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  • 06 Apr 2021 11:57 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Job Title: Officer, Tourism & Culture (Permanent, Full-Time)

    Closing Date: April 16, 2021; 11:59 pm

    Town of Caledon is a dynamic municipality that successfully balances urban, rural and agricultural communities.  Our energetic staff are guided by our core values that create an environment for continuous improvement and customer service excellence.

    In addition to offering exciting career opportunities, the Town also provides a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package.  Come see how you can make a difference.

    In this role as a key player you will develop and implement plans to attract and sustain tourism visitation and business in Caledon in support of Economic Development and Tourism objectives.

    The Opportunity

    Reporting directly to the Manager, Economic Development (temporarily reporting to the Director, Customer Service & Communications), this role entails implementing a town-wide Tourism Strategy and working with community partners to implement Corporate and Council directives. The incumbent of this role will develop business plans and engage stakeholder groups. The incumbent will also analyze and develop marketing plans, promotional information, and develop models for information collection, assessment, analysis, execution and performance measures of projects.

    COVID-19: In consideration of the current pandemic and Public Health orders, the Town of Caledon is providing limited in-person services as Town Hall is open to the public by appointment only. The successful candidate for Officer, Tourism & Culture will be required to work a flexible schedule, including in the office, remotely and after hours (as required).

    The Ideal Candidate

    We are seeking a strong communicator with a demonstrated understanding of and interest in community engagement practices. The ideal candidate is a professional with a post-secondary degree/diploma in tourism, business or marketing, and at least 3-5 years direct experience in the tourism and/or culture industry (marketing and public relations preferred). This candidate currently holds or is working towards a Certified Economic Developer Designation and remains current with economic development news, practices, and trends. The incumbent will have experience developing, implementing and reporting strategic plans. The ideal candidate will have superior interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships. 

    This position offers a salary range of $71,552.88 - $84,616.97 plus a competitive benefit package.

    Satisfactory passing of a criminal record check, and proof of qualifications will be required of any successful candidate(s) for this position.

    The Town is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The Town is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive and barrier-free workplace.  If your application requires accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (905) 584-2272 Ext. 4738.

    How To Apply

    To learn more about employment with the Town of Caledon and to apply for this exciting and challenging opportunity, visit:

    If needed and upon request, this document can be made available in an alternative format.

  • 01 Apr 2021 7:12 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Township of Southgate

    185667 Grey Road 9

    Dundalk, ON N0C 1B0

    Employment Opportunity: Economic Development Officer (EDO)

    The EDO is responsible for financial management of the department’s budget and resources to achieve its goals, objectives and overall mandate. Duties would include providing a full range of advisory services and information to customers, staff and Southgate Council to support economic development, local businesses and job growth across the entire municipality. A core responsibility of the EDO is to create and provide leadership to a Southgate Business Association or Chamber of Commerce to organize events and seek direction/survey feedback on the needs local business community.

    Performs the duties of Economic Development Officer (EDO) for the municipality to support local business and new commercial/industrial development inquiries. EDO directs the operation of Economic Development department, maintaining a directory of businesses with information of the products retailed, manufactured, the services they provide and contact information for municipal communications. The EDO will be responsible promoting and supporting local business through researching financial supports services and organizing skills training identified as required in the community.


    • Post Secondary degree in Economic Development or Related Job Experience
    For a complete job description, including qualifications and further information please visit the employments opportunities section of our website 


    For a PDF version of the job description, please click here.

    To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to the attention of Kayla Best, HR Coordinator by email to

    Closing Date:       Monday, April 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EST

    Salary range:      Pay Band 7 ($37.07 to $42.13 per hour [35 hrs. per week])

  • 01 Apr 2021 6:54 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    WindsorEssex Small Business Centre operates as a department of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation (WE EDC). Belonging to a network of offices that serve Ontario's small business community, the Small Business Centre has provided thousands of entrepreneurs with the training and support necessary to start and grow successful businesses.

    As a member of the Small Business Centre, the Business Advisor is responsible for providing direct support, motivation and assistance to new entrepreneurs in the startup and early growth stage of business development as well as supporting existing businesses. In this hands-on role, the Business Advisor is challenged to analyze situations, make recommendations, and educate clients with regard to business plans, market feasibility, financial viability, operations management, business structures, and other matters relevant to starting and operating a business. The Advisor promotes entrepreneurship through the delivery of business-related seminars, community outreach activities, and collaboration with community partners.

