Welcome to the new www.oinweb.ca
Our new website – www.oinweb.ca – has been revamped to better reflect our desire to better support our goal of connecting immigrant entrepreneurs to business succession opportunities. By working with key stakeholders,
we aim to make rural communities sustainable by helping them to attract and retain immigrant entrepreneurs.
This goal represents the culmination of 18 months of research under a Labour market Partnership, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities.
While our LMP has concluded, we are able to continue our work with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Through OTF funding, Ontario Immigrant Network will be able to continue its pilot program in Lambton County. In collaboration with the Sarnia-Lambton Econic Partnership, the Sarnia-Lambton LIP, the Sarnia-Lambton Workforce Development Board, the Southwest Economic Alliance, and others, we will build a program that will take skilled, educated and experienced immigrants, and connect them to business succession opportunities that maximize their human capital.
This site is quite a bit different from our initial site – which is still available here – as it is meant to be an example of a web portal that could be used by an economic development agency of other stakeholder to promote their community, immigrant success stories and business succession opportunities. This new layout (and some new features) are very much a work in progress. I welcome any feedback that you may have, as we move from an informational website to a platform that is interactive, and ultimately a call to action.
Project Manager, Ontario Immigrant Network