Two Businesses Creating New Jobs in Ontario

Two more businesses are creating new jobs for Ontarians in Mississauga and Campbellford because Ontario, Canada, is investing and supporting these businesses as follows.

1. Silfab Ontario Inc. is a new solar manufacturing plant that is creating 71 new jobs in Mississauga.

  • The plant will employ up to 200 people at full capacity and distribute solar panels across North America.
  • Silfab Ontario is investing nearly $13.5 million in the project, including a $3.3 million loan from the province.
  • The Italy-based company made Ontario their first and only plant in North America.
  • By the end of 2014, Ontario will eliminate coal-fired power and move to an electricity system that is clean, modern and reliable using renewable sources of power – like wind energy and solar energy.
  • Currently, Ontario has more than 200 megawatts of solar capacity connected from over 4,600 solar projects – enough electricity to power over 30,000 homes.
  • Ontario has more solar power capacity online than any other jurisdiction in Canada and is among the top 10 jurisdictions in North America.
Two Businesses Creating New Jobs in Ontario
Two Businesses Creating New Jobs in Ontario

2.  Ontario’s project to transform historic Old Town Hall in Campbellford into a multi-purpose performing theatre, box office and rehearsal space, is creating five jobs.

  • Also, this project will create 10 new construction jobs within the Municipality of Trent Hills.
  • The municipality will collaborate with the Westben Art Festival Theatre to engage the area’s artistic, cultural and heritage community to promote the facility for cultural development.
  • The Municipality of Trent Hills is investing $514,705 in the project, with Ontario providing a grant of $128,676 from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF).
  • To date, the EODF has committed $30 million to more than 60 announced projects, representing a total project investment of over $214-million and more than 890 new jobs created while supporting more than 5,200 jobs.

Please click here to learn more about how Ontario is helping to grow local economies through the Communities in Transition Initiative.

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