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  • 17 Mar 2021 10:05 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Economic Development Analyst

    The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life - all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

    Job Summary

    This position will provide research, data collection, data maintenance, interpretation and synthesis of information that supports Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) programs and projects. This position will assist with the advancing of economic development efforts of the community and inform the development of EDT related policies and strategic directions. This includes but is not limited to: marketing, business retention and expansion, investment attraction, downtown renewal, EDT capital projects, commercial real estate and other related projects. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.


    • Assist EDT department staff by identifying their information needs and locating and providing the relevant and available data and resources required;
    • Liaise with data providers and partners such as City staff in other related departments (e.g. GIS, Planning, Community Services, Building, etc.), Statistics Canada, Conference Board of Canada, Provincial and Federal government agencies, Guelph Chamber of Commerce, University of Guelph and other economic development organizations and associations;
    • Research and collect qualitative and quantitative data for EDT projects including but not limited to: industry and market intelligence, demographics, labour force, income, economic indicators, community and sector profiles, development and construction values, tax assessment values, best practices, etc.;
    • Advise on and undertake procurement of additional data sets or information to further analytics capabilities of the department;
    • Organize and perform regular maintenance, data entry and updates to EDT databases (e.g. CRM, business directory, business retention and expansion survey data, business data/GIS mapping);
    • Establish and ensure effective data management practices are completed through the updating and indexing of data;
    • Proactively scan and monitor secondary sources of information including but not limited to internet searches, social media, literature reviews, media, trade and journal articles, best practices, etc. and disseminate relevant information to EDT staff;
    • Collect, analyze and interpret information from surveys, research forums, round tables and other primary sources;
    • Work with subject matter experts to develop business and financial analysis, policy reviews and assist in the preparation of related business cases that inform policy development and strategic direction (e.g. Parking Master Plan, Downtown Implementation Strategy, etc.);
    • Research and develop tools to further support economic analysis, monitoring, and/or forecasting;
    • Prepare reports and presentations to senior staff, Council and stakeholders;
    • Support and respond to internal and external requests for information and provide information and data for requests for information packages for investment prospects;
    • Through the provision of data, assist with the development and updating of marketing collaterals, annual reports, sector and community profiles, website, etc.;
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.


    • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through post-secondary education in Commerce, Business Marketing, Economic Development, Economics and/or Information Studies or closely related discipline and experience in business development research and analysis, preferably in both the private and public sectors. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
    • An affiliation with Economic Development Council of Ontario, Economic Development Association of Canada, Certified Marketing Research and Intelligence Association or similar would be considered an asset.
    • Excellent computer skills with proficiencies in database programs (e.g. CRM Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics) MS Office, GIS software, statistics software, spread sheets, graphs/charts and information graphics programs, (e.g. Excel, Illustrator).
    • Knowledge of data collection software and database management systems and tools for storing large amounts of data.
    • Knowledge and abilities in research methodologies for collecting qualitative and quantitative primary (e.g. surveys) and secondary sources information.
    • Knowledge of data sets and information sources (e.g. Statistics Canada, The Conference Board of Canada, industry reports).
    • Abilities to keep apprised current data sources and recommend and implement data systems as required.
    • Ability to navigate internet, databases, social media and traditional sources to search for information.
    • Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of public policy would be considered an asset.
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Proactive and self-starter.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with the ability to communicate and work with all levels of staff, businesses and the general public.
    • Exceptional judgement and political sensitivity in complex situations.
    • Exceptional customer service skills with the ability to maintain and synthesize information and respond to data requests, often with short timelines.
    • Attention to detail, accuracy and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work well under pressure.
    • Manage multiple priorities and function effectively in a high volume workplace.
    • Designation of EcD or CEcD is an asset.



    How to Apply

    Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, April 4, 2021. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

    Please visit the job posting listed on our careers page and click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.

    The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

    Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

  • 16 Mar 2021 9:54 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the Town of Orangeville

    invites applications for the position of

    Co-ordinator, Marketing and Projects

    Community Services Department

    (Full-time position, 35 hours per week)

    The Town has an opportunity available for the position of Co-ordinator, Marketing and Projects with the Economic Development and Culture division of the Community Services Department. This position assists with developing and implementing marketing and communication strategies to promote Economic Development/Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) initiatives and events. This position supports implementation of special projects and ongoing initiatives, including cultural and tourism projects.

