Ontario (Canada) + India: Trade Agreements Worth Over $240 Million and More Than 150 High-Value Jobs to Be Created in Ontario

The following video presents Ontario Business Mission to India:

Image Courtesy of Ontario Government
Image Courtesy of Ontario Government

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne recently concluded her trade mission (February 1 – 5, 2016) in India.

  • Premier Wynne signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with five Indian states during the mission. These agreements will make it easier for the regions to work together in areas of mutual interest.
  • Ontario has International Trade and Investment Offices in Mumbai and New Delhi that can help Indian companies do business in Ontario and provide information to Ontario businesses about opportunities in India.
Image Courtesy of Ontario Government
Image Courtesy of Ontario Government

Some Key Highlights of the Trade Mission

February 1

$98 Million in Agreements Announced on Day 1 of India Trade Mission

Ontario-based Novo Plastics announced it will start the production and sale of the world’s first plastic exhaust system in India.

  • This ground-breaking technology was made with support from the Ontario Innovation Demonstration Fund.

Ontario businesses and educational institutions announced several new partnerships in New Delhi, including: Continue reading “Ontario (Canada) + India: Trade Agreements Worth Over $240 Million and More Than 150 High-Value Jobs to Be Created in Ontario”

Ontario’s Total New Investments from China: Almost $1 Billion Will Create 1,800 Canadian Jobs

This is an update to the previous blog, Ontario Secured About $572 Million Investment Projects from China to Create up to 570 Canadian Jobs.

The following new agreements signed on October 31, 2014, as part of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s mission to China will bring 850 new jobs to Ontario communities:

  • Yiwu North America Corporation announced a $100-million investment to establish a new trading centre in Whitchurch-Stouffville.
    • The centre will serve as a hub for international manufacturers and distributors to market their products in North America.
    • The first phase of the project is expected to create 800 jobs.
  • Respon International, in a joint venture with Love & Health Venture Capital, will develop the Respon Financial Plaza and offer financial management and services in Canada.
    • The company will invest $9 million and create 50 new jobs.
  • Tourism Toronto signed an agreement with Perfect China to hold its annual convention in the city in 2016.
    • Perfect China markets health food, household and beauty products internationally.
    • The value of this opportunity is $25 million and will bring 5,000 Chinese visitors to Toronto.
Premier Kathleen Wynne successfully concludes her trade mission to China after telecom giant Huawei announced it will invest $210 million to create 325 jobs in Ontario over the next five years. Image extracted from video below.
Premier Kathleen Wynne successfully concludes her trade mission to China after telecom giant Huawei announced it will invest $210 million to create 325 jobs in Ontario over the next five years. Image extracted from video below.

New deals announced on November 1, the final day of the mission, included:

  • Huawei, one of the world’s leading telecommunications technology companies. Huawei’s Canadian headquarters is in Markham.
    • The company is planning a major expansion in Ontario valued at up to $210 million over the next five years.
    • The investment will create up to 325 new jobs in Ontario, including approximately 250 positions for engineers and researchers and at least 75 new marketing, sales and support positions.

Ontario delegates signed 26 agreements during the week-long mission.

  • This mission builds on Minister of Research and Innovation Reza Moridi’s science and technology mission to China in March 2014, which resulted in 12 new collaboration projects between Ontario and Chinese research institutions and industry partners.

Ontario attracted a total of $966 million in new investment by Chinese companies during Premier Kathleen Wynne’s mission to China. These projects will create 1,800 jobs in communities across the province.

This video presents Chinese telecom giant to invest $210M in Ontario, creating 325 jobs.

Nov 1, 2014

“BEIJING—Premier Kathleen Wynne is concluding her trade mission to China with a bang after telecom giant Huawei announced it will invest $210 million to create 325 jobs in Ontario over the next five years.”

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Premier’s China Trade Mission Helps Ontario Businesses Grow

Ontario Secures Almost $1 Billion in New Investments to Create More Than 1,800 Jobs

Office of the Premier

Ontario attracted $966 million in new investment by Chinese companies during Premier Kathleen Wynne’s mission to China. These projects will create 1,800 jobs in communities across the province.

