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  • 02 Feb 2023 5:36 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    Economic and Business Advisor - Bilingual (English / French) | Conseillère ou conseiller en développement économique et en développement des entreprises (bilingue - anglais / français)

    Are you bilingual and interested in working in a stimulating, client-oriented environment? Do you enjoy supporting your teammates and working together towards a common goal? If so, this is your opportunity to showcase your existing experience in providing expertise in economic development that fosters economic growth and supports community and economic development in Ontario.

    As an Economic and Business Advisor with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, you will be responsible to facilitate the development of economic strategies by conducting economic analysis through consultation with rural communities, Indigenous groups and agri-food companies, groups and other key stakeholders.

    OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

    We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

    We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

    Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy < > and the  OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint < > pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

    We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    You will:

    • Conduct research, environmental scans, and trends analysis to identify and conceptualize key issues affecting communities and the agri-food sectors and to support Ontario's economy;
    • Implement reporting tools that allow for measurement and monitoring of branch initiatives and community economic development outcomes using an evidence-based approach that drives program effectiveness;
    • Analyze and interpret results for the development of recommendations for program and service enhancement;
    • Collaborate with the team to develop recommendations that minimize or alleviate impacts and maximize positive outcomes;
    • Prepare or draft a range of materials;
    • Maintain strong internal and external networks to promote information sharing and develop proactive, coordinated approaches to the development of community economic development services and programs.
    Note: This position requires frequent travel to remote locations.

    Location: Brighton, Kemptville, Lindsay

    How do I qualify?


    - You must possess oral and written French language skills at the advanced level. Your proficiency level will be confirmed before hire.
    - Valid driver's licence is required to travel frequently to remote locations.

    Economic and Business Knowledge:

    • You demonstrate knowledge of economic development theories, principles, and methodologies;
    • You have knowledge of economic, cost-benefit and financial analysis methods and techniques;
    • You can assess the effectiveness of new/changed policies and programs, and provide recommendations on policy/program proposals.

    Planning, Organizational and Project Management Skills:

    • You have planning, organization and project management skills to effectively track, monitor and manage project activities, resources and deliverables to meet deadlines and budget requirements.

    Technical Knowledge:

    • You are familiar with government policy, legislation, and programs to provide information, advice, and consultation to stakeholders;
    • You have an understanding of economic development and its impact on international and domestic agri-food sectors, regions, technology and rural communities;
    • You understand Indigenous groups development and governance principles.

    Research and Analytical Skills

    • You have knowledge of performance measurement methods and techniques;
    • You demonstrate experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and data/information analysis to conduct research and environmental scans;
    • You can interpret data/information to identify and evaluate issues and trends impacting the sector;
    • You have strong evaluative skills to assess business and community economic development opportunities, and interpret economic, geographic, and marketing data/findings.

    Communication and Relationship Management Skills:

    • You can be clear, and concise and use simple language when communicating information verbally and in writing to a wide variety of audiences, individually and in groups;
    • You can foster and manage relationships with internal staff and external stakeholders;
    • You demonstrate political acuity to anticipate and recognize sensitive political situations, ensuring that activities do not impact negatively on the ministry or the government;
    • You demonstrate teamwork skills to work cooperatively and collaboratively;
    • You have effective written skills to prepare analyses and recommendations, briefings and presentation material.

    Salary Range: $1,511.78 - $1,929.62 Per Week

    Additional information:

    • ·         1 Bilingual Permanent, 59 Ministry Rd, Kemptville, East Region or 95 Dundas St E, Brighton, East Region or 322 Kent St W, Lindsay, East Region


    • ·         This ad is also available in French.
    • ·         Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
    • ·         The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

    Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 193436, by Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.   

    If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

    Vous êtes bilingue et vous souhaitez travailler dans un environnement stimulant axé sur la clientèle? Vous aimez aider les membres de votre équipe et travailler ensemble pour atteindre un objectif commun? Voici votre chance de démontrer votre expérience de la prestation d'expertise en développement économique dans le but de favoriser la croissance économique ainsi que le développement communautaire et économique en Ontario.

    En tant que conseillère ou conseiller en développement économique et en développement des entreprises au sein du ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Alimentation et des Affaires rurales, vous devrez contribuer à l'élaboration de stratégies économiques en effectuant des analyses économiques par voie de consultations auprès des collectivités rurales, des groupes autochtones ainsi que des entreprises, des groupes et des autres intervenants du secteur agroalimentaire.

    Engagement de la FPO à l'égard de la diversité, de l'inclusion, de l'accessibilité et de la lutte contre le racisme :

    Nous sommes résolus à bâtir une main-d'œuvre représentative des gens que nous servons, de même qu'à promouvoir la diversité, l'antiracisme, l'inclusion, l'accessibilité, le mérite, le respect et l'équité en milieu de travail.

    Nous invitons toutes les personnes intéressées à postuler, tout particulièrement les personnes handicapées, autochtones, noires, racisées, de diverses origines ethniques et culturelles, de diverses orientations sexuelles et de diverses identités et expressions de genre.

    Rendez-vous sur les pages présentant la Politique de la FPO pour la lutte contre le racisme < > et le Plan directeur pour l'inclusion et la diversité au sein de la FPO < > pour en savoir plus sur son engagement à l'égard de l'égalité raciale, de l'accessibilité, de la diversité et de l'inclusion dans la fonction publique.