    Job Duties:

    • Researching and writing business development stories, articles, advertising copy, promotional materials, and other related materials to support the economic development, tourism, and cultural programs of the municipality; drafting reports as required; maintaining and updating Town website content; and completing outreach and promotion through the Town’s social media.
    • Assisting with special projects, programs and events that support business attraction, retention, expansion, as well as tourism and cultural initiatives; researching program and funding opportunities; and working with local groups.
    • Preparing marketing, presentations, and other related materials; and working with staff to co-ordinate workshops, events, trade shows, and other annual functions through the year.
    • Maintaining business and tourism statistics and completing data analysis to produce departmental studies, reports and community profile information.
    • Assisting in the delivery of SBEC programs, including business registration services; and advising businesses on government regulations, support programs for business development, and information on business start-up and operation.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • University degree in Communications, Business, Economics, Marketing, Public Administration, or a related discipline.
    • One (1) to three (3) years of current work experience with a demonstrated knowledge in developing, researching, writing, and editing marketing and communication materials, including web content management and social media.
    • Previous experience in an Economic Development office and a municipal government environment is preferred.
    • Experience with InDesign or other relevant design/desktop publishing is an asset.
    • Computer skills including use of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Constant Contact, and Microsoft CRM.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal; strong research, analytical, organizational, and customer service skills; and ability to serve as office representative at specific events, programs, and meetings.
    • Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional weekends and evenings.
    • Ontario Class G licence and access to a reliable vehicle for business purposes.

    Salary Range: $54,181.40 to $63,408.80, Band 7 on the Town’s 2021 Pay Grid, plus a comprehensive benefits package.

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes, in confidence, to Sarah Alexander, Human Resources Assistant, no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021. Applications may be submitted online or submitted in person to the Town Hall located at 87 Broadway.

    The Town of Orangeville is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. By submitting your personal information to the Town of Orangeville, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in connection with our recruitment, hiring and/or employment processes. Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, and will be used to determine the qualifications for employment with the Town of Orangeville. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager, Human Resources at 87 Broadway, Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K1. 

    Learn more here:

  • 16 Mar 2021 9:29 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: 104054

    HIRING SALARY RANGE: $90,604.00 - $101,930.00 PER ANNUM



    Reporting to the Director, Economic Development, the Advisor, Economic Development Initiatives provides project management expertise for the development and implementation of initiatives in Economic Development.  This role will provide strategic planning, project management and coordination, in addition to communication and confidential services to the Director, Economic Development to advance key divisional priorities. This position is responsible for significant policy research, analysis, and multi-stakeholder engagement.


    • Manage, facilitate and lead economic development focused projects and initiatives to advance the priorities and goals of Economic Development.  This includes the development of international investment missions.
    • Support, advise and provide recommendations to the Director of Economic Development on confidential matters which may have the ability to impact labour relations.
    • Plan, organize, monitor, and evaluate project activities that include the coordination and implementation of programs and projects that support Economic Development.
    • Participate on cross-divisional project teams within the City and with other stakeholders as required to implement approved projects.
    • Manage community-led projects, which involve facilitating meaningful multi-stakeholder dialogue and liaising with internal departments, external agencies, businesses, organizations, institutions and the public, and may require contracting and managing outside consultants.
    • Identify factors that may impact project success and provide mitigation strategies to address these factors.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    • Develop strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, ensuring a thorough understanding of and positive support for projects and initiatives.
    • Organize and direct effective project teams for the successful delivery of projects and initiatives.
    • Escalate complex issues to the appropriate level for resolution.
    • Manage communication plans to ensure timely communication with Mayor and Councils, internal and external stakeholders in partnership with Strategic Communications
    • Create and maintain detailed project documentation and ensure all necessary sign-offs and approvals meet corporate policies and confidentiality requirements.
    • Achieve departmental operational objectives by contributing expertise, information and recommendations to strategic plans and progress reviews, including preparing and completing business and action plans.
    • Prepare presentations and reports that include measurement of progress against set project goals and objectives.
    • Lead and facilitate research and engagement strategies using internal and external project teams to support project planning and implementation objectives.
    • Participate in business reviews to improve service delivery and integration of Economic Development goals and objectives with other key city departments.
    • Maintain knowledge of collective agreements, City policies and practices, legislation, regulations to assist in the revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure the needs of Economic Development stakeholders are continually met.
    • Use effective resource and expense management at all times to meet corporate policies and guidelines.
    • Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements, assists in preparing annual budgets, scheduling expenditures, analysing variances and initiating corrective actions.
    • Manage, lead and facilitate project coordination and team meetings as required to meet project needs
    • Work well within diverse groups in support of project and operational goals and objectives.
    • Demonstrate corporate values at all times.
    • Post-secondary degree in Economic Development, Public Policy, Business Administration or related field, or equivalent in related field.
    • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in a related field.
    • Project Management experience, with proven ability to create and interpret business cases and financial proposals.
    • Expertise working in Economic Development and Foreign Direct Investment.
    • Knowledge of Municipal, Regional, Provincial and Federal Governments and applicable legislation is an asset.
    • A strong background in strategic and business planning is required.
    • Ability to identify business needs, initiate and coordinate project resource requests.
    • Exceptional communication, presentation and analytical skills.
    • Solid customer service and people management skills; ability to interface with internal and external customers to meet corporate service standards.
    • Solid organizational skills; detail oriented, well organized able to coordinate activities and tasks meeting conflicting priorities and timelines.
    • Computer proficiency in Microsoft office/software.

