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Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

BDC is a financial institution wholly owned by the government of Canada. BDC plays a leadership role in delivering financial, investment and consulting services to Canadian small businesses, with a particular focus on the technology and export sectors of the economy. Our vision is to make a unique and significant contribution to the success of dynamic and innovative entrepreneurship in Canada. Building on 60 years of success as Canada’s small business bank, BDC provides solutions to today’s business challenges to help small businesses develop into tomorrow’s business leaders. BDC’s experienced, highly-trained account managers and business consultants provide superior, customized service to meet the individual needs of entrepreneurs at every stage of their business development.

Cambrian College

Cambrian provides customized and ongoing training to industry integrating computer based and distance education with classroom instruction. Cambrian offers apprenticeship training in Electrical – Industrial, Industrial Mechanical Millwright, Heavy Equipment Technician, Tool and Die Machinist, Welder Fitter, Carpenter- General. It also offer post-secondary diplomas in Mining, Geology, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering Technician as well as customized training in these areas.


Cambrian Innovates

Established in 2009, Cambrian Innovates is Cambrian College’s research development arm. Our mission is to create an environment of partnership, development and learning that will benefit our industry partners, students, faculty and our community. Located in Sudbury inside the College’s Glencore Centre for Innovation, partners have access to more than 350 highly skilled staff and faculty, as well as students from more than 80 programs from Cambrian College.

Cambrian Innovates works with businesses small and large to improve performance, education and training, and the economic and social development of our region. Collaboration underlies all we do. We bring together industry, funding partners and Cambrian faculty and students to provide market solutions for current business challenges.

These partnerships are beneficial for everyone. The students receive paid working experience to put on their resumes. Faculty keeps their industry-specific skills and knowledge current. Industry connects with bright upcoming workers and solves problems with fewer wasted resources. Everyone wins!

The future for Cambrian Innovates is brighter than ever. Ranked among Canada’s top 50 applied research colleges in 2014, we continue to act as a catalyst for innovation in order to enhance our community.

Cambrian Insurance

Cambrian Insurance is an independently owned property & casualty brokerage firm based in Sudbury. In business since 1965, we specialize in Personal and Commercial Insurance, with other divisions specializing in niche liability and individual life and disability coverage. Group benefits packages and a range of financial products round out our product offering.Cambrian has a network of eight offices and representatives which/who cover the North. We have three offices in the Sudbury area. In addition, there are retail locations in North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, West Nipissing, Cochrane and Kapuskasing.
Contact: James Smith

Canada Brokerlink

Canada Brokerlink, one of the largest privately owned insurance brokerages in Canada, provides the mining industry with a wide range of specialized property and casualty insurance products covering both domestic and foreign exposures.
Contact: Doug Hayes

Canadian Trade-Ex

Canadian Trade-ex are marketing specialists who connect our clients through trade events, publications and web based technologies. As facilitators to these channels we are guided by our Northern Values, where we understand that our products and our performance directly affects our communities and neighbors. This level of accountability is evidenced with every employee, ensuring that each and every client gets our best representation in the markets we serve. We pride ourselves in growing regional products and services to National Event status.

Canadore College

Canadore College provides a variety of full-time, part-time and training options in Trades & Technology, Information Technology, and Business delivered through distance education or in the classroom. Apprenticeship training is available in Surface Blaster, Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic, General Machinist, and Fitter Structural Steel. Full-time skilled trades programs are offered in Electrical, Machinist, Millwright, Motive Power, Plumbing, and Welder Fitter. Canadore College also offers a pre-technology program designed to strengthen the student’s skills while exploring career options in technology.

Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI)

The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) directs and coordinates step-change innovation in the areas of exploration, deep mining, integrated mine engineering, environment and sustainability for the metal mining industry. With a seasoned team of program directors, CEMI identifies, assesses and manages industry-focused applied research & development projects that extend from geology and engineering to the natural sciences. We recognize innovation is a three-phase process: research, development and implementation (R & D, I). With implementation, we turn innovative ideas into best practices.
Contact: Shannon Katary

Collège Boréal – Les Entreprises « Boréal »

Collège Boréal’s contract training division (LEB) has been offering client oriented training solutions since 1995. Available in your language of choice, LEB offers workforce training in the trades and technology (industrial; automotive; construction; service trades), business (customer service; IT; bookkeeping; language skills) and health (fitness; medical; first aid). With a presence in over 85% of the province of Ontario, Collège Boréal can take advantage of its multiple locations or bring the training to your establishment.

