More than $1.3 million for supporting the development and growth of four Sherbrooke companies

News release

The Government of Canada supports the projects of Eagle Vizion, Oneka Technologies, G.E. Gilbert Industries, and Energy Solutions Air (ESA)

January 16, 2019 – Sherbrooke, Quebec – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The companies Eagle Vizion, Oneka Technologies, G.E. Gilbert Industries, and Energy Solutions Air will be able to continue to grow by receiving repayable contributions totalling $1,305,000 from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.

Through CED’s support, Eagle Vizion and Oneka Technologies will be able to carry out their business start-up project in the clean technology sector. As for G.E. Gilbert Industries and Energy Solutions Air, they have been able to move forward with development projects that will enable them to increase their companies’ productivity and growth.  

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced that funding today. The funding granted by the Government of Canada under CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program will enable the recipient companies to achieve the objectives that they have set for themselves. Carrying out their respective projects will generate total investments of over $9 million and create 34 new jobs in the Cantons-de-l’Est region.

The Government of Canada is committed to establishing close partnerships with Quebec companies in order to support their efforts to innovate and increase their productivity and competitiveness, while contributing to the economic vitality of the regions, job creation and a better quality of life for citizens.

Quotes

“We are choosing to focus on the innovation capacity and the desire to progress of these companies that are setting themselves apart in a constantly changing market. Their drive, boldness and innovative spirit are contributing to the economic vitality of the Cantons-de-l’Est region.”

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“As Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, my goal is to help companies grow and innovate so that they can become more competitive and create high-quality jobs and wealth for Canadians. This is why we are supporting Eagle Vizion, Oneka Technologies, G.E. Gilbert Industries, and Energy Solutions Air, four companies whose successes have a ripple effect on the region and on the Canadian economy as a whole.“

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

Quick facts

  • Today’s announcement is made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio, which comprises 17 federal departments and agencies, including CED and the other five regional development agencies.

  • To find out more about CED and its priorities, see the 2018-2019 Departmental Plan or visit www.dec-ced.gc.ca.

  • For 50 years now, the Government of Canada has been actively involved in regional economic development in Quebec: half a century of concrete action dedicated to the development of the regions and local companies.

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Contacts

Media Relations
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
514-283-7443
dec.media.ced@canada.ca

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