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Growing the Island's shipbuilding sector
Aspin Kemp & Associates
(L-R): Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach; Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea; and Aspin Kemp & Associates CEO Jason Aspin.

Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA) has been awarded an $80M contract with GEís Global Offshore and Marine division to provide switchboards, variable frequency drives, and other electrical components for drilling ships that will create up to 50 high-quality trades and professional jobs on Prince Edward Island.

Invesco Ltd. expands Island workforce
(L-R): Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach and Invesco Canada Senior Officer Adam Runge display plans for an expansion of Invesco Canada's Charlottetown office.

Invesco Ltd., a major Charlottetown employer in the financial services industry, is growing its Island workforce to 400 positions.

Pilot and Discovery Fund assists Island technology companies
Pilot and Discovery Fund PEI
(L-R): Justin Ferguson and Rob Nelson, BFN Tech PEI; Blake Doyle, Island Recruiting; John Eden, Discovery Garden; Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach; and Peter Douglas, Job Site to Go.

Five Charlottetown companies developing innovative applications of information and communication technology (ICT) will be assisted in the latest round of Innovation PEIís Pilot and Discovery Fund. Each successful company will receive $25,000 in funding to further its research and development work.

Carta Worldwide to open payment processing centre on PEI
Carta Worldwide
(L-R): Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach; Carta Worldwide Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer Rui Mendes; and Carta Worldwide Director of Information Technology Geoff Smith.

Carta Worldwide, a leader in payment processing, will set up a data site at the Atlantic Technology Centre in Charlottetown with assistance from Innovation PEI, creating up to 17 positions over the next two years.

Improving international market access
(L-R): Chinese Ambassador to Canada Luo Zhaohui and Premier Robert Ghiz.

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.

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