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  • 02 Oct 2020 11:03 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    POSITION ID: 3917-001

    CALL NO:20-2054 (CU[E  1329)

    This job profile reflects the general requirements necessary to perform the principal functions of the job. This does not include all of the work requirements of the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate through their application and in the interview process that their qualifications match those specified. The minimum threshold score for the interview is 75%.

    Job Designation: Economic Development and Research Officer

    Department: Economic Development

    Salary Range: $74,914 - $91,355

    Pay Grade: 11

    This position reports to the Manager of Economic Development.

    Job Responsibilities:

    Marketing and Business Attraction

    • Develop content and maintain the Invest Oakville website in adherence with accessibility standards and Town policies
    • Responsible for department social media including LinkedIn and Twitter accounts
    • Prepare marketing materials such as economic newsletters, sector brochures, videos and tradeshow materials
    • Develop and implement marketing strategies and campaigns
    • Maintain all public-facing data sources including Find Oakville real estate inventory, vacant land inventory, and Virtual Tour
    • Prepare site selection proposals and respond to investment inquiries in conjunction with Senior Economic Development Officers

    Research & Reporting

    • Provide analysis and reporting on demographic, economic, building permit, investment and major construction data for internal use, investment inquiries, and reporting to Council
    • Research major policy and program initiatives and participate in the development and implementation of the department’s economic development strategy
    • Monitor and report on departmental key performance indicators

    Project & Program Management

    • Provide administration for the Digital Main Street Program
    • Serve as the Film Liaison, responding to filming inquiries and coordinating permit approvals with other departments
    • Supervise summer student(s)

    Internal and External Communications

    • Liaise with realtors and developers to gather information on available properties
    • Respond to information requests from the public and provide related follow-up
    • Prepare reports and presentations for departmental use, Council and other stakeholders

    Grant & Award Submissions

    • Research, prepare and coordinate submissions for provincial and federal funding in order to leverage departmental budget
    • Prepare award submissions for marketing and economic development initiatives such as the EDCO, EDAC and IEDC award programs


    Applicants should have a university degree in Business, Economics, or Urban & Regional Planning and at least three years of relevant work experience in an economic development position. Candidates must have good technical computer skills and be familiar with database management, GIS, and Microsoft applications. Analytical, statistical, oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Applicants must be self-starters with the ability to work independently in a team setting; take the lead on project management for select projects; and be able to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines. Equivalent education and experience may be considered.

    Applications will be accepted on-line at in the current opportunities section no later than midnight on October 23, 2020.

  • 29 Sep 2020 9:00 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Position: Entrepreneurship Officer - Business Advisory Centre

    Type: Contract (35 hours/week) November 9, 2020 to February 4, 2022

    Salary: $23.21/hr.

    Posting Date: September 28, 2020

    Location: Combination of Work from Home and potentially PKED Office at 270 George Street N., Suite 102, Peterborough

    Closing Date: October 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED) is a non-profit corporation responsible for the delivery of economic development and tourism services on behalf of the City of Peterborough and County of Peterborough. We play a leadership and strategic role in developing the economic capacity of the Peterborough region.

    PKED operates the Business Advisory Centre (BAC) which is one of 57 Small Business Enterprise Centres in the Province of Ontario, serving as an entrepreneur’s first point of contact with the business support community.  Services, consultations, tools and resources are offered free of charge in order to help start-ups and small businesses succeed.

    PKED also operates Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism (PKT) which is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the region. PKT provides industry leadership and destination marketing services to attract visitors to the region and operates the year-round Visitor Centre located in the Venture North Building.

    We have a team of dynamic professionals who offer economic expertise that identifies growth opportunities, provides services to existing ventures, and attracts new companies and visitors by sharing the region’s competitive advantages.

    As the Entrepreneurship Officer, you work within the guidelines set out by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) to achieve the key goals and requirements of the Small Business Enterprise Centre. By achieving these goals, you enhance entrepreneurship in the Peterborough region, leading to the development of new business, innovation, investments and ultimately jobs.

