Registration is now open to Northern
companies interested in participating in the fall/winter session of
the Strategic One-on-One Export Marketing Assistance Program.
The program, open to Northern Ontario
companies in the mining supply and services sector, is designed to
assist companies in expanding their global reach, in turn boosting
economic activity and driving wealth and job creation.
Over six months, eligible companies
will work with Jon Baird, executive director of the Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export (CAMESE), to
develop an export strategy and marketing plan. Companies engaged in
the program may also be eligible for up to $10,000 in funding to
assist with the costs of developing new markets outside of Northern
Over the last 18 months, Baird has
helped 25 companies in New Liskeard, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie,
Sudbury and Timmins through this program.
The program is offered through
Ontario’s North Economic Development Corporation (ONEDC), in
conjunction with the Ministry of Northern development and Mines.