Temporary or Transitional? – Migrant Workers’ Experiences with Permanent Residence in Canada

Although more and more temporary migrant workers are becoming permanent residents in Canada, their experience with immigration opportunities remains under-studied. This study aims to fill that gap by examining the lived experience of migrant workers — in skilled and low-skilled occupations — who transition to permanent residence   Click here to read the report

Shifting Workforce Development into High Gear

 Workforce development is the next wave of economic development. The overwhelming opinion of the private sector is that businesses grow and prosper where there is a talented, well-suited workforce. Learning to partner with Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) and education to create this workforce is not an option for economic developers; it is a new requirement … Read more

ESCALATOR – Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers – Companies and Youth Moving Up in the World

  A region where all young people thrive, and where their talents and drive contribute to the regional economy. That’s our vision for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). But we are facing a harsh reality – as many as 83,000 youth in the GTHA are not in education, employment or training. While our … Read more

Federal Research

NextGen Biofuels Fund – Sustainable Development Technology Canada SD Tech Fund – Sustainable Development Technology Canada National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement (OCETA) Toronto Regional Sustainability Program Regional Adaptation Collaboratives – Natural Resources Canada

NRCan Career Focus Program

As part of the Youth Employment Strategy, any non-federal government organization can become a partner of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) when it hires an eligible intern to work on research and development projects that are within the mandate of NRCan. Partners can receive a contribution payment for a portion of the intern’s salary. The intern … Read more

SDTC SD Tech Fund

The $550M SD Tech FundTM is aimed at supporting the late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean technology solutions: products and processes that contribute to clean air, clean water and clean land, that address climate change and improve the productivity and the global competitiveness of the Canadian industry. SDTC does not require any repayments of … Read more


Energy Efficiency Program: The program seeks to integrate energy efficiency/renewable energy technologies into infrastructure projects. Large Energy Projects: Funded initiatives will facilitate the engagement of Aboriginal peoples and northerners in energy-related activities, and implement renewable energy technologies and alternative energy technologies for economic development. Must have verifiable GHG and CAC emissions reductions. For more information … Read more

ICE Committee