    In your role, you lead the development of services for entrepreneurs through the Business Advisory Centre (BAC) program to guide small business talent and investments in the Peterborough region. You are a key member of the Business Development team.


    Administer and Deliver BAC Core programs:

    • Deliver programs as identified by MEDJCT as well as the Director of Business Development.
    • Identify funding and programming opportunities with Community partners and regional SBEC’s.
    • Complete all reporting requirements of identified funding programs.
    • Conduct site visits for program participants where required.
    • Represent PKED to organizations and associations related to business start-up and development.
    • Work with the Corporate Marketing/Communications team to:
      • Lead development and implementation of annual BAC marketing and communications plan.
      • Develop and distribute marketing programs and materials that comply with BAC and corporate brand guidelines.
      • Create relevant content in the development of presentations.
      • Develop and implement social media campaigns that are in compliance with corporate social media usage guidelines.
      • Update timely information on Corporate Website that pertains to BAC Core activities.
    • Deliver presentations regarding BAC programs to regional organizations and educational institutions for the purpose of recruiting new participants.
    • Work closely with BAC partners to identify and propose business to business lead generating activities such as trade shows.
    • Capture all activities in the Corporate Business Information System.  Manage and track opportunities through the full cycle, ensuring information is accurate and current.
    • Assist the Director of Business Development as required.
    Support the Daily Operations of the BAC:
    • Using Growth Wheel Platform, provide business consultations and direction to start up and existing businesses such as development of business plans, financial plans and marketing plans (through individual consultations, group workshops or seminars).
    • Liaise with other PKED Economic Development Officers to find solutions to business start- up/expansion issues.
    • Regularly participate with other SBEC agencies throughout the province to support entrepreneurs.
    Project Management:
    • Initiate and champion special projects based on current environment, often in partnership with external organizations.  Manage and support development and implementation of communication initiatives, managing project life cycle activities:
      • Define project scope, goals, success criteria and deliverables that support communication goals in collaboration with project team and key internal/external stakeholders.
      • Communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders, liaising on an ongoing basis to manage expectations.
      • Plan, schedule and track project timelines, milestones and deliverables.
      • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyzing results and troubleshooting problem areas.
      • Report project status, including project Key Performance Indicators to Director and stakeholders when required.
      • Monitor and track project costs, schedules, resources, risks, issues and performance to ensure the optimal success.

    Provide strategic plan input and achieve your annual work plan:

    • Provide input to the Director of Business Development during annual strategic planning.
    • Work with the Director to establish the BAC objectives and programs as well as associated budgets.
    • Develop and get approval of your annual work plan according to corporate calendar timelines.
    • Work effectively and efficiently to achieve your annual work plan on budget and on time.  Proactively identify challenges and recommend solutions throughout the year.
    • Demonstrate work that lives the corporate values and follows Corporate Policies and Procedures.

    Customer service and relationship building: 

    • Provide business consultations and direction to start up and existing businesses such as development of business plans, financial plans and marketing plans (through individual consultations, group workshops or seminars).
    • Develop and provide education, networking and support services to entrepreneurs.
    • Build connections amongst the small business community.
    • Provide information on programs and government regulations relevant to business start-ups.
    • Act as an ambassador including formal presentation of BAC programs and capabilities as a keynote or invited speaker or panel member to relevant events while providing information on event statistics and outcomes.
    • Deliver exceptional customer service at every stage in the process.
    • Respond to requests for information in a timely manner.
    • Development of an entrepreneurial culture within Peterborough & the Kawarthas.
    • Mutually beneficial relationships with other SBECs and community agencies.
    • Greater community awareness of the BAC and its services.
    • On-going relationships with BAC program graduates and clients.


