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YES! Winnipeg is a largely private-sector led business development team. An initiative within Economic Development Winnipeg, YES! Winnipeg actively assists in the creation and retention of jobs by maintaining relationships with Winnipeg's business leaders, suppliers, investors, and consultants in all sectors. By leveraging our extensive network, your business initiatives will be fast-tracked to success.
Our mission is to grow and strengthen Winnipeg's economy by assisting in the creation of new jobs and investments through proactively attracting new businesses to our city, helping local businesses to expand, and entrepreneurs to launch new ventures.
Our Business Development Professionals will work directly with your organization to get you the information and connections you need to build or expand your presence in Winnipeg. Need information on Winnipeg's business climate? Want access to financial or capital investors? Looking for new customers or suppliers? Need a suitable location or access to talented employees? Need help navigating government agencies and programs? We can facilitate introductions to the right people for your project.
Our team focuses on key industries within Manitoba, and provides our services free of charge.
If you or someone you know might benefit from our services, please contact:
Business Development Professional
The Electrical Association of Manitoba is pleased to announce that it will be offering the Professional Electrical Contractor program in Manitoba beginning in early 2016. This program developed in Alberta is highly successful and provides customized training for electrical contractors leading to the PEC designation. The six core courses include: Accounting principles, Business & Public Relations, Assessing & Finalizing the tender, Legal Implications, PEC Project Mgt, and Safety Principles. It is important to note these programs are custom designed for the Electrical Contractor. Course offerings will be announced in the near future.
Discount pricing will apply to EAM members and non-member pricing will also be available.
The Electrical Association of Manitoba is pleased to work with Electro-Federation Canada in establishing an EFC Young Professionals Network in Manitoba. The objective is to create a forum at which young professionals in the Canadian Electrical Industry can interact with fellow peers: And to provide guidance and leadership for the development EFC programs geared towards young industry professionals and students.
The network is designed for young professionals currently employed at EFC member organizations and who are 35 years of age or under.
More information to follow...
The Electrical Association of Manitoba is pleased to announce that it has become affiliated with Canadian Electrical Contractors Association. This affiliation will provide Manitoba contractors with a direct link to the national body. EAM Members and prospective members will be able to access a wider array of information, programs and services. Through this affiliation the Electrical Association of Manitoba will now be able to appoint a representative to the National Board of CECA.
The Canadian Electrical Contractors Association is a Federation of provincial and territorial electrical contractor groups that represents electrical contractors at the national level.
CECA represents the interests of more than 8000 electrical contractors across Canada who generate over $5 billion in revenues and who directly employ 70,000 persons.
More information to follow...
Take in the last Bomber game of the season from Toronto, against the Argonauts.
Investors Group Field Pinnacle Club
November 6th at 6:00 pm
Major prize draws: Grey Cup tickets and Bomber merchandise
Click here to learn more about the event and how to buy your tickets today!
Sponsorship opportunities are also available!
Silent auction sponsorship opportunities:
• Bronze $150
• Silver $300
• Gold $600
• Platinum $800
• Platinum Plus $1000 & Over
Click here to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities!
The planning committee for the annual Gala Night and Greatest Tailgate Party, chaired by Rodney Olaffson of Noramco, is seeking donations from members for the silent auction. This has always been a feature of the evening. If your company can make a donation, please contact Judy at the EAM office 204-783-4125 or by email, email@example.com. This would be greatly appreciated. Net proceeds of the evening go to the Firefighters Burn Fund.
Tickets are still available for individual or tables of 8 and 10. You can reserve your seats for this fun and what promises to be an entertaining evening at the Pinnacle Club through the EAM office.
Manitoba Hydro and the Electrical Association of Manitoba are looking for experienced industry individuals to contribute to the development of a "Planning a Reliable Variable Speed Drive Installation" best practice guide. Through Manitoba Hydro and the EAM, members and electrical customers will be provided with a credible overview resource on the design, reliability and interconnection requirements of variable speed drives.
We are seeking any interested members who would like to contribute to development of an industry-related best practice guides. The guide is to be developed under the banners of Manitoba Hydro and the EAM.
Illuminating Engineering Society
I bet it happens to you all the time! You bump into a lighting person at the
theatre or crowded restaurant and they're the ones looking up at the ceiling
instead of where they are going. They are fascinated by the lighting only!
Another thing lighting people have in common are the tales of discovery.
Most people tell you that they caught the lighting bug quite by accident and
can often be heard retelling stories to our colleagues about how they first
entered into this dynamic industry. The ED50 introductory course is an exciting opportunity to help start a new
generation of "lighting people."
Thomson Training Solutions
This course prepares you to challenge the "M" license. You must be pre-approved by the Department of Labour, Mechanical & Engineering Branch to gain acceptance into the course. To successfully challenge the Exam,
Thomson Training Solutions has
developed a 25 hour course to help
you understand the Electrical Theory & Code,
Manitoba Building Code,
Standards and Regulations,
Common Safety practices;
Structured cabling systems,
Pulling cable and cable termination
Practices and other related topics.
Daily Commercial News
Growth in the construction sectors of cities such as Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, and Winnipeg will contribute to modest economic expansion in those cities as 2015 wraps up, the Conference Board of Canada predicts in its report titled Metropolitan Outlook: Fall 2015, released recently. Among Canada's 13 major metropolitan areas, growth estimates range from a high mark of 3.4 per cent in Vancouver and 2.6 in Toronto and Winnipeg to a decline of 0.5 per cent in Calgary.
The Manitoba government's second annual report on building and upgrading core infrastructure supported by targeted PST revenue shows a record investment of $1.032 billion in 2014-2015, a 22 per cent increase over the previous year.
It's the first time the province has invested more than $1 billion on improving roads, bridges, and infrastructure supporting flood protection.
"Investing in core infrastructure creates good jobs today, strengthens our economy and is an investment in our children's future," said Premier Greg Selinger in a statement.
Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to design, supply and assemble a spare generator station for the 133-MW Great Falls hydroelectric project in Manitoba.
Manitoba Hydro took bids last year to refurbish turbine wicket gates at Great Falls on the Winnipeg River. Units at Great Falls are taken down every three years for maintenance. Manitoba Hydro also took bids last year to perform civil construction related to refurbishment of the Unit 4 turbine-generator.
A new study commissioned by the Kivalliq Inuit Association says a project connecting Nunavut's Kivalliq region to Manitoba's electrical power grid is economically viable, environmentally beneficial, and should move forward without delay.
The estimated cost of the project, which would extend transmission lines north from Churchill, up the western Hudson Bay coast, is about $904 million, says the new scoping study, prepared for the KIA by engineering firm BBA.
The Manitoba government is launching the first wave of road improvements funded by the Trucking Productivity Improvement Fund, which is based on fees collected from companies that transport overweight cargo on provincial roads, Premier Greg Selinger announced recently. "Through this important partnership, the province is repairing the roads that companies use to haul loads above weight limits to improve their productivity," said Premier Selinger.
A dangerous stretch of Manitoba highway is getting a few upgrades, but some say the province hasn't gone far enough.
Construction of new traffic lights has started at the intersection of Highway 59 and 311. The upgrades are in response to a number of crashes at the treacherous roadway.
"It's incredibly dangerous. I've seen a few close calls and had some myself," one Niverville resident said.
Manitoba Hydro is partnering with the home construction industry to increase energy efficiency of new Manitoba homes.
Through the Power Smart for New Homes program, home builders can receive incentives to assist them in designing for innovation and incorporating new energy efficient technologies in their homes.
"Making our province a leader in the development and construction of energy efficient homes will help all Manitobans and create green jobs," said Dave Chomiak, Minister of Mineral Resources.
Students at Swan Valley Regional Secondary School will soon benefit from a new state-of-the-art construction trades facility and new skills training equipment.
"There are tremendous opportunities for skilled workers in Manitoba's construction sector and the Manitoba government is focused on training young people to be ready for those good jobs," said Premier Greg Selinger. "This is a great time to be in the trades, and this new facility will ensure more students in Swan River and its surrounding communities have the opportunity to develop the skills and real-world experience they need to succeed."
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