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Tolling Set To Begin On Highway 407 & Highway 412 Beginning February 1, 2017

On February 1, 2017, tolling will begin on the province's new Highway 407 and Highway 412.

Highway 407, which runs eastward from Brock Rd. in Pickering to Harmony Rd. in Oshawa, and Highway 412, which connects Highway 407 and Highway 401, opened this past June. While the tolling infrastructure was being installed and calibrated, customers were able to travel free of charge.

Revenue generated from the tolls will be used to help fund new infrastructure and transit projects across the province. Toll rates for Highways 407 and 412 are lower than tolls on Highway 407 ETR. The province's rates are, on average, approximately 15 per cent lower during off-peak periods, and approximately 30 per cent lower during peak periods, as compared to Highway 407 ETR.

Motorists who drive on the privately operated Highway 407 ETR, and Ontario's Highway 407 and Highway 412 will use one transponder and receive one invoice making the tolling process straightforward and seamless.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Investing in infrastructure is part of Ontario's plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts
  • Customers will not be double-billed for transponder leases, monthly account charges, and video toll charges. These fees will be charged only once for use of Highways 407, 412, and/or 407 ETR.
  • 407 ETR will issue tolling invoices and provide customer service on behalf of the Province of Ontario for Highways 407 and 412.
  • The final construction phase on this project is underway and includes extending Highway 407 from Harmony Road to Highway 35/115, and Highway 418 connecting Highway 407 to Highway 401. This final section will be built by 2020, with an interim opening from Harmony Road to Taunton Road at Highway 418 by late 2017.
Sail Away with The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce to Europe!
Interested? Want more information? Or Have questions?
Join us on Tuesday, January 10th or January 24th at 6:30 p.m., at the Chamber office for our Information Session on this trip of a lifetime!
RSVP to Nancy Shaw at ceo@oshawachamber.com  
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce eNews Now Offering Advertisement Opportunities!
Do you want to maximize your business's exposure to the local community? Now's your chance! Place an ad in the Chamber's bi-weekly eNews to have your business exposed to over 850 local businesses and organizations! For more information on eNews ads and rates, contact Michelle Lea at michellelea@rogers.com or 905.433.7854!
Looking For Help This Summer?
Why Not Hire A Student!
The 2017 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Application Period for Employers is Now Open!

Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative. It provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees to create summer jobs for students between the ages of 15 and 30.

The application form, as well as the applicant guide are currently available at www.canada.ca/canada-summer-jobs. You can submit your application online, by mail or in person at any Service Canada Centre.

For a better understanding of the Canada Summer Jobs program including key tips to apply, please watch this YouTube video: https://youtube/SfMoLhkgjU8 

We encourage you to submit your 2017 application online. By doing so, you will benefit from a fast, easy-to-use, and secure way of applying as you will:

v    Have access to the Canada Summer Jobs application 24/7, from any location, allowing you to complete it at your convenience;

v    ensure your application is received immediately by Service Canada;

v    receive an instant acknowledgement confirming that your application has been received; and,

v    avoid postal delays.

 There are two systems available to enable you to apply online:

1.     Grants and Contributions Online Services (GCOS): If you already have a GCOS account, please use this online platform to submit an online application; or

2.     CSJ online application form.

Application deadline is Friday, January 20, 2017! For more information or questions, please contact 1-800-935-5555. 

Are you in need of a boardroom for an upcoming meeting, seminar, or event?
Don't worry! The Chamber has you covered!
We rent our boardroom to Chamber members and Non-members alike at competitive prices!
Half-day & full-day rentals available.
If interested in renting the boardroom or to inquire about pricing; please contact the Chamber directly at 905.728.1683 for more information!  
B usiness Of The Month    
Coldwell Banker 2M Realty
On behalf of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ambassador Committee; Congratulations to Coldwell Banker 2M Realty for being named Business of The Month for 

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Are you looking to get more involved in your local Chamber of Commerce? Wanting to make business contacts? Be involved in your community? 
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to sit on 2017 Awards Committee. Contact our Event Coordinator, Ashley Bain at 905.728.1683 for more details!
Are you a photography student or photographer looking to gain experience in the field?
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is looking for a volunteer event photographer for our upcoming 2017 networking events!"
If you or someone you know is interested, please contact the Chamber at 905.728.1683.


January 17, 2017
Membership 101

January 18, 2017 
Tax Lunch & Learn for Small Business

January 24, 2017
Regional Chair Luncheon


January 21, 2017
3HL Oshawa

February 3, 2017
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