    • Proven experience and track record in small business development and/or economic development.
    • Knowledge of business planning, marketing, financials; experience in small business counseling. 
    • Knowledge of Peterborough City and County’s private and public sector.
    • Knowledge of financing programs an asset.
    • Ability to convert research and data into well written and/or public presentations.
    • Experience in outreach and partnership development with community-based organizations.
    • Proficiency in Growth Wheel, customer databases, Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct online learning modules.
    • Extensive understanding of social media platforms.
    Skills fundamentally linked to corporate values:
    • Build team trust by showing confidence in others abilities, listening and communicating openly.
    • Demonstrate strong presentation and communication skills with multiple audiences.
    • Show respect for others and welcome diversity.
    • Give and receive constructive feedback.
    • Lead and contribute positively and productively to teamwork.
    • Engage in and encourage healthy debate that helps build stronger outcomes.
    • Demonstrate creativity and innovative thinking as well as taking calculated risks.
    • Think and work strategically; succeed by having focus. Keep an eye on the big picture as well as quality details of work.
    • Stay motivated at work by aligning it with your life and values. Develop sustainable ways to deliver on task and on time.
    • Reward others’ effort and celebrate successes.


    • Post-secondary degree in business, economic development and/or equivalent.

    Please send your application (PDF or Word document) to Barbara van Vierzen, Director of Operations at by 4:00 pm, October 9, 2020.

    Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development is an equal opportunity employer.

    Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

    Thank-you to all applicants.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • 22 Sep 2020 12:14 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    In Whitby, we are dedicated to our work, our community, and each other. We work hard, we have fun, and we celebrate our successes.

    The Town of Whitby is a community in transformation that is located in the heart of Durham Region in the eastern Greater Toronto Area. Whitby is the second-largest municipality in the region and one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada. Located on Lake Ontario and only an hour east of Toronto, the population of Whitby is expected to grow from approximately 140,000 to almost 200,000 by 2031. Whitby’s Official Plan has been updated to establish new directions for Whitby’s planned growth and development; the protection of our natural and built environments; urban design intensification; sustainability; community improvement; and new employment within this time frame.

    The Town of Whitby combines a small-town atmosphere with the sophistication and amenities of a larger urban centre. Whitby boasts two beautiful heritage downtowns, one of the finest recreational harbours with an award-winning marina, year-round sports and recreation activities, parks, trails, and a robust arts and culture scene, all of which are part of the extraordinary amenities that Whitby residents enjoy every day.

    We are looking for a bold and dynamic leader for our Economic Development team. The future of economic growth at the Town of Whitby needs an enthusiastic, innovative and visionary leader and a team player that understands what it takes to build a vibrant and sustainable community. Having a University degree in Economic Development, Business or Planning, an ideal candidate needs to have a minimum of 7-years’ experience in the area of Economic Development within the municipal government or broader public sector. They need to possess a rare combination of problem solving and team building skills with the ability to motivate others and engage their commitment to meet the goals of the department and the corporation.

    We want to be the preferred employer for the most talented people who care about the Town of Whitby and are excited and proud to serve our vibrant community. Let’s grow together!

    To explore this opportunity further and to download a complete position profile, please visit our website at If you could like to submit an application, please forward your cover letter, resume and related information online to Kartik Kumar, Legacy Executive Search Partners at by Friday, October 30th, 2020.

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    At the Town of Whitby, our values guide everything that we do. We celebrate our differences, which is why we are committed to building an inclusive and barrier-free environment for our team. If you need a specific accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will be happy to provide. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

  • 22 Sep 2020 9:27 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The City of Greater Sudbury seeks a dynamic economic development professional to join its Executive Leadership Team to drive the strategy and implementation of the Corporation’s business development, tourism development, entrepreneurship and investment attraction efforts.

    Greater Sudbury is Canada’s Resourceful City, enjoying a global presence as a hub for mining technology and services innovation, a regional presence as the hub for tourism, education, health and retail for a catchment area of 550,000 people, and a local reputation for an outstanding quality of life that combines urban amenities and accessible wilderness.