    Core Responsibilities

    • Provide one-on-one consultation and guidance to entrepreneurs and business owners regarding business planning and development including information regarding government programs, regulations and all requirements relevant to starting and operating a business
    • Analyze situations, make recommendations and educate clients with regard to business plans, market feasibility, financial viability, operations management, and business structures
    • Deliver business information, tools and resources to entrepreneurs and small business owners
    • Proactively develop and deliver high quality business training programs that are responsive to the needs of the business community
    • Develop specific and relevant areas of expertise within the arena of business development and apply this knowledge through new training programs, consulting tools, research projects, and other business assistance programs
    • Identify opportunities to support the Small Business Centre to effectively meet targets and goals
    • Seek and apply for grants relevant to entrepreneurship and business development
    • Initiate co-sponsorship of programs with private businesses and other community stakeholders
    • Document activities via the Client Information System in a timely, accurate and comprehensive manner
    • Maintain adequate flies as per the Small Business Centre, Ministry and WE EDC guidelines
    • University Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing or other relevant education
    • 3 to 5 years of experience in business, community relations or project management
    • Experience in small business sector and previous entrepreneurial experience an asset
    • Thorough knowledge in the area of business planning preparation, market analysis, financial planning and forecasting, small business needs, business start-up procedures and government and private sector programs and services available to assist small business is required
    • Highly motivated, creative, and responsive with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment
    • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint) and Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram)
    • Working knowledge of Customer Relationship Management System is an asset
    • Must be client focused and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to conduct client consultations and seminar presentations
    • Required from time to time to assume and take on accountabilities, responsibilities and tasks of other team members to support WE EDC’s initiatives and overall success
    • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required to deliver programs
    • Multilingualism/Bilingualism (French) considered an asset
    Qualified individuals should submit their resume to

    by April 11, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

    Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodation during the recruitment process is available for job applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation of any accommodation(s) that you may require.

    We are taking every precaution to keep our employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic with strict protocols in place.

  • 31 Mar 2021 9:31 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)


    We have an exciting Temporary Non-Unionized opportunity in the

    Economic and Cultural Development Department for an experienced and motivated individual

    Entrepreneurship Coordinator

    JOB # J0321-01232

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

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

    Reporting to the Manager of Small Business and Entrepreneurship in the Economic and Cultural Development Department, responsible for the coordination, implementation, and delivery of Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) entrepreneurship programs, including those supported by the Province of Ontario/Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs. The Coordinator attracts participants and delivers programming by working with stakeholders, internal departments, program speakers, mentors, trainers, and program participants. The successful candidate will assist entrepreneurs with program applications through business consulting, including business planning, responding to business inquiries, providing advise on business structure, and various resources available to entrepreneurs, and assists with business registrations. They administer, organize and provide training and mentorship including, but not limited to, organizing seminars and events, delivering training, publicizing program schedules, booking resources as required, maintaining appropriate data and contact information for each participant, and the preparation of program related reports, briefing notes, and memos.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • University Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economic Development or suitable equivalent.
    • Minimum of two (2) years related experience. Experience with program or event implementation is an asset.
    • Knowledge and/or experience in governmental organizations.
    • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, problem solving and written/oral communication skills.
    • Ability to deal knowledgeably and courteously with the general public and staff.
    • Experience with proposal development and implementation.
    • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Knowledge of, or demonstrated ability in, the City’s core competencies and relevant functional competencies
    • A valid Ontario ‘G’ driver’s license, in good standing, with access to a reliable vehicle for corporate use.
    • Ability to work outside normal business hours, as required.

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

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

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

  • 24 Mar 2021 3:32 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Job Title: Manager, Economic Development (Permanent Full-Time) Closing Date: April 18, 2021; 11:59 pm

    Town of Caledon is a dynamic municipality that successfully balances urban, rural and agricultural communities. Our energetic staff are guided by our core values that create an environment for continuous improvement and customer service excellence.

    In addition to offering exciting career opportunities, the Town also provides a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Come see how you can make a difference.

    The Opportunity

    Reporting directly to the Director, Customer Service and Communications, the Manager is responsible for managing the Town’s economic development team including the Tourism and Culture office. This role leads the development and implementation of the Town of Caledon’s economic development strategy, programs and projects, ensuring that Caledon is investment-ready. As the Manager, Economic Development, you will perform the following duties, including but not limited to:
    • Establish, develop and maintain relationships with business associations and other partners for economic and community wellbeing
    • Provide advice and present reports to Council, and the senior leadership team regarding economic development initiatives and tourism, including identification of issues and trends of strategic importance
    • Develop and oversee the implementation and communication plan for the Economic Development Strategy; collaborate with Town staff and other agencies on the execution of the strategy consistent with the Council Workplan
    • Develop and implement marketing programs for the promotion of the Town as an attractive location for new and expanding businesses; advise and assist existing businesses with business expansion strategies

    COVID-19: In consideration of the current pandemic and Public Health orders, the Town of Caledon is providing limited in-person services as Town Hall is open to the public by appointment only. The successful candidate for Manager, Economic Development will be required to work a flexible schedule, including in the office, remotely and after hours (as required).

