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Milton, Ontario companies have several excellent programs, resources and tools to help them become competitive in their industries and markets. See below for programs and resources available from other levels of government and browse the following pages for more information on:

  • Library - Economic Development and planning resources
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Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade

The mandate of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada is to manage Canada's diplomatic and consular relations, to encourage the country's international trade and to lead Canada's international development and humanitarian assistance.

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Human Resources Development Canada

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is the department of the Government of Canada responsible for developing, managing and delivering social programs and services. ESDC's mission is to build a stronger and more competitive Canada.

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Industry Canada

Industry Canada works with Canadians in all areas of the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace. Industry Canada's mission is to foster a growing, competitive and knowledge-based Canadian economy.

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Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada, a member of the Industry Portfolio, produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture. In addition to conducting a Census every five years, there are about 350 active surveys on virtually all aspects of Canadian life. Their mission is serving Canada with high-quality statistical information that matters.

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Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre

The goal of Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre is to provide your business with the resources it needs to grow and prosper, including a wide range of information on government services, programs and regulations. There is a centre in each province and territory working with partners in many communities across their region, providing you with numerous service access points.

Visit the Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre Site to know more

FedDev Ontario

FedDev Ontario was established in August 2009 and provided $1 billion over five years to work with southern Ontario's communities, businesses and not-for-profits to address regional and global economic challenges. Since its launch, FedDev Ontario has emerged as a champion for southern Ontario, actively identifying and building on the strengths of the region and working closely with stakeholders, investors and communities to improve local economic conditions and create new opportunities.

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Youth STEM Initiative

The goal of Youth STEM is to encourage southern Ontario students from kindergarten to grade 12 to pursue an education and career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Prosperity Initiative

The Prosperity Initiative encourages businesses, not-for-profit organizations and post-secondary institutions in southern Ontario to undertake projects that will result in a more productive, diversified and competitive economy in the region. Under the Prosperity Initiative, there are three streams:

  • Productivity Enhancement
  • Regional Diversification
  • Building a Competitive Advantage for Southern Ontario

Visit the Prosperity Initiative Site to know more

Investing in Business Innovation

The Government of Canada demonstrated its continued commitment to workers, families and communities in southern Ontario with the launch of the Southern Ontario Prosperity Initiatives, which includes Investing in Business Innovation (IBI). IBI provides mentorship, entrepreneurial support and financing to help new businesses grow and succeed.

Visit the Investing in Business Innovation Site to know more

Scientists and Engineers in Business

Scientists and Engineers in Business is designed to help improve the business and management skills of entrepreneurs in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields by improving access to financing and/or providing business support services to successfully launch and manage start-up businesses in southern Ontario.

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Applied Research & Commercialization Initiative

FedDev Ontario's Applied Research and Commercialization Initiative is a pilot initiative aimed at addressing the gap between research and commercialization in southern Ontario by encouraging collaboration between small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and post-secondary institutions. Its goals are to accelerate innovation and to improve productivity and competitiveness for businesses located in southern Ontario.

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Graduate Enterprise Internship

The Graduate Enterprise Internship is designed to help develop the business and management skills of graduate students and recent graduates of programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by providing funding for internships with small- and medium-sized companies in southern Ontario.

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Technology Development Program

The Technology Development Program helps research and innovation organizations, the private sector, post-secondary institutions and not-for-profit organizations work together to accelerate the development of technologies that will result in new market opportunities for southern Ontario businesses.

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Economic Development Initiative

The Economic Development Initiative (EDI) is the key economic development initiative under the Roadmap of the Economic Action Plan 2013, the Government of Canada. It continues to strengthen innovation, entrepreneurship, partnerships, and diversification of economic activities in official language minority communities (OLMCs).

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Sustainable Development Technology Canada

The Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) funds Canadian cleantech projects and coach the companies that lead them as they move their ground-breaking technologies to market. SDTC's support of cleantech translates into jobs, growth, and export opportunities for Canadian companies, as well as economic, environmental and health benefits for all Canadians.

SDTC has three different funds to support innovative, Canadian cleantech projects through development and demonstration:

  • The SD Tech Fund™
  • The SD Natural Gas Fund™
  • The NextGen Biofuels Fund™

Visit the SDTC Fund Site to know more


Invest in Ontario

Ontario, Canada's business environment offers companies key strategic advantages for global success.