    As Director of Economic Development, you will be an advocate and leader in development for this vibrant and exciting city.  Supported by an enthusiastic municipal council and assisted by an engaged development corporation board, community partners, and a dynamic City staff, you will pursue existing strategies and cultivate a business friendly environment both inside and outside city hall.  You will work to connect prospective companies with the decision makers, potential funders, partners, educational and training resources they need to launch, expand or diversify their business and to overcome barriers to business development

    This is a challenging and critical team leadership role.  Bring your diplomacy, negotiation, communication, team leadership skills and integrity to create a climate of support for investment and achieve results.  You will possess a track record in business recruitment and retention or project development, along with credibility and ability to orchestrate thriving alliances.  An entrepreneurial spirit combined with strong business acumen is essential.  You will understand how to engage community stakeholders, foster civic support, cultivate entrepreneurship and stimulate the on-going development of a dynamic and healthy city.


    • University degree in a related discipline (e.g. Business Administration, Commerce and/or Economics) from a recognized University with Canadian accreditation.
    • Additional education initiatives to update and expand competencies.
    • Minimum of six (6) years of experience in a large, unionized, and highly diversified public or private sector organization, including four (4) years managing an economic development function as it pertains to tourism and convention development services.


    • College Diploma in a related discipline (e.g. Business Administration, Commerce and/or Economics) from a recognized Community College with Canadian accreditation.
      Additional education initiatives to update and expand competencies.
    • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a large, unionized, and highly diversified public or private sector organization, including four (4) years managing an economic development function as it pertains to tourism and convention development services.
    • Strong understanding of best practices in the field of economic development, including the role of tourism, culture and community vibrancy.
    • Current and emerging management and business issues within and outside CGS as they affect Economic Development and Planning Services.
    • Strong internal and external relationship management skills, including the ability to influence, engage and align multiple stakeholders in the development and implementation of strategies.
    • Strong mentoring, coaching and knowledge-sharing skills and ability to interact and work effectively with staff.
    • Ability to direct a wide range of activities from big picture strategies to detail-oriented projects.
    • Demonstrated ability to analyse emerging issues and develop strategic responses.
    • Proven project management skills including vendor management.
    • Highly motivated innovative and strategic thinker.

    Salary Range

    $122,262.84 to $143,985.87 per annum.

    How to Apply

    To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please visit our website at

    Qualified candidates should submit their résumé in confidence by Monday, October 19, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. by e-mail to: or fax number: 705-688-3979.  Any application received after this deadline will not be considered.

    Please reference the Employment Opportunity number EX20-451 on your resume.

    The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment, and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants.  Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

    All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Hiring Manager.

    About Greater Sudbury

    The City of Greater Sudbury is centrally located in Northeastern Ontario at the convergence of three major highways. It is situated on the Canadian Shield in the Great Lakes Basin and is composed of a rich mix of urban, suburban, rural and wilderness environments. Greater Sudbury is 3,627 square kilometres in area, making it geographically the largest municipality in Ontario and second largest in Canada. Greater Sudbury is considered a city of lakes, containing 330 lakes and the largest lake contained within a city, Lake Wanapitei.

    The City of Greater Sudbury is one of the largest employers in the city with approximately 3,000 employees. Our employees play a key role in providing essential services to residents across the community.  Our residents and employees have access to all of the services found in large, urban centres, coupled with untouched natural beauty and several provincial parks nearby.

  • 02 Sep 2020 3:35 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Niagara Region has a Permanent Full-time Director, Economic Development position available

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director Economic Development is responsible for providing leadership and management to the Region’s economic development division whose principal activities, include strategic planning, foreign direct investment, external marketing, business development, site selection, research and analysis, advocacy and sector support. The Director develops strategies in conjunction with key internal and external stakeholders to promote a strong and sustainable regional economy and to achieve economic goals for Niagara region, including expanding investment in our communities.

    The successful candidate has:

    • An undergraduate degree in Economic Development, Business, Commerce, Marketing, Economics or related discipline.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
    • 10 years of senior management experience in complex/diverse business environments and not-for-profit management in a complex multi-stakeholder environment. 
    • 10+ years of senior management experience in leadership and administration of municipal economic development and redevelopment in large sized communities (400K+ population) with rural/urban mix is preferred.
    • The experience and ability to drive Niagara’s economic development performance; creating growth and prosperity for all who live and do business in the region.

