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  • 31 Jan 2020 9:59 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Reporting to the Director, Economic Development, the Strategic Marketing Manager is responsible for developing the strategic marketing plan, sourcing resources required to implement the plan, and monitoring and reporting on key performance indicators that are aligned with both long-range economic development plans and the Corporate Communications strategy.  This role focuses on promoting Niagara as a location for both business and resident attraction.

    Education & Knowledge

    • Post-secondary degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Business Administration or equivalent related field of study. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
    • Master's degree level in Marketing, Public Relations or Business Administration, or equivalent related field of study is preferred.
    • Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in a senior marketing position working with traditional and emerging marketing channels.


    • Develops marketing strategies and annual marketing plans to support overall economic development goals and objectives.
    • Supports team partners with marketing of their various initiatives including investment attraction, business retention and community outreach, along with any other initiatives delivered via the Director, Economic Development
    • Initiates and champions special projects for strategic marketing development, based on current environment, often in partnership with external organizations.

    To view the full job description and requirements, visit our Careers page. Job Opening # 25342

    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 no later than February 27, 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.

    Great Careers & Healthy Lifestyles

    Located between lakes Erie and Ontario, the Niagara region consists of some of Canada’s most fertile agricultural land, the majestic Niagara Falls and a dozen communities that are rich in both history and recreational opportunities.

    With over 3,000 employees, Niagara Region is responsible for such diverse areas as land use planning, transportation, water and wastewater treatment, waste collection and management, emergency medical services, public health, children’s services,  and seniors’ programs to name a few. Niagara Region offers great career opportunities in municipal service and our competitive salaries, attractive benefits, and wealth of programs will support your personal wellness and professional growth.

    We value Choice, Honesty, Respect, Partnerships, and Service. If you share the same passion, we want to hear from you.
  • 30 Jan 2020 10:15 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Guelph Overview

    The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with a population of over 131,000, located in the centre of the Innovation Corridor. Set in a picturesque natural setting, the City of Guelph has a progressive approach to creating a sustainable, creative and smart local economy that is connected to regional and global markets and supports shared prosperity for everyone. Guelph’s culture and heritage, growing economy, thriving downtown and excellent quality of life makes it a great place to live, work and play.

    Because of its collaborative environment, higher standard of living, and lower than average crime rate, Guelph is consistently ranked as one of Canada's best places to live. Guelph continues to maintain one of the best labour markets with its employment and participation rates being among the highest in the country. In February 2019, it had the highest employment rate in the country, at 69 percent, compared to the national rate of 61.8 percent.

    Guelph is home to the University of Guelph as well as Conestoga College and provides access to more than 16 post-secondary institutes within an hour’s drive.

    Over the past decade, revitalization of the Downtown has been a resounding success. The community’s efforts have renewed the places and spaces in the downtown core, attracted new businesses and residents, and supported innovative projects. The result has been an energetic, vibrant urban neighbourhood with unique shops and restaurants, award-winning community spaces, and numerous events that offer something for everyone.

    The City also owns and operates the Guelph Junction Railway. The Guelph Junction Railway consists of 38.6 kilometers of track running from Campbellville, Ontario to Guelph’s northwest industrial park. The railway connects to the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railway and provides a transportation alternative for businesses.

    In recent years, Guelph has attracted national, and international attention for a number of Initiatives, including: Smart Cities, Community Plan, Grow Guelph Business Retention & Expansion Program and the Downtown renewal, among others.

    Earlier this year, Guelph-Wellington was awarded $10 million from Infrastructure Canada to implement their Smart Cities vision: Our Food Future, Canada’s first circular food economy that has ultimately led to the introduction of a dedicated Smart Cities office to carry out the goals that were set. The goals include a 50 per cent increase in access to affordable, nutritious food; 50 new circular food business and collaboration opportunities; and 50 per cent increase in economic revenues by reducing or transforming food waste.

    Over the course of more than a year, City staff consulted the people who live, work, study and visit Guelph to develop a collective vision: what they care about, where priorities lie, and what they want Guelph to look like over the next 10 to 20 years to help inform the Community Plan. This Plan was shaped by the community, is owned by the community and will be implemented collaboratively by the community. The Community Plan will inform and inspire as Guelph moves forward. It will guide the work of local government and agencies that serve the community and provide a framework for monitoring progress.

