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National Bank

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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.

Near North Customs Brokers

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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.

New Day Wellness

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New Day Wellness is “Bringing Health to Health and Safety” through comprehensive workplace mental health and wellness training programs.  New Day Wellness was founded in 2012 and has been motivating, strengthening and empowering individuals to Make Wellness A Priority in Sudbury and the surrounding area ever since.

With a passionate team of wellness professionals New Day Wellness works with companies to build a wellness program that fits the culture and environment of the company.  Through their unique P.E.A.K. Workplace Wellness Programs they are delivering evidence-based wellness education including wellness challenges, individual coaching and mental health training.

The landscape of Health and Safety is shifting to include a mental health and wellness focus since a “healthy and fit employee is a SAFER employee”.

Nickel Basin Federal Development Corporation

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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 $250,000; The North Eastern Ontario Network allows us to authorize loans of up to $600,000 and can be done on a term loan basis or preferred share issue.


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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

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

Northern Ontario Business

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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.

Northern Ontario Exports Program

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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

Northern Prosperity

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Northern Prosperity partners with mining companies to:

  • Be a technology scout, i.e. to expose and evaluate new innovative solutions
  • Support financing, investor relations and marketing
  • Provide guidance and strategic advice

Northern Prosperity partners with mining service & supply companies to:

  • Grow new markets and increase exports
  • Drive business development and growth
  • Undertake corporate and business area specific assessments
  • Provide expertise and assistance with marketing strategy, tactics and implementation
  • Advise leadership on business opportunities, human resources and funding

Northern Prosperity works either on a per project or on a retainer basis and concentrates solely on the mining and mineral exploration industry.

PACE – Partners in Achieving Change Excellence

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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