    Nous offrons des mesures d'adaptation des emplois tout au long du processus de recrutement et pour tout ce qui touche l'emploi, conformément au Code des droits de la personne < > de l'Ontario. Si vous avez besoin que l'on prenne des mesures d'adaptation liées à un handicap, veuillez vous reporter aux instructions ci-dessous.

    Quelles seront mes fonctions dans ce poste?

    Vous devrez :

    • mener des recherches, des analyses du contexte et des analyses des tendances pour cerner et comprendre les principaux enjeux touchant les communautés et le secteur agroalimentaire et pour stimuler l'économie de l'Ontario;
    • mettre en place des outils de production de rapports pour mesurer et surveiller les résultats des initiatives de la direction et des activités de développement économique communautaire à l'aide de données probantes qui assurent l'efficacité des programmes;
    • analyser et interpréter les résultats pour recommander des améliorations aux programmes et aux services;
    • collaborer avec l'équipe pour élaborer des recommandations qui atténueront les répercussions négatives et maximiseront les résultats positifs;
    • préparer ou rédiger divers documents;
    • maintenir de bonnes relations internes et externes pour promouvoir l'échange d'information et définir des stratégies proactives et coordonnées d'élaboration de programmes et de services de développement économique communautaire.

    Remarque : La ou le titulaire de ce poste doit effectuer de nombreux déplacements dans des régions éloignées.

    Lieu de travail : Brighton, Kemptville, Lindsay

    À quelles exigences dois-je répondre?

    Ce qui est obligatoire :

    - Maîtrise du français oral et écrit de niveau avancé. Votre niveau de maîtrise sera évalué avant l'embauche.
    - Un permis de conduire valide est requis pour effectuer des déplacements dans des régions éloignées.

    Connaissances en économie et en affaires

    • Connaissance des théories, des principes et des méthodes applicables au développement économique.
    • Connaissance des méthodes et des techniques d'analyse économique, financière et coûts-avantages.
    • Capacité à évaluer l'efficacité des politiques et des programmes élaborés et modifiés ainsi qu'à formuler des recommandations au sujet des propositions de politiques et de programmes.

    Compétences en planification, en organisation et en gestion de projets

    • Compétences en organisation et en gestion de projets pour suivre, surveiller et gérer les activités, les ressources et les résultats attendus des projets de façon à respecter les échéances et les budgets.

    Connaissances techniques

    • Connaissance des politiques, des lois et des programmes gouvernementaux pour renseigner et conseiller les intervenants.
    • Compréhension des retombées du développement économique pour le secteur agroalimentaire, les régions, les technologies et les collectivités rurales au Canada et dans le monde.
    • Compréhension des principes du développement et de la gouvernance des groupes autochtones.

    Compétences en recherche et en analyse

    • Connaissance des méthodes et des techniques de mesure du rendement.
    • Expérience des méthodes de recherche quantitative et qualitative et de l'analyse de données pour effectuer des recherches et des analyses du contexte.
    • Capacité à interpréter les données pour cerner et évaluer les enjeux et les tendances propres au secteur.
    • Excellentes compétences en évaluation pour évaluer les occasions de développement économique des entreprises et des communautés et pour interpréter des données économiques, géographiques et de marketing.

    Compétences en communication et en gestion des relations

    • Capacité à s'exprimer de façon claire et concise, en utilisant un langage simple, pour communiquer de l'information verbalement et par écrit à divers types de personnes et de groupes.
    • Capacité à établir et à gérer des relations avec le personnel interne et les intervenants externes.
    • Sensibilité politique démontrée pour anticiper et reconnaître les situations politiques délicates et pour veiller à ce qu'il n'y ait aucune répercussion négative sur le ministère ou le gouvernement.
    • Capacité à travailler en équipe et à collaborer.
    • Compétences en communication écrite pour préparer des analyses, des recommandations, des documents d'information et du matériel de présentation.

    Échelle salariale : 1 511,78 $ - 1 929,62 $ par semaine

    Renseignements supplémentaires :

          1 bilingue Permanent, 59, MINISTRY RD, Kemptville, Région Est ou 95, RUE DUNDAS E, Brighton, Région Est ou 322, RUE KENT O, Lindsay, Région Est

    Note :

    ·         Cette offre d'emploi est également disponible en anglais.

    • ·         On pourra tenir compte de la candidature de personnes moins qualifiées et leur offrir un poste à un niveau inférieur.
    • ·         Les renseignements que vous fournissez dans le cadre de ce concours et les résultats du concours peuvent servir à pourvoir d'autres postes. Les postes sont de durée diverse et comprennent notamment des affectations de courte durée. Ces renseignements et résultats seront conservés afin de pourvoir les postes vacants conformément aux dispositions de la convention collective ou de la politique applicable.

    Veuillez postuler en ligne au, en entrant l’ID de poste 193436, d’ici le mercredi 15 février 2023. Veuillez suivre les instructions pour soumettre votre candidature. Les télécopies ne sont pas acceptées.

    Si vous avez besoin que l’on prenne des mesures d’adaptation qui vous permettront de participer au processus de recrutement, veuillez communiquer avec nous au et nous fournir vos coordonnées. Le personnel des Services de recrutement communiquera avec vous dans les 48 heures. Nous communiquerons uniquement avec les personnes convoquées à une entrevue.

    La fonction publique de l’Ontario souscrit au principe de l’égalité des chances. Toute adaptation nécessaire sera réalisée conformément au Code des droits de la personne de l’Ontario.

