Representatives of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce have just returned from a successful meeting of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) in Muskoka Lakes. The two-day conference included presentations by the Premier and the Leaders of the three Opposition Parties as well as discussion and debate on a broad range of provincial issues that are impacting businesses including infrastructure, competitiveness, and the growing skills shortage.
Employers across Ontario, but particularly in small cities of under 200,000 population and rural areas, are experiencing a shortage of qualified employees and a shrinking labour market. This challenge will continue to grow as existing workers retire. Read the resolution presented by the Thunder Bay Chamber at the 2019 AGM of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce here.
Species at risk policy continues to threaten the social, environmental, and economic sustainability of northern and rural communities. A long-term and workable solution is needed to truly open Ontario for business. Read the resolution presented by the Thunder Bay Chamber at the 2019 AGM of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce here.
On May 1st & 2nd, students from Thunder Bay high schools, including Matawa Learning Centre, will have the opportunity to gain valuable certifications that will assist them in their career and educational pursuits.
The Thunder Bay Chamber and our Chamber colleagues in Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay and Sault Ste Marie, are raising concerns around the Provincial Government’s recent announcement of a major initiative to consolidate and centralize procurement spending within the Ontario Public Service.
On April 15, the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce wrote a letter to Premier Ford in support of Bombardier Transportation’s plant in Thunder Bay. Read it here.