Collins Barrow

Recognized as Canada’s mid-market industry leader with roots dating back more than 80 years, Collins Barrow is the 8th largest public accounting network in the country. At Collins Barrow, we understand that the mining sector has its own set of opportunities and challenges. Our assurance, tax and transaction professionals work to understand these issues and devise the right solutions for companies within the mining supply and service industry.

We have extensive experience in providing accounting, transaction, tax and valuation advice at all phases of a company’s business. Active and connected in Northern Ontario’s vibrant community, we are the trusted advisors of choice in an industry that is essential for Canada’s continuing prosperity.

Collins Barrow SNT, unearthing the possibilities.


Crocodile Printing and Signs

Since 1988, Crocodile Printing and Signs has been providing printing solutions to the mining and construction industry. We are experienced. Our knowledgeable staff are capable of handling any sized job, large or small. Our in house capabilities set us apart. Whether it’s offset printing, vehicle wraps, signs, banners, tradeshow displays, digital printing, rubber stamps, t-shirts, stencils, lamacoids, reflectives, design or multimedia, you name it, we can help. With everything done in house under one roof, not only will you save time but money too. We are fully equipped with new and up-to-date equipment in order to provide our customers with fast, efficient and effective services at a price that can’t be beat.

We print direct to steel, plywood, paper, fabrics, aluminum, cardboard, plastics, glass, and ceramics. We print with thermochromatic, oxidizing, vegetable, invisible, oil, dye-sublimation, micr, toner, latex and UV curing inks. We grommet, engrave, imprint, hot brand, wrap, cut, laminate, heat transfer, stamp and coat. We print, and a whole lot more…..

Visit our website, drop us a line, fire off an email, drop in… we would be happy to help.
We put your mark, where you want it, when you need it

Desjardins Business Centre

The Desjardins Business Centre is an extension of it’s caisses that centralizes a group of commercial and industrial experts in one location. This configuration allows Desjardins to offer customized business solutions to their clients with judicious advice from experts who are very familiar with the industry. It also allows competitive financial services to entrepreneurs and access to a vast pool of resources and subsidiaries.Our Account Managers have clients in various sectors such as mining services and supply, manufacturing, transportation, commercial real estate, land development and construction in general. We are also supported by a Specialized Business Unit and a strong Risk Management Team based at our Regional Offices in Ontario and Quebec.We offer financing products such as term loans, operating lines of credit, construction loans and business VISA credit cards. Also, we offer cash management tools such as chequing accounts, online banking, payroll services and foreign currency chequing accounts.
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DGO Technologies

DGO Technologies proves technical assistance in product development and manufacturing. We have the ability to assist you at any stage of your design improve an existing design or provide manufacturing options. With a specialty in electronics and PCB’s we have expanded into mechatronics allowing us to service a wide arrange of industries from aerospace to underground mining. Providing you with a professional and quality service from your idea to your point of sale.

DiBrina Sure Group

In support of individuals and organizations, with a special focus in dealing with the unique needs of business owners, DiBrina Sure Group was brought together to deliver specialized consulting expertise in the areas of individual and corporate financial planning, human resources management, employee benefits consulting and pension plan consulting and administration. Our firm focuses on creative problem-solving and client education. In order to do so we have developed disciplined and customized processes that are implemented by our highly educated and self-motivated team. DiBrina Sure Group firmly believes in doing all the little things and going that extra mile for our all of our clients. In doing this, we have become known for our personalized approach and skills in relationship building. Humaniqa, a new division of DiBrina Sure Group, is a comprehensive web-based solution that supports small to medium size enterprises (SME) across Canada in managing their human resources. By subscribing, clients have access to a variety of jurisdiction-specific resources, in both English and French, which can help save them time and money. A library of templates, including letters, policies, forms, and job descriptions along with training videos, customizable employee handbooks, online storage capabilities, and access to advice from HR professionals are available.
Contact: 705-688-9393
Email: Frank Cinotti

Dynamic Earth

Since Dynamic Earth opened its doors in April 2003, this Science North attraction has welcomed more than 280,000 visitors into the world of earth sciences, mining and mining technology. Dynamic Earth features interactive exhibits and multimedia shows that highlight the area’s unique geology and rich mining heritage. It is a place where people can gain knowledge, insight and understanding of the importance that earth sciences play in the world around us.

Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce

As the voice of business, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce advocates for business and community prosperity. The chamber represents over 800 businesses throughout Greater Sudbury at all three levels of government and offers numerous services and support to its members and the community.

Greater Sudbury Utilities

GSU Inc. is a diversified, community-owned company focused on excellence, innovation and growth. Our family of companies provide leadership in energy distribution, conservation and alternative generation as well as leading edge telecommunications technologies and services.
Companies in our Family:
Greater Sudbury Utilities
Greater Sudbury Hydro
Agilis Networks
@Home Energy

Green Economy North

As Sudbury’s business support program for environmental sustainabilty, we help our members measure, manage, reduce and save. From evaluating your Carbon Risk Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Inventory to establishing and implementing an Action Plan, Green Economy North will work with your business to mitigate the impact of rising energy costs. Benefits include energy auditing, carbon accounting, green team support, communications and recognition, access to experts, technical training events and more.

KPMG Enterprise

KPMG Enterprise serves hundreds of private companies in Northern Ontario, providing each with one-on-one personalized service. Our professionals are an integrated team of advisors; a team that seeks to continually understand the challenges and opportunities facing private companies locally, across the country and around the world. From tax planning and financing your business, to managing your growth and measuring your results, KPMG Enterprise has accomplished professionals to help address your issues. We believe this is why we are a Canadian leader in audit market share per the RoB Private 350 list.Our dedication to the Mining industry is evidenced by KPMG’s Global Mining Network, our support of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and our Annual Mining Executive Forum. Our network acts as a point of access to the knowledge that member firms can offer locally and around the world. Our Canadian Mining Centers are based in Toronto and Vancouver. These Centers play a key role in developing thought leadership and a worldwide focus. KPMG Enterprise Advisors cover Northern Ontario through offices located in North Bay, Sudbury, Elliot Lake and Sault Ste. Marie. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We have 140,000 outstanding professionals working together to deliver value in 146 countries.
Contact: Brian A. Killah

Laurentian University

Laurentian University shares Sudbury’s vision “to become the national centre of excellence in mining innovation – education, research, technology, and commercialization – by energetically building on acknowledged strengths in mineral exploration, mining engineering, robotics, and environmental sciences.” Laurentian University hosts 6 Canadian Research Chairs, 9 Mining Research Centres, 7 mining-related graduate programs at the M.Eng., M.Sc., and Ph.D. level, and generates on average 3.3 million dollars in research grants and contracts per year in mining-related research, thereby creating in excess of 100 high level research positions in Sudbury alone. This research capacity puts Laurentian University amongst the top university-based mining research institutions.

Laurentian University – Goodman School of Mines

The Goodman School of Mines was created to help Canada meet the impending employment shortfall in the mining industry that is estimated to be between 60,000 and 130,000 new workers by 2020, many of which will require a university degree.Our vision is to be The University for the development of world-class credentials in the five key areas that define the mining cycle: Mineral Exploration, Project Feasibility, Mine Development, Mine Closure and Monitoring and in the three key areas in society–People and Community, Environment and Ecology, and the Economy–that are impacted by it.The Goodman School of Mines is mandated to:
Expand interdisciplinary majors and minors, thereby enhancing the skills of future professionals in mineral exploration and mining, in areas such as occupational health and safety, Indigenous relations, mining management and finance;

  • Drive the creation of executive programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in modular, short-course or distance education formats, and other delivery mechanisms as opportunities may arise;
  • Formalize new provincial, national and international alliances with other post-secondary institutions, including an International Network of Schools of Mines with Laurentian serving as a major hub;
  • Double enrolment in mining related programs by 2020.
Contact: Denyse Leroy
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Lloyd Research Group Inc

Lloyd Research Group, based in Sudbury, is Microsoft’s only business solutions Partner located in Northern Ontario. Specializing in business information systems consulting and over 25 years of experience, Lloyd Research Group aims to make business processes simpler and more user friendly with key solutions in the areas of:

• Accounting, field service and sales force automation solutions
• Powerful Quality Health and Safety (QHSA) management
• Self-serve web portals including: customer service and partner (agent) portals

Their expertise lies in designing business management solutions and bringing simplicity to the selection and implementation process. Their goal is maximizing productivity as well as return on investment for their customers when making strategic technology purchases. LRGI are experts who use a proven approach to the selection and implementation of solutions for small to medium sized businesses which allows them to function more effectively and realize better results while growing to new heights. LRGI will help you to manage your risk while scaling up your operations.

