Today, the Government of Ontario responded to the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) call to revise the comparability rules under the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). The changes announced today will expand the comparability rules under the ORPP and extend the plan’s phase-in period.
Key Details of the Announcement
- Businesses who offer a Defined Contribution (DC) plan with a total combined contribution rate of 8%, where at least 4% is contributed by the employer, will not have to pay into the ORPP.
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has rounded up a series of resources created by the City of Hamilton and Pan AM Organizers in the following blog post.
When: July 10th – 26th 2015
What:The Pan American Games are the world’s third largest international multi-sport Games; they are only surpassed in size and scope by the Olympic Summer Games and the Asian Games.
Job Description: Bay Area Economic Summit Event Scribes and White Paper Research Assistants (4 Positions in total). June 2nd 2015. Paid Opportunity.
Hosted by the Hamilton and Burlington Chambers of Commerce.
What is a Chamber of Commerce? Chambers of Commerce are membership associations representing the voice of the business community and major public sector institutions.
The Government of Ontario recently announced that it is adopting a province-wide cap and trade system as part of its strategy to reduce Ontario’s impact on climate change.
In response, the Ontario Chamber Network has provided government with a written submission outlining the principles that the Ontario government should incorporate into the design of the system to mitigate the impact to the business community.
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*.
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, as part of OCC’s network is actively engaged on the topics below and would welcome your feedback or concerns to educate our advocacy efforts.
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has submitted two pre-budget submission documents to the municipal and provincial government over the last month. The submissions highlight our recommendations to the respective elected officials on the priorities of the Chamber.
1) Provincial Pre-Budget Submission: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce submitted our pre-budget submission outlining our membership’s provincial priorities to Finance Minister Charles Sousa as part of their public consultation process.
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.
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.
Last night, at a dinner held at the Ancaster Mill, the Ancaster Division of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the Ancaster Community Awards.
RBC Citizen of the Year:
Ancaster Mill Youth Volunteer of the Year:
Abby Sparling, Ancaster High School
Heritage Household Services Business of the Year:
Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home
The awards, which were attended by 150 people, were also sponsored by The REALTORS Association of Hamilton/Burlington and the Ancaster News.
Vasudha Seth, a marketing executive with ArcelorMittal Dofasco, was formally introduced as the new Chair of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce at our 168th Annual General Meeting on March 25, 2014. She takes over from past Chair Louise Dompierre and will serve a two year term. In keeping with a time honoured tradition, Vasudha was sworn in by the Mayor of Hamilton, Bob Bratina.