$220 million Grants For Cisco to create 1700 Jobs in Ontario

$220 million Grants For Cisco to create 1700 Jobs in Ontario


Creating Jobs in Ontario's High Tech Sector

Ontario Partners With Cisco Canada to Help Create Up to 1,700 New Jobs

Office of the Premier| GovernmentGrantsCanada.ca

Ontario is partnering with Cisco Canada to launch the largest job-creating investment in the history of the province's tech sector.

Cisco will make Ontario one of its global research and development hubs for its next-generation technologies. It will create up to 1,700 jobs to expand its current Ontario workforce to 3,000 in the next six years, with up to $190 million in provincial support. Cisco will potentially grow its Ontario workforce to 5,000 within the next 10 years.

Cisco is investing up to $4 billion in Ontario over the next decade, including up to $2.2 billion in salaries alone. The Ontario government is providing a total grant of up to $220 million to support Cisco's investment.

Ontario is attracting leading companies like Cisco through its talented workforce, research infrastructure and competitive business climate. The majority of Cisco's new hires will be in the field of research and development, and the company will be focusing on recent graduates and mentoring the next generation of talent in Ontario.

Partnering with business to create jobs is part of the government's economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate across Ontario.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario’s grants are contingent on the company meeting investment and job targets. Projects are closely monitored over their lifespan to protect taxpayers’ investment.
  • Cisco’s new positions will be located primarily in Ottawa and Toronto, with additional opportunities created across Cisco’s Ontario operations.
  • Ontario’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry directly employs about 250,000 people, representing almost half of the sector employment in Canada.
  • Ontario ranks third in North America after California and Texas for the number of ICT companies.
Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario

This is a great example of how government partnerships with the private sector can help create jobs and grow the economy. We are building on Ontario’s position as a global leader in research and innovation, and creating important tech sector jobs across the province.”

Kathleen Wynne

Premier of Ontario



 Dr. Eric Hoskins Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment

Cisco’s investment positions Ontario as an undisputed leader in the global tech industry. We’re sending a message to the world that Ontario is the best place anywhere for business to innovate, grow and create jobs. Today’s investment and the jobs it will create are part of our plan to create opportunity today and for the long-term.”

Dr. Eric Hoskins


Nitin Kawale  President, Cisco Canada

President, Cisco Canada


Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment



Today marks a significant milestone for Cisco Canada and the Province of Ontario. This announcement builds on our existing partnership and our mutual commitment to drive productivity and create new economic opportunities through innovation. Together with the province we will create high value jobs that will stimulate the economy. This initiative will also ensure that Ontario continues to be a leader in the information and communications technology industry, with a vast talent pool representing the country’s next generation of innovation.”

Nitin Kawale

President, Cisco Canada



Self Employment Programs Alberta

Self Employment Programs in Alberta

Self Employment in Alberta Is it for me?

Self Employment Programs Alberta

self employment programs alberta

self employment programs alberta

To assist individuals to create jobs for themselves by starting a business. To create additional employment opportunities in the community that might not otherwise be available. The Self Employment Program provides clients with formal instruction in business plan development, one-to-one business counselling, coaching, guidance and follow-up during business plan implementation.

Participants accepted into the program will come with a business idea, the commitment to become an entrepreneur, and their life experience. They will be ready, willing and able to become an entrepreneur.

Eligibility Criteria

Individuals must:

  • Have a viable business idea
  • Be an unemployed Albertan (working less than 20 hours per week)
  • Have employment barriers that may include, but not limited to: low income, language, education and cultural barriers
  • Have sufficient cash or capital, or access to capital to start and operate their business
  • Meet citizen requirements
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Alberta resident for at least 3 months

This program is funded by the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada.


Alberta Human Services – Alberta Works
Telephone: Contact your nearest Alberta Service Centre or Canada-Alberta Service Centre or call the Career Information Hotline at 780-422-4266 in Edmonton
Fax: 780-422-1759
Toll-free (information): 1-800-661-3753 throughout Alberta


Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)

 Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)

 Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)

Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)


Creating Jobs and Opportunities In The North 

29 August, 2013 | www.GovernmentGrantsCanada.ca |

Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)

Canada’s Economic Action Plan is contributing $142.4 million over six years (starting in 2012) to construct and equip the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. CHARS will be a world-class hub for science and technology in Canada's North.

Construction of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) station and operation of the CHARS science and technology program will create jobs across the North and more specialized sectors in other parts of Canada. It also will stimulate business in Cambridge Bay and the local area. Northerners will acquire skills and experience that will help them get jobs in many industries—from mining to energy, to natural resource and wildlife management, and to health and life sciences.

To learn more about CHARS construction and science program and how it is creating jobs and opportunities in the North check with Government of Canada website.