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  • 26 Oct 2021 11:28 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Director, Growth Management


    About the City of Hamilton

    The City of Hamilton – one of Canada’s largest cities – is home to a diverse and strong economy, an active and inclusive community, a robust cultural and dining scene, hundreds of kilometers of hiking trails and natural beauty just minutes from the downtown core, and so much more. Hamilton boasts a diverse team of talented and ambitious staff who embody its values of sensational service, courageous change, steadfast integrity, collective ownership and being engaged, empowered employees. You are invited to help the City #BeTheReason the entire country is talking about Hamilton, and to help the City achieve its vision of being the best place to raise a child and age successfully.

    About the Role

    The Director of the Growth Management Division is one of the City’s foremost city-builders, with responsibility for a range of services and functions related to managing and ensuring the sustainable growth and development of the City of Hamilton. To succeed in this vital role, you will bring both a strategic, long-term outlook, and the ability to meet the demands of a fast-paced environment related to development and infrastructure approvals.

    Reporting to the General Manager of the Planning and Economic Development Department, you will lead a multi-disciplinary team, while acting as a key member of the Departmental Leadership Team. You will oversee the development and monitoring of annual operating and capital budgets, and work collaboratively to ensure integrated, efficient and effective Growth Management programs to support the City’s strategic vision, and meet the growing needs of Hamilton’s residents and businesses.

    As Director, Growth Management, you will develop and implement strategies and programs to ensure coordinated, orderly land development, along with recommending specific policies and long-range strategies in the delivery of services to meet mandated goals and objectives. You will ensure that growth and development complies with Provincial and Federal statutes and regulations and municipal by-laws and policies, and you will also play a significant role in implementing the City’s Climate Change Action strategy.

    Using a “best practices” approach, you will establish and achieve departmental goals and objectives through the effective, efficient use of financial and staff resources, develop and deliver quality services, and instill a customer service focus throughout the Division. Committed to achieving results, you will design and implement strategies to improve service and divisional effectiveness and efficiency, as well as evaluate, and report on, the Division’s financial, administrative and staff performance.

    As a proven leader with a demonstrated strong record of staff empowerment and development, you will also be known for your success in promoting teamwork and integration between units within the Division and with other parties participating in cross-functional and cross-program initiatives.

    About the Portfolio

    This is a sizable and impactful mandate, with accountability for the administration and overall management of the following service areas: engineering design and engineering approvals associated with planning and development applications, infrastructure planning and environmental assessments, capital budgeting, staging of development, development agreements and legislative approvals, site plan servicing and lot grading approvals, and construction implementation and inspections.

    About the Candidate

    To be considered for the role of Director, Growth Management, you must be licensed as a Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineers Ontario or demonstrate equivalent qualifications, and possess extensive knowledge of, and senior-level experience in, the development approvals process, in either the private or public sector, preferably in the Ontario context. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is considered an asset.

    Knowledge and Skills

    The following profile will also support and drive your success as Director of Growth Management:
    • Knowledge of, and experience implementing, green development standards and climate change mitigation and resiliency measures.
    • Knowledge of, and experience implementing, continuous improvement initiatives, including development and tracking of performance metrics.
    • Highly developed analytical and business planning skills, with a proven track record for long-term visioning and big-picture thinking.
    • Highly effective leadership, facilitation, communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills in a predominantly unionized environment.
    • Highly developed ability to articulate a vision, to lead and inspire others.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a large multi-disciplinary staff in a results-oriented and predominantly unionized environment.
    • Knowledge of the collective bargaining process.
    • Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering customer-focused programs and services.
    • Ability to deal effectively with elected officials, representatives of other levels of government, management, peers, staff, the development industry and the general public.
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of statutes, regulations and by-laws affecting the Department/Division, including: Planning Act, Development Charges Act, Provincial Policy Statement, Municipal Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Ontario Water Resources Act and Environmental Protection Act.
    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to problem-solve creatively and build effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including various political levels, communities, staff and media.
    • Proven ability to effectively negotiate complex agreements, and excellent facilitation skills to build consensus.
    • Working knowledge of computer software applications, including AMANDA, Bluebeam, and Microsoft platforms.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and applicable regulations as it relates to the position.