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

    Job status: Permanent

    Applications must be received by: March 25, 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 #104054 by March 25, 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. 

  • 15 Mar 2021 1:14 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Position:  Manager, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Company:  Burlington Economic Development

    Reporting to:  Executive Director


    Burlington Economic Development (Burlington EcDev) is an arms-length organization of the City of Burlington that exists to promote economic growth in our city. In 2019, Burlington was named by Maclean’s magazine as the number one community in Canada. We’re very proud of this, and although we’ve known it for years, we’re thrilled to see Burlington recognized in this way.   

    The team at Burlington EcDev works to attract high-value companies to our city, support the expansion of existing businesses, and encourage the start-up and growth of new companies. We work closely with local stakeholders to grow and sustain Burlington’s competitive and prosperous community. We work with all levels of government, and act as a liaison with the private sector to advocate and support the growth of our economy.  

    In June 2017, Burlington Economic Development launched TechPlace, an 8,600-square foot innovation centre dedicated to supporting the start-up and growth of businesses in Burlington. TechPlace exists to help technology, talent and ideation come together under one roof. But we do more than provide a base camp for tech companies to get work done. Anchored by our two Co-Location partners, Haltech and Angel One Investor Network, TechPlace provides tech companies (both new and growing) with access to space, resources, programming and mentorship through a growing partnership network and by creating an environment that’s focused on generating opportunities for networking and growth.  Based on the emerging business and COVID-19 needs, TechPlace also supports existing small and medium businesses with their digital transformation needs.


    This is an ideal leadership opportunity for an entrepreneurial-minded go-getter who is interested in innovation, supporting entrepreneurship and the intersection of technology and business. There will be no shortage of opportunities for continuous learning, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to build strong, lasting relationships across the Halton and Hamilton regions.

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Manager, Innovation and Entrepreneurship is responsible for day-to-day operations, partnership activities, funding applications and programming development at TechPlace. This includes developing funding applications and programming to support innovators, entrepreneurs, main street businesses, international soft landings, and small and medium businesses, and help businesses adapt to the digital economy. We’re looking for an expert relationship manager, and someone who takes great pride in working with partners across the public and private sectors to achieve strategic goals. It’s a fast-paced position that’s different every day. The successful candidate will be an expert multi-tasker who is looking for an opportunity to be challenged, work as part of a team, and use creativity to bring ideas to life.  The Manager, Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be an expert in start-up services that are available in Halton, Hamilton, and beyond. As part of Burlington’s focus on supporting businesses through the impacts of COVID-19, you will also be responsible for managing the role out of Digital Main Street programming in Burlington and looking at other opportunities to support our businesses in digitization and assisting them in adapting their business models to stay competitive.