This includes a new deal announced today, the final day of the mission, at the Beijing research and development centre of Huawei. One of the world’s leading telecommunications technology companies, Huawei’s Canadian headquarters is in Markham. The company is planning a major expansion in Ontario valued at up to $210 million over the next five years. The investment will create up to 325 new jobs in Ontario, including approximately 250 positions for engineers and researchers and at least 75 new marketing, sales and support positions. Continue reading “Ontario’s Total New Investments from China: Almost $1 Billion Will Create 1,800 Canadian Jobs”

Ontario Secured About $572 Million Investment Projects from China to Create up to 570 Canadian Jobs

Premier Kathleen Wynne: Trade Mission to China Attracts New Investments. Image by Ontario Office of the Premier.
Premier Kathleen Wynne: Trade Mission to China Attracts New Investments. Image by Ontario Office of the Premier.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, during her first trade mission to China, announced on October 27 and 28, 2014, that Ontario secured the following significant new investments from Chinese partners:

  • October 27
    • Suzhou Xingya Investment Company announced it will invest about $20 million in a new steel nail manufacturing plant in Kitchener, which will create up to 80 new jobs for Ontarians.
    • Jiangsu Huayi Technology Co. announced an investment in Ontario’s medical sector valued at $40 million that will create 50 jobs.
    • And Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. announced an investment of $70 million to build solar-powered technology, which will lead to 100 new manufacturing jobs in Ontario.
    • Delegates travelling with the Ontario mission signed 13 agreements that will strengthen Ontario’s collaborative relationship with China. They are focused on environmental and medical technologies.
    • Jiangsu province recently announced it has selected Toronto to be the home of its Agricultural Talents Training Centre, which is set to open in 2015.
Delegates travelling with the Ontario mission signed 13 agreements that will strengthen Ontario’s collaborative relationship with China. Image by Ontario Office of the Premier.
Delegates travelling with the Ontario mission signed 13 agreements that will strengthen Ontario’s collaborative relationship with China. Image by Ontario Office of the Premier.
  • October 28
    • Greenland Group, a global property development company based in Shanghai, will build a pair of residential towers in downtown Toronto. Construction on the $400-million project is scheduled to begin within six months and will create up to 200 jobs.
    • Shanghai Yuyuan Tourist Mart and Mennie Canada Ltd. will set up a joint venture in Toronto, investing $5 million in four Chinese restaurants over the next three years. This investment will create 80 jobs in several locations in Ontario, including Toronto, Markham and Niagara Falls.
    • ZTE Canada, a global telecommunications equipment company, plans to invest $17 million over the next three years in an Ottawa research and development centre. This is expected to create 40 new jobs.
    • EHC Global and Shanghai Wei Long Enterprise will partner in the design, manufacture, sales and service of components for the global lift industry, which includes elevators and escalators. The value of the contract could reach $20 million over the next three years, and will create up to 20 new jobs.
    • Ontario and the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote increased R&D and commercialization partnerships.

In total, Ontario secured about $572 million investment projects from China to create up to 570 Canadian jobs.

Premier Kathleen Wynne: Trade Mission to China Attracts New Investments. Image by Ontario Office of the Premier.
Premier Kathleen Wynne: Trade Mission to China Attracts New Investments. Image by Ontario Office of the Premier.

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Ontario Secures More Investments in China

Projects Valued at About $442 Million Will Create up to 340 Jobs in Ontario

October 28, 2014 2:35 P.M. Office of the Premier

Ontario secured significant new investments from Chinese partners today, as part of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s first trade mission to China. These investments will create jobs in several communities, including Toronto, Ottawa, Markham and Niagara Falls. Continue reading “Ontario Secured About $572 Million Investment Projects from China to Create up to 570 Canadian Jobs”

Canadian Para-Athletes Compete for Gold at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games March 7 – 16, 2014

The following video presents “Watch the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games LIVE.”

In addition to covering both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies live from Sochi in HD, the IPC website will feature four HD channels showing live and uninterrupted daily coverage of alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, ice sledge hockey and wheelchair curling. A fifth HD channel will broadcast a mixture of all sports and all five channels will feature English commentary.

Following the conclusion of competition each day, all the sporting action including individual matches from ice sledge hockey and wheelchair curling, will be made available as video on demand via the IPC’s YouTube channel ParalympicSport.TV. Highlights packages from each sport will also be made available.

