Construction Association of NB to address labour shortages

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Fredericton – A robust workforce is the foundation for strong communities, a thriving economy and a more secure future for all Canadians. The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are working together to support innovation in the construction sector, and accelerate future developments that will make a real difference for Atlantic Canada. Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, announced …

Cape Breton University creating cutting-edge space

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Government of Canada helps equip new Centre for Discovery and Innovation Nova Scotia – The next generation of innovators will be critical to finding forward-thinking, sustainable solutions to address the challenges of a swiftly changing world. In Nova Scotia, the Government of Canada is helping Cape Breton University develop the high-quality educational infrastructure needed to advance important research and learning, …

Delivering support for Canadians on energy bills

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Ottawa – As global market forces and inflation continue to hit Canadians, too many families are feeling the pressure on their monthly bills. Already, the Government of Canada has taken action on affordable child care, home retrofits, grocery prices, and more. And we are now taking an ambitious next step with a new energy affordability package. The Prime Minister, Justin …

Newfoundland & Labrador invest in social enterprise to promote green initiatives

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Federal and provincial funding helps Broadening Horizons renovate its recycling facility and pre-employment centre Gander – Social enterprises, non-profits, charities and co‑operatives are key contributors to the economy in Atlantic Canada. They are at the forefront of tackling Canada’s persistent social and environmental challenges and create a positive space for the communities they serve. The Government of Canada, and Newfoundland …

Supporting rural entrepreneurial opportunities across Atlantic Canada

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Community Business Development Corporations are at the heart of growing rural Atlantic Canadian economies Moncton – Small and medium-sized businesses in rural communities play a vital role in Canada’s economy. The Government of Canada is helping entrepreneurs in rural regions grow their skills and their business, so everyone can succeed. Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for …

Fundy-St Martins shines light on local tourism

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St. Martins – Communities flourish when local businesses and organizations have the infrastructure and resources they need to attract visitors to our rural areas. The Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), is investing to support tourism growth in Fundy-St. Martins. Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, announced an investment of $620,000 through ACOA’s Innovative …

Growing Newfoundland and Labrador’s ocean workforce

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Government of Canada support will help marine sector professional organization promote careers in the ocean industry St. John’s – Atlantic Canada’s ocean economy creates good, highly skilled jobs and represents tremendous growth potential in the region and in international markets. Within the next ten years, Canada’s ocean workforce is expected to experience a significant turnover in employment, with estimates that …

Nova Scotia firms enriching global ocean industries with homegrown tech

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Government of Canada invests nearly $1M to help local companies with big solutions commercialize, expand their markets, and promote clean growth Lunenburg – With an ocean sector estimated to grow to over $25 billion by 2030, Atlantic Canada is poised to be a key player in the industry worldwide. In Nova Scotia, a trio of companies are expanding to deliver …

4 new patrol vessels for  Conservation, Protection program

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Petit-de-Grat – Providing our fishery officers with the equipment and tools they need to protect marine biodiversity is important to the Government of Canada. That is why we are ensuring that the vessels they use are modern, efficient and equipped to keep our officers safe. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, …

Totally Raw Pet Food to keep automation to reach new markets

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ACOA Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Parliamentary Secretary Darren Fisher and Janine Fraser, Director General of ACOA NS met with Karen Campbell, Founder and CEO of Totally Raw Pet Food, during a site visit at the Dartmouth facility in April. Government of Canada funding helps pet food company expand and grow Dartmouth – the ACOA’s strong connection with local businesses continues …