MBOT Weekly
News & Updates
October 19th | 2020
Upcoming Event
Virtual Town Hall

Hon. Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria
Associate Minister of Small Business
and Red Tape Reduction

Thursday, October 22, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST
This Week's Poll Question
How will you participate in Small Business Week?
Please Select Your Answer
Shop local
Attend virtual events
Share SMEs information on social media
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All of the above
Small Business Week
Statement by Minister Ng on Small Business Week
Today marks the beginning of Small Business Week in Canada. Every year, this is a time to celebrate Canadian small businesses and the enormous contributions they make every single day. This year, we recognize their incredible resilience. The impact of this crisis on small business owners cannot be overstated, and we recognize the sacrifices they have had to make.
MEDIA RELEASE:
SMALL BUSINESS: TOO BIG TO IGNORE
The pandemic has highlighted challenges for small businesses: their access to digital technologies and skills. In advance of Small Business Week 2020, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Mississauga Board of Trade and partners are kicking off a vital conversation today about these gaps with the launch of their report, Small and Medium-Sized Employers (SMEs): Skills Gaps and Future Skills.
MBOT TV
MBOT TV Has Returned
for its Fall Season!
A weekly update on the world of business and politics.

Stories we covered this week:

  • Peel Region Moves into a Modified Stage 2
  • Federal Government Announces New Rent Assistance Plan
  • MERG and City of Mississauga Collaborate
  • MBOT Welcomes a New Team Member
Ontario Supports Innovation and Job Creation in the Life Sciences Sector
Ontario Supports Innovation and Job Creation in the Life Sciences Sector
The Ontario government welcomes the decision by Roche to invest $500 million over five years to establish a Global Pharma Technical Operations site to oversee its global supply chain in Mississauga. This investment is expected to create 500 jobs ― 200 by the end of 2020 and up to 300 more by the end of 2023. It will enhance Ontario’s competitiveness and leadership in the life sciences sector.
Ontario Making Government Services More Convenient, Reliable, and Accessible
The Ontario government released an action plan to make government services simpler, easier to use, and more convenient and accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Ontario Onwards: Ontario’s COVID-19 Action Plan for a People-Focused Government includes more than 30 projects that will improve the way people and businesses interact with government, saving them both time and money.
The Mississauga Board of Trade would like to congratulate its member Roche Canada on the announcement to invest $500 million over five years to establish a Global Pharma Technical Operations site to oversee its global supply chain in Mississauga.

This investment is expected to create 500 jobs ― 200 by the end of 2020 and up to 300 more by the end of 2023. It will enhance Ontario's competitiveness and leadership in the life sciences sector.

The Global Pharma Technical Operations site will be responsible for supporting Hoffmann-La Roche Limited's global manufacturing and supply chain operations, including monitoring safety, quality and distribution of pharmaceutical products shipped around the world. 
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Hosted by CEO David Wojcik
Podcast Guest:
Ellen McGregor
Fielding Environmental

MERG
MBOT Upcoming Events
Upcoming Event
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
MBOT Radio Podcast - Political and Economic Update
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MBOT


New Federal Programs For Business
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Peter Hall
EDC


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What's Happening in Mississauga?
Small Business Month is October and Online! Digital Marketing and more.
Small businesses play an essential role in Mississauga’s economy, which is why the City of Mississauga celebrates October as Small Business Month. Mississauga has over 95,000 small businesses, which provide 53% of the employment in Mississauga. It is our goal as the City’s Economic development office to assist, guide, and provide these small businesses a path to grow locally, nationally, and globally.
City of Mississauga Applauds Roche Canada Jobs Investment in Life Sciences Industry
Hoffmann-La Roche Limited (Roche Canada) has announced a major jobs investment into Ontario’s life sciences industry that will bring up to 500 highly skilled and specialized full-time positions to the City of Mississauga. Roche Canada’s $500 million dollar investment over five years will establish a Global Pharma Technical (PT) Operations site at its Mississauga pharmaceutical headquarters.
Hurontario Light Rail Update
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Upcoming Event
Wednesday, October 29, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Additional Resources
Canada Business App
Online Tool Kit Helps Workplaces Build Customized COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has launched a new customizable tool kit resource to help workplaces across Canada operate safely and prevent the spread of infection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Business Reopening Toolkits
Each toolkit will have everything you’ll need to reopen your business. Access more support for business reopening.
COVID-19 & Getting Back to Work: Smart, Safe, and Supportive
Ontario is heading back to work, but to stop the spread of COVID-19 we need to do it in the right way. This video outlines some high level considerations for employers and employees.
Peel Public Health's Weekly
COVID-19 Epidemiological Update
For More Information or Answers to your Questions
Contact Kelsey Lusk
Digital Asset Manager