    • Lead the day-to-day operations of TechPlace, including event and space coordination, programming, funding and partnership development. Ensure TechPlace is functioning at 100%, including neatness and tidiness, Internet and Networking, and furniture and space management.
    • Collaborate with partners to attract, screen, and develop new programming opportunities that are aligned with the TechPlace brand and mission to support innovators, entrepreneurs, international soft landings, and technology adoption for main street, small and medium businesses.
    • Support partnership activities, helping to ensure TechPlace is delivering strong value to its corporate, government and not-for-profit partners. This may involve event management, program development, and development and submission of funding applications.
    • Oversee the TechPlace LaunchPad program, helping to maintain a pipeline of high-potential companies and provide hands on support to companies during their residency.
    • Monitor the endorsement process and overall use of the space, maximizing target users and reporting use to major stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with Burlington Economic Development’s Marketing Team to promote TechPlace through various marketing channels, including the TechPlace website, social media, blogs, news media, and community events, ensuring the brand is aligned and well represented.
    • Attend events at TechPlace and other locations in the community (virtually and eventually in person) to show support for the local start-up and business communities, build relationships, and gain knowledge and experience in the space. Participate in community events that support the growth of entrepreneurship, such as pitch competitions, demo days, conferences, etc.
    • Provide regular reports to management and support in reporting to the Burlington Economic Development Board of Directors.
    • Identify new funding and programming opportunities for TechPlace and lead the development of submission of funding applications.
    • Develop strategies and programming in coordination with TechPlace partners to support businesses to adapt to COVID-19 and new digital business practices including managing Burlington’s Digital Service Squad.
    • Collaborate with Office Manager and City of Burlington Finance to manage the TechPlace operating budget, ensuring it is on track, accurate, and reported on effectively. Monitor and oversee the invoicing process for space rentals.
    • Provide guidance and leadership to the Economic Development Officer Intern - Entrepreneurship & Data Support, consultants, and interns, as required to accomplish the above tasks.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • You have 3+ years of experience in progressive leadership roles, showing that you understand what it means to be a good leader, partner, and champion.

    • You have experience managing people and budgets. You know how to move projects forward, staying on time and on budget.
    • You are enthusiastic, positive, and relationship focused. You are an expert at building and maintaining relationships with corporate, institutional and/or government partners.
    • You learn quickly and enjoy working as part of a team.
    • You have an existing understanding of the start-up ecosystem, program development, and how to navigate the government funding landscape.
    • You are proficient in Microsoft Office.
    • You have strong business acumen with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communication Studies or something similar.


    • Full-time, 1 year contract
    • Benefit package
    • 35 hours/week. Generally, Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Some evenings and weekends for events, etc.
    • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our team is currently working remotely. The successful candidate will work remotely as well for the time being, and therefore must have access to consistent high-speed Internet and is comfortable working collaboratively using tools such as Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams and Zoom. You will have access to TechPlace and will need to go into the space regularly.


    • Send your resume and cover letter to telling us why you’re a great fit for this role. Deadline to apply is Midnight March 28th.
    • We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
  • 10 Mar 2021 4:55 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Director, Tourism (CEO, Tourism Mississauga)

    City of Mississauga

    Home to people from around the world, Mississauga is a progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area. Mississauga is a place where people choose to be and where businesses choose to grow and thrive. Mississauga is recognized throughout Ontario as an emerging multicultural destination that has redeveloped its waterfront, animated its downtown core, and protected its natural areas in welcoming visitors to the City. As the Director, Tourism (CEO, Tourism Mississauga), you will be the visionary leader and the public face and voice of Mississauga’s tourism sector. Reporting to the Commissioner Community Services and to the Tourism Mississauga Board of Directors for the provision of overall strategic direction and management of the City’s Destination Marketing Organization, you will oversee an operating budget of approximately $3M, and current staff of 6 which will grow as the organization matures.

    As Director, Tourism (CEO, Tourism Mississauga) you will act as the main conduit with regional, provincial, and national stakeholders as a partner in the development and implementation of tourism initiatives for the City to raise the profile of tourism in Mississauga.  The Director plans, develops and implements strategies, campaigns and promote special events that celebrate Mississauga’s attractions, diversity, and energy. The Director will develop the goals, objectives, and long-range plans consistent with the Tourism Mississauga Board’s and City’s priorities and plans. Acting as an advisor and resource to internal and external stakeholders, the Director champions partnerships and tourism opportunities. The Director guides and develops the team, ensures solid fiscal stewardship of the division, and is a liaison with internal stakeholders at the City of Mississauga, including the Economic Development Office, Culture, Recreation, and others as required.