    Building on the vision of the Community Plan, in 2019 the City of Guelph’s City Council and staff released the City’s New Strategic Plan for 2019-2023. This strategic plan looks at how the City can achieve aspects of the Community Plan that fall within our areas of responsibility. The priorities of this plan aim to improve sustainability across many areas including:

    • Powering our future - an economy that empowers us
    • Sustaining our future - an environment that sustains us
    • Navigating our future - a transportation network that connects us
    • Working together for our future – a modern government that works with us
    • Building our future – a community that supports us

    The City’s Strategic Plan will inform the City’s new Economic Development Strategy and Implementation Plan, currently underway. This plan will be completed in the Spring of 2020 and it will be one of several tools that will help Guelph achieve its collective vision to be an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

    Key Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (DCAO) Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise (IDE), the GM, Business Development and Enterprise’s primary focus is on business

    development programs and services within the following areas:

    • Economic Development;
    • Downtown Renewal;
    • Business Retention and Expansion;
    • Guelph Junction Railway.

    These integrated divisions work to create a city that attracts and supports business investment, fosters collaboration and partnership among stakeholders, as well as leveraging local assets to create sustainable city and growth opportunities for the community.

    Having completed your university education, preferably a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing or a related discipline, ideally, you will also have a professional designation in Economic Development, either through EDAC or International Economic Development Council. You will have extensive professional work experience (preferably at the municipal level) with experience at a Manager level. You possess a rare combination of political, consensus-based leadership and business development skills that will position you as a key liaison between Council, the Deputy CAO, Business Owners, the Real Estate Industry, Manufacturing Organizations, Institutional Stakeholders and other levels of Government externally, as required.

    We anticipate having a shortlist of candidates for interviews by mid-February 2020, with interviews being held in late February and early March.

    If you are interested in exploring this opportunity further, and to receive a comprehensive Position Profile, please contact Kartik Kumar, Partner at Legacy Executive Search Partners by email at

    The deadline for all applications is: February 17th, 2020

    For more information, visit:

  • 23 Jan 2020 10:12 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Position: Transit Project Coordinator

    Start Date: TBD

    Employment Status: Temporary Full Time, up to 36 months (3 years)

    Reporting To: Manager of Economic Development and Tourism 

    Union Affiliation: Non-union

    Posting Date: Friday, January 3, 2020

    Closing Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Position Summary: 

    The Transit Project Coordinator will coordinate activities related to the Intra-County Transportation Pilot project. This role will provide project management expertise to ensure effective and efficient completion of project milestones and performance management measures. The position will be responsible for coordinating between all project stakeholders who include all seven (7) member municipal partners, Ministry staff, service providers, vendors, and service users amongst others. The position will promote ridership through the development and delivery of information materials related to project progress and transportation route services.


    • Post-secondary education in business administration, public administration, communications or relevant experience
    • Project Management Professional or other certifications in process analysis and project management, digital media and communications training, or relevant experience
    • 3-5 years related work experience, including coordinating large projects involving numerous stakeholders and partners with the ability to multitask and prioritize in a deadline driven environment
    • Work experience in the public sector, especially related to transportation services, is an asset
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with a focus on customer service to develop and maintain effective stakeholder relationships
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with high attention to detail and accuracy of information, including the ability to present complex information to a variety of audiences to support project outcomes and deliverables
    Hours of Work: 

    Full Time temporary (35 hours per week) for up to 36 months (3-years). Expected to be onsite when required (early mornings, evenings)

    Salary Range: 

    $37.96 to $44.41 per hour. Please note salary may be adjusted to reflect cost of living adjustment as appropriate.

    Those interested may submit their application online at by Thursday January 30, 2020 at 4:30 pm.

