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Latest job numbers encouraging but a lot rides on federal job investments: Canada’s unions

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 5:00pm

While February and March numbers showed strong job gains, the cresting of the Third Wave in April and subsequent lockdowns mean many of those gains could be lost.

Key Points: 
  • While February and March numbers showed strong job gains, the cresting of the Third Wave in April and subsequent lockdowns mean many of those gains could be lost.
  • That investment is what Canadas unions will be looking for in the federal budget on April 19.
  • Unions want to see expanded investment in upskilling opportunities and targeted support for the 30%of jobless Canadians who count among the long-term unemployed.
  • Now is the time for a rapid return to full employment and investing in improving job quality to help workers fully get back on their feet, said Yussuff.

Minister Alghabra announces reappointments in the transportation sector

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 9:50pm

OTTAWA, ON, April 8, 2021 /CNW/ - The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced reappointments in the transportation sector.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, April 8, 2021 /CNW/ - The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced reappointments in the transportation sector.
  • The appointees come from diverse backgrounds, with experience in a number of fields, and are active members in their communities.
  • They bring a wide array of knowledge and expertise to their transportation positions.
  • "I wish these highly qualified Canadians every success to continue to serve in the transportation sector.

OpportuNext: New online tool helps simplify job transitions for Canadians

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 5:00pm

While COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on Canadas labour force, job market disruptions, and employment prospects are always changing.

Key Points: 
  • While COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on Canadas labour force, job market disruptions, and employment prospects are always changing.
  • Users enter basic information such as their job title, and OpportuNext uses that information to identify options using a database of 13 billion job characteristics.
  • The tool identifies careers that require similar skills, abilities and experience along with job salary and career outlook information.
  • Future Skills Centre is a Government of Canada-funded initiative dedicated to helping Canadians gain the skills needed to thrive in a changing labour market.

Ottawa Tech Company Taleam Systems Creates New Healthcare Solution

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 2:05pm

OTTAWA, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --A technology company in Ottawa, Ontario has developed a new integrative web-based healthcare solution for walk-in medical clinics and hospitals.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --A technology company in Ottawa, Ontario has developed a new integrative web-based healthcare solution for walk-in medical clinics and hospitals.
  • Taleam Systems has developed a prototype solution for healthcare setting which is currently at demonstration stage and they have been working on this idea for 1 year during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Founded in 2011, the tech business in Ottawa provides computer services to businesses and medical clinics in the national capital region.
  • Taleam's healthcare solution will provide training to interested healthcare IT staff by integrating a QR code into their walk-in appointment systems.

Canada Plastics Pact Announces 13 New Partners, Advisory Council members

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 2:00pm

The CPP is also proud to officially announce the members of its first Advisory Council.

Key Points: 
  • The CPP is also proud to officially announce the members of its first Advisory Council.
  • The CPP is also announcing the formation of its first CPP Advisory Council.
  • Representative of Canadas plastics value chain, the CPP Advisory Council and the Working Groups it establishes are the primary mechanisms for leading and engaging Partners in the substantive work of the CPP.
  • The 2021 CPP Advisory Council members are:
    Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation, Guy West
    Merlin Plastics Group of Companies, Tony Moucachen

KWESST Releases Video and Photos Of TASCS IFM For 81 mm Mortar in U.S. Military Exercises

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 11:35am

The pictures are available at: https://kwesst.com/systems/tascs-ifm/

Key Points: 
  • The pictures are available at: https://kwesst.com/systems/tascs-ifm/
    The video and photos depict the TASCS IFM system fitted on the 81 mm mortar and firing at a range of 2,600 metres.
  • With TASCS IFM, the mortar team is able to acquire targets in 15 seconds compared to the traditional 15 minutes, and engage targets with unprecedented accuracy.
  • The 81mm mortar is just one of many firing platforms that can be fitted with the TASCS IFM systems and requires no modification of the firing platform or ammunition.
  • KWESST trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol KWE and on the U.S. OTCQB under the symbol KWEMF.

KWESST Responds to OTC Markets Request on Recent Promotional Activity

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 3:45am

Ottawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - April 7, 2021) - KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (TSXV: KWE) (OTCQB: KWEMF) ("KWESST" or "the Company") has been requested by OTC Markets Group Inc. to issue this statement about promotional activity concerning its common stock.

Key Points: 
  • Ottawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - April 7, 2021) - KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (TSXV: KWE) (OTCQB: KWEMF) ("KWESST" or "the Company") has been requested by OTC Markets Group Inc. to issue this statement about promotional activity concerning its common stock.
  • OTC Markets provided examples of the promotional material for reference.
  • Further, the Company understands this promotional activity may have coincided with increased trading activity in the Company's common shares beginning on April 6th, 2021.
  • The Company does not believe the promotional activities were a factor in the recent increase in trading volume in the Company's common shares.

ROCK Networks Continues its Expansion, Opens Office in Lethbridge Alberta

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 8:25pm

CALGARY, Alberta, April 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ROCK Networks, a leading provider of wireless and broadband solutions, is excited to announce the opening of a new office in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Key Points: 
  • CALGARY, Alberta, April 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ROCK Networks, a leading provider of wireless and broadband solutions, is excited to announce the opening of a new office in Lethbridge, Alberta.
  • The office, located at 326 10 Street North, will serve Lethbridge and surrounding areas as well as all major cities in Alberta.
  • ROCK Networks and Nova Communications, a division of ROCK Networks, is an end-to-end communications systems integrator with a variety of wireless and broadband solutions.
  • ROCK Networks and Nova Communications, a Division of ROCK Networks

Design 1st Client GeoSight Launches New SCOUT Drillhole Surveying Probe

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 1:30pm

The GeoSight SCOUT, designed in partnership with Design 1st, is our newest portfolio offering that is purpose-built for harsh environments and leverages the most advanced wireless capabilities for the most accurate drilling results.

Key Points: 
  • The GeoSight SCOUT, designed in partnership with Design 1st, is our newest portfolio offering that is purpose-built for harsh environments and leverages the most advanced wireless capabilities for the most accurate drilling results.
  • GeoSight selected Design 1st to help develop SCOUT because of the companys in-depth knowledge in design concepts, engineering, material processing and technology expertise.
  • To ensure GeoSight SCOUT was market ready, Design 1st provided the necessary mechanical design and specification capabilities, managed the 2D and 3D asset creation, facilitated prototype and production fabrication and performed the initial prototype builds to prove out the design.
  • The GeoSight SCOUT is the second GeoSight product co-designed by Design 1st.

KWESST Announces C$2.5 Million Brokered Private Placement Financing

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 8:41pm

Each Unit will be comprised of one common share of the Company (a "Common Share") and one Common Share purchase warrant ("Warrant").

Key Points: 
  • Each Unit will be comprised of one common share of the Company (a "Common Share") and one Common Share purchase warrant ("Warrant").
  • Upon receipt of such notice, the holders of Warrants shall have 30 days to exercise the Warrants, failing which the Warrants will automatically expire.
  • The Units to be issued under the Offering will have a hold period of four months and one day from Closing.
  • KWESST trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol KWE and on the U.S. OTCQB under the symbol KWEMF.