    To apply for this high-impact directorship role in municipal growth management, submit your application to Phelps at, specifying the job title in the subject line of your e-mail. Application deadline: November 19, 2021.

    The City of Hamilton values the diversity of its workforce and the knowledge of its people.

    The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

    NOTE: 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.


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

  • 20 Oct 2021 3:58 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)


    Full-time unionized position (35 hours/week) Salary Range: $58,003.40 - $65,556.40

    Job Posted Internally/Externally: October 8, 2021 Closes: October 26, 2021

    Known as the “Gateway to Muskoka”, the Town of Gravenhurst is a progressive growing urban and rural municipality located in the District Municipality of Muskoka, home to approximately 13,000 permanent year-round residents and a seasonal population of equal size. Gravenhurst offers both permanent and seasonal residents opportunities in recreation, leisure, tourism, culinary, culture, heritage, arts, sights, sounds, and attractions which makes it a great place to live, work, and play!

    Reporting to the Manager of Economic Development, the Economic Development Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, facilitating and implementing various economic development projects and processes to foster an entrepreneurial and creative business culture for a year-round diversified local economy. The position will assist in securing new private and public sector investment; implementing business retention and expansion strategies; and fostering a positive relationship with the local business community.

    To view the complete job description including the summary of desired qualifications, please visit our website:

    Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, to:

    Corporation of the Town of Gravenhurst

    3-5 Pineridge Gate, Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1Z3 Attention: Human Resources

    (705) 687-7016 (FAX)

    We thank all those who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The Town of Gravenhurst is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

  • 20 Oct 2021 3:39 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)


    Project Expeditor

    Planning and Building Services - CUPE Local 157

    Summary of Duties:

    Reporting to the Director, Economic Development and Government Relations and the Director of Planning and Building Services this profile position is responsible for a special case management approach in providing expertise and resolution of planning and economic development approval and application issues. This role will act as a conduit to City staff, developers, builders, consultants and resident groups in dealing with large investments, strategic projects and other City-endorsed economic and culturally significant initiatives to expedite the approval process. Acting as an agent of change for the City, this role will provide strategic advice and collaborate with staff and external agencies to resolve escalated development obstacles. 

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    (These set out the principal functions of the position, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements.)

    • For high profile projects, prior to any formal application to the City, make contact with the developer/proponent to offer assistance, information to get started, introductions to key staff, Mayor, and Councillors and any other assistance that may solidify a positive business relationship.
    • Communicate with staff and agencies regarding the potential development and become knowledgeable and informed regarding the required planning and building approvals, including attending pre-consultation meetings and follow-up on outstanding issues.
    • Routine contact with the developer/proponent to ensure a complete understanding of the development proposal, the process of approvals, the requirements for applications, and target any problem areas.
    • Responsible to mediate and resolve escalated issues and engage multi-disciplinary teams to facilitate and expedite the procedural process. Prioritizing and targeting potential problems and act early to mitigate and resolve issues before they evolve into major obstacles.
    • Where obstacles and challenges emerge as part of approvals, co-ordinate with the developer/proponent and relevant staff to seek solutions, compromises and consensus to achieve the appropriate approvals.
    • Conduct best practice research and recommend innovative strategies to harmonize practices for transparent and seamless development outcomes.

    Position Requirements:

    • Completion of a University Degree in urban planning, civil engineering, architecture, business administration, public administration or related field.
    • Five (5) years’ experience in planning, architecture or related field.
    • Membership in a related professional association e.g. the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, the Professional Engineers Association, etc.
    • Expert knowledge of Municipal, Regional, Provincial and Federal Governments, applicable legislation and awareness of current social, economic and political priorities is an asset (e.g. the Planning Act, Building Code Act, Fire Code Act, Municipal Act, etc.).
    • Proven Project Management experience and methodology including but not limited to, identification of tasks, assignment of personnel to identified tasks, work plan scheduling, adherence to timelines, monitoring of goals and objectives, communications with the team and initiatives to address obstacles and challenges.
    • Highly-developed public relations skills; Interface with internal/external key stakeholders, community groups, government agencies, public/private sector organizations.
    • Highly-developed organizational skills; detail oriented, well organized and able to prioritize highly-complex tasks with critical deadlines including a demonstrated ability to comprehend and analyze complex documents such as agreements, contracts, leases, project charters, and policy documents.
    • Proven leadership ability in conflict resolution, creative problem solving, negotiations and facilitation.
    • Exceptional oral communication and presentation skills, including ability to gain the attention and involvement of the most sophisticated and difficult audiences.
    • Excellent report writing skills with emphasis on the ability to succinctly analyze information and complex development applications/situations and expertly develop and implement appropriate courses of action.
    • Ability to identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs.
    • Fiscal and financial acumen including utmost professionalism involving issues of confidentiality and public relations.
    • Demonstrated experience in business relationship building involving a variety of stakeholders with competing priorities including, the land development community, business owners, municipal departments, Region of Niagara, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, Provincial Ministries, residents, special interest groups and similar stakeholders.
    • Computer proficiency in Microsoft office/software, knowledge of the AMANDA property management and GIS mapping software.
    • A demonstrated commitment to enhancing safety culture.

    Pay Group 11 – Minimum $75,927 annually; Maximum $87,121 annually

    Expected Work Location: City Hall

    Hours of Work: Currently Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

    Applications will be accepted online at  Please reference the recruitment number 2021-116 in your cover letter.  Applications received any other way will not be accepted.

    The City of St. Catharines is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Division to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

  • 20 Oct 2021 3:26 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)



    Located in the "Heart of Georgian Bay," the Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe (EDCNS) is a non-profit agency reporting to a Board of Directors and financially supported by the municipalities of Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay and Tiny.

    Job Summary

    We are currently seeking an experienced professional for the position of Manager of Tourism. This person will possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to develop the "Heart of Georgian Bay" as a recognized destination to visit and stay.

    This salaried position, reporting directly to the EDCNS Board of Directors through the EDCNS Tourism Committee, will support initiatives that advance tourism within the Heart of Georgian Bay. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with stakeholder organizations, coordinating communications, updating the website, initiating and preparing marketing materials, setting up special events and leading partnerships with local businesses and governmental organizations by obtaining funding and executing marketing projects. You will also positively impact local tourism businesses through effective tourism development, relationship and support activities. The successful applicant will serve as the official spokesperson for the Heart of Georgian Bay.

    Qualifications and Skills

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    • Superior knowledge of corporate communications - a minimum of 3 years related experience
    • Working knowledge from a business and community tourism environment
    • A post-secondary degree or diploma in Tourism, marketing, public relations or related discipline, or a combination of equivalent experience
    • Proficient oral and written communications skills
    • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Web Publishing Software, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and GSuite Tools as well as social media platforms
    • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively meet multiple deadlines
    • Budgeting and financial management reporting skills
    • Project management and event management experience are assets
    • A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle for business travel is required
    • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends to promote and participate in marketing and outreach activities

    Interested and qualified candidates should email their cover letter and resume to or by mail indicating "confidential" to; Heart of Georgian Bay - ATTN: Human Resources, 105 Fourth Street, PO Box 8, Midland, Ontario ON L4R 4K6 by 4:00 PM on October 19, 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled.

    Job Type: Full-time, contract

    Salary: Up to $64,000.00 per year to be commensurate with education and experience

    Application Deadline: 2021-10-19

    We thank all applicants; however, we will only contact those considered for an interview. We are unable to respond to telephone calls. Personal information is collected according to The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to select the candidate.

  • 19 Oct 2021 9:59 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

     My Main Street is a new initiative to revitalize and maintain inclusive, vibrant main streets anchoring communities across Southern Ontario. My Main Street is a project of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) and the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and will be delivered in partnership with Ontario municipalities.

    This is a 15-month full-time contract position starting in October 2021. The Program Coordinator, Main Street Ambassadors will work remotely from anywhere in Southern Ontario, with regular in- person meetings and travel within the province. The Program Coordinator will report to the Program Manager, Main Street Ambassador as a member of the team delivering the program across Southern Ontario.

    ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $50,000 - $60,000 

    Key Responsibilities


    • Work with the Main Street Ambassadors Program Manager to ensure a successful rollout of the program
    • Ensure all reports from participating municipalities are submitted on time through consistent communication and organization of submission deadlines
    • Be able to work towards targets with a focus on supporting a network of Ambassadors working remotely
    • Create resources, guides and documentation to support the rollout of the Ambassador program and the consistent engagement of Ambassadors within our network
    • Work with the team to ensure quality assurance through ongoing feedback and program review.


    • Answer day-to-day inquiries from applicants regarding the program and the status of their applications
    • Consistently engage with clients to market the program and ensure that applications are submitted
    • Monitor and maintain the Main Street Ambassadors sales pipeline and relevant deals within HubSpot and keep pipeline up to date by working with relevant delivery partners and/or Ambassadors
    • Assist in identifying best practices in coordinating the delivery of the program across Ontario.


    • Capture and monitor data associated with participants of the Ambassador program within HubSpot
    • Ensure monthly, interim and final reports for the Main Street Ambassadors Program are submitted on time
    • Collate data into reports and dashboards for the My Main Street team
    • Support Program Manager in developing relevant narrative reports
    • Support Marketing Manager in developing case studies for the Main Street Ambassadors Program.

    Position Profile

    • 2 - 4 years of experience in Project or Program Management, keeping a complex program moving on time
    • Experience working with a CRM (i.e. HubSpot) to maintain and keep track of a deals in the Main Street Ambassador pipeline
    • Experience in developing and delivering programming for small businesses
    • Experience in program development, measurement, and evaluation
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Previous experience in a sales role and sales or marketing environment is an asset
    • Experience working with small businesses and/ or a BIA (Business Improvement Area) is an asset
    • Be familiar with digital technologies for small business (e.g.: web, social media, e-commerce, etc.) and the retail innovation landscape
    • Flexibility and adaptability as priorities evolve and change 
    • University or College education or equivalent experience 
    • French or other additional language is an asset

    My Main Street is committed to diversity, inclusion and equity in our recruitment process and our work environment. We are looking for outstanding candidates who will contribute to a culture of purposeful collaboration.

    Please send your resume and a cover letter showing how you meet the Position Profile to October 28th, 2021. Please note Program Coordinator, Main Street Ambassadors in the subject line.

  • 05 Oct 2021 1:52 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Req ID: 19320

    Vacancy Type: Permanent 

    Number of Positions: 1  

    Closing Date: 10/20/2021

    Job Summary

    The Economic Development Office Digital Technologies Business Consultant is responsible for implementing an Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Sector Program that helps grow the sector in Mississauga. Working directly with technology companies and other relevant stakeholders, the Business Consultant will improve local business outcomes; encourage stakeholder connections and increase business competitiveness to grow a cohesive local ICT ecosystem including emerging subsectors like cybersecurity, AI, IoT, block chain, edge computing, etc.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Manager, Business Investment and Sector Development, and as a key member of the Economic Development Office team, you will provide leadership and support to the Economic Development Office in the implementation of Mississauga's annual work-plans. This includes a series of programs that will grow Mississauga's ICT cluster, including:

    • Develop a local industry council that will guide you on what to prioritize in annual budget based sector work-plans.
    • Act as client relationship manager, consulting with sector clients on a confidential basis with a high degree of tact and professionalism. Provide advice and assistance to companies, enhance business networks and act as an occasional project manager.
    • Design and deliver presentations to stakeholder groups including business leaders, other orders of government, regulatory bodies and industry associations.
    • Support EDO’s Investment Services Team, in attracting, retaining and expanding businesses in Mississauga 
    • Develop and implement marketing plans that elevate Mississauga’s prominence in Canada’s Innovation Corridor.
    • Recommend, plan and coordinate the City's participation in domestic and international conferences, tradeshows, and promote Mississauga’s ICT Cluster to national and international businesses, delegations and other audiences.