    We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under MFIPPA and is used to determine eligibility for potential employment. Perth County is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

  • 23 Jan 2020 8:50 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Business Development, Communications and Strategic Initiatives Department

    Director of Business Development, Communications and Strategic Initiatives



    With a population of 32,000, Orillia is a sustainable and creative city that leverages its core strengths: a lively and historic downtown, exciting growth, and vibrant waterfronts along two lakes.  Orillia is located one hour north of the GTA and offers affordable living alongside major employers like Lakehead University, Georgian College and the Ontario Provincial Police headquarters. Orillia offers an excellent quality of life with four-season recreation and cultural opportunities for every age including an impressive parks and trail system, festivals, galleries, music and live theatre. Located in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country, Orillia is a great place to live, work and explore.


    The City of Orillia has realigned functions across the organization and part of this process involved the creation of a new Department of Business Development, Communications and Strategic Initiatives. The Director of Business Development, Communications and Strategic Initiatives is a member of the City’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and reports to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

    The Director is a results-oriented, progressive, innovative, and collaborative leader and is guided by the values of teamwork, respect and integrity.


    Business Development:

    As a strategic, innovative thinker with a sound knowledge of business development, who thrives in a results-oriented environment, you will develop and implement effective, measurable programs designed to attract business investment and promote economic growth. You will oversee the ongoing implementation and maintenance of an effective Business Retention and Expansion program as you actively network with current and potential commercial and industrial businesses, identifying retention and expansion opportunities, providing research and resources, and connecting contacts to relevant support programs and services offered by various levels of government and industry players. 


    Develop and implement a corporate communications strategy, identify issues and act as the expert resource for City staff and Council regarding the implementation of all communications requirements. Develop and implement the Tourism Strategy including branding and wayfinding, which includes implementing new methods to promote the City as a tourist destination in partnership with current area tourism partners.

    Strategic Initiatives/Innovation:  

    Encourage change management, create and champion innovative ideas, support and generate organization and community initiatives.  Monitor the implementation of the corporate strategic plan, related departmental objectives and actions, and alignment with key strategic priorities.


    Create accountability framework and monitor results to ensure corporate performance objectives are being achieved.


    • Post-secondary degree in a related field (e.g., business, economic development, communications, public administration)
    • A minimum of 10 years progressive management experience is preferred, which includes five years direct senior managerial experience.
    • Designations in Economic Development Certification (EcD.) or Accredited in Public Relations (APR) an asset.

    Skill and Competencies

    • Excellent communication, organizational, analytical, coaching, time management, strategic planning and management skills.
    • Strong computer skills using MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, e-mail and the internet.
    • Demonstrated understanding of municipal services and functions.
    • Highly developed business planning skills with a proven track record for long-term visioning, planning and budgeting.
    • Ability to work as team with others.
    • Able to prioritize work, set goals and achieve objectives.

    Compensation for this exempt position is $115,945 to $145,447, plus a comprehensive benefits package. Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume (MS Word or PDF Format) in confidence by February 7, 2020 at noon to:

    Lori Bolton, CHRL, Director of Human Resources, City of Orillia

    50 Andrew Street South, Suite 300,

    Orillia, ON   L3V 7T5

    Email:    Fax: 705-325-5904

    Please refer to the City’s website for the full job description.

  • 16 Jan 2020 11:06 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    The Ontario East Economic Development Commission was created 30 years ago with a mandate to develop, implement and administer strategies to attract new economic investment, facilitate economic growth and to defend against de-investment. Ontario East Economic Development Commission membership is comprised of professional economic developers and associated organizations and businesses representing cities, towns and regions in eastern Ontario, from Kawartha Lakes in the west, along the Lake Ontario shore to the Quebec border and north to Haliburton and Algonquin Park. Representing a region with over 2 million people in thirteen counties and municipalities, the organization exists to leverage the power of the broader economic region to ensure investment is optimized across eastern Ontario.

    We are looking for an experienced Executive Director to oversee all operations, functions and activities. The successful candidate will be the face of the organization, responsible for advancing the strategic directions; implementing a high quality vision; providing organizational leadership and risk assessment; responsible for day to day operations managing the administration, finances, programs, events and activities of the Commission.

    The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and supervises staff and contract positions for approved projects to meet the goals of the organizations. We will offer a competitive salary and opportunity for the Executive Director to be located anywhere within the Ontario East geographic region.

    Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume to the Executive Director Search Committee electronically at the following address:  APPLY@ONTARIOEAST.CA

    Link to full search profile and information about Ontario East:

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that accommodations are available upon request to support the participation of persons with disabilities in applying for jobs and during the interview and assessment process.  If you require an accommodation, please contact the Ontario East Economic Development Commission and we will work with you to meet your needs.

  • 10 Jan 2020 10:28 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)
    • Job Opening ID: 25209
    • # Required: 1
    • Business Unit: Economic Development
    • Division: Corporate Association
    • Location: Thorold, ON
    • Standard Hours:  35.00 / week
    • Regular / Temporary: Temporary (24 months)
    • Full / Part Time: Full-Time
    • Salary Grade: 6
    • Salary Range: $74,630 - $87,800
    • Post Date: 2020-01-06
    • Close Date: 2020-01-24

    About Niagara Region

    Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada's most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada's most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario's most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.


    Reporting to the Manager, Trade and Development the Economic Development Officer (EDO) is responsible for implementing, monitoring and reporting on economic initiatives in support of the various economic development sectors; Business Development and Expedited Services, Trade and Investment and/or Strategic Economic Initiatives.  Ongoing provision of economic development support to Local Area Municipalities as identified in the shared economic development plan(s).  Undertakes activities and supports partnerships that enhance the development of Niagara as location of choice for investment/trade, enterprise and growth.

    Education & Knowledge

    • Post-secondary degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Economics, Economic Development, Marketing, Public Administration or equivalent related field of study.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

    Minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in the following areas:

    • Implementation of economic/business development activities. 
    • Branding, marketing and sales.
    • Supporting partnerships among business, academic and government/agency stakeholders that develop and support innovation networks and hubs.
    • Municipal sector experience is considered an asset.
    Demonstrated knowledge of:
    • Principles and practices of community planning, land use/growth management concepts, infrastructure improvement planning and capital facilities budgeting.
    • Federal/Provincial legislation, policy and programs related to business development, investment/trade, enterprise, innovation and growth.
    • Municipal government organization and functions.

    One of the following (or equivalent) is preferred:

    • Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D.) from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC).
    • Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council.

    Key Responsibilities

    1. Economic Development – Strategy & Planning

    • Participates business planning, strategic planning, research initiatives and performance management for specific initiatives in support of economic development. 
    • Participates in the development of economic development strategies, objectives and long range plans for a unified economic development attraction program.
    • Contributes to strategic plan development by researching, implementing and evaluating program initiatives.
    • Monitors and examines market conditions and emerging trends which may impact existing and potential economic development and recommend appropriate action(s).
    • Evaluates and reports on the impact of government (all tiers) legislative, policy and program changes. Recommends potential risk mitigation.
    2. Economic Development – Programs/Initiatives and Implementation
    • Supports and implements a range of services, initiatives and activities including (but not limited to): business outreach, foreign direct investments, local economic development, project facilitation, community economic development social enterprise development, workforce development and special projects,
    • Research and identify recruitment prospects - generates direct corporate business leads and prospects for Economic Development Managers.
    • Develop customer reports for potential new or expanding businesses that show what Niagara has to offer.
    • Collect and provide information necessary to satisfy each prospect’s request for facts and information in the form of standard marketing materials and/or custom reports.
    • Evaluates programs which would couple the immediately available resources of the area with potential business and industrial development.
    • Researches and prepares Provincial and Federal funding submissions.
    • Coordinates and/or attends recruitment events, trade shows and familiarization tours as Regional representative, marketing and prospecting business opportunities.
    • Makes presentations before citizens’ and advisory groups/committees.
    3. Shared Services
    • Delivers services to Local Area Municipalities in economic development, encompassing business attraction, innovation, entrepreneurship, advocacy, business expeditor activities and new enterprise development.
    • Builds and maintains shared service consulting relationships.
    • Participates in the development and implementation of strategies, projects and initiatives for shared service partners (LAMs).
    • Develops and manages relationships with shared service partners, ensuring strategies, projects and initiatives are executed and economic development performance expectations are fulfilled.
    • Provide service to the development community regarding navigating the permitting process in cooperation with the shared services partners.
    • Collaborates with shared service partners to assist private enterprise and community agencies to resolve community needs that have direct bearing on economic development attraction.
    • Collaborates and partners with shared service partners, industry stakeholders (7 Chambers of Commerce, Niagara Industrial Association and Homebuilders Association), academic institutions (Brock University, Niagara College and Niagara District School Boards) and Provincial/Federal governments to support economic development initiatives.
    • Provides advice and guidance to shared service partners on strategies and initiatives as required.
    • Participates in several external and industry committees representing the needs of the shared service partners and advancing common goals and objectives.
    • Interact on a regular basis with shared service partners concerning land use amendments and infrastructure plans.
    • Provide support to shared service partners in responding to and resolving sensitive inquiries, complaints and issues from both internal and external sources.
    4. Project Management
    • Initiates and champions special projects based on current environment, often in partnership with external organizations.  Manages and support development and implementation of economic and business development initiatives, managing project life cycle activities.
    • Defines project scope, goals, success criteria and deliverables that support economic development goals in collaboration with project team and key internal/external stakeholders.
    • Communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders, liaising on an ongoing basis to manage expectations.
    • Plans and schedules project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
    • Tracks project milestones and deliverables.
    • Determines the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyzing results and troubleshooting problem areas.
    • Reports project status, including project KPIs to stakeholders.
    • Monitors and tracks project costs, schedules, resources, risks, issues, and performance to ensure the optimal success.

