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Magnet: Advancing careers, businesses, and communities

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

Recruiting and hiring is a resource-intensive process, and finding the right talent for a job can be challenging, especially when you’re competing for top candidates.

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is helping you connect to the right talent through Magnet, a network powered by a data-rich job-matching technology. Partnering with leading innovative initiatives like Magnet enables us to support our members’ businesses and help differentiate them in the marketplace.

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Canada’s Innovation Corridor

· by Whitney Eames

Regional Connectivity, Global Competitiveness

The Hamilton Chamber is committed to helping our members grow and prosper. More than ever, this means facilitating access to supply chains and markets beyond our local boundaries.

That’s why we teamed up with other leading chambers of commerce and boards of trade across the Greater Golden Horseshoe on a bold economic partnership.

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Recap of a successful 2018 Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM: Hosting, Approved Policy Resolutions & Excellence Awards.

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, May 1st, 2018: This past weekend the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce hosted the Ontario Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting at the Sheraton Hotel, with over 140 leaders from Chambers of Commerce across Ontario experiencing the best our city had to offer. Check out the widget below or the hashtag #OCCAGM on twitter to get a glimpse of the content.

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Rapid Policy Update: Federal Government investments to strengthen Canada’s Trade Enforcement Capabilities, Steel & Aluminum Industries

· by Huzaifa Saeed

April 26th, 2018, Hamilton, ON: Earlier today, the Federal Government announced an increase in funding for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Global Affairs Canada to further strengthen Canada’s trade enforcement. The new funding – more than $30 million over five years, starting immediately, and $6.8 million per year after that – will mean more than 40 new officers to investigate trade-related complaints, including those related to steel and aluminum.

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Rapid Policy Update: Ontario Budget 2018

· by Huzaifa Saeed

On March 28th, the Government of Ontario released its 2018 Budget, A Plan for Care and Opportunity. The following is a summary of key highlights from the perspective of Ontario’s business community released in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

Highlights concerning Hamilton:

  1. While the term and catchment area “GTHA” has been used by Metrolinx and the Province of Ontario for their “Big Move” strategy to invest in the B-Line LRT and Go Transit Upgrades,  businesses in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area will be getting a new $100 Million Jobs and Prosperity Fund program specifically dedicated to them.

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Rapid Policy Update: Ontario Throne Speech & NDP Platform

· by Huzaifa Saeed

This Rapid Policy Update is offered in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.


On March 19th, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, delivered the Ontario government’s speech from the throne. 

The throne speech, delivered ahead of next week’s budget and just months before the next election, focused on the theme of “care.” The top priorities for the government in lead up to the election include health care, home care, mental health and addictions, child care, and regional investments.

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We are looking for feedback on Bill 203: The Pay Transparency Act, 2018

· by Huzaifa Saeed

The OCC and Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is seeking feedback on the Provincial Bill 203, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018. The Bill is part of Government’s efforts to address the pay gap for women and other underrepresented groups of workers. We’re seeking input from employers on the bill, so the OCC can accurately represent your views.

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Media Release: Hamilton, Sault Ste. Marie and Windsor-Essex Regional, Sault Ste. Chambers of Commerce Offer Eight Recommendations to Prime Minister Trudeau to Help Steel Industry, High-Paying Manufacturing Jobs and Fair Trade

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, March 13th – The Hamilton, Sault Ste. Marie and Windsor-Essex Chambers of Commerce submitted a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau today, offering eight recommendations to help the steel industry, high-paying manufacturing jobs and fair trade.

The Prime Minister is currently on a tour of the Canadian Steel and Aluminum Industries, with a stop in Hamilton today and Sault Ste.

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Rapid Policy Update (March 8th): United States moves forward with 25% Tariff on Steel and 10% Tariff on Aluminum Imports, Canada Exempted

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Thursday, March 8th, 2018: At 3:30 PM (ET), President Donald Trump signed an executive order, putting into place global tariffs of 25% on Steel and 10% on Aluminum Imports. These Tariffs were the outcome of a Section 232 of the US Trade Act investigation initiated by President Trump last year.

We were pleased to hear that Canada and Mexico were both given indefinite exemptions from the Tariffs, as stated by President Trump: “We’re going to hold off the tariff on those two countries to see whether or not we’re able to make a deal on NAFTA,” Mr.

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