    Skills and Qualifications

    • Computer science and information technology degrees, relevant business degree or related post-secondary education in technology related disciplines, business or relevant business experience
    • Excellent business acumen, ability to work independently and as a team player
    • Demonstrates strong written, verbal and presentation (communications) skills
    • Those who possess a minimum of three years’ experience in the ICT sector are preferred.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated an ability to achieve performance targets and work in a high-paced environment with competing priorities.
    • Experience in analyzing sector data, companies and industries; leading options assessments and making sector specific policy recommendations; and experience in the successful implementation of a multiyear strategy are considered valuable assets.
    • May require travel and in person meetings.

    Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 82,049.00 - $ 109,400.00 

    Hours of Work: 35

    Work Location: Civic Centre

    Department/Division/Section: P&B/Planning & Building Dept , P&B/Economic Dev Office , Business Invest & Client Services

    Non-Union/Union: Non Union 

    COVID-19 Update

    As per the City’s Employee and Volunteer COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all external candidates (including previously employed individuals) must show their Fully Vaccinated Confirmation or apply for and receive confirmation of a creed or medical exemption from the City before their first day.

    A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) or Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

    We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 

    All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.     

  • 05 Oct 2021 1:33 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Come join us! Be part of an enterprising team that’s proud to support a vibrant, healthy, safe, and caring community. We are seeking a well-qualified, dedicated, enthusiastic and customer service focused applicant for the position of:


    Reporting to the Director of Planning and Development or designate, the Manager of Economic Development is responsible for the Town’s Economic Development programs and activities. The Manager of Economic Development creates and manages all development and marketing programs related to business retention and attraction. In addition, the Manager will oversee tourism and cultural aspects of the economic development program including responsibility for managing the visitor information services agreement with the Chamber of Commerce. The Manager is the key liaison for the Economic Development Branch with Council, Town staff, other external agencies and the development community.

    The successful applicant must have a Degree from an accredited college or university in planning, public administration, business administration, economics or related field, or equivalent; a Certificate in Economic Development from the Economic Development Association of Canada/University of Waterloo or a Certified Economic Developer Professional Accreditation (Ec.D.) or equivalent; and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, tourism, culture and special events including two (2) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

    The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with business prospects, local business owners, Council, Town staff, community stakeholders and representatives of other levels of government; experience in managing economic development and tourism related social media accounts and technical expertise with websites, the ability to prepare clear and concise reports, grant applications, newsletters and presentations with a proven ability to manage multiple projects and activities simultaneously. Good working knowledge of municipal government and municipal development policies in general, as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS 2015, the Municipal Act, labour relations principles and collective agreement administration, and contemporary management practices is required.

    The Manager of Economic Development will possess excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in a team environment and to exhibit courtesy, tact and diplomacy in dealing with the public, department officials and other members of staff, the ability to adhere to confidentiality requirements at all times and have exceptional, written and verbal communication and marketing skills. Excellent financial management, budgeting, organizational, prioritization, problem-solving and leadership skills. The ability to think and act strategically in a political and community service environment, to build strong and enthusiastic staff teams and external alliances/partnerships, to align departmental programs/services with corporate goals and objectives, and to champion the mission and values of the Town is also required.

    An excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications including Excel, Word, and Outlook, familiarity and comfort with web and social media platforms, and experience with database software, related GIS and application tracking systems is required.

    Work outside of regular hours will be required to attend evening and/or weekend meetings or other events and activities.

    The successful candidate must possess a Class “G” driver’s license in good standing, have access to a reliable vehicle for use on corporate business and be able to provide a current acceptable driver’s abstract and a current acceptable criminal record check.

    This is a Full Time Non-Union position with a comprehensive benefit package. Salary Range per year of $85,977 - $100,591.

    For more detailed information, please see the Job Description for this position at under Employment and Volunteer Opportunities.

    Please submit your application, including covering letter and resume, quoting File 2021-E-025 by October 21, 2021 to:

    • Town of Bracebridge 
    • Attention: Human Resources 
    • 1000 Taylor Court 
    • Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1R6 
    • File Reference: 2021-E-025
    • E-Mail:

    We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, c.25 and will be used to determine employment eligibility. The Town of Bracebridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to meeting its obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Questions regarding collection of information or accommodation should be directed to the Corporate Services Department at (705) 645-5264.

