The Small Business Internship Program enables small and medium-sized businesses to obtain funding to hire post-secondary students for 12-week full-time internships in a field related to information and communication technology.
The ETCP is designed to address the nation-wide need for certified, skilled aboriginal environmental field technicians. The ETCP will train practitioners in in-demand environmental monitoring skills and abilities required to assist: biologists, environmental technicians, engineers, hydrologists, and site restoration and environmental monitoring professionals.
The Northern Natural Resources Technician program is designed to produce competent technicians for various wildlife, forestry and fisheries agencies with major emphasis on working in northern ecosystems. The concept of proper management of our natural resources using the principles of sustainable development, integrated resource policy for ecosystem based management has become the norm in our global community.
Atlantic Canada’s forest industry is contracting as a result of intense global market pressures. Between 2004 and 2006 the number of firms in Atlantic Canada’s forest industry dropped by 11% while the industry shed more than 8,000 jobs. This 24% decline in employment is more than double the 11% drop nationally. Despite these losses, the forest industry remains a crucial part of Atlantic Canada’s economy, currently accounting for about 15% of international merchandise exports and contributing 4.5% of total GDP in 2005.
This report reviews the Atlantic Canadian energy sector, its resource potential, and energy markets that the region could contribute toward. This research enables an assessment of how important the energy sector will be to the economic growth of Atlantic Canada.
The Technology Adoption and Commercialization Program (TAC) is intended to encourage the adoption of improved technologies and processes by offsetting some of the direct costs associated with identifying and securing such technologies and processes.
Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APC)
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Provincial governments in the Atlantic Provinces are adopting aggressive renewable energy targets and strategies to meet those targets. Are First Nations participating in the renewable energy sector? If not, what are the barriers to that participation and how can we overcome those barriers. Several First Nations have begun to identify renewable energy opportunities and are working to meet renewable energy targets set by their respective provinces. What can we learn from them?