    In addition to a university degree or equivalent, you possess more than 10 years of experience in a management capacity leading tourism and marketing campaigns. You are well versed in tourism practices and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the impact of tourism in an urban destination like Mississauga. An innovative thinker, technologically savvy and natural relationship builder, you have expertise in building partnerships and interfacing with a wide range of political, community and industry stakeholders. Here is your opportunity to bring your energy, enthusiasm, and results orientation to this key leadership role.

    If you wish to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume in confidence to or online at: by April 9, 2021.

    The City of Mississauga is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the City of Mississauga throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

  • 08 Mar 2021 3:57 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)


    The Manager of Strategic Initiatives will provide leadership in the development of strategies or initiatives that will advance corporate priorities. This position will oversee a wide range of projects driven by the Municipality work plan and other areas identified as priorities of the municipality. This position will be responsible to lead and oversee the research, planning, and implementation of economic development, corporate communication, and community development initiatives. 

    Location: Municipal Administration Building 

    Reporting To: Chief Administrative Officer 

    Supervises: Tourism Coordinator, Communications Specialist, Marketing & Heritage Coordinator, Website & Social Media Coordinator 


    1. Oversee strategic planning, project planning and operational responsibility for economic development, community development, corporate communications, and organizational projects 
    2. Develop annual plans including goals, objectives, and budgets for all areas of Strategic Initiatives 
    3. Act as the “first point of contact” for new or potential businesses relocating to the Municipality, advocating with internal staff and other agencies to ensure the municipality is viewed in the best possible manner by those seeking to establish or expand employment activities 
    4. Communicate with the existing business community and potential developers, providing innovation and leadership to policies, programs, and communication between groups with similar interests 
    5. Recommend and oversee the implementation of key programs and services that support the economic priorities of the Municipality 
    6. Form partnerships with community organizations, groups, business, and governments to promote new investment or growth 
    7. Oversee the development of a corporate communication strategy, identifying target audiences and facilitate implementation of the strategy using a variety of communication platforms 
    8. Collaborate on tourism, arts, culture, and heritage initiatives to recognize synergies that support a high quality of life, positioning Kincardine as an attractive place to visit, live and do business 
    9. Coordinate Municipal-wise project activities to ensure a consistent approach towards a common project 
    10. Participate in corporate grant applications and review of funding opportunities for economic and community development initiatives and programs 
    11. Create and monitor a performance measurement plan to document and report on progress with respect to strategic initiatives, programs, and activities 
    12. Conduct research, analysis and prepare reports, by-laws, and procedures on various municipal topics to present to Council
    13. Monitor, evaluate, and recommend changes to Municipal policies and programs on an on-going basis to ensure continued relevancy and effectiveness
    14. Responsible for interviewing & hiring new employees, carrying out performance appraisals, directing the training & development of staff, providing coaching opportunities and carrying out disciplinary actions 
    15. Complete other duties, responsibilities and functions as assigned 

    Education & Experience Requirements: 

    • Post-secondary education in Economic Development, Planning, Communications, or a related discipline 
    • 5 years of experience in working as an Economic Development Officer 
    • 4 years of relevant leadership experience in a Municipal environment 
    • Experience successfully leading innovation and the process of creating, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating corporate strategic plans and initiatives with proven results 

    Required Knowledge, Skills & Competencies: 

    • Knowledge of the Municipal Act, Planning Act and other legislation affecting municipalities preferred 
    • Knowledge of techniques and approaches to strategic planning 
    • Extensive experience conducting research, analysis, evaluation and policy formulation 
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to deal effectively with all levels of the Corporation and general public, including committees, members of Council, developers, agencies, and consultants 
    • Demonstrated strong leadership skills and the ability to manage change, conflict, and influence others 
    • Well developed problem solving and decision-making skills 
    • Ability to work independently and to display initiative in pursuing new challenges and opportunities 
    • Excellent organizational skills for managing competing and rapidly changing priorities with strict timelines 
    • High proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) 

    Employment Information: 

    • Regular, Full-Time Position 
    • 35 Hours per Week 
    • Attendance at evening Council or Committee Meetings as required 

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application online at no later than March 22, 2021. 

  • 04 Mar 2021 3:17 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)


    Mississauga is looking for an innovative leader and entrepreneurial thinker who is ready to engage, amplify and grow the start-up and scale-up community in our rapidly expanding City. Reporting to the Manager, Small Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and as a key member of the Mississauga Business Entrepreneurship Centre team within the Economic Development Office, you will be integral in the implementation of Mississauga's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Strategy.

