West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter

 Canadian consumers push e-commerce to new highs


This guest blog post is provided by Statistics Canada who is responsible for producing statistics that help Canadians better understand their country - its population, resources, economy, society and culture.


Keeping on top of the changing behaviours and demands of Canadian consumers should be part of every small business strategy. Changes are particularly tough to keep up with when it comes to e-commerce. This area has grown significantly in the past few years, with more and more Canadians forgoing line-ups and buying online.


Did you know 56% of Internet users in Canada ordered goods or services online in 2012? Those who did so averaged about 13 orders over the year, with an average total value of $1,452 per person.


According to data from the 2012 Canadian Internet Use Survey, published October 28, 2013, Canadians are continuing to gravitate to e commerce. The 2012 results show a continuation of the trend seen in the 2010 cycle of the same survey.


The value of orders Canadians placed online reached $18.9 billion in 2012.


83% percent of Canadians reported using the Internet in 2012; of those, 56% ordered goods or services online.


Internet use varies widely by age, income and location. For Canadians aged 16 to 24, it is nearly ubiquitous; of those 65 and older, 48% used the Internet in 2012.


58% of Internet users accessed the Internet from a hand-held wireless device (such as a smartphone or tablet).


To learn more about Canadians' online shopping habits, see Individual Internet Use and E-Commerce in The Daily, or Canadian Internet use and e-commerce (PDF), based on the survey results.


Source: Canada Business Network

Upcoming Meetings and Events
The West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce is hosting our first Networking Event of 2014 on Thursday April 24th at Caisse Populaire Sturgeon Falls from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Join us for the unveiling of our new Corporate Brand and Website. The event is a great opportunity to meet fellow business owners and make meaningful network connections, as well as learn about what the Chamber has planned over the next 3 years for our business community.

To RSVP to the event, please call 705-753-5672 or email mike.bozzer@westnipissingchamber.ca

For more information please:
Avis de Convocation/ Notice of Meeting


La SADC Partenaires dans l'�conomie Sudbury Est/Ni

pissing Ouest Inc. aura son assembl�e g�n�rale annuelle � Saenchiur Flechey � Monetville, le jeudi 1er mai, 2014 � 17h00.  Si vous voulez �tre pr�sent(e), SVP contactez Sabrina Bradley au (705)753-5450 avant le 21 avril, 2014.



Economic Partners Sudbury East/West Nipissing Inc. will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at Saenchiur Flechey in Monetville.  If you wish to attend, please contact Sabrina Bradley at (705)753-5450 before April 21st, 2014. 


Entrepreneurship Workshops, Seminars and Events

 The West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce and the Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound have created a partnership and are working collaboratively to help build and strengthen West Nipissing's entrepreneurial capacity by delivering a minimum of 12 entrepreneurship seminars, workshops and networking activities on specific topics of interest identified by our local business community and entrepreneurs within the next 3 years.  

The WNCoC is currently in the process of planning its first 4 workshops/ seminar events for the next year. Please complete the survey below to provide your input on what topics of interest you could benefit from and that you would find valuable. Each event will be a topic specific, hands-on workshop. At the end of each workshop, participants will take away a finished product. For example, if a workshop is focused on succession planning, participants will leave with a succession plan at the end of the workshop. 

Experts in each topic examined will be on hand to facilitate and oversee the implementation of each presented model. In addition to creating networking opportunities, the goal is to also foster an engaged and educated business community. Thank you for your time and participation in the following survey. 


le programme Service d'emplois d'�t� / 
Summer Jobs Service Initiative

Cet �t�, songez � embaucher un �tudiant(e) sous le programme Service d'emplois d'�t�.  


Le programme peut vous aider � embaucher des jeunes gens en vous offrant une incitation � l'embauche de 2$ l'heure.  Vous pouvez recevoir une incitation jusqu'� concurrence de 560 heures par poste.  Les placements subventionn�s ne doivent pas d�buter avant  le 1 avril 2014 et prendre fin le 30 septembre 2014 au plus tard.   Il n'y a pas de limite minimale quant au nombre de semaines.  Veuillez noter que les �tudiants doivent avoir entre 15 et 30 ans au moment de commencer l'emploi.


Vous trouverez le formulaire de demande dans le site Web � http://ontario.ca/emploisdetedunord


Veuillez soumettre votre demande avant le 30 avril 2014.


This summer consider hiring a student and participate in the Summer Jobs Service initiative. 


This initiative will provide a $2.00 per hour wage subsidy up to a maximum of 560 hours per position.  Subsidized placements must not begin before April 1, 2014 and must not extend past September 30, 2014.  There is no minimum number of weeks.  Students must be between the ages of 15 and 30 upon commencement of employment.  


Application forms can be found on the Ministry of Northern Development & Mines website: http://ontario.ca/northernsummerjobs


Please submit your application before April 30, 2014.

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West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce
200 Main Street, Unit B
Sturgeon Falls, ON
P2B 1P2
Tel: 705-753-5672 Fax: 705-580-5672
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