    The Ideal Candidate

    The Town of Caledon is seeking an enthusiastic Economic Development professional who is results driven and has a hands-on approach, as well as the expertise to lead a team into success within a rapidly growing municipality. We are looking for somebody:

    • DYNAMIC: A professional with a fresh perspective, able to adapt with continuous growth and change
    • MOTIVATED: An inspired manager eager to achieve
    • ENGAGED: An interactive leader with an action-oriented mentality

    We are seeking a professional with a training and knowledge in the above duties, normally acquired from a post-secondary degree or diploma in Economic Development, Business or Planning, or closely related field. Our ideal candidate has 5 - 7 years experience in a related field and 3 - 7 years related leadership or supervisory experience. Membership in the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC), with certified Economic Development (Ec.D) designation is a strong asset. 

    The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of business finance/economics, local government decision-making processes and overall municipal policies and practices, as well as an understanding of real estate principles, marketing; public affairs; and a diverse municipality – urban, rural, agricultural. We are seeking an individual with superior interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in a team environment and an emphasis on customer contact/relations. Our ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to manage staff within the division and proven commitment to excellence in municipal government.

    This position offers a salary range of $98,287.28– $121,375.95 plus a competitive benefit package.

    Satisfactory passing of a criminal record check, and proof of qualifications will be required of any successful candidate(s) for this position.

    The Town is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The Town is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive and barrier-free workplace.  If your application requires accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (905) 584-2272 Ext. 4738.

    How to Apply

    To learn more about employment with the Town of Caledon and to apply for this exciting and challenging opportunity, visit:

    If needed and upon request, this document can be made available in an alternative format.

  • 19 Mar 2021 10:53 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

    Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

    Job Number: PN-21-13

    Job Type: Permanent Full-time, Non-Union

    Closing Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    Choose Barrie

    The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive, and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.

    Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands, and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.

    Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging, and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.

    The Opportunity

    The Economic and Creative Development Department is part of the Infrastructure and Growth Management Division. This department is responsible for the attraction and facilitation of new business investment, and helping employers access the business opportunities of the area. They encourage and promote the creation of new Barrie-based enterprises, including start-ups and small business services. They also support the retention, growth, and expansion of the City's existing businesses. This includes bringing stakeholders together on strategic programs.

    Under the general guidance and direction of the Director of Economic and Creative Development, the Manager of Business Development will be responsible for delivering service excellence and responsible for implementing the vision, strategy, and initiatives in support of the goals of the Department. This role manages day-to-day operations focusing on the core economic development functions of investment servicing, investment attraction, business retention and expansion and strategic sector and talent development, the Manager of Business Development will lead a team of economic developers in delivering a robust economic development program. The Manager of Business Development will implement strategies and marketing initiatives to encourage growth of the municipality's economic base by responding to the economic needs of local industry, overseeing the completion of research, development of marketing/promotion materials, and overall developing and recommending business development policies and initiatives to build on the City's position as a premiere investment destination.