    Enhance Local & Regional Network:

    • Work collaboratively with ecosystem partners to establish programming and supports to drive start-up and scale-up activity in Mississauga.
    • Represent the City at external business associations and at senior level public/private advisory committees and boards.
    • Represent the City at relevant entrepreneurship and innovation meetings, organizations and conferences.

    Strategy Implementation:

    • Act as a specialist to facilitate economic growth and retention of high-growth small businesses across Mississauga. 
    • Determine and define opportunities for partnerships to advance innovation and high-growth small business development.
    • Assess issues and trends tied to entrepreneurship and innovation, identify opportunities and create strategic partnerships to support the development of a network within the province and internationally.
    • Leverage funding from both the private and public sectors (all orders of government) to deliver essential programs and supports for Mississauga companies targeted for growth and scale-up.

    Professional Business Acumen Requirements:

    • Create and monitor key performance indicators and evaluate the outcomes and effectiveness of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Study.
    • Maintain awareness of current industry trends, outlooks and developments and the impacts to the City's business needs and strategic priorities.
    • Design and deliver presentations on sector issues for stakeholder groups including business leaders, other orders of government, regulatory bodies and industry associations.

    Available evenings and weekends as required to attend business meetings and related events.


    • Minimum post-secondary education in a discipline pertinent to the job function (e.g. Business, Technology, Sciences) combined with relevant technical training experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum of five years' experience in advancing entrepreneurship and innovation and high-growth business priorities and a thorough knowledge of issues and trends
    • Experience in developing and providing entrepreneurial programming and supports.
    • Highly developed human relation skills, with the ability to communicate, negotiate and develop solid internal and external relationships, analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
    • Familiar with sector and industry structures, industry supply chains, business operations (e.g., value chains), sector developments, trends and issues.
    • Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
    • Exceptional project management, planning and analytical skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with C-Suite Executives (CEO's, CFO's, CIO's etc.).
    • Self-initiated, team player, problem solving, flexible, customer focused, data management, organization, diplomacy skills.
    • Ability to attend various external business meetings at various locations as required.
    • Valid driver's license and use of a personal vehicle is essential.

    If you are interested in applying, click here by Monday, March 15, 2021.

  • 24 Feb 2021 9:53 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)


    We have an exciting Full-time Non-Unionized opportunity in the

    Economic and Cultural Development Department for an experienced and motivated individual

    Economic Development Officer (JOB # J0221-0582)

    Vaughan is a city on the move. With a downtown core rising from the ground – the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, a state-of-the-art hospital opening its doors in 2021 – the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, and a bustling subway, exciting projects are transforming the community. Be a part of something amazing and build your career at the City of Vaughan.

    The City of Vaughan is an equal opportunity employer serving one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada, we are an organization committed to diversity and inclusivity, providing a thriving work environment, excellent benefits, learning and growth opportunities and a place where collaboration and teamwork are fostered. As one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2021, we continuously employ workplace best-practices – and they’re getting noticed! Excellence demands brilliant personalities, visionary thinking and a passion for public service. Vaughan is your place to grow.

    Responsible for leading on-the-ground business development activities to help and support domestic and international firms in Vaughan’s emerging sectors achieve their growth potential. Works with existing companies and stakeholders, and their intermediaries, to advance economic opportunities in Vaughan.

    Duties include developing and implementing economic development strategies, projects, marketing plans and programs, and representing the City’s interest in regional economic partnerships to facilitate investment and labour force retention and attraction; and interacting with business and stakeholders at a local, regional, provincial, federal and international level. Expected outcomes includes economic, business and labour force growth.

    This position will champion and support the Corporate Service Excellence mandate and support the Director in moving key department initiatives forward.

