Premier Robert Ghiz will lead a trade mission of Canada's Premiers to China in October. In 2013, Canada-China exports were valued at $20.5 billion and imports were valued at $52.7 billion.
The Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island have signed the Canada Jobs Fund agreement which includes the launch of the Canada Job Grant. The Canada Job Grant is an innovative, employer-driven approach to help Canadians gain the skills and training they need to fill available jobs.
Deep Roots Distillery is a new business developing value-added products from its family owned and operated organic orchard in Warren Grove. The company has received support to grow its business from Innovation PEI and the Growing Forward program, a joint partnership of Agriculture Canada and the Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
Buchanan Technologies Inc. of Grapevine, Texas, has opened an office in Charlottetown and is projecting to create 46 jobs on the Island within three years, says Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach.
The Governments of Prince Edward Island and Canada are investing nearly $3 million to support 3 Points Aviation of Charlottetown to expand its hydraulics repair program.