Federal and Provincial Governments highlight success of training investments at Sekisui Diagnostics
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
More workers in PEI will get training support for in-demand jobs, thanks to additional funding support from the Government of Canada. Rodger Cuzner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton–Canso (Nova Scotia) made the announcement at Sekisui today on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.
Canada and P.E.I. invest in infrastructure at Holland College
Monday, February 27, 2017
Today, the Government of Canada announced an investment of $2.3 million for Holland College, Prince Edward Island, which will be used to upgrade research and training space at its Prince of Wales campus in Charlottetown. This investment will improve specialized research and training space for 1,400 students enrolled in more than 30 programs designed to meet the needs of local industry. Read news release here.
New Report: Newcomers to Canada Need Ways to Show Skills to Biotech Employers
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
A new labour market report, Paving the Way, was released today by BioTalent Canada. The report surveyed skilled newcomers, immigrant serving agencies (ISAs) and employers, and included recommendations on how internationally educated professionals (IEPs) could better connect to jobs in Canada’s bio-economy.
Solarvest BioEnergy Inc. Arranges $1,000,000 Financing
Monday, February 13, 2017
Solarvest BioEnergy Inc. is pleased to announce it has arranged a private placement financing, for up to $1,000,000, with Drashta Ventures, a UK-based impact investment fund. Proceeds from this financing will be used for the production of inventory, sales and marketing, equipment purchases, patenting costs and general working capital, including further development of the Company's technologies. Read full story here.
Federal Government Releases Economic Growth Target Report
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The federal government’s Economic Advisory Council, chaired by Dominique Barton, has released its second report . While there are six ‘sections’ to the report - the following three are particularly important to our work: Summary; Key Sectors; and Innovation. AgriFood has been selected as the first pilot of their recommended ‘sector strategy development’ approach & interestingly, aquaculture is included there as a growth opportunity area. Assuming the federal government adopts these recommendations, this will have a major influence in federal economic development policy over the next several years.

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