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Issues & Insights: Apprenticeship Proposal Provides More Opportunities for Skilled Trades Careers

Issues & Insights: Apprenticeship Proposal Provides More Opportunities for Skilled Trades Careers

Ontario’s current journeyperson-to-apprenticeship ratios make it difficult for employers to fulfill high levels of demand for skilled tradespeople as they struggle to recruit enough journeypersons to hire additional apprentices. These rules have resulted in young tradespeople struggling to work the hours necessary to complete their training which results in a limited number of certified tradespeople produced each year...
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Call for Participation: Tourism Investment Committee

Call for Participation: Tourism Investment Committee

Tourism Thunder Bay and Thunder Bay CEDC are currently accepting applications for consideration for positions on the Tourism Investment Committee (TIC).
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Press Release: Chamber Welcomes Changes to Make  Ontario Open For Business

Press Release: Chamber Welcomes Changes to Make Ontario Open For Business

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is welcoming the announcement of proposed changes to Ontario’s apprenticeship system that will reduce current requirements to a single one-to-one journeyperson to apprentice ratio and the repeal of many of the burdensome items in Bill 148
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Thunder Bay Says “Yes”

Thunder Bay Says “Yes”

The Chamber is immensely gratified to note that all of the successful candidates in the 2018 municipal election said "yes" to the ten recommendations of the City of Opportunity platform.
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Issues & Insights: Apprenticeship Proposal Provides More Opportunities for Skilled Trades Careers

Ontario’s current journeyperson-to-apprenticeship ratios make it difficult for employers to fulfill high levels of demand for skilled tradespeople as they struggle to recruit enough journeypersons to hire additional apprentices. These rules have resulted in young tradespeople struggling to work the hours necessary to complete their training which results in a limited number of certified tradespeople produced each year…

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Thunder Bay Says “Yes”

The Chamber is immensely gratified to note that all of the successful candidates in the 2018 municipal election said “yes” to the ten recommendations of the City of Opportunity platform.

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