  • 01 Feb 2023 11:15 AM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    Grey County

    Economic Development Officer

    Join us and help make a difference! At Grey County we work together to deliver essential public services that meet the needs of our communities. Grey County isn't just a great place to live; its also a great place to work!

    We are proud to offer competitive wages and an attractive total compensation package. We support learning and continuous employee development, and champion career progression for our employees. We value work-life balance, so you can make the most of your career at Grey County, while making the most of your life in Grey County!

    Apply now to join our team!


    Reporting to the Manager of Economic Development & Tourism, the primary role of the Economic Development Officer is to support the growth of the local economy and promote Grey County as a place to invest, work and live. This position coordinates local market information and provides business support services in the County with an investment and retention focus. The Economic Development Officer coordinates economic development initiatives to achieve the objectives outlined by the Economic Development, Tourism & Culture (EDTC) Master Plan.


    Under the guidance of the Manager of Economic Development & Tourism, the Economic Development Officer has the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Promotes the mandate, goals, objectives and programs of the Department to the public, business communities, and regional stakeholders through such duties as: being first line of contact on business development initiatives; monitoring and sharing funding opportunities; networking with all levels of government, businesses, and economic development partners; representing the Department at public forums, seminars, trade shows, exhibitions, etc.; communicating effectively with departmental staff, management, executive, and external partners in the coordination and delivery of services.
    • Provides client counseling which may include: establishing trust relationships with clients and effectively counseling clients and advocating for their needs; strategically advising clients; directing stakeholders to support services to assist with financial analysis; encouraging and supporting research and development opportunities; providing and clarifying marketing intelligence; performing strategic needs assessments.
    • Implementation of key projects within the EDTC Master Plan. Conduct research for the purpose of development/sourcing information and resources for industry specific initiatives and clients/prospects by collecting, collating and analyzing data; local market conditions and implements direction targeting various business sectors.
    • Performs project management by developing, executing and monitoring progress of an approved project; developing project concepts, goals, proposals and communication supports; estimating costs and monitoring budgets; providing project related advice; monitoring and reviewing cash flow projections.
    • Provides advice and support for regional stakeholders by monitoring and reporting economic development trends/issues with recommendations for departmental response; identifying opportunities, and providing project analysis and implementation support; providing assistance in primary and secondary research; planning and facilitating workshops; working with external partners to develop community capacity in support of development and growth opportunities.
    • Meet with business owners/senior executives/developers to present and promote the County for investment purposes and provide assistance to businesses in such areas as sourcing financing alternatives, identifying available space, facilitating business support contacts, labour force development, accessing government assistance programs, etc.
    • Coordinate, promote and deliver economic development related events, prepare communication material and represent the County in media interviews.
    • Develop and maintain partnerships with economic development officers and municipalities, business stakeholders, organizations, educational institutions and other levels of government to work cooperatively to build local capacity, improve employment opportunities and skills development and ensure open communication and coordination among partners.
    • Support initiatives that focus on business retention and expansion and the issues affecting their growth and development at the county level.
    • Undertake research and monitoring to track economic activity, trends and business/investment attraction opportunities.
    • Update website(s) with current articles and information about good news and local business success stories that could have an impact on the regional community. Maintain database(s) of business listings as required to support economic development initiatives.
    • Attend trade shows, industry events/conferences, seminars and workshops as the County's representative; develop and deliver presentations on economic data and development initiatives to internal/external stakeholders, organize meetings and site tours.
    • Respond to socio-economic enquiries and assist other departments and municipalities as required.
    • Perform other related duties that are identified in the EDTC Master Plan, or assigned by the Manager of Economic Development & Tourism.
    • Ensure that Occupational Health and Safety practices are adhered to.

    Working Conditions

    Usual hours of work are 35 hours per week. A flexible schedule is required to cope with deadlines, peak periods and unexpected situations that arise. Work is often performed outside of regular working hours (ie. trade shows, special events, conferences, etc.).

    A vehicle is required for travel throughout the County, region and southwestern Ontario. Some travel outside of Ontario and abroad may be required through the Investment Strategy.

    Internal Working Relationships

    Discusses plans, priorities and receives general direction from the Manger of Economic Development & Tourism. Works with staff of other County Departments and County Councillors.

    External Working Relationships

    Involves a regular interaction with the public, media, regional and provincial marketing partners, agriculture and tourism businesses, municipalities and their economic development officers, economic development organizations and government agencies and other external contacts with whom the County does its business.

    Knowledge and Skill

    • University graduation or equivalent degree in Economic Development, Business Administration or related field. Minimum three years relevant experience required.
    • This position requires the EDO to understand the social, economic, business, trade, and resource development issues facing all levels of government.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills and the demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks.
    • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, statistics software beneficial.
    • Strong interpersonal skills combined with demonstrated excellent project/time management, organizational, analytical, research, communication (written, oral), problem solving and public speaking.
    • The EDO is expected to develop and maintain deep and trusted relationships within the business community and with other stakeholders.
    • This position requires the EDO to understand the social, economic, business, trade, and resource development issues facing they key and emerging business sectors in the Grey County region.
    • This position requires a range of interpersonal skills including listening to information from others, providing routine information, communicating complex and expert information to others, conducting interviews, promoting services/products/ideas, facilitating meetings, making formal presentations, and gaining the cooperation of others to complete work or solve problems.

    Impact of Error

    Incorrect data obtained from market research may result in missed promotional opportunities, hence loss of revenue and goodwill.

