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  • Ontario Supporting Eco-Friendly Innovation in Guelph

    Ontario is partnering with Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc. (RWDI) to invest in new technology and equipment at its Guelph facility, creating 125 jobs and retaining 225 positions.

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  • Ontario Adds 31,100 Jobs in August

    Employment in Ontario increased by 31,100 in August, the second straight month of job growth,and the unemployment rate fell to 5.7 per cent, the lowest level since January 2001.

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  • Ontario Adds 25,500 Jobs in July

    Ontario's economy continues to perform strongly, adding 25,500 jobs in July. There was an increase of 17,600 full-time jobs and 7,900 part-time jobs.

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  • Cutting Red Tape in the Chemical Manufacturing Sector

    Ontario is asking businesses and the public to help identify and improve regulations that are unclear, outdated, redundant or unnecessarily costly for the province's chemical manufacturing sector.

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  • Growing Ontario's Digital Media Sector

    Ontario has partnered with Legend 3D, Inc. to help grow the company's major Canadian studio that creates visual effects for film, television and digital media productions. The company will nearly double its current workforce, creating 271 new jobs and retaining 280 positions in Toronto. 

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  • Ontario Adds 19,900 Jobs in May

    Ontario's economy continues its strong performance, adding 19,900 jobs in May.

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  • Ontario Reducing Fees for Small Business

    Ontario is supporting small, independent grocers by reducing the regulatory fee required to sell beer, cider and wine by $2,000 per year, representing a 66 per cent savings for qualified businesses. 

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  • Ontario Helping New Businesses Succeed

    Ontario is helping aspiring entrepreneurs succeed by launching a program that offers training, mentoring and grant opportunities to start, expand or buy a small business. 

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  • Helping Social Enterprises Scale Up

    Ontario is supporting social enterprises across the province by launching two programs that will help them access the capital, training and expertise they need to grow and scale up their businesses. 

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