Sep 21, 2017 @ 08:02
Software solutions company, The Createch Group, has set its sights on establishing an international information and communications technology support and training centre in Sault Ste. Marie, thanks in part to a Government of Canada repayable contribution of $482,000.
The funding was announced Tuesday by Terry Sheehan, member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and minister responsible for FedNor.
This investment will assist the company with equipment and temporary facility costs until its operations transfer to a permanent location at Sault College’s Institute for Environment, Education and Entrepreneurship in 2018, and support its continued growing contribution to local employment.
This investment supports the Government of Canada’s Innovation and Skills Plan by helping build a skilled and creative workforce in the digital industry, creating sustainable economic growth.
“Today’s investment will not only help attract and retain high-paying information and communications technology jobs, it will create opportunities to help diversify the community from its traditional manufacturing roots to a knowledge-based economy.” – Terry Sheehan, member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie
“Digital technologies are changing the business landscape around the world, representing significant opportunities for Canadian companies that are ready. That is why we are proud to support firms like The Createch Group to scale-up and allow them to help more businesses improve their profitability and grow.” – The Honourable Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and minister responsible for FedNor
“We are excited about the federal government’s support that is helping us launch our innovative new project in Sault Ste. Marie in partnership with Sault College. Once up and running, our plan is to deliver advanced technology services to municipalities, Indigenous communities, and small and medium-sized enterprises in the manufacturing and health sectors from right here in Northern Ontario.” – Mario Chabot, general manager, Microsoft Business Solutions
- The funding announced today is provided through FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program, which supports projects that promote sustainable community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation throughout the region.
- Since November 1, 2015, the Sault Ste. Marie region has received a total of $3.9 million for nine projects under the Northern Ontario Development Program.