    To view the full job description and requirements, visit our Careers page.

    Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow’s challenges…!

    Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application to job opening # 26546 no later than September 23, 2020 before midnight by visiting our ‘Careers’ page at

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

  • 31 Aug 2020 10:53 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The Town of Lakeshore is a beautiful Municipality situated in southern Ontario along Lake St. Clair. The Town of Lakeshore enjoys a temperate climate year round with more than 200 growing days. Lakeshore's affordable lakefront community enjoys over 35 km of waterfront, low taxes, a high quality of life and abundant recreational opportunities with many family friendly parks, recreation programs, a multi-use recreation centre, the Atlas Tube Centre including pools, 3 ice pads, gyms, and much more.  The Town services municipal infrastructure extending over 537 kms of roads, 37 parks and conservation areas, 2 water treatment plants, several pumping stations, solid waste collection, pollution control and many kilometres of utility infrastructure.

    Find our more about the Town of Lakeshore at

    The Town of Lakeshore is a great place to live, work and play.  The Town of Lakeshore has a population of 37,000 and is one of the fastest growing communities in Southern Ontario.  Due to this growth the Town has an exciting and dynamic opportunity for an Economic Development Officer to collaborate in the responsible and sustainable development of growth of the municipality.  This position reports to the Director of Community and Development Services and is responsible for planning, managing and implementing the Town’s economic development program.    The Economic Development Officer will be a catalyst for change by working with government and the private sector to build healthy sustainable communities.  This position will have a hand in creating local economic opportunities while improving quality of life.  In addition, this position will be responsible for the development and implementation of an economic development plan for the Town, coordination of economic development and tourism related initiatives for the Town and liaising and collaborating with new and existing businesses, internal departments, the County, the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation, and the Provincial  and Federal levels of  government. 

    Experience and Qualifications:

    • Diploma or Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in economic development, business administration, marketing, economics, urban planning or a related field. A Master’s Degree in one of the stated disciplines is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
    • A minimum of 4-5 years of progressive experience in economic development, marketing or a closely related field, focusing on the attraction and retention of businesses, preferably in a municipal environment.
    • A broad knowledge of business and all levels of government.
    • An ability to handle a variety of projects simultaneously.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with diverse groups of people and interests. 
    • Preference given to individuals with an Ec. D from the Economic Developers Association of Canada or equivalent certification.


    • Demonstrated skills in developing effective relationships with government, businesses, community stakeholders and other agencies.
    • Demonstrated working knowledge of theories, principles and practices in economic development policy, administration and implementation. 
    • Strong knowledge of operations, services and activities of a comprehensive municipal economic development program. 
    • Experience analyzing and assessing economic development opportunities, programs, policies and operational needs. 
    • Experience working with confidential and sensitive business and organizational issues.
    • Demonstrated understanding of rural issues and affairs, provincial legislation affecting agriculture and rural communities is an asset.
    • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate and prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports, both orally and in writing. 
    • Experience with the preparation and strategic implementation of websites and social media.
    • Maintain a valid Ontario driver's license. 

