Chamber advocacy contributes to extension of immigration pilot

On August 26, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced the extension of the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) program to 2024 and that the boundaries for seven of the 11 participating communities have been expanded. The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber Network have been long-term supporters of RNIP program…

Receiving Funding for Hiring Student Talent

The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a new partnership with Magnet to provide more business growth knowledge and tools to our members. The Magnet Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) brings together employers, students, and post-secondary school stakeholders to create quality work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities. The program provides employers with wage subsidies…

Downtown Business Incubator Now Open

Innovations Quarters is a specialized incubator program designed as a space to accelerate the growth and success of new tech-enabled companies through an array of business support resources and services such as physical space, coaching, mentorship, training, shared business services and professional network connections. As your local business champion, the chamber is providing free membership…

Extend the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program

June 3, 2022 The Honourable Sean FraserMinister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship CanadaHouse of CommonsOttawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Minister Fraser: RE: Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, launched by your Government in 2019, has provided a much-needed path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to live…

Sudbury Chamber Honours Ten Local Businesses and Entrepreneurs at the 25th Bell Business Excellence Awards

GREATER SUDBURY, May 26, 2022 – The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce honoured ten of Greater Sudbury’s outstanding entrepreneurs and businesses on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at its 25th annual Bell Business Excellence Awards gala. The business community came together in a sold-out crowd of about 400 to celebrate the award finalists and recipients.  For…

Chamber’s Policy Resolutions Receive Overwhelming Support at OCC AGM

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s AGM & Convention represents one of the most significant opportunities for business leaders from across the province to come together to network with peers, debate policy issues important to the Ontario business community, and shape advocacy agenda for the year ahead. This year’s AGM took place in Brampton from April…

Open letter from Canadian businesses to our elected representatives

February 11, 2022 – Canadian businesses have suffered under the strain of constant disruptions over the last two years. The challenges they have had to overcome have included COVID-19, extreme weather events, increasing inflationary pressures, labour shortages and supply chain disruptions. Now achieving a successful recovery is threatened by the ongoing blockades of the critical infrastructure…

Letter to the Premier Re: Vaccine Passport Verification Costs

Today, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Premier Doug Ford sharing our membership’s concerns regarding the costs associated with vaccine passport verification. The chamber indicated that many businesses have operated under reduced capacity for a significant period of time and, with the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine certificate requirements, have had to…