Supporting the live and on-demand video streams will be live results, whilst a team of writers will produce daily in-depth previews and reviews of all five sports, together with interviews with leading athletes. It is estimated around 150 stories will be uploaded to the IPC’s website during the Games.

www.paralympic.org

21 Canadian athletes and one guide from Ontario will compete for gold in the the 11th Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, from March 7 to March 16, 2014.

  • Canada will send a total of 54 athletes to compete in all six of the Paralympic sports:
  1. para-alpine skiing,
  2. biathlon,
  3. para-nordic skiing,
  4. sledge hockey,
  5. wheelchair curling and
  6. para-snowboard.

 Good Luck! / Bonne chance!

Ontario, Canada

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Ontario Para-Athletes on Their Way to Sochi

Talented Ontario Athletes Compete at 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

March 6, 2014 6:00 a.m.  Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Ontario is proud to support its athletes competing on behalf of Team Canada at the 11th Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

This year, 21 Ontario athletes and one guide will inspire the nation, as they compete for Paralympic gold in para-alpine skiing, biathlon, para-nordic skiing, sledge hockey, wheelchair curling and para-snowboard — which will make its Paralympic debut. The province’s talented athletes at the Winter Paralympic Games include:

Continue reading “Canadian Para-Athletes Compete for Gold at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games March 7 – 16, 2014”

You’re Invited: National Aboriginal Day Celebratory Events in Ontario June 20 – 23, 2013

This video presents “National Aboriginal Day in Kingston // Limelight 2013”:

  • Featuring Digging Roots

June is National Aboriginal History Month in Ontario to “recognize the enormous contribution that First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples have made to Canada.”

Also, June 21 is National Aboriginal Day:

  • June 21st was chosen as National Aboriginal Day because it is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year
  • Aboriginal peoples in Canada have celebrated their diverse cultures, heritage, and outstanding achievements on or near this day
    • There are three distinct groups of Aboriginal Peoples in Ontario: First Nations, Inuit and Métis

    • Ontario is home to more than 300,000 Aboriginal people

      • Over half live in towns and cities across the province

This is an update to my previous blogs:

Here are more events to celebrate Aboriginal Peoples and Culture in Ontario, Canada:

Continue reading “You’re Invited: National Aboriginal Day Celebratory Events in Ontario June 20 – 23, 2013”

Ontario Place: Transforming into a Year-Round, Multi-Use Waterfront Community & Urban Park for Canadians

This video presents “Ontario Place – Toronto 2011”:

  • “A look at Toronto’s iconic waterfront Park, Ontario Place.
  •  The Ontario government has promised to transform Ontario Place into a top rated tourist attraction, so we are waiting to see what kind of great ideas they have for the transformation.”

Ontario just endorsed the report  by the Minister’s Advisory Panel on Ontario Place Revitalization — led by John Tory — and all of its 18 recommendations, including the following design and development principles:

Continue reading “Ontario Place: Transforming into a Year-Round, Multi-Use Waterfront Community & Urban Park for Canadians”

You’re Invited: Canadian Licence-Free Fishing in Ontario July 7 – 15, 2012

This video presents Ontario Family Fishing Events:

  • Introduce kids or  friends to fishing!
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to fish licence-free:

You're Invited: Licence-Free Fishing in Ontario July 7 - 15, 2012
You’re Invited: Licence-Free Fishing in Ontario July 7 – 15, 2012

Ontario Family Fishing Events (OFFE) is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card.

  • The Ontario Government designates two periods throughout the year as license-free:
    • February 18-20, 2012 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday)
    • July 7-15, 2012 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday)
  • During all other time periods, Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 64 years must purchase a valid fishing license to legally fish in Ontario.
  • With the exception of the licensing requirement, Ontario fishing regulations, fees and limits continue to apply during license-free days.
    • Copies of the regulations are
  • Ontario is home to 160 species of freshwater fish in lakes and rivers across the province.

You can enjoy the following events as part of your staycation in Ontario, Canada:

Ontario’s Family Fishing Week

Ontario invites you, your families and friends to fish licence-free during Ontario’s Family Fishing Week from July 7 to 15 as well as enjoy the province’s beautiful lakes and rivers in a fun and affordable way at Family Fishing Events in towns and provincial parks, which include:

Continue reading “You’re Invited: Canadian Licence-Free Fishing in Ontario July 7 – 15, 2012”