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Federal Minister of Natural Resources visits Sudbury chamber

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, was the guest of honour on March 1 at the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce. Sudbury MP Viviane Lapointe, and Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré, joined about 20 community stakeholders, including Mayor Paul Lefebvre, for a roundtable discussion to talk about such issues as forestry, mining,…

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Federal Government Must Listen to Employers on New Immigration System

The federal government must ensure that upcoming changes to Canada’s immigration system reflect the needs of employers, according to a report released today by the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. The report, Think Fast: Ontario Employer Perspectives on Immigration Reform and the Expression of Interest System, provides advice to…

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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…

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Exempt international trained workers from Non-Resident Speculation Tax 

November 11, 2022 Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy Ontario Ministry of Finance 95 Grosvenor Street Toronto, Ontario M7A 1Y8 Email: [email protected] Re: Non-Resident Speculation Tax Dear Minister Bethlenfalvy, On behalf of the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, I am writing to share the concerns of members over the expansion of the Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST).  As you…

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Emerging Stronger: A Transformative Agenda for Ontario

In a constantly changing world (and economy), government, business and civic leaders must come together to ensure Ontario emerges stronger by confronting and overcoming this province’s current challenges. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Mowat Centre and Leger Marketing believe Ontario can ‘emerge stronger’ if we move forward on the five (5) priorities outlined in…

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