  • Ontario has the highest educational attainment rate of any OECD country; 65% have completed post-secondary education.
  • In 2014, Ontario attracted the largest amount of foreign capital investment of any state or province in North America.
  • Ontario's GDP is bigger than that of many countries; it's bigger than Switzerland's or Sweden's.

Visit the Invest in Ontario Site to know more

Ontario Exports

Exporting outside of Canada is an excellent way to grow your business. Globalization is opening new international markets and creating new opportunities for large and small Ontario exporters. If you are considering your export options, Ontario Exports can help take your business global.

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Office of the Premier

Kathleen Wynne is Ontario's 25th Premier and the first woman to serve in that role. Premier Wynne believes that people are Ontario's biggest strength. That's why the government is investing in people, connecting communities and building an innovative, dynamic business environment to grow the economy and create jobs in every Ontario community.

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Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade & Employment

The Ontario government is committed to creating a strong, diversified and globally competitive economy that will provide jobs, increase productivity and result in prosperity for all Ontarians. The Ministry of Economic Development Trade and Employment (MEDTE) supports a strong, innovative and competitive economy which provides jobs and prosperity for all Ontarians.

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Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation

The Ministry of Research and Innovation supports world-class research, commercialization and innovation taking place across Ontario through a range of programs and services like the Ontario Research Fund, Innovation Demonstration Fund and Ontario Venture Capital Fund.

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Ontario Ministry of Energy

The Ministry of Energy works with many partners inside and outside of the government to develop the electricity generation, transmission and other energy-related facilities that help power the economy—and to ensure that Ontario remains one of the best places in the world in which to live, work, invest and raise a family.

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Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure

The Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure works with many partners inside and outside the government to modernize public infrastructure as part of an integrated vision that encourages the kind of growth and environmental stewardship that enhances our quality of life and contributes to our economic success.

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Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities can help you get the education and training you need to build a rewarding career after high school. You can choose from university and college programs, apprenticeships and many other kinds of training and education. Through Employment Ontario, the employment and training network, they also help you build your career, and keep learning, throughout your working life.

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Ontario Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance performs a variety of roles, all focused on supporting a strong economic, fiscal and investment climate for Ontario, while ensuring accountability with respect to the use of public funds.

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Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)[1] works to advance the government's efforts to promote a more competitive and productive agri-food and agri-product sector, and economic growth and opportunities for rural Ontario. In doing so, the ministry supports rural and urban communities and a high quality of life for all Ontario residents.

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Ontario Ministry of Rural Affairs

Strong rural communities are the key to a strong, healthy province. Agriculture, forestry, mining and manufacturing sectors contribute greatly to the quality of life in Rural Ontario. Supporting the sectors that keep rural communities economically successful is a priority for the ministry and the province of Ontario.

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Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

The goal of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is an Ontario made up of safe and strong communities with abundant greenspace, thriving and prosperous economies, and a range of housing choices. The ministry works with municipal partners and community stakeholders to achieve these objectives.

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Feed in Tariff (FIT) Program

The Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program was developed to encourage and promote greater use of renewable energy sources including on-shore wind, waterpower, renewable biomass, biogas, landfill gas and solar photovoltaic (PV) for electricity generating projects in Ontario.

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Halton Region Small Business Development Centre

Whether you're thinking about opening a business, formulating your business plan, expanding an established small business or looking for youth entrepreneurship programs, the Halton Region Small Business Centre has what you need. They offer one-on-one consultations, educational and networking sessions, a business resource area and specific programs for young people who are looking to discover and experience entrepreneurship.

Visit the Small Business Development Centre Site to know more

Halton Region

Halton Region is a vibrant community with more than 520,000 residents and four distinct communities. Recognized for its high quality of life and close proximity to Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment, Halton Region is committed to ensuring the future is strong and stable. Halton's strong financial position and AAA credit rating is a key element to their foundation.

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HalTech is the leading source of support and personal service for tech and advanced manufacturing entrepreneurs in Halton. They assist Halton's entrepreneurs, small business and technology companies in:

  • Developing their ideas
  • Commercializing their products / services
  • Establishing and expanding their businesses

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Silicon Halton

Silicon Halton are the grassroots hi tech community of people who make a living, make meaning, and make things happen in technology in Halton Region. They action various physical and virtual programs to help members connect with their Halton hi-tech community and create opportunities for business growth, professional growth, and partnerships. They have become the platform for Halton tech companies to dream, discuss, develop, test, and launch their business ideas.

