Province Raising Minimum Wage, Providing Equal Pay for Part-Time and Full-Time Workers, Paid Sick Days, and Expanded Paid Leave

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Earlier today, the provincial Financial Accountability Office (FAO) released a report assessing the financial risks associated with Ontario’s Nuclear Refurbishment Plan. The plan pertains to refurbishing ten nuclear reactors at Darlington and Bruce Power and extending the life of Pickering, at an estimated total capital cost of $25 billion.

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The City is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth.  Economic Development Services is tracking over $4.7 billion in current development and proposed investment in the city. This year, the Conference Board of Canada projects that Oshawa will have the fastest-growing economy among mid-sized Canadian cities. Oshawa’s unemployment rate has also reached its lowest point in a decade.

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The European Union (EU) is Ontario’s second largest trading partner and a key market for Ontario’s technology, products and services.
Ontario exported $20 billion in goods to the European Union in 2016, an 8% increase over 2015 and a 54% increase over ten years ago.

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Yesterday, the Government of Ontario released its 2017 Fall Economic Statement, which provides an update on the government’s finances and progress on key commitments since the release of the 2017 Budget. The government is continuing to project a balanced budget in 2017–18 and ongoing balance in 2018–19 and 2019–20, unchanged from the 2017 Budget forecast. The province also boasts a steadily declining unemployment rate which reached 5.9 percent in October 2017, and has been below the national average for 31 consecutive months.

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Chamber Videos

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce shares what #mychamber means to us!

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce CEO Nancy Shaw discusses membership with the Chamber.

The 2017 Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce President, Gary Valcour, discusses governance of the chamber.