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Manage, oversee and coordinate the Town’s economic development and tourism efforts.
    • Provide advice and guidance to Town staff and through the Director to Council on matters relating to economic development and tourism for the Town of Lakeshore.  
    • Develop and implement the Town of Lakeshore’s goals, objectives, policies and standards related to economic development and tourism activities and programs.
    • Develop, implement and maintain an economic development master plan.
    • Develop and implement a marketing strategy to promote the Town and to attract new businesses and residents to the Town; including the development of resources to support, implement and monitor the effectiveness of marketing strategies.
    • Prepare periodic reports indicating related activities and progress towards goals and objectives.
    • Liaise with landowners/property owners and prospective tenants to encourage retail, commercial and industrial development.
    • Act as the primary Town contact for business and investor inquiries.
    • Develop of marketing and information materials appropriate for developers, existing and prospective businesses and other stakeholders.
    • Support the implementation and expansion of the Town’s community improvement program including marketing and application intake.
    • Assemble, develop, distribute and analyze demographic and economic information for internal and external use.
    • Participate in the preparation and administration of the economic development and tourism program budget.  
    • Interact with area Business Improvement Area Board and similar groups to promote business.
    • Represent the Town of Lakeshore at selected trade shows and meetings related to economic development and tourism.
    • Develop collaborative relationships with outside agencies and professional consultants as well as various levels of government as required. 
    • Act as an advisor to various government and community stakeholder groups or boards and other organizations on matters related to economic development within the Town of Lakeshore. 
    • Develop and implement plans to identify and market the Town of Lakeshore and establish superior brand recognition in the marketplace. 
    • Attend and participate in professional group meetings.
    • Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of economic development and tourism. 
    • Work with regional partners to research the feasibility of developing a municipal or regional public transit system.
    • Work with the appropriate departments and levels of government to develop and implement a signage program consisting of gateway and tourism directional signage.
    • Coordinate the cross-functional internal review of the Town’s surplus lands and other real estate requests.
    • Oversee and collaborate with the Recreation Division regarding Town-funded local special events and celebrations to consider tourism and economic development potential (e.g. Canada Day Celebrations).
    • Perform other special projects, duties and responsibilities as required.

    Decision Making & Judgement:

    • Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Community and Development Services.  
    • Developing and recommending economic development and tourism policies and standards to the Director for approval by Council.
    • Developing and recommending long and short-term economic development and tourism plans to the Director for approval by Council.
    • Well-developed political acuity skills to deal with confidential matters with tact and sensitivity.

    Human Resources:

    Directly supervises:

    • Events Coordinator
    • Student and/or interns

    Financial Management:

    • Develop, implement and manage the budget for the Economic Development program with the Director of Community and Development Services; monitors budget performance; and, reports variances to the Director.
    • Assist in setting service level goals and monitors against financial targets.

    Interpersonal Skills:

    Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with members of Council, staff and the public.  Must have proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders and must be able to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently.

    Highly developed interpersonal skills to work with management, fellow employees and the public in a professional capacity.


    • With all levels of management, staff and Council 


    • With various levels of government
    • With various government agencies (WEEDC, TWEPI)
    • With regional municipal Economic Development professionals
    • Community Stakeholder groups (e.g. BIA)
    • Public
    • Engineers, planners, realtors, site selectors, consultants, lawyers, and other professionals

    Working Conditions:


    • Confidential office
    • Some travel may be required.

    Control over Work Schedule

    • Works within an office environment with office hours being 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (35 hours per week)
    • Overtime may be required.  Lieu time is capped at 35 hours per year.
    • May be required to attend Council and Committee meetings.   Work is subject to deadlines and may be required to work overtime to handle workload.
    Core Competencies

    Coaching & mentoring

    Strategic Planning


    Tact & Discretion







    Networking & relationship building

    Problem solving

    Customer Service


    Team Building

    Compensation includes benefits.  The salary range for this position is $89,292 to $104,446.  Qualified applicants interested in the position are to apply online through our website at https://careers.lakeshore.caThe deadline to apply is 9:00 am on September 21, 2020.

    Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for the purpose of determining eligibility for this competition. The Town of Lakeshore is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations under the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) will be provided upon request.

