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February 6, 2018  

BC tech advocate to help boost federal funding for innovative projects

Role is to create opportunities and shepherd innovation across all industries and regions.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production Technology
August 23, 2017  

Thermotech scores $450K to build automated production line

Federal funding supports the purchase of new equipment to increase productivity and production capacity.

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May 24, 2017  

Ottawa launches $950 million supercluster initiative to jumpstart job creation, innovation

Consortium-led approach to innovation brings together small and large companies, academia and not-for-profit organizations.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Technology
March 13, 2017  

Liberals close to decision on how to spend $800M earmarked for innovation

Money will be used to to support “innovation networks and clusters” to help budding companies scale up significantly.

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January 9, 2017  

Feds, Ontario each grant Honda Canada $42M for plant upgrades

Automaker will invest $492 million over three years to modernize its Ontario facilities and improve its carbon footprint.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
September 29, 2016  

Alberta gets $3M to attract business headquarters to Calgary

Calgary’s downtown office vacancy rate topped 21% just last month.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
November 18, 2014  

Feds renew CME SMART program funding with $20M investment

Program meant to encourage advanced technology adoption to enhance productivity and competitiveness.

News Energy Forestry Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations Economy General
August 7, 2014  

Feds funding projects to remove barriers from skilled newcomers in BC

Most of the 30 programs will have a particular focus on energy and natural resources.

News Production
March 11, 2014  

BC, federal government sign agreement on Canada Job Grant

Agreement in principle includes the renewal of the Labour Market Agreement, renamed the Canada Job Fund.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Production
March 5, 2014  

Union says Chrysler decision shows need for auto strategy

Dias is concerned Ontario has lost an opportunity to secure its manufacturing sector in the long-term.

News Business Operations
February 28, 2014  

Provinces in favour of latest Canada Job Grant offer: source

Concerns that the program will cut provincial, territorial funding, will have to be worked out individually with the federal Conservatives, the source said.

News Aerospace Business Operations Production
February 28, 2014  

Ottawa invests $250M in Montreal based simulator maker CAE

The interest free loan will be repaid over 15 years starting in 2020.

News Business Operations
February 26, 2014  

Job grant program change may cut support for disabled workers

The Canada Job Grant could end funding for Halifax’s Team Work job-coach program for people with disabilities.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Sustainability Technology
January 23, 2014  

Business-led R&D networks get $49.7M in federal funding

Research networks will address innovation challenges related to deep mining, green aviation and electronics manufacturing.

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December 18, 2013  

Canada’s tech innovation spending is too low: PwC

Canadian businesses allocate just 7.8% of their revenue to innovation, compared to 9.64% globally, innovation survey suggests.

News General
November 26, 2013  

Federal subsidies distributed unequally among provinces: Fraser Institute

Quebec, Atlantic provinces disproportionally benefit from hidden equalization

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February 27, 2013  

University-industry auto projects get $21.4M boost

Funded projects focus on emissions reduction, electric vehicle efficiency, and vehicle safety.

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January 23, 2013  

FibreCITY centre gets $1.9M to grade biofibres

Federal investment will be used to purchase equipment for first agricultural fibre grading centre.