    Closing Statement

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

    Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application by 11:59 p.m. January 24, 2020. 

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

  • 10 Jan 2020 8:44 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    This pivotal role within the City of Hamilton – the most dynamic growth area in the GTHA – calls for a business, economics or marketing professional with a proven background in municipal or regional government. If you’re up to the challenge, this is an exceptional career opportunity.

    Reporting to the General Manager of Planning & Economic Development, you will assume direct responsibility for Economic Development activities for the City of Hamilton, including staff in four sections: Commercial Districts and Small Business; Business Investment and Sector Development; Corporate Real Estate Office; and Municipal Land Development Office. A strategic, innovative thinker with a sound knowledge of business development, who thrives in a demanding, results-oriented environment, you will develop and implement effective, measurable programs designed to attract business investment, promote economic growth and maximize employment opportunities for Hamilton residents. 

    Your primary goals and objectives as Director of Economic Development will be to generate non-residential assessment growth and job creation, improve efficiencies and focus on corporate priorities, internal and external customer service, and administrative streamlining, establish long-term continuous improvement principles, and look at alternative service delivery opportunities and best practices.

    With a demonstrated record of strong leadership and commitment to results, you favour a style of management that believes in delegating and empowering staff while, at the same time, providing guidance and leadership, when necessary, and modelling a high level of personal integrity and excellent communication skills.

    The following profile makes you uniquely qualified for the role of Director of Economic Development:

    • University degree in Business Administration, Economics or Marketing, with a substantial number of years’ experience in a multi-disciplinary environment related to economic development, small business, planning, marketing/sales, development engineering and statistical research/analysis.
    • An Ec.D. or C.Ec.D. Certification, an asset. 
    • Previous experience in a Municipal/Regional government and a proven track record of managerial competence and, in particular, capital and operating budgets.
    • Outstanding communication skills, both written and presentation.
    • Computer literacy and ability to work with City and external databases, GIS and CRM tools, etc.
    • Working knowledge of, and experience with, Human Resources matters and collective agreements.
    • Extensive experience in Corporate Real Estate and, particularly, acquisitions, divestitures, leases and appraisals.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal with elected officials, government departments, all levels of management, staff and the general public.

    This permanent, full-time position offers a salary range of $138,576 to $177,406 per annum.

    About the City of Hamilton

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

    For full details and to apply

    If you are interested in working alongside a dedicated team that’s contributing to the well-being of Hamilton’s residents, please visit for details on this position as Director, Economic Development, JOB ID #15992, and to apply online, by Sunday, January 26, 2020.

