Funding will create opportunities for underrepresented groups in the marine sector and benefit small- and medium-sized enterprises in Western Canada
November 14, 2018 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada
The Association of British Columbia Marine Industries (ABCMI) will receive support from the Government of Canada to stimulate growth in key areas of British Columbia’s marine sector.
Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) announced $1 million in funding to ABCMI during their second annual Business Opportunities Conference.
With support from the Government of Canada, ABCMI plans to engage women, Indigenous Peoples, and youth in networking, training, employment, and business opportunities in the sector. The association will also explore and develop labour market solutions under the BC Government’s Sector Labour Market Partnership Program.
To showcase and support the growth of BC’s marine sector, ABCMI will host local supplier development and collaborative events between industry, academic, and training institutions, as well as different levels of governments – including this year’s ABCMI Business Opportunities Conference. ABCMI will also work with industry to organize domestic and foreign trade missions to market the West Coast marine industry.
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