  • 27 Aug 2020 4:10 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the County of Huron’s
    Economic Development Department
    Requires a
    Temporary Full Time BRE Coordinator

    Purpose of Position:

    Roles and Responsibilities:
    • Primary contact for BRE, and possibly the spokesperson
    • Dedicated to BRE, with sufficient time to manage and implement activities
    • Organize meetings and may lead meetings
    • Co-ordinate the design planning of the project
    • Review BRE survey and develop local community questions (if applicable).
    • Coordinate data collection and manage access to the data
    • Collect the contact information for the targeted businesses, print the questionnaires and cover letters
    • Coordinate volunteer activities associated with business visits
    • Collect and review completed questionnaires
    • Assist with responses to immediate business concerns
    • Oversee the data entry and analysis process
    • Write the final report and action plan
    • Coordinate action planning, program assessment and reporting
    • Sign confidentiality contract
    • Maintain confidentiality
    • Help other team members
    Qualifications, Education and Skills:
    • Degree in Business Administration or 2 years of experience coordinating community programs involving volunteers
    • Skills in planning, organizing, designing, implementing, and evaluating
    • Management skills (running meetings, involving people, planning effective projects)
    • Strong communication skills
    • Conflict-resolution skills
    • Professionalism, representing the community for the Business Retention and Coordinator project
    • Able to respect and exercise confidentiality
    • Experience in community economic development an asset


    • $27.21 – $30.50 Grade 5 of the 2020 Non Union Paygrid

    Please forward your letter of application and resume by 4:30 pm on September 11, 2020 to:  humanresources[at]huroncounty[dot]ca

    Submission Guidelines:

    To be considered for this position, please ensure that:

    • Email subject is “2020 – BREC”
    • The cover letter is a maximum of one page
    • Cover letter and resume are saved together in one PDF file
    • The PDF file name is your: First name Last name (e.g. Jane Smith)

    Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The County of Huron is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

  • 27 Aug 2020 4:02 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the County of Huron’s
    Economic Development Department
    requires a
    Full Time Economic Development Officer

    The Economic Development Officer will foster business and economic growth in Huron County. This position requires a team player who is motivated, can build strong partnerships and is constantly pursuing opportunities for growth. Solid experience in development and working with multiple stakeholders at once in an outcome driven environment is preferred. This is a key position within the County Economic Development Department. A creative thinker with excellent problem solving skills will thrive in this position.

    Role and Responsibilities:

    • Pursue business expansion, investment and other growth opportunities within County.
    • Act as one stop shop for business community in Huron County on items related to development. Provide advice, support and assistance to businesses.
    • Act as a liaison to guide potential investors through County development process.
    • Dedication to learning about Huron County businesses and staying attuned to their needs.
    • Develop strong relationships with Huron County business community, County stakeholder groups and other levels of government.
    • Assist partner municipalities to achieve development goals as laid out in their strategic plans as requested.
    • In conjunction with senior management, develop an annual work plan with clear measurements.

    *Travel is required for this role.

    Qualifications and Educational Requirements:

    • University Degree in a relevant program OR a combination of education and work experience
    • Certificate or diploma in Economic Development
    • Background in Economic Development or Business Development involving significant experience with and management of development efforts
    • Knowledge of and interest in business development & good understanding of regional economic strengths
    • Knowledge of and network to Government Programs
    • Understanding of Planning role and function


    • $40.01 – $44.84, Grade 10 of the 2020 Pay Grid,  35 hours per week.

    Please forward your letter of application and resume by 4:30 pm on Sunday September 13, 2020 to:  humanresources[at]huroncounty[dot]ca

    Submission Guidelines:

    To be considered for this position, please ensure that:

    • Email subject is “2020 – Economic Development Officer”
    • The cover letter is a maximum of one page
    • Cover letter and resume are saved together in one PDF file
    • The PDF file name is your: First name Last name (e.g. Jane Smith)

    Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The County of Huron is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

  • 21 Aug 2020 9:37 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The London Economic Development Corporation is looking for a Business Development Coordinator.

    This job is the perfect fit for an enthusiastic individual with excellent people skills and a passion for growing our economy. If you are a professional who likes to establish, maintain, and foster relationships you would make an excellent addition to our team!

