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Investments to create jobs, boost tourism, and help entrepreneurs across Western Canada

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The Government of Canada funding announced today is provided through the Canadian Experiences Fund (CEF) and supports Minister Joly’s recent announcement of the new tourism strategy: Creating Middle Class Jobs: A Federal Tourism Growth Strategy. The Strategy, which was developed based on feedback from Canadians and the work of the Advisory Council on Jobs and the Visitor Economy, highlights the importance of Canada’s tourism sector as an economic driver for communities across the country. Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) delivers CEF in Western Canada.


Government of Canada supports innovation and entrepreneurship at University of Regina

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | news releases

Through Western Economic Diversification Canada, the Government of Canada is providing a total of $879,000 to the University of Regina to enhance clean technology innovation in Saskatchewan’s oil and gas sector and support a prestigious competition for student entrepreneurs.


Federal government investment to stimulate the immersive tech ecosystem

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | news releases

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada announced $350,000 for the Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society's (VIFF) to develop the VIFF Immersed: International Content Market.


Government of Canada supports British Columbia’s steel and aluminum sector

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, announced over $4.9 million in funding for 10 companies across British Columbia.


Government of Canada invests in reliable bus service in northern British Columbia

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | news releases

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada announced a total of $1.9 million to help the Province of British Columbia secure one or more qualified transportation providers to operate inter-city bus services on four routes in northern B.C.


Government of Canada supports innovative businesses and organizations in Edmonton and surrounding areas

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | news releases

New investments for 23 projects across Edmonton and surrounding areas were announced today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada. Funding for these projects is provided through three programs that benefit innovation.


Government of Canada announces investment to support innovation in northern Alberta

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New investments for 23 projects across Edmonton and surrounding areas were announced today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada. Funding for these projects is provided through three programs that benefit innovation.


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