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

    The City of Hamilton values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. We thank all who have applied; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

  • 20 Dec 2019 1:42 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Economic Development & Special Projects Coordinator

    24 Month Contract  

    POSTING No. 201958

    Come join our team! We are looking for a candidate that shares our corporate values of Honesty, Excellence, Team, Fun, Creativity and Respect. These values are second nature for the successful candidate and are demonstrated in their work and interactions with colleagues and the community.

    You are an economic development professional who has comprehensive knowledge of leading economic development, entrepreneurial and investment practices and trends.  You are an innovative thinker, with strong communication skills; a client-focused and solutions-oriented mindset and a knowledge of affordable housing best practices. 

    The Economic Development and Special Projects Coordinator assists in implementing key divisional and corporate cross-departmental priorities, including the Economic Development, Innovation and Culture Division’s work plan, with a focus on project coordination, research and analysis, logistical support, strategy development and implementation, and the development and delivery of an Affordable Housing program.  Working in collaboration this position contributes to making Halton Hills one of the best places to live, work, play and invest.


    Economic Development (approximately 75% of time)

    • Provide professional advice and recommendations on assigned economic development matters to Senior Management, Committees and Council
    • Lead and/or assist with the development and delivery of key strategic initiatives, plans, studies and/or programs
    • Act as a subject matter expert on key local economic industry sectors, including advanced manufacturing, logistics, food and beverage, and clean technology
    • Research, develop and maintain Sector Profiles for target business sectors
    • Support implementation of the Economic Development and Tourism Strategy
    • Assist with the delivery of a comprehensive Business Retention and Expansion program, including the establishment and coordination of a business visitation program
    • Assist with the delivery of the Business Concierge program
    • Support implementation of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Strategy
    • Research and develop Business Cases to showcase local investment opportunities
    • Support implementation of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) program
    • Lead the review and implementation of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) as it relates to affordable housing matters
    • Assist with the implementation of the Manufacturing Expansion Fund (MEF) program
    • Coordinate lead generation and investment inquiries, including marketing, inbound and outbound trade delegation logistics, and special events
    • Assist with the delivery of the Tourism Ambassador Program
    • Support Tourism and Arts & Culture initiatives by assisting with program and strategy development and/or implementation, communications, and by providing key event support
    • Prepare Terms of Reference for projects and oversee the work of external consultants, including project and budget management
    • Coordinate committees established for economic development projects, as assigned by the Director
    • Assist with the coordination of consultants and their work plans retained for capital projects
    • Identify, research and recommend strategic economic development and investment opportunities
    • Liaise with business, industry representatives and organizations to encourage investment attraction, and business retention and expansion
    • Maintain a comprehensive CRM database
    • Research, develop, update and track economic development and affordable housing-related Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • Coordinate and support the development of marketing materials and activities, including content development for a bi-monthly e-newsletter and media releases

    • Create economic development-related Social Media content for various campaigns and initiatives
    • Collect and analyze economic, housing and market data, and prepare regular economic development and market research reports
    • Assist with the development and content management, and periodic updates (with consultant support), for the and websites
    • Represent the Town on various internal and external committees, including those of the Chamber of Commerce, BIAs, Halton Region, and project-specific committees, as required
    • Research and assist with the submission of external funding applications for economic development and affordable housing initiatives
    • Prepare reports and presentations to Council, Standing Committees, and internal and external committees and organizations
    • Maintain awareness of economic development and affordable housing matters and trends in surrounding municipalities, as well as provincially and beyond, and reports on any impacts on the Town
    • Respond to and coordinates internal and external inquiries, including managing an Inquiry Log
    • Attend Council, Committee and stakeholder meetings
    • Perform other duties as required

    Affordable Housing (approximately 25% of time)

