Apprenticeship Proposal Provides More Opportunities for Skilled Trades Careers
In this month's Issues & Insights, Charla discusses the proposed changes to apprenticeship ratios included in Ontario's recent piece of legislation and the positive effects anticipated for the trades here in Thunder Bay.

Upcoming Chamber Events
APEX Speaker Series Breakfast: A Promising Approach to Inclusive HR Policies
Wednesday, November 14 | 7:30 - 9:00am
TownePlace Suites by Marriott
Presented by Madge Richardson, North Superior Workforce Planning Board

After Business @Valhalla Inn
Wednesday, November 21 | 5:00 - 7:00pm
Join us in the beautifully-renovated SKAL Lounge as we celebrate the start of the holiday season!

DEADLINE for 2019 Business Awards Nominations
January 5, 2019 | 11:59pm
Enter to win Porter flights for 2 with every nomination you make.
Call for Participation:
Tourism Investment Committee
Tourism Thunder Bay and  Thunder Bay CEDC are currently accepting applications for consideration for positions on the Tourism Investment Committee (TIC). 

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is responsible for presenting one Member to the committee and is seeking a Chamber Member in good standing to fill this position.

Good News
Good News highlighting the following Chamber Members:

Alpine Ontario 2019 U14 Championships coming to Thunder Bay
Cheadles LLP
Confederation College
Halfway Motors Nissan
Lakehead University
Matawa First Nations
Nishnawbe Aski Nation
North American Palladium Ltd.
Performance KIA
The Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling coming to Thunder Bay
Reid's Countrywide
Resolute Forest Products
Salt & Pepper Catering
Thunder Bay Airport
Tom Jones Corporation
The Waterfront District BIA

Canada’s New Women Entrepreneurship Fund - Helping Northern Ontario’s Women Entrepreneurs
The Women's Entrepreneurship Fund program was announced on Friday by the Government of Canada. Priority will be given to three types of businesses:
  • Diverse women entrepreneurs (such as women with disabilities, Indigenous women, women in rural or remote regions, recent immigrants, visible minority women, women from Official Language Minority Communities)
  • Businesses with products and/or services related to one of the Economic Strategy Table sectors
  • Projects seeking to pursue market opportunities abroad
The application deadline is November 15, 2018. Click here for program information, requirements, and application instructions.

Invitation: Intercultural Management Training
The Réseau du Nord, and its partners - the NWO Local Immigration Partnership, AFNOO , SÉO and the Centre francophone – are pleased to invite you to take part in an introductory session on Intercultural management on 8 November 2018 from 1pm to 4pm at the Centre francophone (234 Van Norman Street). Please contact Paula Haapanen ( ) or Stacey Parks ( ) by Monday 5 November 2018 to register.

The Province of Ontario Wants Your Ideas for a Made-in-Ontario Climate Change Plan
Ontario's Government for the People is inviting the public and businesses to have their say on how Ontario can deal with environmental challenges such as climate change. The public can now comment on some key areas of focus for Ontario's new plan, which will replace the previous government's insistence on imposing a punishing, job-killing carbon tax on Ontario families and businesses, and instead focus on collaborative approaches that will actually help the environment. 
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