from the desk of Chamber President Charla Robinson

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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Upcoming Chamber Events

Mar
21
Lunch & Learn with Destination Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
Apr
4
Opening of Navigation Luncheon
DaVinci Centre, Marco Polo Room
Apr
10
YQT: April 2019
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce

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5 Minutes for Business: A Budget For Business or Bust

With our GDP at a standstill, businesses need to see a focus of protecting and fostering growth in the upcoming federal budget ahead of thisyear’s federal election. That being said, while we do not have a crystal ball here at the Canadian Chamber, we do have our ears to the ground in Ottawa and we are unsure the budget will address ongoing business concerns.

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Member Profile: Rainbow International Restoration

After 23 years in the construction business Jim Tiller of Til-Ka Construction joined forces with one of North America’s premium restoration organizations – Rainbow International to establish Rainbow International of Thunder Bay Restorations.

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Designated Truck Route: Update

On Monday night, [March 3] following another round of public deputations and discussions, Council ratified the decision to move forward with the creation of a Designated Truck Route by a 7-6 recorded vote.

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