May 27th, 2021 eNewsletter
Ontario East Events
Visit the Ontario East Events Calendar and stay up-to-date on what's happening
in Eastern Ontario. If you have any on-line events that you would like us to share,
please forward to
Ontario East Municipal Conference 2021 Virtual
Wednesday, October 20th and Thursday October 21st

Call for Speakers Deadline-May 31st

We are looking forward to delivering another informative program and ask interested individuals and organizations to please submit a session proposal to be considered for the OEMC Program.

We invite you to forward the Call for Speakers to any other individuals or organizations you feel would make a contribution to this great event.
Sponsorship Opportunities

Support OEMC and take advantage of the many opportunities to access OEEDC Members and OEMC attendees, including the opportunity to be featured in a Virtual Exhibit Showcase to highlight products and services, and the opportunity to present a session at the conference and afterwards.

Free Virtual Career Fair for East/Central/North Ontario
11:00am to 3:00pm, Wednesday, June 2nd

Calling all Agri-food Employers and Job Seekers!
Ontario East News
If you have any news that you would like us to share, please forward to
Ontario East Talent Identification Support Project Update

OE-TISP: 3 Ways to Help Employers with Recruitment

Here are 3 ways you can help employers with recruitment. Tell them about:
  • the Ontario Nomination Immigration Program (ONIP)
  • Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA)
  • Magnet
  • and BONUS #4, the Ontario East Jobs Blog - where you can learn more about all of these 3 programs.  
Women's Entrepreneurship Program - Update

If you're following Ontario East's social media platforms, you'll have already seen our weekly promotion for the Women's Entrepreneurship Program (WEP). If you're not following us yet, you can do so on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Here are three ways you can help us reach our goal to support as many women in our pilot regions as possible:
  1. If you know a woman entrepreneur who might benefit from this program, please share this link with her:
  2. You can help spread the word about WEP by sharing this link on your own social media platforms and by retweeting and resharing the Ontario East social media posts with your networks:
  3. Drop a quick line to your networks via email, or even include the WEP link in your email signature:

With 50% of businesses started by women every year, WEP has the potential to help so many eastern Ontario women entrepreneurs for FREE.

We appreciate your continued support!
Hastings County Employment Opportunity

Position: Marketing Coordinator, Permanent Full-time

Application Deadline: by 4:00pm, Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Hastings County has an opening for one (1) permanent full time Marketing Coordinator position.
This non-union position is responsible for supporting the Economic and Tourism Development Unit with the coordination of marketing activities aimed at attracting new visitors, residents, business and investment to Hastings County.
Cornwall and Belleville Make Top Ten in
Maclean's List of Best Communities to Live

Cornwall and Belleville have cracked the top 10 in a list of Best Communities to live in Canada compiled by Maclean’s magazine.

The magazine has ranked Cornwall as #8 and Belleville as #4 on its 2021 list which reviewed 415 communities from coast to coast.

The question of where to live when you can work from anywhere was the focus of this year’s list, which Maclean’s is calling its “post-pandemic” version of their Best Communities ranking. Using data provided by Environics Analytics and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), as well as publicly available figures from a variety of sources, the magazine weighted a range of categories based on how important each would be to the average person and ranked each municipality accordingly.
Ontario Investing in Domestic Medical Technology Manufacturing
To Ensure Future Preparedness

News Release, May 25, 2021

Ottawa — The Ontario government is investing $2.5 million in Siemens Healthineers through the Ontario Together Fund. The investment will help increase production capacity of the epoc Blood Analysis System, a handheld device that can analyze oxygen levels in blood, helping clinicians make faster decisions with lab-quality results at the patient’s side. The project is expected to create 93 jobs over five years. To scale up their production capacity, Siemens Healthineers is investing over $20 million into their Ottawa facilities to increase their manufacturing output.

Innovative projects like this are why Ontario is investing an additional $50 million in the renewed Ontario Together Fund in 2021–22. The fund will continue supporting local businesses to further enhance Ontario’s domestic supply chain capacity, help us through the pandemic and ensure we are prepared for future challenges...

“The renewed Ontario Together Fund will continue to strengthen our domestic manufacturing sector, support local innovators and boost our world-class MedTech ecosystem,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “Companies like Siemens Healthineers and their epoc Blood Analysis System are a perfect example of projects that can transform our ability to respond to a crisis and enhance our resilience while strengthening our health care system.”
Ontario East's New Mailing Address
Ontario East Economic Development Commission
623 Fortune Crescent
Suite 100
Kingston ON K7P 0L5
Ontario East Economic Development Commission