    Qualifications and experience:

    • University Degree in Geography, Urban Planning, Business Administration, Business Development, Marketing and Advertising, Entrepreneurship, Commerce or suitable equivalent.
    • Post-Graduate degree, or diploma, or certificate in economic development, urban planning or geography is an asset.
    • Minimum of five (5) years proven, progressive and more responsible related work experience in Economic Development.
    • Completed, or currently in-progress of completing an economic development designation from EDAC and/or IEDC is required. Organizational agility with an understanding of municipal government.
    • Demonstrated experience creating programs and processes to achieve positive results.
    • Demonstrated strong communication, collaboration, creative and critical thinking skills.
    • Self-starter, with an ability to work independently together with extensive experience working as a member of interdisciplinary teams and staff to achieve successful results.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster internal and external relationships and work in partnership with City, business, labour, academic institutions, community agencies, and government.
    • Strong organizational, analytical, written, and oral communication skills with a commitment and focus of customer service excellence.
    • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, with considerable experience successfully completing projects on time and on budget within precise constraints.
    • Demonstrated ability in handling matters of a confidential and/or sensitive nature as it relates to senior business executives, Council, and other staff.
    • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in the City’s core and leadership competencies and relevant functional competencies.
    • A high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office (spreadsheet, word processing, PowerPoint) is required.
    • A valid Ontario ‘G’ driver’s license, in good standing, with access to a reliable vehicle for corporate use.
    • Ability to work outside normal business hours, as required.

    In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.

    If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please visit our website to apply online by Tuesday March 9, 2021.

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please be advised, the City of Vaughan uses email to communicate with applicants for open job competitions.

    The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

  • 24 Feb 2021 9:41 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)


    We have an exciting Full-time Non-Unionized opportunity in the

    Economic and Cultural Development Department for an experienced and motivated individual

    Manager, Small Business and Entrepreneurship (JOB # J0221-0583)

    Vaughan is a city on the move. With a downtown core rising from the ground – the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, a state-of-the-art hospital opening its doors in 2021 – the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, and a bustling subway, exciting projects are transforming the community. Be a part of something amazing and build your career at the City of Vaughan.

    The City of Vaughan is an equal opportunity employer serving one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada, we are an organization committed to diversity and inclusivity, providing a thriving work environment, excellent benefits, learning and growth opportunities and a place where collaboration and teamwork are fostered. As one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2021, we continuously employ workplace best-practices – and they’re getting noticed! Excellence demands brilliant personalities, visionary thinking and a passion for public service. Vaughan is your place to grow.

    Responsible for leading and managing staff, strategies and operations related to the day-to-day and long-term planning, delivery and evaluation of relevant programs/services to help budding entrepreneurs reach start-up, and small and medium sized enterprises (SME) grow to reach their potential. Promotes entrepreneurship awareness, strengthens the innovation and commercialization eco-system, maintains strategic partnerships with senior government, business associations, Kleinberg Business Improvement Area (KBIA) and other commercial neighbourhoods, that drive corporate outcomes of economic growth, employment and investment attraction and retention. Participates in Economic Development strategies and programs; and, in co-operation with other Economic Development Staff, assists and encourages the establishment, retention and expansion of new and existing small businesses. Routinely demonstrates effective communication, collaboration, creative, critical thinking, and problem-solving knowledge, skills and attitude.


    Consistent Service Delivery

    • Responsible for the strategic and operational management of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship unit
    • Develops and maintains relationships with other entrepreneurial and business centers, governmental agencies, educational and financial institutions, business professional groups and Vaughan Chamber of Commerce to ensure that programs are maintained in the best interest of the client, City of Vaughan and Region of York
    • Manages, reviews and comments on business and marketing plans; offers general business management expertise / consultation to local businesses, with emphasis on citizens with existing businesses seeking guidance on expansion/growth opportunities
    • Monitors Small Business Enterprise Centre operational performance for accuracy and effectiveness, ensuring optimum customer service, efficient and effective response times; makes recommendations and adjustments as required
    • Responsible for maintaining existing projects and their budgets, and leading the conceptualization and development of new projects appropriate for the business unit

    Effective Service Delivery

    • Leads strategies, programs and initiatives; prepares various reports and performs associated interdepartmental and external liaison duties
    • Responsible for researching, developing, coordinating, implementing and managing all proposals and projects for the various programs and services of Vaughan’s Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) and its initiatives
    • Thought leader: Current awareness of new trends in entrepreneurship and business
    • Represents the Department and the Corporation with business clients, community leaders, government offices and agencies, academic institutions, entrepreneurship centres and other organizations as required to create valid partnerships
    • Participates in Economic Development programs; and, in co-operation with other Economic Development Staff, assists and encourages the establishment, retention and expansion of new and existing small businesses
    • Counsels and provides information to local entrepreneurs, investors, and small business owners
    • Responsible for fundraising and identifies corporate sponsorship opportunities and works with the Director to develop appropriate programs that build partnerships with private, public, and educational institutions
    • Oversees, writes, reviews, authorizes, and presents reports for programs and projects in the business unit to the Province of Ontario and City Council as needed
    • Enhances the profile of the business unit internally and externally, through effective communication, collaboration, and creativity

