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Government of Canada funding for business accelerators aims to speed up growth of tech firms across Alberta 

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | news releases

Small and medium-sized businesses need access to capital, resources and supports to grow and reach new regional, national and international markets. This is why the Government of Canada is investing $5 million to encourage and attract local and global business accelerators to Alberta, which play a critical role in enabling companies to grow and develop at a faster rate.


Eleven regional airports in British Columbia receiving up to $11.7 million to maintain regional connectivity and jobs 

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | news releases

Regional air transportation is crucial to ensure reliable passenger connectivity, that merchandise circulates, supply chains are maintained, and regional economic growth continues. The pandemic has had major impacts on regional air transportation ecosystems, affecting economies, communities, and local businesses.


Government of Canada supports Indigenous jobs in forestry sector

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | news releases

WD is supporting the launch of a virtual learning platform to match Indigenous workers with employment opportunities in British Columbia's forestry sector. This funding will support inclsuive growth opportunites in B.C.'s Indigenous communities.


Government of Canada supports emerging quantum technology sector

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | news releases

British Columbia has a considerable local competitive advantage in the quantum ecosystem, and is well positioned to become a world leader in the field. This technology will have significant impacts across many sectors including manufacturing, natural resources, finance, engineering, healthcare, defense, transport, telecommunications and life sciences.


Government of Canada to announce funding support for Western Canada’s quantum technology sector

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | media advisories

Terry Beech, Member of Parliament for Burnaby North – Seymour and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (B.C.), on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages will provide details on funding to support the development of British Columbia as a world leader in quantum technology.


Government of Canada announces support for University of Victoria to create Centre for Advanced Materials & Related Technology (CAMTEC) BioMedical Core

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | news releases

The life sciences sector has faced substantial equipment and training costs, which restrict companies from responding nimbly to challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic, and opportunities to improve the health of western Canadians. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in increased access to critical infrastructure and training in the biomedical and life sciences sectors.


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