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How manufacturers can receive funding from the government

The webinar explored the ways manufacturers can receive money from the government via Canadian Manufacturing TORONTO — On July 8, SYSPRO Canada hosted a webinar which explored how manufacturers can receive funding and grants for research, training, product development, infrastructure and new technologies. The webinar, titled “Money for Manufacturers 2020”, was presented by Igor Chigrin, an expert [...]

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Resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace

Find sector-specific guidelines and posters to help protect workers, customers and the general public from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ontario. Ontario is releasing safety guidelines to protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy. These resources are available for different sectors. They will help [...]

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Skills Ontario gets $5M from province to promote skilled trades

This is in addition to $1.5 million provided earlier this year to support outreach and promotion to youth, educators and parents via Canadian Manufacturing TORONTO — Ontario is investing $3.5 million in Skills Ontario for the 2020-2021 school year to help promote the skilled trades. This is in addition to $1.5 million provided earlier this year to [...]

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Order restricting entry to Canada extended to July 31 as COVID-19 worries remain

The restrictions covering people seeking to enter Canada from countries other than the United States were set to expire at midnight June 30 via Canadian Manufacturing OTTAWA — The federal government says it has extended tight rules barring most foreign travellers from entering Canada until the end of July as part of efforts to slow [...]

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Navdeep Bains, minister of innovation, science and industry, speaks to Canadian Manufacturing

The minister discussed “Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19″ via Canadian Manufacturing TORONTO — On March 20, the federal government announced “Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19“, a program designed to deploy resources to domestic manufacturers so they can scale up production or re-tool their manufacturing lines to develop products that [...]

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Local PPE Suppliers

As businesses reopen, the need for personal protection equipment (PPE) is imperative to not only ensure the safety of employees and customers but build back confidence. If you are looking for PPE for your business, please visit our online directory of local PPE suppliers. From disinfectant to hand sanitizer, and from masks to tabletop shields, [...]

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Spike in COVID cases among agri-food workers in southwestern Ontario

An outbreak in Norfolk County has seen 165 workers at a local farm test positive for COVID-19 via Canadian Manufacturing TORONTO – COVID-19 cases among agri-food workers in Windsor-Essex have spiked this week, the Ontario region’s top doctor said June 10, as a provincial effort to test all migrant workers for the virus ramped up. [...]

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Research reveals new ability to expand Ontario’s $2.2B fruit & vegetable sector

Ontario field-grown strawberry production could expand to supply 37.5% of annual consumption via Canadian Manufacturing TORONTO — New research from the Greenbelt Foundation highlights an opportunity to grow Ontario’s $2.2 billion fruit and vegetable sector, including more local production of fresh grapes, pears, strawberries, garlic, eggplant and sweet potatoes — as well as vertical farming. [...]

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Government Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directory

The Ontario Government has launched a workplace personal protective equipment (PPE) supplier directory. Review a list of companies that sell PPE and other supplies to keep employees customers safe from COVID-19. ACCESS THE DIRECTORY HERE

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Ontario legislature expected to extend state of emergency to June 30

The measure bans gatherings larger than five people via Canadian Manufacturing TORONTO — Ontario is expected June 2 to extend its state of emergency until June 30. The measure bans gatherings larger than five people. It also orders the closure of some businesses such as restaurants and bars, except if they offer takeout or delivery. [...]

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