With Government of Canada support, three local manufacturers scale up operations, boost competitiveness and create 42 skilled jobs in the region.
Windsor — The government is helping build Ontario together by investing in local businesses to help create 194 new jobs and retain 199 positions in the automotive and manufacturing sectors.
Climate Action Incentive Fund: Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals (MUSH) Retrofit stream
The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) MUSH Retrofit stream provides funding to municipalities, universities/colleges, schools, and hospitals to help them make energy efficiency improvements and retrofits to reduce energy use, costs, and carbon pollution.
This CAIF program is available in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick.
Over $5 million for two Windsor companies to support automotive innovation and create nearly 160 jobs
Canada’s automotive sector is strong and uniquely positioned to design and build the cars of today and tomorrow, and our highly skilled workforce is the driving force behind it. Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced a combined FedDev Ontario contribution of more than $5 million to APAG Elektronik Corp. and Service Mold + Aerospace Inc. to develop and adopt innovative technologies, scale up and create good middle-class jobs. This announcement was made as he prepares to attend the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains is at the Tecumseh manufacturer to announce the funds.
“To get to the cars of the future, we have to start today!” Bains stated in a media release. “Our government is supporting Canada’s strong and vibrant automotive sector and the middle-class Canadians who employ it.”
11 recipients in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia to benefit from the $41 million Strategic Innovation Fund aimed at supporting the development of safer vehicles that are more environmentally friendly.
The province has announced grants of more than $3-million for 10 companies in the Windsor-Essex region to help fund innovation and job creation.
The Liberal government says the investments will create 178 jobs in the region and result in 384 jobs being retrained.
The money is coming from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund with the goal of getting local businesses to innovate, grow, and pursue new markets.