Funding helps Windsor business grow and improve productivity as it expands local facility

News release

Government of Canada investment supports clean, inclusive recovery and long-term economic growth  

April 26, 2022 · Windsor, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

A key part of Canada’s economic recovery is supporting businesses as they adapt, grow and move forward from the COVID-19 pandemic. Small and medium-sized businesses and the organizations that support them represent the backbone of regional economies. They generate quality local jobs and are a source of pride for their communities. To do so, businesses and entrepreneurs need a strong foundation, built on technological innovation, inclusivity, and clean growth to create the workforce of the future.

Federal investments support business growth

Today, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, announced a repayable contribution of $550,000 through the Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) for a project with Nu-Air Ventilation Systems Incorporated in Windsor that is expected to create at least 15 permanent jobs by 2024. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

The project will help Nu-Air expand its current production facility by 14,800 square feet, enabling the company to meet a growing demand for its products. The company will significantly increase production capacity in both its residential and commercial production lines and provide a larger assembly area for custom orders. Nu-Air will also transition to greener products and more environmentally sustainable practices.

Launched in July 2021, the Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) provides $700 million over three years to Canada’s regional development agencies to support a regional response and stimulate economic recovery following the COVID-19 crisis by investing in projects that will help to create jobs. Through the JGF, the Government of Canada aims to support the transition to a green economy, foster an inclusive recovery, enhance competitiveness, and create jobs in every corner of the country.

Quotes

“The vitality of our business communities across Atlantic Canada is key to our economic recovery. We’ll continue to invest in our local businesses and the organizations that support them to create good jobs, support inclusive and clean growth opportunities, and build resiliency for years to come.”
- The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA

“The investment will help Nu-Air expand its facility to take advantage of new growth opportunities. I am pleased to support this local company as it innovates and explores new markets, creating jobs in our community.”
- Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants

Quick facts

  • Nu-Air Ventilation Systems Incorporated, established in 1992 in Windsor, N.S., manufactures Heat Recovery (HRVs) and Energy Recovery (ERV) air ventilation systems for commercial and residential buildings.

  • Nu-Air is majority Canadian owned and supplies contractors, wholesalers, builders, developers and homeowners. It currently employs 35 people and is expected to grow to 50 people by 2024.

  • In Atlantic Canada, ACOA is delivering $70 million of the $700-million national Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) to eligible businesses, non-profit organizations, community economic development partners, and Indigenous-led organizations and businesses, with projects that: 
    o   support the transition to a green economy
    o   foster an inclusive recovery
    o   preserve Canada’s competitiveness and future-proof businesses through digital adoption
    o   strengthen capacity in sectors critical to Canada’s recovery and growth

  • For more information on the application process, eligibility criteria and eligible expenses, or to apply for the JGF, reach out to your regional development agency.

  • Canada’s regional development agencies are continuing to deliver targeted support for economic recovery in the region. Application intake is open through ACOA for the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, Jobs and Growth Fund, Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative and Tourism Relief Fund.

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Contacts

Marianne Blondin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Official Languages and of the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Marianne.Blondin@acoa-apeca.gc.ca

Chris Brooks
Communications Director, Nova Scotia
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
902-830-3839
chris.brooks@acoa-apeca.gc.ca

David Deacon                 
CEO
Nu-Air Ventilation Systems Incorporated
416-209-2826
ddeacon@nu-airventilation.com

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