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July 23, 2019

How to make your tourism business stand out

In Canada, tourism generates $102 billion in annual economic activity, 1.8 million jobs, and contributes as much to our country’s wealth as agriculture, fisheries and forestry combined. Over half (56%) of tourism jobs are in rural areas and tend to be filled by young people and new Canadians. And increasingly, seniors are taking jobs in [...]
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June 18, 2019

Essential skills vs. Employability Skills

Understanding how they work together and link to workforce development By Kelly Boutilier As a curriculum designer, I was astonished to learn recently that I have been confusing Essential Skills with Employability Skills – and a quick internet search revealed I was not alone. These two equally important, yet distinctly different skillsets, get confused all [...]
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June 18, 2019

Indigenous entrepreneurs succeed in the face of unique challenges

As entrepreneurs from Quebec’s Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg (KZA) community focus on starting businesses, they’re being encouraged to set their sights on the world vs. just their traditional communities and networks. For some Indigenous entrepreneurs, this is a big mindset shift. For the most part, Indigenous entrepreneurs value collective success and community over economic profit related [...]
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May 24, 2019

What’s the best way to fail?

For an entrepreneur, failing is often considered a rite of passage. Some say fail fast and fail often.  It can also be argued that encouraging entrepreneurs to fail fast and often means they don’t actually have time to learn from those failures. The reality is, as a startup or business owner you will fail at [...]
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May 22, 2019

An Investment in Economic Activity for the English-speaking Communities in Quebec

Huntingdon, QC – May 22, 2019 – Member of Parliament for Châteauguay – Lacolle, Brenda Shanahan, is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has allocated a contribution of $11.9 million to the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC). This funding, provided through the Enabling Fund for Official Language Minority Communities, will help [...]
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