    Failure to communicate effectively with economic and development partners may result in a less cohesive and effective approach to business retention and expansion; investment; marketing.

    The performance of staff is key to ensuring support of the economic development process and maximizing benefits. Failure to engage municipal and key stakeholders in project definition and delivery and in obtaining deliverables to support economic activity across the two counties, will waste resources and result in negative economic impacts.

    Grey County is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and promotes a culture of respect where all team members are valued for their unique talents, knowledge and lived experiences.

    Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants are encouraged to outline accommodation needs when submitting their application. If alternate methods of application are required, candidates can email

    While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Any personal information submitted will be managed in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used only to determine eligibility for employment.

    Based on the nature of the position, pre-employment screening may be required including but not limited to; Criminal Record Searches, Financial Credit Inquiries; Educational and Credential Verification; Drivers Abstracts; Drug/Alcohol Testing; Pre-Medical Testing and Investigative Employment References.

    Salary Package:

    CA$ 39.15 - 44.05 (Canadian Dollar)

    Apply to this Job

  • 01 Feb 2023 10:43 AM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    Tourism and Cultural Development Officer

    Maternity Leave Contract Full-Time – (19 Months)

    Town of Bracebridge

    Reporting to the Manager of Economic Development or designate, the Tourism and Cultural Development Officer is responsible for the Town’s economic development programs and activities in the targeted sectors of arts, culture, tourism, sport, and recreation. The Tourism and Cultural Development Officer will assist with or take leadership in arts and culture initiatives, tourism marketing and communications, project management, event coordination, and information management.

    In addition, the Tourism and Cultural Development Officer is responsible for responding to tourism, culture and public art inquiries; preparing and distributing promotional and reference material; maintaining the Town’s tourism online presence including website and social media; fostering a positive relationship with the business community; promoting the Town at various community and business events throughout the year; and assisting in the coordination of other Departmental initiatives and special projects. The Tourism and Cultural Development Officer also provides administrative support to Town Advisory Committees, performs back up for the Economic Development Officer, provides guidance to the Downtown BIA and community event organizers, and assists Department staff when needed.

    An hourly rate of pay of $29.18 (starting) - $30.65 (after 3 months) - $32.18 (after 12 months).

    Apply to this opportunity by 4:30 p.m. on February 10, 2023, with your cover letter and resume, quoting File 2023-O-002 to:

    Notice of Vacancy:

    Job Description:

  • 31 Jan 2023 9:51 AM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    Town of Erin

    Economic Development Officer

    Reports To: Director of Planning & Development                



    Reporting to the Director of Planning and Development, the Economic Development Officer (EDO) is responsible for developing and implementing the economic development strategy, marketing plans and projects to support the Town’s economic development priorities and initiatives.

    The EDO works directly with businesses, community groups and other stakeholders to develop partnerships, and implement economic development activities to attract new business, and retain and grow existing business.

    Position Requirements


    • Completion of a University degree in the areas of Economic Development, Rural Planning, Marketing, Communications, and/or Business Administration, or a relevant field.
    • Certificate in Economic Development and Economic Development Designation (Ec.D.) from the Economic Developers Association of Canada is considered an asset.
    • Skills
    • Three or more years of direct economic development experience, preferably in a municipal setting.
    • Ability to foster and maintain positive effective professional relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders in an open and ethical environment.
    • Proven ability to communicate on a confidential basis and respectful level with staff, business representatives, elected officials and the public.
    • ·       Ability to organize thoughts in a logical and persuasive fashion and express those thoughts in conversation, writing and formal oral presentations is a critical skill requirement.
    • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
    • Proven competency with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
    • Experience in project and program development/implementation
    • Strong ability to gather information through research

    Major Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • In consultation with other Town departments and stakeholders develop and implement the Town’s Economic Development Strategy to attract new business investment and diversify and expand the local economy.
    • Establish, foster, and maintain positive relationships with partners, stakeholders, and other levels of government, to broaden awareness of investment opportunities in the Town. Identify opportunities for growth, investment, and prosperity.
    • Develop and utilize effective marketing and promotional tools for business development, including advertising, events, trade shows, promotional items, social media, presentations, and initiatives.
    • Prepare business unit reports, Council agenda items, etc., and make recommendations to Council and leadership team regarding economic development initiatives.
    • Work with government partners at the provincial, federal and municipal levels to identify and track programs and services that will assist rural businesses.
    • Maintain accurate and relevant demographics, statistics and inventory of available commercial/industrial land and buildings.
    • Work with the Communications department to ensure that print and website information is relevant and current.
    • Respond to requests for information regarding business and economic development and facilitate the business development efforts of investors and developers, where appropriate.
    • Liaise between potential investors, business and property owners and the Building and Planning department and provide input into Building and Planning processes that relate to economic development activities.
    • Assist business start-ups and expansions by connecting them with local resources such as the Guelph Wellington Business Centre, Community Futures Development Corporation, Innovation Guelph and the Erin Chamber of Commerce.
    • Prepare and provide information, alternatives, or marketing material about the Town to assist prospective investors in making informed business decisions.
    • Administer and make recommendations to Council on the Towns Community Improvement Plan
    • Research and actively seek out funding and grant opportunities that will support and promote community development and improvement programs.
    • Staff Liaison on the Town’s Economic Development Committee.
    • Develop and monitor economic development measurable outcomes and report on such outcomes, as required.
    • Assist in the development and maintenance of the Town’s economic development budget.