  • 05 Oct 2021 1:26 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Director of Economic Growth, Culture & Entrepreneurship

    About the City of Markham 

    Located in the heart of the GTA, more than 353,000 people call the City of Markham home. As Canada’s high-tech capital and most diverse community with a stellar international reputation, the residents of Markham enjoy a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. An award-winning municipality, Markham is York Region’s innovation hub and a key player in Ontario’s innovation corridor and is home to the new campus for York University as well as Seneca College’s Centre for Learning and two successful tech incubators. Committed to being a model of public service excellence with a workforce that is representative of the population Markham serves, the City is looking for people who share their values and are champions of innovative practices. Diversity is one of Markham’s strategic priorities, and the organization strives to develop and maintain an environment that is inclusive and creates a sense of belonging for all. 

    People who live in Markham enjoy:

    • World class facilities and amenities
    • Service excellence
    • Vibrant community events and activities
    • Sustainability leadership
    • High quality of life

    There's so much to love about Markham…and lots to do!

    About the Role

    Reporting to the Commissioner of Development Services, you will act as a strategic partner to the City leadership, playing a key role in the development and implementation of a vision for Markham’s economic strategy and investment attraction program, cultural institutions, programs and partnerships, to address the growing requirements of the City of Markham as a diverse, multicultural community. As Director, you will be a key player in the advancement and development of Markham’s Innovation District (the MiX) to develop a unique employment zone within Ontario and Canada along with key urban growth centres in Langstaff and Markham Centre. You will drive innovation, flexibility, strategic partnerships and results.

    This is an exciting opportunity to lead the development, preparation and initiation of strategic economic development plans and activities that identify and promote new business opportunities, improvements to, and the expansion of, existing businesses, as well as new industries, businesses, and services. You will expand the economy of the community at large, enhance local employment opportunities both broadly and within targeted sectors, and position the department to provide concierge services to businesses investing in Markham.

    A recognized relationship builder, you will direct the development and maintenance of partnerships and strategic relationships in the Greater Toronto Area and with a targeted network in the international community, particularly with groups and industries representing the City’s strategic focus for growth and development (IT, Finance, Life Sciences & Design, Professional Services), to position the City as the destination of choice for employment, business, and investment. You will also build strong inter-governmental relationships for purposes of maximizing the opportunity for collaborative partnerships, innovation and the leveraging of synergies. 

    As the Director of Economic Growth, Culture & Entrepreneurship, you will monitor the legislative environment, identify and evaluate risks, develop and oversee the implementation of policies, and provide direction on sustainable business growth, economic prosperity, employment opportunities, and cultural activities to promote the City of Markham as a pro-business municipality. You will also ensure that the City’s approaches are modern, contemporary and leverage technology to achieve results.

    In this role, you will also be responsible for ensuring the success of the Flato Markham Theatre, the Varley Art Gallery, and the Markham Museum, in delivering high-quality services and programs to the community, while liaising with the respective Foundations, Boards of Directors, contributors, fundraisers, donors, and the community at large.

    This is a mandate with significant financial responsibility, as you will be working in conjunction with the Commissioner to develop and monitor the Department’s annual budget, adjust plans and programs as necessary, and meet financial performance, revenue and expense targets, and planned or required service levels. As Director, you will also be expected to vision and structure the Department to execute a broad range of goals and objectives.