    The job:

    • Identify the needs of employers and keep them informed about relevant programs and services
    • Maintain and enhance professional relationships with client companies, support agencies and service providers
    • Seek out and research local businesses experiencing growth and provide targeted information including workforce, grants and subsidies, export markets and more
    • Maintain databases of information on various topics including real estate, professional services companies, and resources shared with expanding and growing businesses
    • Create opportunities for our clients to connect with resources and available supports
    • Attend industry trade shows to develop new investment and job creation prospects
    • Research key industry trends to generate leads and understand needs of growing companies
    • Participate in events, networking and professional development opportunities

    Your qualifications:

    • Undergraduate degree in Business, International Business, Economics, Public Relations, or related field
    • 2+ years of experience in a related position
    • Advanced understanding of the 5 key business sectors (manufacturing, technology, food and beverage, health sciences, and professional services) that the LEDC supports
    • Knowledge of municipal, provincial, and federal resources available to support organizations

    Here’s what we can offer you:

    • Competitive pay and benefits
    • Opportunity for growth
    • A professional and rewarding position
    • Great company atmosphere 

    How to apply:

    Please send resume with BD Coordinator in subject line to: before 4:00 pm September 10, 2020. No phone calls please.

    Although we thank all applicants, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

    The LEDC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

  • 20 Aug 2020 4:45 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The partnering communities of the R.M. of Estevan No. 5, R.M. of Coalfields No. 4 and the Town of Bienfait are seeking an experienced economic development professional to offer both leadership and expertise in developing and implementing economic development strategies within the region. An action and results oriented individual is needed to support activities which will include, but not be limited to, the following:

    • Create and implement new economic development opportunities for the region.
    • Undertaking business and project feasibility analysis and business planning.
    • Liaise with government agencies, not-for-profits, community associations, and local/regional stakeholders to help coordinate, initiate and develop and/or manage complex projects.
    • Prepare and manage funding proposals on behalf of the region.
    • Developing/directing marketing and communication for the region including a regional economic prospectus and supporting documents.

    The community is facing potential industry impacts related to the closure of the Boundary Dam and Shand Power Stations and Westmoreland Coal Mine.

    The Regional Economic Development Director is responsible for facilitating and promoting economic development. This includes the following:

    • Develop and implement of a regional economic plan.
    • Facilitate additional planning as required.
    • Establish and support the regional leadership team.
    • Develop a regional economic prospectus and supporting documents.
    • Develop/direct marketing and communication for the region.
    • Research and provide recommendations on existing/new economic development opportunities.
    • Evaluate results of economic development studies and agreements and makes recommendations.
    • Takes minutes at meetings and maintains economic development committee files and reports.
    • Assumes responsibility for identifying and fostering community economic development opportunities.
    • Acts as a liaison between local organizations, businesses and individuals and representatives of councils and administrations.
    • Facilitates partnerships within and outside the region to develop and promote opportunities.
    • Act as a resource and guidepost for local community based staff/volunteers.
    • Conduct additional surveys and research on market opportunities.
    • Identifies capital development program opportunities.
    • Represents the partners at regional, territorial and national meetings and conferences on economic development.
    • Promotes the region through media relations and liaises between the partner councils and the media.
    • Ensures all applicable and pertinent statutes are adhered to.
    • Stays abreast of changes to pertinent statutes and related regulations.
    • Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.


    • Champion for positive change, with proven influencing skills.
    • Post-secondary credentials in a related field an asset.
    • Related experience within municipal government or economic development environment.
    • Business development and market analysis abilities.
    • Investment attraction experience.
    • Government Relations experience.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including preparing and delivering presentations, letters and reports
    • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
    • Strong facilitation, meeting management and marketing skills
    • Excellent project management and organizational skills
    • Strong negotiation, analytical and problem solving skills
    • The successful candidate must have a reliable vehicle.

    Annual contract fee will commensurate with experience.

    Application Deadline

    Qualified candidates should forward their application, no later than 12:00 pm September 18, 2020 to:

    • R.M. of Estevan No. 5
    • #1, 322 – 4th Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0T8

    We thank all those applicants who apply and advise that acknowledgement will only be forwarded to those applicants who are invited for an interview.

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