Economic Development

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Immigrant Talent Could Help

Immigrant talent could help address Canada’s healthcare needs in COVID-19 recovery. A Statistics Canada study indicates that 47% of foreign-educated immigrants with a health-related education are underutilized. Click to view the report. A recent CBC article addresses the fact that there are many immigrant women who are engineers, doctors, and scientists who are working in … Continue reading

Job Search During Outbreak

Make workplace and career strategy a priority during the coronavirus outbreak. Across the globe, working professionals and job seekers are contemplating remote work options and alternative job search methods. Many people may decide not to job search during this time of crisis thereby reducing competition. You can use this time to gain an edge by … Continue reading

Certified Threat Intelligence in Durham

Last month, CISO Forum Canada, an international Information Security event was held in Niagara Falls. The Durham Region was amply represented! Students and faculty of Durham College’s Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ORSIE) and the AI Hub helped organize the dynamic event. Representatives from the City of Oshawa, Town of Ajax and Town … Continue reading

Access IO @ OPG

Have you heard of Access IO?  Access IO is a series of high-energy and high-impact events focused on sourcing new technologies, investing, making connections, telling stories, promoting the investor ecosystem, supporting innovation, and growing the regional and Canadian economy. On June 26th, the Access IO @ Ontario Power Generation event took place at OPG’s Clarington … Continue reading

Inclusivity – Good For Business

Did you know that creating an inclusive workplace is good for business? According to research, accessible employment practices result in reduced turnover as well as improved attendance, morale and engagement. In terms of revenue growth, businesses who choose accessibility outperform those who don’t. The Government of Canada offers inclusive workplace tools to help make your … Continue reading

AI Opportunities

Careers in Artificial Intelligence offer opportunities for those new to the workforce and for those looking to transition to another career. Although studying in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is the most obvious route to a career in AI, it is not the only one. Those in STEM may help create and develop the … Continue reading

Durham College and Tech

Durham College Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ORSIE) was recently awarded $2.24 million. A large portion of the funds ($2 million) will be applied over a five-year period to enhance Durham College’s Hub for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence for Business Solutions, otherwise known as the AI Hub. Read the Oshawa Express article. … Continue reading

Ajax BizFest 2018

The Town of Ajax recently held its 3rd annual Ajax BizFest during “Do It in Durham” week – part of a series of events to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week. At Ajax BizFest, the Town of Ajax brings together community, government and financial organizations that provide invaluable support services to citizens and businesses in the Durham … Continue reading

Pickering City Centre

In October 2018, a vision for Pickering’s City Centre was revealed. The downtown will be transformed with a new arts centre, a new library, a combined youth and senior centre, three condominium towers, and a hotel – all connected via pedestrian-friendly walkways. The City of Pickering, Pickering Town Centre (PTC), Cushman & Wakefield, and CAPREIT … Continue reading

Effects of Minimum Wage Hike

According to a recent Huffington Post article, Ontario’s Minimum wage hike didn’t kill jobs in Ontario. While some experts argue that minimum wage hikes do not negatively impact strong economies, others are not in agreement. When the minimum wage in Ontario was raised to $14/hr many experts believed it would harm job creation in the … Continue reading