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Resource Links & Organizations

Enterprise Renfrew County
Offers a wide variety of FREE support services to assist you in your business decisions including: consultation with a qualified business consultant, business plan assistance, guidance on licenses, permits, business registration required to start a business. Enterprise Renfrew County also offer business coaching and mentoring, please contact them for more details on what services are available to you.

Government of Canada Business Resource

The Government of Canada site is extensive and by clicking on one of the following titles below you will be able to take advantage of the resources made available to you.

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Invest Ottawa

Invest Ottawa delivers economic development programs and initiatives that increase entrepreneurial momentum, wealth and jobs in the City of Ottawa and its surrounding region. Its goal is to make Ottawa the most innovative City in Canada. Invest Ottawa services include start-up incubation and mentorship, acceleration for existing companies, global business attraction and local business retention, targeted sector development, commercialization, and marketing Ottawa’s diversified economy and high quality of life.

ontrac Arnprior

Funded in part by the Government of Ontario and the Federal Government, ontrac Employment Resource services delivers Employment Ontario programs to local employers to assist with their hiring and training needs.  Job Matching, Placement and Incentives (JMPI) aims to help individuals obtain career-related work experience, helps employers to find employees for jobs they are trying to fill, and provides recruitment supports such as job matching, resume screening, job posting, job fairs, etc.  In some cases, wage incentives are provided to employers who hire and help individuals transition into the labour force.

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) supports skills training for individual(s) that meets the workforce development needs of employers.  Training supported through the Grant is driven by employer demand and must be directly related to the skills that meet their workforce development needs.  Employers may be eligible to receive up to $10,000 per trainee, as reimbursement for training costs.  This program is intended to support employers in taking a greater role in workforce development.

Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation Offers many services including business counselling, business financing, community economic development, seminars, workshops and online training. Amongst many of their services is the Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program (OSEB). If you have been affected by downsizing, and you are on Employment Insurance (EI) and pursuing self-employment you may be eligible for this program, please visit OSEB.

Renfrew County Economic Development
Get information, support and data on Renfrew County and the municipalities that are a part of the County. Get information on upcoming events for local entrepreneurs and projects organized through the County.