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Peel Halton Workforce Development Group

Peel Halton Workforce Development Group (PHWDG), formerly known as the Peel Halton Dufferin Training Board, is a community based, non-profit corporation. It is one of 25 local boards in the Province of Ontario, funded by the Ministry of Training Colleges & Universities (MTCU). Its main role in the community is to conduct a highly interactive process that results in the Trends, Opportunities and Priorities (TOP) report. The TOP report serves as a strategic tool for building community partnerships.

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Economic Developers Association of Canada

EDAC is Canada's national organization of economic developers pursuing excellence in the field since 1968. The association offers its members professional development, networking opportunities and a comprehensive offering of resources, both on and offline.

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Economic Developers Council of Ontario

EDCO is an independent, non-profit, incorporated association of persons engaged in economic development. Through an interchange of ideas, members of EDCO bring a high degree of expertise and awareness to the complex business of community development. These skills are available to industrial/commercial/tourism enterprises as well as municipal policy makers who wish to broaden their community's tax base and employment opportunities.

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Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association

The Building Industry and Land Development Association was formed through the merger of the Greater Toronto Home Builders' association (GTHBA) and the Urban Development Institute/Ontario.  BILD is the voice of the land development, home building and professional renovation industry in the Greater GTA. BILD represents more than 1,500 member companies.

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Toronto Global

Toronto Global’s team of experienced business advisors actively seek global companies interested in expanding to the Toronto Region and connect investors with the right opportunities that will facilitate the successful growth of their business.

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GO Transit

GO Transit is the regional public transit service for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, with routes extending to communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. GO Transit has evolved from a single GO Train line along Lake Ontario's shoreline into an extensive network of train lines and bus routes. GO provides its passengers with safe, fast, reliable, comfortable service to downtown Toronto and other urban centres.

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Milton Chamber of Commerce

The Milton Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit, membership-based, volunteer driven, organization representing over 750 member businesses and individuals. The Milton Chamber's primary role is advocacy, fostering a business-friendly environment and allowing the free enterprise system to thrive. The Chamber acts as a partner to member businesses by promoting them.

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Milton Downtown (DBIA)

The Downtown Milton Business Improvement Area (DMBIA) was established in 1977 and is an area defined and mandated under municipal legislation. The role of the BIA is to allow property owners and business operators to join together and, with the support of the municipality organize, finance and promote economic development in the BIA district. Specific tasks include beautification, event management, marketing and enhancing relationships with government and community organizations.

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Milton Transit

Milton Transit is the municipal transit provider of bus services for the Town of Milton. Milton Transit provides conventional and Milton access+ (paratransit) service, operating on weekdays and Saturdays, with connections to routes and GO Transit services at the Milton GO Station.

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Oakville, Milton & District Real Estate Board

The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board represents over 1,500 REALTORS® who serve the communities of Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills and the surrounding areas. OMDREB serves its members through a variety of support and services, including professional development, technology and advocacy. Established in 1954, the Board also champions shelter-based charitable endeavours that are important to the local communities in which its members work and serve.

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Rural Economic Development Data & Intelligence of Ontario

Supporting jobs and economic growth in rural Ontario is a key government priority. With the support of the RED program, rural communities are better positioned to create jobs and attract investment. Since 2003, Ontario has invested more than $185 million in 598 RED projects, generating more than $1.2 billion in economic activity and creating more than 37,000 jobs.

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Halton Multicultural Council

The Halton Multicultural Council is a community agency dedicated to enabling every individual, regardless of race or ethnic origin, to participate as full and active members of the community through fostering mutual respect and understanding of one another.

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GTA West Transportation Corridor

Moving people and goods has become more important than ever - it's a key component of our quality of life. The GTA West Transportation Corridor is a vital undertaking in support of providing the transportation infrastructure to meet coming growth in both population and employment - and will deliver multiple benefits.

Visit the GTA West Site to know more

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Milton, Ontario, Canada L9T 6Z5
Telephone: 905-878-7252 Ext. 2107
Fax: 905-878-5927

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