If you're an employer who's planning to pay for the training of new or current staff in the coming months you may want to take advantage of the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, which would refund you 2/3 to 5/6 of your training costs up to $10,000 per employee.
I manage this grant program at The Career Foundation and am happy to answer any questions.
Andrei ArkhanguelskiThumbs up! It's a great program that every employer should be aware of. We're taking advantage of it and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. It's a great way to enable your employees to upgrade their skills by taking a course at a university, college or a third party training provider, such as BrainStation, Lighthouse Labs, or Bitmaker. Online courses on sites like Udemy may be acceptable if there is not a training provider in Ontario that might offer a similar course including universities, colleges or a third party training provider.
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Venk ChandranI am a previous recipient of this grant.. Or whatever this initiative was called a decade ago. It helped me get a job after the startup I was at died in the dot com bust. And it helped me get back into tech. It's not just important for employers but prospective employees who want that first step but have a hard time getting experience. Use this to educate potential employers as I did.
Thought provoking article in the Wall Street Journal about drones and your airspace rights above your property and how do we manage innovation, safety and privacy. This article though is specific to the US, where (according to the article) landowners right extend to 500 feet above ground.
Transport Canada guidelines for recreational drone use do not permit flying drones higher than 300 feet above ground and at least 500 feet away from people, buildings and vehicles (unless you have a special commercial permit called SFOC) which in theory puts your drone flying neighbour in trouble with Transport Canada before the privacy issue is even raised.
Still, Canada has been a leader in commercial drone testing compared to the US with its streamlined SFOC program, with firms like Amazon choosing to do their drone testing in Canada. This is where the next-generation of drone startups could find their footing.
Law professors from the University of Miami and the University of Washington, A. Michael Froomkin and Ryan Calo, debate whether property owners or the government should decide when and where drones can fly.
Hello Friends in Toronto, me and my business partners are looking for Back End or Full Stack Developers for one internet project and we are offering equity. We are looking for passionate individuals, who wants to try new things and able to take risks. Let me know if you are interested, would be happy to share the details. ... See MoreSee Less
Dennis PilarinosThanks all.. we feel very humbled to have this opportunity. Supporting and bolstering the Canadian tech ecosystem is something I've been passionate about for years and this feels like a great vehicle to do that.
If you're building a mobile app - we'd love to have you try buddybuild!
Hey SN friends! Next Monday evening (May 30th) The DMZ is hosting Ian Lucey from the Lucey Fund for a cozy chat. This is a huge global fund focused on early stage ventures - it'll be a great chance to pick the brain of a seasoned investor and gain perspective on what he's seen (and what he sees coming). See you there! ... See MoreSee Less
The Lucey Fund is leading a new wave of very early stage angel investing and have invested in over 80+ startups over the past 3 years. In 2015 they made 30 investments and plan to do 50 in 2016. They currently have offices in Los Angeles, Dublin, London, Spain, Poland and the Ukraine. Lucey Fund are...
Hiten Shah just hunted Fortay.co on Product Hunt! www.producthunt.com/tech/ & Search for Fortay. Fortay is your perfect app if you're rapidly growing, culture focused, need to improve hiring efficiency or to keep your team culturally aligned. ... See MoreSee Less
David BerglasOur story wouldn't complete without a shoutout to Ben Zifkin. Ben's been our biggest fan from day 1. He supported us before we were even a thing and is still one of our closest advisors. We're proud Hubba alums and grateful for everything we learned there!
OMERS Ventures is often associated with later stage deals. On a $ basis, I'm sure most of their capital goes there. But Managing Director Jim Orlando has crunched some numbers and most of their deals are actually early stage at the time of the first cheque ... See MoreSee Less
John RuffoloCorrect. Many people confuse late stage investors with life cycle investors. A late stage investor (such as the outstanding investors Insight) has a very focused strategy around Series B and later and do it exceptionally well. OMERS Ventures, as a lifecycle investor, wants to FIRST fund at the seed or Series A timeframe but have enough dry powder to keep on funding right through an ultimate exit or liquidity event so that a company is able to scale throughout their entire lifecycle.