Known for excellence in customer service and certified as a Microsoft Dynamics partner, LRGI helps customers choose the right accounting (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. Lloyd Research Group has the right solutions for your business and will help you find them.

Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MaJIC)

The Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MaJIC) is a not-for-profit corporation, with a Board of Directors, independent of but in cooperation with Northern College and the Welding Engineering Technology program. MaJIC builds upon the expertise of Northern College in welding technology and the trust established with industry. MaJIC offers a range of products and services that will benefit not only individual companies but help raise the level of technology used throughout Canadian industry and contribute to public safety. As an approved CWB test centre, MaJIC provides welder performance testing. MaJIC can provide materials testing for materials characterization and as part of procedure qualification. Procedure development and testing according to standards and site specifics are also available. As an approved CWB test centre, MaJIC provides welder performance testing. MaJIC can provide materials testing for materials characterization and as part of procedure qualification. Procedure development and testing according to standards and site specifics are also available.
Contact: Don Dekker


MIRARCO (Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation) has been developing innovative solutions for the mining industry and its challenges. It is a not-for-profit corporation that operates with support from the private and public sectors. The driving force behind MIRARCO is a dedicated workforce made up of experienced professionals and students at all levels of post-secondary education. Through our unique position as a hybrid organization, combining academic and professional dynamics, we help advance innovative and applied research.

MIRARCO is engaged in five core research domains:

  • Geohazard Assessment and Risk Mitigation (GRC)
  • Mining Safety Research and Risk Management (MSR)
  • Ventilation and Production Optimization (VPO)
  • Energy, Renewables and Carbon Management (ERCM)
  • Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Communities (OCCIAR)
Contact: MIRARCO Info

Northern Ontario Exports Program


As a Northern Ontario-based program, we are pleased to announce another intake of Export Marketing Assistance (EMA) funding for companies engaged in export marketing and sales activities. With more than half of the firms in Northern Ontario stating access to new markets, both internationally and domestically, as a top priority for growth, this program is specifically designed to increase the global reach of your products and services.As part of the Northern Ontario Exports Program proudly supported by FedNor and The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, Ontario’s North Economic Development Corporation has developed the Export Marketing Assistance program as a means to ‘kick open the doors’ to new global markets for the innovative products and services of Northern Ontario’s mining supply and services sector and companies from other sectors looking to export or dramatically increase their export potential.

If you are serious about growing the export potential of your business, this program provides timely financial assistance to help you engage international and out of province clients in an increasingly complex global market, expand your marketing reach outside of Northern Ontario and solidify revenue streams from a broader geographic customer base.

For more information regarding the Northern Ontario Exports Program and the Export Marketing Assistance, please contact Scott Rennie, Project Manager via email or via phone (705) 674-4455 x4403

Near North Customs Brokers

Near North Customs Brokers Inc. (formerly George A. Gray Customs Brokers Limited) has been serving the needs of the mining and trades community for more than half a century. Our focus is on a full range of trade-related services required by companies involved in international transport, from import & export Customs Brokerage to Air & Ocean Freight Forwarding services to export document preparation.


Founded in 1995, the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) is a leading private, non-profit organization that empowers our clients, our staff, and our community partners to drive a culture of productivity, innovation, and life-long learning. As part of the Ontario Network of Excellence, NORCAT serves as Sudbury’s Regional Innovation Centre partnering with community stakeholders to help start and accelerate the growth of innovative companies. NORCAT is also focused on providing world-class programs, services, and resources to reduce injuries, save lives, and enhance productivity in the workplace and beyond. Finally, NORCAT operates a vibrant innovation hub to engage our clients, community, and key stakeholders by providing an environment that celebrates a culture of productivity, innovation, and life-long learning.

North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce

Business association for North Bay & area, chamber of commerce/board of trade, regional tourist information centre, museum and gift shop.