    Working Conditions and Environment

    • This incumbent in this position will be working out of the Town offices.
    • This position is for a 35-hour a week position.
    • Normal office hours are 8:30am-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, however due to the responsibilities of this position, working some evenings and irregular hours will be required. Some travel is also required.
    • This position works with the public on a regular basis (external customers, organizations, groups, etc.) and must display awareness, tact, and diplomacy at all times.

    Interested applicants may submit their resumes to Resumes will be accepted until 4:00 pm on February 13th 2023.


    The foregoing represents a reasonable statement of the requirements of this position. Hiring will be subject to the successful passing of a Criminal Reference Check and verification of education and required certifications’. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection. The Town of Erin is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

  • 25 Jan 2023 1:23 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    City of Quinte West

    Economic Development Officer

    Purpose & Scope of Position:

    Reporting to the Manager of Economic Development and Tourism Services, the incumbent will provide support to the Manager in the coordination and implementation of programs, objectives and policies to attract and support business investment.  It will include the promotion, growth and development of the municipality’s economic base through retention and expansion of existing businesses as well as business attraction activities to support business investment. It will include formulating marketing strategies for economic development initiatives, in conjunction with City staff and regional agencies.

    Education & Work Experience Requirements: 

    The position requires a minimum of a three (3) year Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma specializing in Economic Development or Business. A minimum of three (3) years of experience in Economic Development or a related field within a municipal environment is required.  The incumbent must be capable of organizing effectively, have excellent communication including presentation skills and the ability to respond to stringent deadlines. The ideal candidate will have strong and effective analytical, strategic, critical thinking and problem solving abilities. A valid G driver’s licence is also required for this position. A certified Economic Developer designation from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) would be considered an asset for this role.

    Remuneration: 2022 Non Union Salary Band 7: $75,693.01 - $82,275.00       

    How to Apply:

    Qualified applicants are invited to apply online with their resume by 11:59 pm on February 10, 2023. They may also visit the City of Quinte West website at for more information.

    We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is used to determine eligibility for potential employment. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the City of Quinte West is pleased to accommodate individual needs of applicants with disabilities within the recruitment process. Please call 613-392-2841 (1106) or email the above if you require an accommodation to ensure your participation in the recruitment and selection process.

  • 25 Jan 2023 12:17 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    Fanshaw College

    Executive Director, Business Development and Strategic Support

    Discover an extraordinary career opportunity for a highly strategic and skilled business expert who will rise to the challenge of energizing the College’s domestic and transnational revenue streams, delivering exceptional strategic planning and making game-changing decisions that support Fanshawe College’s mission statement to “provide pathways to success, an exceptional learning experience and a global outlook to meet student and employer needs”.About the RoleAbout the Candidate

    About Fanshawe College

    Fanshawe is a comprehensive college serving the greater London region by providing flexible learning arrangements and experiential education opportunities developed in response to labour market needs. One of Ontario’s largest colleges with four campuses in London, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock, Fanshawe serves close to half a million people with a promise to educate, engage, empower, and excite. We offer more than 200 degrees, diplomas, certificates and apprenticeship programs to 43,000 students each year, helping people unlock their potential and achieve success in a variety of disciplines including applied arts, business, health care, human services, hospitality and technology.

    About the Role

    Fanshawe College is seeking an Executive Director, Business Development and Strategic Support, who, reporting to the Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, will provide leadership within the College for growing and sustaining alternative revenue generated from the domestic and transnational business activities of the College and its subsidiary corporations. You will play an integral role as a primary support to College leaders and the Board of Governors in all areas related to enterprise strategic planning and execution as well as associated monitoring and measurement. You will also oversee a wide variety of College business activities including corporate training services, government reporting, strategic enterprise solutions, and institutional research.

    You will leverage your considerable business development expertise as you lead the development and implementation of a subsidiary’s governance model for the College to streamline structures and processes, maximize net revenue and manage risk. Acting as Chief Executive Officer over a College Subsidiaries Governance Framework, you will lead prospecting, analysis, due diligence review, pricing, negotiation and Board briefings and approvals as you spearhead all aspects of the College’s Global Strategy as it applies to business development.

    Relying on your extensive strategic planning skills, you will participate in the provision of leadership and strategic planning affecting the effectiveness and fiscal viability of the College. Partnering with other internal leaders to develop and respond on key Government/Ministry initiatives, you will provide insightful support to College leaders to revise and improve the College’s Strategic Framework, support all academic areas to ensure their departmental plans align with this Framework, and oversee the data collection, analysis and reporting processes for strategic dashboards.

    This important role will also see you leading the development, implementation and improvement to the College’s enterprise risk and opportunity assessment regime, overseeing the business process review of enterprise processes requiring remediation, and providing project management support to enterprise projects of the College. You will oversee the business development and strategic support division budget.

    About the Candidate

    With a minimum of a master’s degree, preferably in business or administration, and eleven years of related, progressive work experience, you bring enhanced senior leadership skills, experience and expertise to this role. Your success will be supported by a successful track record of business development (domestic and international) experience as well as keen business analysis skills,

    government relations expertise and astute policy analysis and development skills. An excellent communicator, you have outstanding human resources, conflict resolution, team-building and change management skills.

    To apply to this senior administrative leadership position in a dynamic college, submit your application to

    Phelps by clicking here:

    Application deadline: February 20, 2023.

