Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

  1. Today, Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario and Official Languages), announced Sarnia–Lambton’s official designation as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Point—a single point of access to resources and information relating to programs that relieve duties, tariffs and taxes for businesses engaged in importing and exporting.
  2. Today, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and Member of Parliament for Waterloo, announced a FedDev Ontario repayable contribution of over $1.9 million for Swenco Ltd., one of North America’s leading manufacturers and distributors of components for the safety footwear industry, to expand operations for the full-time production of COVID-19-related PPE.
  3. The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and Member of Parliament for Waterloo, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an important announcement for Waterloo.
  4. Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario and Official Languages), will make an important virtual announcement in Sarnia.
  5. Today, Irek Kusmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor–Tecumseh, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced a total FedDev Ontario investment of nearly $1.5 million through Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) to support four companies in the Chatham–Kent region, the world’s largest freshwater commercial fishing port and one of Ontario’s key fish- and seafood-processing regions.
  6. Irek Kusmierczyk, MP for Windsor–Tecumseh, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an important virtual announcement in support of local fish and seafood processing sector.
  7. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced a total FedDev Ontario repayable contribution of $2.9 million to support the growth of two Burlington-based companies: AceAge Inc. and Gerrie Electric Wholesale Limited (Gerrie Electric).
  8. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced a total FedDev Ontario investment of $14.6 million to support the long-term growth of six Toronto-based tech firms.
  9. With a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem, Toronto has anchored its position as a leader in key sectors including technology, with an impressive talent base and a robust business environment.
  10. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an important virtual announcement in Burlington. The Minister will be joined by the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development and Member of Parliament for Burlington.
  11. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced a FedDev Ontario investment of $6 million for Innovation Factory, which will work alongside the Synapse Life Science Consortium to launch the Southern Ontario Pharmaceutical and Health Innovation Ecosystem (SOPHIE).
  12. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an important virtual announcement in support of technology innovation in Toronto. Minister Joly will be joined by Marci Ien, Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre.
  13. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister FedDev Ontario, will make an important virtual announcement in Hamilton. Minister Joly will be joined by the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas.
  14. Canada’s agri-food producers have been hit hard by the economic impacts of the pandemic. The Government of Canada is committed to providing them the resources they need to support our economic recovery and emerge stronger and more competitive than before. Central to this is supporting their growth to meet customer demands—within Canada and globally—while creating new jobs for Canadians, in communities large and small.
  15. Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener–Conestoga, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an important virtual announcement in New Hamburg.
  16. Advanced manufacturing is a pillar of Canada’s economy, delivering products to domestic and international markets while creating good jobs locally. As technology transforms manufacturing, southern Ontario companies are adopting innovative processes to become more productive, competitive and resilient for the future. The Government of Canada’s support for these companies will promote regional innovation, strengthen local supply chains, and create good local jobs.
  17. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, along with Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre and Chris Bittle, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines will make an important virtual announcement in support of a local manufacturer.
  18. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting entrepreneurs and businesses across the country through the pandemic, and investing in their success on the road to recovery to generate growth, create jobs, and strengthen the middle class. Investments in the technologies industries are helping to boost innovation, accelerate the commercialization of new technologies, grow and scale operations, and foster technological advancement.
  19. Advanced manufacturing is a cornerstone of Canada’s economy, producing goods for domestic and international markets while supporting well-paying jobs for Canadians across the country. As technology transforms manufacturing, companies are expanding and innovating their processes to stay on the cutting edge while they seek opportunities for growth in the face of COVID-19.
  20. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an important virtual announcement in Markham and participate in a fireside chat with local businesses.
  21. Advanced manufacturing is a cornerstone of Canada’s economy, producing goods for domestic and international markets while supporting well-paying jobs. In the face of both of COVID-19 and climate change, southern Ontario companies are adopting innovative processes and products to stay on the cutting edge and spur growth.
  22. Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, and the Honourable Vic Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, will make an important virtual announcement in Ayr.
  23. The Honourable Deb Schulte, Member of Parliament for King–Vaughan, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an important virtual announcement in Concord.
  24. As Ontario’s economy evolves and recovers from the impact of COVID-19, many manufacturers in the region are embracing technology to seize new opportunities, become more productive and stay competitive. Manufacturers are working hard to maintain skilled workforces that support good, local jobs and produce top-quality goods, while finding opportunities to grow at home and expand abroad.
  25. Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario), will make an important virtual announcement in Cornwall.
  26. Nearly $660,000 to help young workers in Peel Region explore new employment opportunities, create up to 20 jobs and bolster Canada’s cybersecurity sector
  27. With world-class post-secondary institutions and urban technology firms, the manufacturing and industrial corridor along the 401 and a strong agricultural centre, southwestern Ontario is a diverse region, home to a variety of industries that support Canada’s economy. During this time of economic uncertainty, businesses in the region are innovating, adopting technology and increasing efficiency to take advantage of opportunities to come back strong, stay competitive and grow their workforces.
  28. With world-class post-secondary institutions and urban technology firms, the manufacturing and industrial corridor along the 401 and a strong agricultural centre, southwestern Ontario is a diverse region, home to a variety of industries that support Canada’s economy. In the face of current economic challenges, the businesses in the region are innovating, adopting technology and increasing efficiency to take advantage of opportunities to come back strong, stay competitive and grow their workforces.
  29. Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario), will make an important virtual announcement in support of local rural businesses.
  30. Advanced manufacturing is a pillar of Canada’s economy, producing goods for a variety of markets while supporting jobs for Canadians. As technology advances the manufacturing industry, southern Ontario companies are innovating and adopting new processes to stay on the cutting edge as they find ways to grow and recover in the wake of COVID-19.
  31. Today, Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario), announced a FedDev Ontario investment of $3 million for the City of Kingston, in partnership with Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College, GreenCentre Canada, Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Kingston Economic Development Corporation, to establish a health innovation ecosystem in the region and create 100 jobs.
  32. As the world continues to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, the Government of Canada remains focused on keeping Canadians safe and healthy, while continuing to ensure businesses and individuals have the support needed during this global health and economic crisis. Investments in innovative life science technologies are critical to ensuring the best care for Canadians while supporting local businesses to succeed as we navigate new realities
  33. With a dynamic healthcare sector, a top-tier post-secondary culture and a growing number of digital technology companies, Kingston is primed to solidify its position among the leaders in life sciences innovation. The current global health crisis has underlined the need to keep our country at the cutting edge of health innovation to provide the best possible care to Canadians, while supporting economic development. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in communities like Kingston where innovative health businesses have the potential to cultivate new ideas while creating jobs and supporting a strong economic recovery from the impacts of the pandemic.
  34. Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an important virtual announcement in Kingston.
  35. With its resilient and innovative agri-tech and agri-food ecosystem, London contributes to Ontario’s food security and economic stability. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the growth of this key sector by providing businesses the resources they need to accelerate their ability to bring new agri-food innovations to market, while creating good jobs and helping the region recover from the impacts of the pandemic.
  36. Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario), and Member of Parliament for London West, will make an important virtual announcement for the agri-food sector in London. Parliamentary Secretary Young will be joined by Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre.