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NOHFC-Funded Internship Projects Boost Innovation in Northern ON

The province is funding, through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp., 74 job placement opportunities in Sault Ste. Marie, which, the government says, will help businesses expand operations and develop Northern Ontario’s workforce.

Internship projects receiving NOHFC funding include $70,000 for the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre to hire a data analyst to assist with health, social services and early childhood development projects, and a horticultural research assistant to lead activities and research to
develop sustainable horticulture production systems in Northern Ontario.

The Invasive Species Centre will also receive $70,000 to hire a program development intern and a zooplankton diagnostics and research intern to conduct research and analysis that identify and prevent the spread of invasive species affecting Canadian lands and waters.

Algoma University receives $26,248 to hire a database coordinator to assist project research, manage and analyze data, and provide fundraising and administrative support.

“Creating opportunities for youth to explore new career avenues in their community is so important for our local economy,” said Sault Ste. Marie MPP Ross Romano. “The variety of companies and organizations taking advantage of the NOHFC grants includes small businesses, not-for-profits, post-secondary institutions and manufacturers, and shows the diversity of the program.”

Minister of Northern Development Greg Rickford said the province is is making “targeted investments” that create opportunities for local talent to gain essential skills and build “meaningful” careers in Sault Ste. Marie.

“Together with our northern partners, we are creating highly skilled, good-paying jobs that will boost economic growth and prosperity here in the North,” he said.

Since June 2018, NOHFC has directed more than $685 million into 5,656 projects in Northern Ontario, leveraging more than $2.3 billion in investment and creating or sustaining over 9,000 jobs, the province says.


Learn more about our NOHFC-funded internship projects through
Acorn Information Systems and the
Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) division pages.

View the original article on The Sault Star

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