    Only qualified individuals will be contacted. Your application may be retained to fill future vacancies. LSB is an equal opportunity employer. Please let us know if you require any accommodations during the hiring process. Preference will be given to applicants who identify as Inuk or are beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

    401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4 Phone: 416 364 6229

  • 24 Jan 2023 4:40 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    The Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) is looking to hire a full-time Executive Director (ED) to join their team. The ideal candidate is a dynamic leader who can influence the strategic direction of the organization and, as the administrative leader, affect its’ overall success.

    About Us

    The Council was organized in 1957 and incorporated in 1962 as the Ontario Industrial Developers Council Inc. In 1991, the Council changed its name to the Economic Developers Council of Ontario to reflect the changing nature of the profession.

    The Council holds one annual conference and several professional development events in different communities throughout Ontario. These meetings provide a forum for networking and exchange of ideas. In addition, seminars are held in co-operation with various levels of government and the private sector. The province of Ontario offers outstanding opportunities in every area of economic development. EDCO assists members to recognize and develop these opportunities.

    Our Mission is to provide leadership to enhance the professional development of its members; advance economic development as a profession and support our municipalities in fostering economic prosperity in the province of Ontario.

    Our Vision is to enhance and develop an economically viable and environmentally responsible Ontario.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide direction and support to the Board as it conducts its governance and operational functions, establishes values, mission, vision, and short – and – long term goals.
    • Define and evaluate problems and implement solutions, ensuring they do not have a negative impact on the organization
    • Keep up to date with developments in human services, not-for-profit management, governance, philanthropy, and fund development.
    • Facilitate the integration of EDCO into the economic development profession by using effective marketing and communications activities.
    • Work to improve services and generate stakeholder involvement.
    • Serve as the spokesperson for EDCO, assuring proper representation of EDCO to members, potential members, partners, and stakeholders.
    • Provide general oversight of all EDCO activities, manage day-to-day operations, and assure a well functioning, efficient organization.
    • Assure program quality and organizational stability through development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, and regular evaluation.
    • Support staff and volunteers by managing their development and providing motivation.
    • Recruit personnel, negotiate professional contracts, and ensure that appropriate salary structures are developed and maintained.
    • Specify staff accountabilities and evaluate performance annually as per EDCO policies.
    • Oversee the fiscal activities of the organization including budgeting, reporting, and auditing.
    • Actively participate in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting partner prospects.

    What you offer:

    • A Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) is required.
    • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a senior management position.
    • Knowledge of human services, finance, and human resources.
    • Superb oral and written communication skills.
    • Familiar with the planning and evaluation process.
    • Experience in the field of economic development, government relations, not-for-profit management, governance, and community relations is preferred.
    • Comfortable and able to present formal, persuasive presentations to groups.
    • Able to collaborate with people from all segments of the community.
    • Possess the skills and implement the functions of a leader.
    • Share and support EDCO's values, mission, and vision.
    • Display integrity and model positive behaviour.
    • Able to develop people and build effective teams.
    • Competent to manage demanding situations and design and implement interventions.
    • Able to manage continuity, change and transition, with the ability to influence and empower others.
    • Business savvy.
    • Able to lead change and motivate others.
    • Customer focused and goal driven.
    • Action oriented and innovative.
    • Able to translate broad goals into achievable steps.
    • A self-starter and team player.

    What we offer:

    • Competitive salary based on experience
    • 35 hours/week
    • Permanent remote role
    • Monday – Friday daytime hours
    • Vacation
    • A welcoming and inclusive atmosphere
    • Additional benefits to be negotiated

    To apply send your resume and coverletter to

  • 20 Jan 2023 11:28 AM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    City of Hamilton

    Business Development Consultant

    Planning & Economic Development
    Tourism & Culture
    Lister Building, 28 James N 2, Floor

    NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1 Full-Time Temporary

    UNION/NON-UNION: Non Union Mgmt Professional

    HOURS Of WORK: 35.00 per week

    GRADE: 6
    SALARY/HOUR:  $50.654 - $59.242 per hour
    *Note:  See appropriate Collective Agreement or the Non Union Salary Range for details.

    STATUS/LENGTH: Up to 24 months

    Job Description ID #:  1970

    Vaccine Verification – As a condition of employment you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated or provide proof of valid exemption satisfactory to the employer prior to your start date. You must acknowledge and agree to comply with any future vaccine policy requirements as an ongoing condition of employment at the City of Hamilton.



    Reporting to the Manager, Creative Industries & Cultural Development, the Business Development Consultant (BDC) supports business retention and expansion of existing industry and works to attract new business within the creative industries sector to the City. The BDC  is responsible for industrial and commercial development in order to generate new property tax assessment and employment in the City of Hamilton.. Responsible for project management on specific departmental and corporate initiatives and/or key economic sector development (e.g. Film, Fashion, Music). Has a strong collaboration role with the Hamilton Film Office and the Economic Development Division in generating business development opportunities.


    Generates new property tax assessment and employment by promoting and marketing industrial, commercial and investment properties and opportunities within the City of Hamilton.

    Responsible for Business Retention and Expansion of existing industry and works to attract new business (e.g. creative industries) to the City by preparing, evaluating, administering and responding to inquiries and requests for proposals.

    Facilitates and supports the development of new expansion projects undertaken by clients within the city and works closely with our Planning and Economic Development colleagues.

    Supports the Sr. Business Development Consultants on projects/initiatives as required.

    Assists in the development of Departmental Action  Plan by researching, facilitating and coordinating major policy and program initiatives to formulate long term economic development strategies.