    • Act as a corporate subject matter expert and coordinator for Affordable Housing matters
    • Research, develop and lead implementation of an Affordable Housing program
    • Promote affordable housing resources to community stakeholders
    • Coordinate and support the work of the Affordable Housing Working Group
    • Monitor policies, data and funding announcements at the regional, provincial and federal levels and reports on their implications on the Town’s affordable housing priorities
    • Lead and/or coordinate a Best Practices Review and Municipal Scan to inventory innovative approaches to addressing housing affordability
    • Maintain a database of affordable housing projects, applications and potential sites
    • Maintain ongoing communication with affordable housing stakeholders (e.g. Halton Region, Habitat for Humanity, Provincial government, Federal government, non-profit agencies, community groups and private sector developers)

    You possess:

    • Post-secondary education completed in economic development, business, commerce, planning, marketing or a related field
    • Minimum of three years’ experience in economic development (or a related field), and/or project management and development, community outreach and construction - preferably in a municipal environment and with affordable housing-related experience.
    • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and contact database management
    • Membership with EDCO and/or EDAC and/or the Canadian Institute of Planners and Ontario Professional Planners Institute (MCIP, RPP designation), or working towards the designation
    • Certificate in Economic Development and/or professional accreditation from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (Ec.D), or working towards the certificate/designation
    • Thorough understanding of best practices related to affordable housing practices, incentives, financial tools and policies – including the National Housing Strategy, Halton Region’s Comprehensive Housing Strategy
    • Ability to think strategically and creatively, and use ingenuity to solve unique challenges
    • Knowledge of leading economic development practices and trends
    • Working knowledge of municipal development processes and private-sector requirements as they related to business development and affordable housing
    • Demonstrated ability to research, analyze and summarize information
    • Project management experience
    • Proficient in the use of information technologies, including Social Media
    • Ability to complete complex projects independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team
    • Ability to work well under pressure
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster internal and external relationships
    • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills
    • Valid Ontario Class ‘G’ driver’s license and access to a vehicle for business purposes

    Compensation: The range for this full time contract position is $39.73 to $47.29 per hour (Based on $72,310 - $86,085 per annum)  

    Application: Qualified candidates may submit a detailed cover letter and resume in confidence to the Town by 4:30 p.m., January 22, 2020.  Please quote Posting No. 201958 on your cover letter. Please apply using only one method of application below.

    Email: (preferred)

    Mail: Attn. Human Resources

    Town of Halton Hills

    1 Halton Hills Drive

    Halton Hills, ON L7G 5G2

    Posting No. 201958

    We thank all those who apply, but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Town of Halton Hills is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  If contacted for an interview, please advise the Human Resources staff of any measures you feel you need to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.  Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

    Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) and will be used to select a candidate.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager of Human Resources. 

  • 20 Dec 2019 11:56 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Department: Legislative & Planning Services

    Division: Economic Development

    Position: Program Assistant (Small Business Centre)

    Note:  At the Region of Halton, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Halton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

    This is a permanent full-time position working 35 hours per week.

    Halton Region serves more than 580,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to delivering high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work.

    Joining Halton Region opens the door to a fulfilling career. Our comprehensive compensation, great benefits and employee recognition program are a few reasons why we are one of the GTA’s Top Employers.

    We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions.


    This role is responsible for providing professional and timely service to customers of Halton Region’s Small Business Centre and Global Business Centre by directing them to the appropriate services and resources and providing general information in areas of small business start-up and exporting and/or referral to appropriate in-house division staff and/or other government or community resources.

    Preferred Background:

    The ideal candidate will possess a post-secondary diploma with emphasis on business related studies with a minimum of two years related experience in a similar environment providing front-line service to customers. To be successful in this role, the incumbent must provide exceptional customer service through their superb verbal and written communications, interpersonal and rapport building skills.  Must possess demonstrated ability to multi-task, strong organization skills to maintain physical and online business resources and experience liaising with external agencies.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint) is required.  Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems (Microsoft Dynamics & Siebel preferred), Google Suite, MailChimp and social media channels are assets. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

    Working Conditions:

    Travel will be required, incumbent must provide their own transportation. The incumbent will be required to provide a copy of their driver’s license by their first day of employment.


