Ontario Building More Small Modular Reactors to Power Province’s Growth
The Ontario government is working with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to commence planning and licensing for three additional small modular reactors (SMRs), for a total of four SMRs at the Darlington nuclear site. Subject to Ontario Government and Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) regulatory approvals on construction, the additional SMRs could come online between 2034 and 2036.
Read more about these additional SMRs that could come online between 2034 and 2036.
Getting Crafty and Creative as Entrepreneurs in the Downtowns of Durham
Leveraging new opportunities—especially for businesses in the hospitality space—required a spirited approach to entrepreneurship. In this story, we met and chatted with Chris Aucoin, owner of the Brewers Pantry in downtown Bowmanville, and Steve Lovisa, owner of Foundry Kitchen & Bar in downtown Port Perry.
Read more at the Downtowns of Durham blog.
Summer road trips just outside Toronto in Durham Region
It’s summertime, and the living is easy—or it will be with this handy list of summer road trips in Durham Region! From family fun adventures to exploring local farmers’ markets, to rainy day activities or exploring the back roads, there are many things to see and do in Durham Region this summer.
Learn more about Durham Tourism and check out their events calendar.
New express entry immigration streams for STEM talent to meet growing demand
Recognizing the immense value and transformative potential that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professionals bring to the country, Canada's Express Entry system is now tailored to provide a streamlined and efficient pathway for individuals with expertise in these critical fields. By prioritizing the invitation of skilled newcomers with STEM experience, Canada aims to meet the growing demand for talent, and fill key positions that contribute to the nation's economic growth and technological advancement.
Read how key sectors across Canada are experiencing worker shortages, and immigration is helping to fill these labour gaps.
Durham College partners with Johnson Controls to support next generation of skilled technology workers
Local Johnson Controls employees—many of whom are graduates from Durham College’s Electromechanical Engineering Technology program—will work with the college to mentor students in this automation program. Through relationship building with industry professionals, students will gain insight into their future career paths.
Learn more about financial support and mentorship opportunities
Ontario Tech plays a key role in Ontario’s vehicle network’s regional future workforce program
Ontario Tech is supporting Ontario’s innovative electric vehicle and mobility sector, and developing the next generation of talent. Recognizing the need for greater diversity within the sector, OVIN’s Regional Future Workforce Program builds new bridges between industry and academia, to equip the next generation of talent with the knowledge and skills required to support the evolution of the mobility and transportation sector.
Learn how Ontario Tech University is a major part of the workforce equation.