    Initiates and champions special projects for sector development often in partnership with external organizations i.e. Government and community partners.

    Works with the Business Development team in supporting existing and emerging sectors and businesses.

    Attends trade shows as a City representative, markets and pursues business opportunities on behalf of the City.

    Researches and prepares Provincial and Federal funding submissions.

    Coordinates and supervises the compilation and provision of all business and economic related information and communication resources.

    Supervises administrative support staff, consultants, summer and co-op students as required.  

    Prepares and maintains industry sector or special projects budgets as required.

    Provides businesses and individuals from within and/or outside the City with demographic, statistical and other economic forecasting information related to all economic activity.

    Responds to information requests from developers, site selectors, realtors and the business community in respect of development issues and processes including: the provision of site location, zoning and official plan information, development charges, taxes and demographics.  Where necessary, provides interpretation of municipal policies and by-laws, provincial legislation, statutes and regulations.

    Evaluates and reports on the impact of municipal, provincial and federal legislative and policy changes.

    Communicates with developers, investors, realtors, members of council, consultants, lawyers, Chamber of Commerce, Provincial and Federal Ministries, area municipalities, the media and City staff on an on-going basis regarding business and development issues.

    Monitors and examines market conditions and emerging trends which may impact existing and potential business and makes recommendations for action in response to same.

    Researches and prepares Provincial and Federal funding submissions and provides support to Managers in preparation of the Department’s Marketing Strategy and departmental budget.

    Interacts with and responds on behalf of the City to various local, national and international media.

    Works closely with various provincial and federal government ministries.

    Oversees, prepares and coordinates applications for provincial and federal funding.

    Maintains record of leads and generated activities.

    Provides recommendations for targeting specific business sectors based on current environment.

    Serves as departmental representative on various interdepartmental, regional and provincial boards and committees.

    Prepares reports for and makes presentations to Committee and Council as required.

    Works in accordance with the provisions of applicable Health and Safety legislation and all City of Hamilton corporate and departmental policies and procedures related to Occupational Health and Safety.

    Supports and acts as Acting Manager as needed.

    Performs other duties as assigned which are directly related to the responsibilities of the position.


    1. Proven knowledge in business development and marketing normally acquired through the completion of a University Degree in Economic Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, Commerce, Business, Economics or other related discipline or a combination of a Community College Diploma and relevant work experience
    2. One of the following (or equivalent) is considered as asset: Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D.) from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC). Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council.
    3. Municipal sector experience is considered an asset.
    4. Working knowledge of the film, fashion, music industry is considered an asset.
    5. Progressively responsible experience working in the economic development field.
    6. Demonstrated  experience in the corporate site selection process, the marketing of industrial, commercial and investment opportunities, as well as the municipal approvals process. Knowledge of financing opportunities (loan, grant,  joint venture) is also required.
    7. Working knowledge of the  Ontario Municipal Act and Planning Act. .
    8. Working knowledge of Salesforce (CRM), Microsoft Word, Excel and database software applications.
    9. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to relate effectively with peers, all levels of management, business clients, council and the media.
    10. Ability to communicate effectively with the public and government agencies.
    11. Ability to manage, supervise and balance a number of projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines is essential.
    12. Capable of working independently as well as part of an interdisciplinary team
    13. Provision of a vehicle for use on the job.
    14. Must possess a valid Class "G" Driver's Licence.
    15. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required.



    This position(s) currently requires the incumbent(s) to use their personal vehicle(s) 3 or more times per week for City business.  In accordance with City policy, parking is provided at this time. Should this job requirement change, parking will only be provided in accordance with the policy in force at that time.


    Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination.


    The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship.  If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements. 

    We invite you to visit the departmental webpage to obtain further information on the culture and business of this department.

    The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.

    It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants

    The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge.  I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for discipline, up to and including termination for internal applicants and disqualification for external applicants.

  • 05 Jan 2023 4:55 PM | Stephanie Crilly (Administrator)

    Village of Merrickville-Wolford

    Manager, Community Development

    The Village of Merrickville-Wolford is seeking applications for the permanent, full-time position of Manager, Community Development. Under the direction of the CAO/Clerk/Director, Economic Development, the Manager of Community Development will:

    • Lead the coordination of professional planning policy and development application review for the municipality in partnership with external consultants and the preparation of responses to stakeholder enquiries on related matters.
    • Promote and support business retention and expansion through managed growth and development of the municipality’s economic base in key industries, and the development and implementation of economic development plans and strategies.
    • Management of special corporate projects or initiatives as assigned by the CAO.

    The Village offers a 35-hour work week, paid benefits and vacation, OMERS pension plan, and the chance to work with a phenomenal team in Canada’s Most Beautiful Village.

    Applications should be emailed in confidence to Doug Robertson, CAO/Clerk/Director, Economic Development, at Please indicate “Manager, Community Development” in the subject line of your email. Applications will be considered for immediate interview upon receipt. Deadline for applications is Friday January 27, 2023.

    We thank all those who apply but only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected in confidence under the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act. The Village of Merrickville-Wolford is an equal opportunity employer.

    Job Description

    Manager, Community Development

    (Permanent, Full-time)

    REPORTS TO:                    Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)/Clerk

    PURPOSE AND SCOPE:  Provides professional land use planning and economic development services including:

    • coordination of planning policy and development application review in partnership with external consultants and the preparation of responses to general public, business, and developer enquiries;
    • promoting and fostering business retention and expansion through managed growth and development of the municipality’s economic base in key industries, and the development and implementation of economic development strategies; and,
    • management of special corporate projects or initiatives as assigned by the CAO.

