprietorship Tax Class – Tuesday, June 7 at 10 a.m.
  • Corporate Tax Class – Wednesday, June 15 at 10 a.m.
Register for CRA tax seminars

Applications for i.d.e.a. Fund Open for Clean/Green Startups in Halton Region

i.d.e.a. Fund is a program that fosters inclusion, diversity, environment and acceleration while contributing to a green recovery. The program, delivered in partnership with Regional Innovation Centres (RIC), supports a more sustainable economy while fostering an inclusive and equitable recovery in Southern Ontario.

The program will provide specialized industry expertise to develop growth plans and related strategies in areas such as talent attraction, raising follow-on investment, product development and quantification of product benefits/market value propositions, commercialization of intellectual property, and market diversification.

Each RIC will distribute up to a maximum of $30,000 in matching seed funding to select innovative businesses in various sectors.

If your company has a project that might fit the criteria and is interested in benefiting from a financial injection of seed funding and executive-level mentorship, please visit i.d.e.a. Fund.

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Halton Hills Economic Development Services

& COVID-19 Information

Halton Hills’ Economic Development, Innovation and Culture division provides a full suite of high-quality services and supports to the business community that in turn foster a prosperous economy and enhance quality of life. These include:

  • Financial incentives via the Community Improvement Plan (CIP)
  • Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) programming
  • Investment attraction, expansion and relocation
  • Business Concierge service
  • Site selection assistance
  • Market research
  • Industry engagement
  • Workforce development
  • Supporting and advancing affordable housing projects and initiatives
  • Amplifying tourism’s economic benefits
  • Leveraging and supporting the arts and culture sector to raise quality of life

The Town offers existing and potential businesses a strategic platform for success, proximity to world-class markets, a distinct community with an ideal balance between urban and rural environments, and an outstanding quality of life.

As part of an ongoing commitment to engage with and support the local business community, Economic Development staff continue to update the Town’s COVID-19 Business Supports web page.

Please contact the Town’s Economic Development staff if you require assistance.

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