    Key Qualifications and Skills

    To be considered for the role of Director of Economic Growth, Culture & Entrepreneurship, you are an open-minded, forward-facing visionary leader with an innovative mindset who embraces technology and has strong business and financial acumen, as well as the following:

    • An undergraduate or graduate degree in Business, Marketing, Economic Development, Public Administration or Planning together with a minimum of 10 years of progressive, related leadership experience in government or the broader public sector
    • People management skills, with the ability to hold teams accountable
    • A collaborative approach to management, with the ability to build synergies across the organization
    • Strong organizational awareness and political acuity skills in order to effectively drive for results, working with varied stakeholders including elected officials
    • Strong change management skills and ability to position department to be flexible in order to leverage opportunities for change and innovation
    • Partnership building abilities, in North America and beyond to advance the goals and objectives of the City
    • Strengths in provincial, federal, and municipal relations, with the government relations knowledge to leverage opportunities, including grants, – not only for Markham, but also for new business opportunities
    • A reputation as a systems thinker who can facilitate the development approval processes – from the beginning of the relocation process through to ribbon cutting
    • A sense of urgency, results orientation and the ability to deliver amongst competing priorities
    • Knowledge of the arts and culture portfolio specific to the City of Markham
    • A successful track record in the private sector is an asset

    To apply for this critical economic development role in municipal government, submit your application to Phelps at, specifying the job title in the subject line of your e-mail. Application deadline: October 29th, 2021.

    Diversity is a priority at Markham. Our programs and services meet the diverse needs of our residents. We promote inclusion in the workplace and in the community- we want people with diverse backgrounds to work here! Learn more by visiting our website.

    The City of Markham is committed to inclusive, accessible and barrier free employment practices.  Please let us know if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to ensure a barrier free hiring process.


    401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

    Phone: 416 364 6229

  • 28 Sep 2021 1:44 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)


    The City of Orillia has an opening for a full-time position of Economic Development Project Manager in the Business Development, Culture and Tourism Department.


    • Coordination of the Downtown Tomorrow Community Improvement Grant Program pre-consultations, presentations, public meetings, and marketing activities.
    • Support the development and implementation of programs, business plans and project/funding proposals which will influence companies to locate in the City of Orillia.
    • Organize and manage an ongoing business retention and expansion program through scheduled meetings with key commercial, industrial and institutional business leaders as well as major employers to gather intelligence and identify opportunities to support the growth of existing businesses.
    • Organize and manage a business development/inward investment program to identify, target, and reach out to potential major employers who may be interested in locating in Orillia. This includes becoming proficient in use of CRM software such as Salesforce.
    • Develop and manage the implementation of strategies which support and encourage the expansion, retention and diversification of existing business sectors in support of continued commercial, industrial and institutional growth within City limits.
    • Maintain an inventory of employment lands and ensure availability of suitable sites for major employers, as well as compile and maintain comprehensive market data on Orillia and develop marketing materials and “sales pitches” relevant to employers that would be a good fit with Orillia’s economic profile.
    • Act as a key interface between the business community and the City administration to identify opportunities, solve problems, gather data, and maintain positive relationships with City departments and Council. This may include presentations at events, agency meetings and/or to visiting delegations, as well as preparing reports, presentations and recommendations for Council Committee.
    • Respond to business and investment inquiries and coordinate municipal assistance in a manner that fosters a positive reputation for Orillia as a place to do business.
    • Develop strategic partnerships with local business community groups and neighbouring economic development officials.
    • Analyze and interpret business, economic and social trends that affect economic development initiatives in both the City of Orillia and neighbouring communities.
    • Research, author and edit social media and web content for the City’s Business Development social media channels and webpages.
    • Attend and represent the City at community meetings, trade shows and other marketing and business events.


    • Post-secondary education in Economic Development, Commerce, Marketing, Business Administration (MBA considered an asset) or a related discipline.
    • Two to three years of experience in economic development in the public sector or related field.
    • Above average knowledge of communications, marketing, social media tools, and web content creation.
    • Economic Development Certification (Ec.D.) or working towards certification would be preferred.
    • Membership in the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) is required.
    • Comprehensive understanding of the operations of local and senior governments as it effects the economic development profession.
    • Proven project management experience.
    • Excellent computer skills using MS Office Suite, including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe, and Salesforce.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to establish partnerships with clients and stakeholders and communicate with Council and partners.
    • A strategic thinker with persuasive presentation and writing skills.
    • Must possess a valid class ‘G’ Ontario driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle.
    • A current and acceptable Criminal Record Check is required for this position at the incumbent’s expense, prior to the commencement date.