    WORK HOURS:                 

    35 hours per week, 8:30am-4:40pm, Mon to Fri, plus evenings & weekends as required to attend meetings.

    SALARY RANGE:               $79,226 to $96,390 (2022 rate - under review).

    OFFICE LOCATION:          Municipal Office, 317 Brock Street West, Merrickville

    TRAVEL:                               Occasional travel required to perform duties.


    Direct supervision of staff as assigned which may include, but not be limited to, professional and/or administrative staff, summer students, interns, and co-op students.


    The Manager, Community Development’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Key responsibilities – Planning:

    Provides planning and development support in accordance with the by-laws, policies and plans established and approved by Council.  

    Provides support to the public, businesses, and developers including fielding general planning & development inquiries, and referring inquiries to other staff or agencies as appropriate.

    Explains land use planning and municipal development processes and requirements for development applications with respect to zoning by-laws, official plans, and related policies and regulations.

    Works closely with local authorities, government agencies, conservation authorities and other local, regional, provincial and federal authorities on planning related matters.

    Working with external consulting Registered Professional Planner(s), Professional Engineers and internal staff to research, prepare and/or present planning reports, as required.

    Coordinates information gathering and reporting in collaboration with Professional Planners, internal staff and outside agencies to process, review, and evaluate Zoning By-law Amendments, Minor Variance requests, Official Plan Amendments, Site Plan Control Applications, Subdivision applications, and other related or similar applications.

    Works with the Professional Planner in the preparation of studies and reports on planning related issues and pertinent legislation.

    Coordinates pre-consultation meetings with Professional Planning Consultants, applicants, and others, as required.

    Attends and supports Committee of Adjustment meetings, Council meetings, Planning Advisory Committee meetings and other planning related meetings, as required.

    Subject to legislative and Village policy requirements, may act as Advisory Committee Secretary and/or Committee of Adjustment Secretary / Treasurer as assigned.

    Maintains and provides updates on planning and development related content for the municipal website.

    In conjunction with the CAO and Manager of Finance, assists with the preparation of annual operating budget for the Community Development Department.

    Key responsibilities – Economic Development

    Working with local, regional, provincial and national partner groups/agencies, actively promotes and encourages all types of growth and development opportunities within Merrickville-Wolford.

    Develops strong relations and collaborates with partner groups/agencies wherever possible for the mutual benefit of residents and businesses.

    Provides support to the public and businesses, including fielding economic development and tourism inquiries, and referring inquiries to other staff and business support organizations as appropriate.

    Supports the needs of existing businesses within the municipality through regular contact and provides support to address their needs, focusing on business retention and expansion.

    Working with the CAO to provide effective first point of contact support for new business development and investment inquiries, making internal and external referrals as appropriate.

    Coordinates the implementation of strategic plans and other economic development tools for consideration and review.

    Researches and analyzes the needs of key industry sectors, explores possible funding opportunities, and collaborates with other staff and stakeholders to apply for grants that advance the economic development goals of the municipality and its private sector businesses.

    Develops, organizes, and maintains the municipality’s economic development related statistics and information, and ensures that the same is available to promote community economic development.

    Attends Council meetings, Council Advisory Committee meetings, and economic development related meetings (e.g., United Counties Economic Development, Chamber of Commerce, business support organizations and agencies, etc), including regional, provincial and national development and tourism organization events, as required.

    Maintains and provides updates on development, investment and tourist related content for the municipal website.

    General responsibilities:

    Supervises and monitors the performance of department staff.

    In conjunction with the CAO and Treasurer, prepares the annual Operating and Capital Budgets for Community Development Dept.

    Ensures a high level of transparency and accountability while respecting and adhering to confidentiality requirements, including those under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and any relevant policies and procedures of the municipality.

    Protects own health and safety and that of others by adopting safe work practices, reporting unsafe conditions immediately and attending all relevant training regarding occupational health and safety.  Follow all requirements and guidelines for employees and employers as legislated under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

    Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the CAO.


    1. University degree in Planning or Economic Development, or a closely related discipline.
    2. Three (3) years of professional experience in municipal planning and development or economic development combined with exposure to planning principles, ideally with an emphasis on rural and small urban environments.
    3. Registered Professional Planner (RPP) designation (or progression toward) and Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) membership preferred.
    4. Willingness to obtain Economic Development certification and/or RPP designation.
    5. Thorough knowledge of the Provincial Policy Statement, Ontario Planning Act, and Municipal Act.
    6. Ability to interpret legal surveys, agreements, maps, drawings, plans, GIS data, etc.
    7. Analytical skills to resolve planning related problems and negotiation skills for complex applications.
    8. Excellent public speaking skills and a strong ability to represent the municipality well at public meetings and presentations.
    9. Highly developed collaboration, leadership and communication skills with a strong sense of public service and political acuity.
    10. Strong computer proficiency and report writing skills.
    11. Valid G Driver’s License in good standing with access to a vehicle.

    *Note: Alternative combinations of related experience and education may be considered in lieu of the stipulated requirements.


    INTERNAL:  Municipal employees; volunteers; municipal council and advisory committee Members.

    EXTERNAL:  Members of the public; developers; business owners;  business and residents’ groups; various municipal, provincial & federal government departments and agencies; local, regional, provincial & federal groups and partner organizations; professional services providers/consultants.

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