    Our Culture and Qualifications of the Job

    Corporate Culture

    • Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community
    Education (degree/diploma/certifications)
    • Four (4) year University Degree in Business, Public Administration, Economics, Marketing, Communications, or related discipline
    • Seven (7) years of experience performing duties related to the above mentioned major responsibilities, including four (4) years of demonstrated supervisory/management experience. Demonstrated experience delivering the fundamentals of an economic development program, including investment attraction, investment servicing, business retention & expansion and talent attraction in a municipal or related work environment.
    • General knowledge of the following legislation, regulations, or requirements: Municipal Act Planning Act
    • Working knowledge of the following legislation, regulations, or requirements: - Corporate policies and by-laws (i.e., land sale policy, purchasing policy, Code of Conduct, Health & Safety) - Urban design guidelines - Official Plan and Zoning By-law - Business Licensing
    • Working knowledge of the following principles and standards: - Invest Barrie Goals/Objectives/Action Plan - Project Management - Knowledge of municipal affairs, business principles, real estate as well as geographic and socio-economic characteristics of the City of Barrie
    • Thorough knowledge of the following principles and standards: economic development practices and principles; management principles; labour relations principles, collective agreement administration; and contemporary management practices.
    • Demonstrated ability to:
    -   Lead a Business Development team in a management capacity to deliver a suite of economic development programs and practices to achieve employment and non-residential tax base growth
    -   Good understanding of real estate principals, business finance/economics and local government decision making process and overall municipal policies and practices
    -   Ability to think and act strategically in a political and community/business service environment, building strong alliances/partnerships/relationships with internal and external stakeholders to delivery results and achieve departmental and corporate goals and objectives while maintaining a high standard of public relations at all times
    -   Project manage, review, analyze, and make recommendations, formulate solutions, implement new initiatives regarding strategic projects, which involves the consideration of technical issues, procedural issues, and political sensitivities
    -   Explore broad issues and recognize trends in Economic Development at a macro and micro level, and conduct research, prepare reports, and deliver presentations, 
    -   Align branch programs/services, budget allocations, time and human resources to achieve overall branch, department and corporate goals, objectives, and initiatives
    -   Analyze complex issues and problems, evaluate alternative solutions, and develop sound conclusions, recommendations and courses of action
    -   Receive, manage, and resolve complaints, disputes, and conflict, diffuse emotionally-charged situations and resolve customer issues in a diplomatic and professional manner
    -   Exercise discretion and judgment when handling confidential, sensitive, politically sensitive, or controversial information
    -   Build cohesive and motivated teams and leads, coaches and mentors staff in achieving objectives, inspiring innovation,  and encourages others to work in manner that will meet or exceed the desired objectives or results
    • Basic skills include: Research
    • Intermediate skills include: Administrative; Attention to Detail; Customer Service; Facilitation; Initiative; Judgment; Multitasking; Organizational; Public Engagement; Report-writing
    • Advanced skills include: Analytical; Business Acumen; Collaboration; Interpersonal; Leadership; Negotiation; Presentation; Prioritization; Problem Solving; Project Management; Public Relations; Report-writing; Supervisory; Teamwork; Time Management; Verbal Communication; Written Communication
    • Basic computer literacy using the following systems and software: Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word), database software, electronic tracking systems, and the Internet
    • Intermediate computer literacy using the following systems and software: Basic computer literacy using the following systems and software: Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word), database software, electronic tracking systems, and the Internet
    • Availability to attend evening/weekend meetings or to work outside of designated normal hours per week
    Conditions of Employment
    • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License in good standing with a reliable vehicle for use on corporate business
    • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check

    Other Important Information

    Location: City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, Ontario

    Hours: The normal hours of work are 35 hours per week; however, some non-standard hours may apply.

    Wage: This a permanent full-time non-union position with the following pay level and 2021 pay range:

    • Pay Level: Level 14
    • Yearly Salary: $98,663.18 to $125,924.57 per year
    • Hourly Pay Rate: $54.21 to $69.19 per hour

    Benefits: This position includes a comprehensive non-union benefit plan, including but not limited to extended health and dental coverage, life and accident insurance, paid vacation and sick days, short/long term disability plans, OMERS pension plan, discounted rate for City Fitness Memberships and much more.

    The Application Process

    Please submit your resume electronically by quoting PN-21-13 – Manager of Business Development (Extended Deadline) in the subject line (MS Word or pdf format only) to email by Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

    Don’t meet the credentials as outlined but have years of directly related experience? Please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure to determine if you may qualify for equivalency.  Further information is available at

    • Position Equivalency Code: F

    Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required from the preferred candidate prior to an employment offer.

    The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer, and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

    Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) for the purpose of candidate selection.

    Disclaimer: The job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees to do this job. For full position details, please request a copy of the Job Description by emailing

    We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

    Economic Development Analyst

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

    Job Summary

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


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


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



    How to Apply

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

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

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

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

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

    The Corporation of the Town of Orangeville

    invites applications for the position of

    Co-ordinator, Marketing and Projects

    Community Services Department

    (Full-time position, 35 hours per week)

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

    Job Duties:

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


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

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

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

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

    Learn more here:

  • 16 Mar 2021 9:29 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

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


    POSTING NUMBER: 104054

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



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


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

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

    Job status: Permanent

    Applications must be received by: March 25, 2021

    Alternate formats will be provided upon request.

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

    If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at quoting reference #104054 by March 25, 2021 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

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

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

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

    Position:  Manager, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Company:  Burlington Economic Development

    Reporting to:  Executive Director


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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


    • Send your resume and cover letter to telling us why you’re a great fit for this role. Deadline to apply is Midnight March 28th.
    • We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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