    • Provides general information in areas of small business start-up including business structure and registration, licensing, insurance, financing and exporting and/or referral to appropriate in-house division staff and/or other government or community resources.
    • Refers customers received through walk-in, telephone or e-mail to division staff for more in-depth advisory services or entry into appropriate entrepreneurship training programs.
    • Maintains online and physical business information, literature and other resources available to customers of the Region’s Small Business Centre and Global Business Centre.
    • Contributes to the divisional social/digital media program by posting on Twitter, Facebook and WordPress blog, as well as updating relevant website pages and online registration forms.
    • Liaises with community agencies and partners to build awareness and referrals to the Centre, obtain materials and distribute a range of business related information materials.
    • Inputs relevant information in divisional customer relationship management system, including client appointments and library transactions, and performs customer follow-up.
    • Prepares and facilitates weekly ‘Getting Started’ information session and other client presentations.
    • Prepares monthly e-newsletter, maintains featured entrepreneurship display case and success stories.
    • Assists with preparation of materials for entrepreneurship programs, seminars and outreach presentations by Centre’s staff.
    • Provides general support to the Centre including maintaining files and office equipment, managing subscriptions, taking minutes at meetings, supporting major divisional activities and events, tourism and cycling initiatives and projects. 
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Posted: December 18, 2019

    Posting Expiry: January 8, 2020

    Posting #: LP-456-20

    Apply Online at: Halton Job Postings

    If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.

    NOTE:  Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.  

  • 13 Dec 2019 1:41 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Req ID: 3449

    Vacancy Type: Permanent 

    Number of Positions: 1  

    Closing Date: 12/23/2019

    Client Account Manager

    Job Summary

    Are you a self-motivated results driven leader looking for a professional position that combines business development and problem solving skills with a genuine enthusiasm to champion customer needs? Can you learn quickly and adapt to changing conditions, challenges and opportunities affecting local businesses. If you have experience in lead generation, business retention and expansion, investment sales and customer satisfaction this position could be right for you. Mississauga’s EDO is seeking a Client Account Manager to support economic growth and business development in the city.

    You will provide economic development services that align with the municipal priorities identified in the City’s new Economic Development Strategy. As a Client Account Manager, you will report to the Manager, Business Investment and Sector Development.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Conduct lead generation, promotion, investment sales and after care services.
    • Identify and support investment opportunities by helping local companies and related supply chains to expand their operations.
    • Monitor industrial and commercial activities and trends, in relation to key sectors.
    • Collaborate with internal sector development, marketing and research staff to support economic development initiatives.
    • Provide direction, guidance and support to lines of business within the Economic Development Office.
    • Update and maintain EDO’s Client Relationship Management System (CRM).
    • Actively pursue investment opportunities using a standardized sales methodology.
    • Conduct business calls/sales meetings with clients to identify and close complex investment opportunities.
    • Develop effective professional working relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholder groups to advance the EDO’s strategic priorities.
    • Act as a first point of contact for business investors and channel partners that require assistance.
    • Co-ordinate meetings with internal and/or external stakeholders, to help resolve complex problems.
    • Make presentations to large and small groups.
    • Work collaboratively and confidentially with local companies and service providers to support business retention and expansion plans.
    Skills and Qualifications
    • Relevant Business, Finance, Public Administration or Economic university or college degree.
    • Minimum of three years relevant experience in professional sales or business development.
    • Exceptional focus on value-driven customer service.
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, issue resolution skills and business acumen.
    • Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with key stakeholders including the local business community, real estate development industry and other partners.
    • Competent in the use of technology, including Microsoft Office and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
    • Excellent organizational, time-management and problem solving skills.
    • Ability to work collaboratively and in self-organizing teams to achieve common goals.
    • Proven experience with progressive investment sales and marketing tools including proven sales methodologies and social media.
    • Deep analytical skills, including the ability to synthesize complex information into verbal briefings, presentations and/or written reports.
    • Political acuity.
    • An understanding of how government works including the provincial and federal Canadian governments.
    • Familiarity with international business practices, cultural norms and diplomacy.

    Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 79,251.00 - $ 105,669.00 

    Hours of Work: 35 

    Work Location: Civic Centre 

    Department/Division/Section: CMO/City Manager's Office , CMO/Economic Dev Office , Business Invest & Client Services

    Non-Union/Union: Non Union 

    A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

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

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