North Heritage Reality (Royal Lepage)

Specializes in Industrial and commercial property and building sales. All segments of industrial and commercial work.Ed Mallette has been a practicing broker and real estate agent in Sudbury since 1962, specializing in commercial real estate. He was a founding partner of Mallette-Goring Real Estate and since 1998 has been affiliated with Royal Lepage North Heritage Realty. He is also a current CCIM member.
Contact: Ed Mallette

Northern Ontario Business

Northern Ontario Business (NOB) is a monthly, business to business, newspaper in Northern Ontario. For the past 25 years, it has been the only single medium with direct access to the business decision-makers of this vast region. With a press run of 11,000 per month, an average of 2.3 readers per copy establishes NOB’s average readership level at 25,000 readers per issue. Northern Ontario Business publishes the internationally distributed quarterly publication, the Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal (SMSJ), which is personally addressed to subscribers in 24 countries around the world.

PBL Insurance Limited

We have grown more in the last few years than over the past two decades, and are proud to be one of the top five commercial brokers in Ontario (top 25 in Canada). We are not a ‘mega-broker’ with large overhead and unwieldy bureaucracy, or an agency with minimal services and limited market access. Our clients enjoy our outstanding industry expertise and long-term view. Our local presence also drives our high rate of client retention. Our success in the niche we have carved for ourselves in the industry gives us lift and forward momentum.
We have a unique footprint across Ontario. Our regional offices are strategically placed to serve our clients in all the major provincial centres, and provide the best insurance solutions to meet the requirements of our local, national and international clients. We see ourselves as providing just the right fit for virtually all business insurance requirements. Our clients are successful business owners or executives. They are not insurance experts. They rely on our specialists to help them define their operational exposures. Together we develop long-term solutions that support their objectives. We have the resources and responsiveness to manage any corporate risk, combined with the dependability of an established private company. Core values of service excellence and expert guidance, and our personable approach, have enabled us to move beyond ordinary business relationships. We are a true Value Added Partner.
At PBL, we intend to be around for another 100 years. Investment in advanced technologies and recruitment of top talent allow us to continually enhance our operations. Management at all levels is engaged, directing our growth and continually analyzing the latest developments in unstable economic conditions. Our entrepreneurial and nimble spirit and our dedication protect our clients, and ensure our future as a respected leader in the industry.
Contact: (705)524-2700

Provix Inc.

PROVIX is Canada’s leading supplier of equipment and vehicle camera safety systems to the Mining industry.

PROVIX enhances vision through the deployment of technologically advanced camera systems. Camera systems that can include thermal vision, remote viewing capability, wireless recording, programmed and triggered event monitoring, night vision and safer, more productive operations in drilling, mucking, hauling, blasting, tramming, loading and rescue operations.

PROVIX Inc. manufactures, assembles and installs custom camera systems for all mining applications– from wireless remote video systems and safety cameras for mining equipment to loading pocket, chute, breaker, bin and conveyor monitoring.
PROVIX can provide cost-effective analogue or digital camera systems that through vision enhancement offer a safer, more productive operating environment.

Remote video systems are used for scoops, loaders, LHDs and drill rigs. They provide remarkably clear video for mucking, drilling and bolting while allowing operators to remain out of harm’s way.
Loading pocket cameras transmit video to haul-truck drivers and control-tower monitors. Remote video systems offer extended run times through integrated battery packs or machine-power connections.
Wireless inspection camera systems can include integrated recording capability and enhanced lighting for stope, brow, pass, bin and drift inspection while viewed from from the safe operator station.

Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre

The Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre is a full service hotel located in the business core of Sudbury. We specialize in corporate conventions and meetings. From one- to- one interview meeting rooms to conventions for over 500, we can tailor our meeting and conventions spaces to suit all your needs.

The Radisson Hotel offers a 24 hour business centre, in-door pool and whirlpool. Complimentary in-door parking, WI FI and guest coin laundry and dry cleaning services. Our on-site Pesto’s restaurant, offers full room service. Complimentary access to our on-site gym and the Worlds Gym.

Guest room amenities include non-smoking rooms, suites, special needs rooms. In room mini refrigerators, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards along with fax/modem ports and complimentary WI Fi.

Complimentary daily newspaper, and free local telephone calls.

Contact: Sheila Bellefeuille

Direct Number: 705-671-6651

Sunwire Inc.

Sunwire Inc. is a Sudbury based telecommunication firm that serves companies across North America. We provide our clients with a complete IP telephone solution that was developed by our team in 2010 and since deployed in 300+ offices. Our next generation phone system (PBX) called SolSwitch allows companies to conduct business without borders. We enable companies to significantly reduce monthly telecommunication costs all the while increasing both employee connectivity and telephony functionality.
SolSwitch will interconnect multiple offices spread globally, home workers, cell phones and remote workers in mining camps etc. We specialize in SIP Trunking services which provide business’s with outstanding telephony flexibility and cost savings.
Contact: Alex Levesque

PACE – Partners in Achieving Change Excellence

A company built in Northern Ontario, for Northern Ontario, Partners in Achieving Change Excellence – PACE can help your business maintain its competitive edge and increase profits.

With our 50 years of combined experience in the mining, supply chain, inventory control, and technology sectors, and expertise in Lean, Six Sigma, Change Management and Project Management, we have helped our clients save over $10 million since 2013.

Using world renowned process improvement best practices, PACE will work with you to turn your ideas into reality, helping create efficiencies and re-allocating human resources for maximum impact and profit creation.

In addition to hands on consulting and improvement services, our Lean training and coaching sessions are proven capacity builders:

  • Up to a 500% return on investment for the first project in first year of graduation.
  • Training sessions vetted through the Canada Ontario Job Grant to provide up to 70% off training packages.
  • Northern Ontario manufacturers can receive up to 50% rebate on consulting fees up to $30,000.00. (PACE are
  • SMART certified consultants with FedNor.)

PACE is the only Lean training and consulting firm north of Barrie, offering Lean training in an open format in Timmins – Sault Ste. Marie – North Bay – Thunder Bay – Sudbury.

To register for an upcoming Lean training session, or for further information on how PACE can help maximize savings, profits and resources for your company and get the best out of your people, please visit

Contact: Néha T. Singh
Phone: 705-222-8463

Westmont Hospitality Group

Westmont Hospitality Group is a diverse collection of over 130 multi brand hotel locations across Canada. Whether you are traveling on business or pleasure, out portfolio will have a location to suite your travel requirements. Our hotel locations are designed to match your budget and most importantly exceed your expectations.With highly recognized and respected hospitality brands such as Choice Brand Properties (Comfort Inn and Quality Hotels and Suites), Travelodge, Radisson, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites and Best Western, we have you covered wherever you are traveling. Our hotels can be found in most major cities, close to airports, conference centres, universities, and tourist attractions coast to coast. We offer a full range of services to ensure you will find exactly what you are looking for.
Contact: Maija Holla



Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin

Since 1997, Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin (WPSM) has been supporting economic stability and prosperity within the Districts of Sudbury & Manitoulin by addressing the many factors that impact on the labour market. As the economy shifts and industries grow/decline, so does the supply and demand on the labour market.

At Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin, we are committed to keeping abreast of labour market changes. Information and data from Statistics Canada along with local reports, studies and news articles are used to compile an annual Local Labour Market Planning Report (LLMP). This is supplemented by consultations with key leaders across communities and across sectors.

This information helps us to:

  • Identify trends and gaps in the labour and employment markets that impact on our communities and on specific sectors,
  • Develop new and innovative partnerships, programs and activities to address current and anticipated (future) needs,
  • Identify training needs (through consultations, public meetings, focus groups, surveys and other data sources),
  • Explore training options that are available to meet those needs in both the public and private sectors and
  • Act as an objective third party at local planning tables and discussions on labour market issues.

Contact: Reggie Caverson

Financial Organizations

National Bank

National Bank was established 152 years ago and presently has over 20 thousand employees and over C$180 Billion in assets , it is the 6th largest bank in Canada and according to Bloomberg Market Magazine (June 2012 edition) it was ranked the 5th strongest bank globally.
National Bank is a dominant and established bank in the Quebec market however its reach and presence in the rest of Canada is targeted at select markets that they are able to best provide its integrated group of comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations, while offering specialized services elsewhere in the world. It is an active player on international markets and, through our subsidiaries, are involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management, as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management.
National Bank offer innovative supply chain solutions to its clients whether it is $100 thousand or over $100 Million. These solutions include such things as a supplier payment program, receivables factoring at traditional bank rates, fuel and foreign exchange hedging that is considered to be best in class. The Bank also recently launched a business transfer financing program to Ontario which caters to those who may be seeking a way to transition their business to children or to those of who are seeking to raise capital to buy a synergistic business but may have limited financial resources.

