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New Report Urges Action to Improve Alignment of Skills, Education, and Career Opportunities

Posted on June 20, 2017 in Advocacy, Chamber News, Media Releases

THUNDER BAY – Today the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), in partnership with the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, released a comprehensive report, Talent in Transition: Addressing the Skills Mismatch in Ontario, which identifies ten recommendations that will better align the skills developed by Ontarians with those needed by employers.  The report includes new research […]

June 2017 Good News & E-Newsletter

Posted on June 1, 2017 in Chamber News

Read the June Newsletter Association des Francophones du Nord-Ouest de l’Ontario (The Northwestern Ontario Francophone Association) is celebrating their 40th year in the Northwest. Join AFNOO on June 3rd at the Valhalla Inn for a 40th Celebration Gala and Ontario 150 celebrations. Cocktails start at 5:00pm and Gala starts at 6:00pm.   Congratulations to Bombardier Transportation! […]

Final Report on Changing Workplaces Review Released

Posted on May 24, 2017 in Advocacy, Chamber News, Issues & Insights

On May 23rd, the Ontario Government’s Special Advisors released their final report in the Changing Workplaces Review, outlining 173 recommendations to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and the Labour Relations Act (LRA). See below for the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s statement on the report and more information on how these recommendations could affect Ontario’s business […]

Thunder Bay Chamber Secures Ontario Chamber Support on Key Issues

Posted on May 8, 2017 in Advocacy, Chamber News, Media Releases

Cap & Trade Suspension, Employment Ontario Enhancements, and Ontario Energy Board Accessibility Highlighted at Annual Meeting THUNDER BAY:  Representatives of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce have just returned from a successful meeting of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce in Sarnia.  The two day conference included presentations by all three Provincial Party leaders, as well […]

May 2017 Good News & E-Newsletter

Posted on May 3, 2017 in Chamber News

Read the May Newsletter   The City of Thunder Bay has been chosen to take part in the Ontario Basic Income Pilot Project to assess whether a basic income can better support vulnerable workers, improve health and education outcomes for people on low incomes, and help ensure that everyone shares in Ontario’s economic growth. A […]

Designated Truck Route Causes Concern

Posted on May 3, 2017 in Advocacy, Chamber News, Issues & Insights

By Charla Robinson, President Streets, highways, avenues, expressways: our roads are vitally important links that help us move goods and people from one place to another.  In recent weeks, the transportation of goods has become a hot button issue in our community because of proposed changes to the allowable usage of roads within city limits. […]

Success Certified Program Provides Valuable Job Skills; Increases Employability for High School Students

Posted on May 2, 2017 in Chamber News, Media Releases

THUNDER BAY – This week, students from Thunder Bay high schools will have the opportunity to gain valuable certifications that will assist them in their career and educational pursuits. The Success Certified Program runs on May 4 & 5 at Confederation College. Success Certified is a joint initiative of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, […]

Issues & Insights: Canadian Free Trade Agreement

Posted on April 12, 2017 in Advocacy, Chamber News, Issues & Insights

On Friday, April 7, the federal, provincial and territorial governments formally released the details surrounding the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). The announcement aligns with your chamber’s continued advocacy for the removal of inter-provincial trade barriers to further enhance Thunder Bay’s and Ontario’s competitiveness. Inter-provincial trade makes up one-fifth of Canada’s GDP, a total of […]


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