    Compensation for this position is $73,651 to $86,161 pursuant to the salary schedule for Exempt employees for a 35 hour work week, plus a comprehensive benefits package. Interested applicants are invited to submit their application by October 12th, 2021 at noon.

    Applications will only be accepted by applying online. Please visit

    We thank all applicants that apply and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted. The City of Orillia is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process.  Please advise the City of Orillia Human Resources Department if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection and Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Freedom of Information Coordinator, 50 Andrew St. S., Suite 300, Orillia ON L3V 7T5 or call 705-325-1311.

  • 28 Sep 2021 10:53 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Exciting things are happening at the City of Brampton. Take a look at what employees are working on related to our Term of Council Priorities moving us forward towards The Brampton 2040 Vision.


    POSTING NUMBER:  104354                                       

    HIRING SALARY RANGE:  $81,325.00- $91,491.00 PER ANNUM



    Reporting to the Director of Economic Development, with matrix oversight through the CAO’s Office, this position is responsible for coordinating downtown business initiatives and resolving day to day issues and supporting the business community. Working in partnership with the Economic Development Office, the Downtown Coordinator, will support the business community to retain and attract business investment.

    Downtown Brampton is at the centre of several major infrastructure projects and private investments, which is expected to lead to an enormous influx of economic activity. In addition to the day-to-day activities of the downtown there will be a number of construction projects happening in the proximity of the downtown, adding to the need for constant communication. As development and construction increases in the downtown from both the public and private sectors, staff anticipate ongoing engagement and requests for assistance from downtown businesses and residents.

    This role is responsible to:

    • Troubleshoots issues in the downtown as needed related to cleanliness, maintenance, safety and overall operations.
    • Escalates issues to various departments including the Downtown Area Working Group (DAWG), a cross functional technical staff group focused on the identification and resolution of operational and maintenance issues impacting the downtown.
    • Attend stakeholder meetings organized by various external organizations and internal departments to provide perspectives based on the ground work and intelligence gained. 
    • Liaise and build relationships with new and existing business, landlords and residents.
    • Supervise staff and manage workflow for the Welcoming Streets program, an innovative partnership between the Region of Peel, the City of Brampton and the Downtown BIA.
    • Follow up with 311 and other related databases to ensure that calls are addressed effectively and efficiently.
    • Track and stay informed about the progress City of Brampton and/or Region of Peel initiated capital projects affecting the infrastructure and property in the program area.
    • Works closely with all departments to assist with the implementation of the Integrated Downtown Plan.
    • Create concise reports and briefing notes to management staff and ongoing Committee/Council on ongoing program activities affecting the downtown.
    • Organizes a consultative group of stakeholder, in conjunction with the Downtown BIA, business and land owners, to assist in guiding the activities of the Downtown Office.
    • Performs additional similar and related duties as assigned.


    • Post-secondary degree or diploma in economic development, business administration, public relations, sales and marketing or equivalent.
    • Partial or full completion of Economic Development professional courses and designation an asset.
    • 3-5 years’ experience in municipal economic development. Project management experience and application methodology.
    • Valid Ontario non-probationary Class G driver’s License and have access to a personal vehicle.
    • Some travel within GTA area.
    • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when required.
    • Experience providing excellent customer service, networking with diverse groups and building strong relationships.
    • Experience developing productive relationships with internal colleagues to resolve issues.
    • Familiar with 311 process.
    • Excellent report writing and demonstrated track record in presenting to small and building strong relationships.
    • Computer proficiency with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Customer Relationship Management software (CRM).
    • Excellent report writing and demonstrated track record in presenting to small and large groups.
    • Good analytical skills for complex problem solving.

    **Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

    Job Status: Permanent

    Job Type:   Management and Administration

    Applications must be received by: October 5, 2021

    Alternate formats will be provided upon request.

    As part of the corporation’s Modernizing Job Evaluation project, this position will undergo an evaluation which may result in a change to the rate of compensation.  Any changes affecting this position will be communicated as information becomes available.

    If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at: quoting reference #104354 by October 5, 2021 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

    Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition. 

    The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact or 905.874-2150 with your accommodation needs, quoting the job opening ID#, job title. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. 

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