Hamilton Economy to Benefit from Lower Canadian Dollar and US Recovery, Manufacturing Sector Grows
Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Credit Unions of Ontario release 2015 economic outlook for Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area
Hamilton, ON, February 11th , 2015: Hamilton is set to outpace the provincial average in terms of employment gains and expand at a faster pace than communities in its broader region, according to a new economic outlook from the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the Credit Unions of Ontario.
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is honoured to announce the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Argylls) as the 2014 Royal Bank of Canada Hamilton Citizen of the Year
Hamilton native and regiment member, Corporal Nathan Cirillo, was standing guard at the National War Monument in Ottawa when he was tragically killed on October 22, 2014.
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) quarterly Regulatory Update summarizes what employers need to know about the latest changes to the regulatory environment for businesses. Please review the disclaimer at the bottom of the post before utilizing the information contained within this blog post.
EI Premium Rates Dropping 15% for Some Businesses
In effect January 1, 2015
The Government of Canada has announced a new Small Business Job Credit that will lower Employment Insurance (EI) premium rates for small businesses as of January 1, 2015.
Hamilton, ON, Jan 26, 2015: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is highly encouraged by today’s announcement by Mayor Fred Eisenberger that the Province of Ontario has committed to funding 100% of the capital costs of a light rail transit system in Hamilton.
The project is expected to run along the B-Line corridor with further discussions on an additional link to the new James St North GO Station.
This month Canada introduced Express Entry, a new economic immigration system
Starting January 1st, 2015, this new system (which replaces a number of older programs that were driven by applications from prospective immigrants) requires people hoping to immigrate to Canada to indicate their interest by providing information online about their language ability, education, work experience, and other human capital attributes.
RAPID POLICY UPDATE: Courtesy of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
This Rapid Policy Update contains information about accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) that came into effect January 1, 2014. It also provides important details about new accessibility requirements that will come into effect on January 1, 2015.
Thanks to all who joined us on December 11th for our Joint Holiday Party with McMaster Innovation Park and Innovation Factory. The party was a great success, with 68 toys and $389.00 donated to the Children’s Aid Society.
City Manager Chris Murray spoke to members of the Chamber and their guests yesterday morning at the Waterfront Banquet Centre. The room was completely sold out. You can hear Mr. Murray’s comments here.
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce presents the 2nd Annual Ambitious City. We are pleased to welcome speaker, Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi. A moderated Q + A session with last year’s Ambitious City Keynote, Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief City Planner of the City of Toronto, will follow.
Tickets: $50 (+HST)