    Invest in Our People

    • Assesses staffing needs; participates in the recruitment process and makes or authorizes recommendations on selection of staff
    • Manages assigned staff and coordinates the work of staff including prioritization of work and guidance

    Financial Sustainability

    • Accountable for the business unit's annual budget and multi-year business plan
    • Secures resources, including funding for programs and projects from non municipal sources

    Qualifications and experience:

    • University Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Marketing, Economic Development (or suitable equivalent), preferably with emphasis in small business or entrepreneurial studies.
    • Minimum of seven (7) years management experience related to business and entrepreneurial development in private / public / not-for-profit sectors.
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, team building, negotiation and mediation skills; considerable experience dealing with the public and elected officials.
    • Ability to express ideas effectively, written and orally; report preparation is essential
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and written/oral communication skills. Good problem- solving skills and ability to co-ordinate resources and support activities.
    • Experience in market analysis, financial planning / forecasting, budget and business plan preparation and analysis, with a strong understanding of the government programs and services, rules and regulations for starting a small business.
    • Experience in marketing and public relations with a good understanding of community stakeholders.
    • Experience with proposal development and implementation.
    • Proficient computer skills preferably MS Office suite, CRM, and social media.
    • Knowledge of, or demonstrated ability in, the City's core competencies and relevant functional competencies.
    • A valid Ontario 'G' driver's license, in good standing, with access to a reliable vehicle for corporate use.
    • Ability to work outside normal business hours, as required.

    In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.

    If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please visit our website to apply online by Friday March 12, 2021.

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please be advised, the City of Vaughan uses email to communicate with applicants for open job competitions.

    The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

  • 23 Feb 2021 2:47 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Western Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Association (WOCFDCA) in Brantford, Ontario is searching for a dynamic Executive Director. The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and will lead staff to ensure the effective implementation and operation of the programs of the Corporation. This includes the responsibility of managing the business affairs, building productive community relationships, and maintaining collaborative relationships with various levels of government and other stakeholders.  The WOCFDCA is looking for a visionary with proven success leading a diverse team.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Lead and manage all staff in the performance of daily duties to achieve organizational goals.
    • Create and build collaborative relationships internally and externally.
    • Support an inclusive strategic planning process with Board and Staff.
    • Promote the organization and the activities of the WOCFDCA and CFDC program.
    • Responsible for the overall supervision and financial control of the Corporation.
    • Prepare or review and submit budgets for all funds to the Board of Directors.
    • Implement accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls.
    • Meet the investment and service objectives; monitor the investments.
    • Prepare funding proposals for the Corporation as per the Board’s request.
    • Implement Policies & Bylaws and assess current policies for content and consistency.
    • Identify and evaluate risks to the organization’s property, finances, and reputation.
    • Approve all expenditures and payments within approved policy guidelines.
    • Present monthly financial reports to the Board of Directors.
    • Develop and implement the marketing and communications plan as approved by the Board of Directors.

    Requirements and Qualifications:

    • Post-secondary education with related experience.
    • 5 – 10 years senior leadership experience including strategic planning and creative thinking.
    • 3 – 5 years experience in small business/commercial lending at a senior level.
    • Community development with previous experience working with a Board and Committees.
    • Familiarity with business and economic development concepts and practices.
    • Superior computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
    • Budgeting and funding experience with the ability to understand financial statements.
    • Possess a broad network of contacts in business and government.
    • Experience working with small businesses/entrepreneurs in a supportive role.
    • Public relations including initiating speaking opportunities.
    • Ability to travel throughout Southwestern Ontario with own vehicle.
    • Previous experience supervising staff including hiring, training, and performance management.
    • Strong professional interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Self-motivated with a can-do attitude to lead the organization to the next level.

    If you meet the above qualifications and are looking for an opportunity to play an integral part in promoting the Executive Director role within the community, please send your resume to the attention of Barb Fisher, President, WOCFDCA at

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