Nickel Basin Federal Development Corporation

Nickel Basin Federal Development Corporation is a not-for-profit organization funded through Industry Canada and FedNor. Nickel Basin’s objective is to contribute to the success of local Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) by providing funding and advice, to promote economic growth and diversification that creates and maintains jobs in and around the City of Greater Sudbury. We provide financial assistance, in the form of repayable loans, loan guarantees, equity investments, or a combination of all three. If your chartered bank, credit union or Caisse Populaire cannot assist financially or not to the extent you need, Nickel Basin can help. Conversely, businesses that cannot obtain sufficient support from a traditional financial institution but have a viable business plan will be considered. We can assist with Working Capital for inventory and wages as well. Typically, our maximum contribution to any single project is $150,000; The North Eastern Ontario Network allows us to authorize loans of up to $500,000 and can be done on a term loan basis or preferred share issue.
Contact: Rainer Paull

Roynat Capital

Roynat Capital lends to and invests in the future potential of growth oriented companies with tailored financial structures to maximize the value of businesses. Since 1962, we have provided patient, long-term capital financing through thick and thin. Our customized growth capital structures are designed to provide the most flexible financing alternatives by drawing from a spectrum of financial instruments including Leasing, Term Debt , Sub-Debt, Mezzanine Capital, and Equity. Roynat Capital believes in building long-term relationships as financial partners to businesses that require experienced financial professionals to see beyond the numbers.

Royal Bank

At RBC Royal Bank, our in-depth industry specialists are ready to take the lead with your banking needs. Covering every major industry in Canada, our commercial account managers understand and speak the language of your business and work as your partner leveraging all of the resources RBC has to offer. With RBC Royal Bank as your financial partner, you’re able to draw on the services and support of a diverse group of professionals from the RBC family of companies, including wealth management, investments, insurance, capital markets and more. More businesses in Canada trust RBC for their banking needs, and we thank our clients for helping us be recognized as ‘Best Commercial Bank in Canada’ in World Finance’s 2013 Banking Awards. Let us work with you to provide the financial advice and solutions you need to help your business achieve its fullest potential.

RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

At RBC Dominion Securities, we are here to help you reach the financial goals you’ve been working toward. With a dedicated Investment Advisor, a personalized portfolio approach, and all the strength and resources of RBC, Canada’s largest financial institution, we’ll help you get there.

As our client, you have the peace of mind of knowing that you are part of RBC Dominion Securities, Canada’s leading wealth management firm. You’re also part of RBC, the 12th largest bank in the world based on market capitalization and the fifth largest in North America. By choosing to work with us, you will benefit from the financial stability and strength of a truly global institution. Our clients have the assurance of knowing our firm has one of the highest quality balance sheets and a strong liquidity position, and they are confident in our active approach to risk management.

For over 110 years, families, businesses and foundations have trusted RBC Dominion Securities to help build their wealth, preserve capital in their portfolio and secure their wealth for transferring to the next generation or chosen charities. We look forward to providing these services to you and your family.

Sudbury Credit Union

Sudbury Credit Union is a full service financial institution with a specialized commercial department available to handle all of your commercial account, credit, or other financial needs.


Scotiabank is a leading multinational financial services provider and Canada’s most international bank. Since welcoming our first customers in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1832, Scotiabank has continued to expand its global reach. Today, through our team of more than 83,000 employees, Scotiabank and its affiliates offer a broad range of products and services, including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking, to some 21 million customers in more than 55 countries around the world.
Our core purpose is to be the best at helping customers become financially better off.Due to our structure, our Commercial Banking division offers a truly unique relationship based banking experience. Backed by a strong team of skilled Relationship Managers with industry expertise, we support our clients by providing advisory services and solutions tailored to meet the current and future needs of their businesses including a broad array of lending, deposit and cash management solutions. Through our partners we remain the only bank that can offer true integrated solutions for your business which means that you have access to the experts that you need, when you need them.As Canada’s most international Bank we have helped many mining and mining supply companies grow and expand their operations by supporting their international needs in Latin America and other countries around the world.

TD Commercial Banking

TD Commercial Banking serves the needs of small, medium and large-sized business customers across a wide range of industries. Dedicated Relationship Managers work with their clients to design financial services solutions customized to the unique needs of each business. Drawing on a range of products and services including financing, deposit, investment, cash management, international trade and foreign exchange, our Commercial teams are committed to providing the right tools and advice the first time.
Contact: Mike Penwarden