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Canada's Agricultural Clean Technology Program Moves To The Next Step

Posted on 24 June 2021

Applications are now being accepted for Ottawa's new $165.7 M Agricultural Clean Technology Program. The program provides farmers and agri-businesses with access to funding to help develop and adopt the latest clean technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Under the program, $50 million is allocated specifically for the purchase of more efficient grain dryers. The Agricultural Clean Tec ...

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Bridging the Digital Divide: How to ensure Canadian oilfield and utilities workers are ready for the impending technology transformation

Posted on 24 June 2021

Three key recommendations from PwC’s field worker survey The pace of technology change is expected to accelerate over the next decade — are field workers in the oilfield and utilities sector ready? PwC’s Canadian field worker study* (conducted February 11 to 17, 2021) takes the pulse of Canadian field workers — full or part-time employees who pre-pandemic spent most if n ...

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Millions in federal funding for farmers and agri-businesses to adopt clean technology

Posted on 24 June 2021

LETHBRIDGE, AB — Farmers and agri-businesses across Canada have been engaged in climate smart practices for decades and are always search for ‘green’ alternatives to keep their operations sustainable. With that in mind, the federal government is initiating a new program to so support agricultural research, innovation and clean technologies, including dedicated support to h ...

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Small and medium-sized businesses' adoption of technology crucial to Canada's pandemic recovery: report

Posted on 24 June 2021

Canadian small and medium businesses with higher rates of technology adoption were better prepared to weather the pandemic, experiencing smaller revenue and employment drops than companies that haven’t embraced technology, according to a new report from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The report argued that accelerating the digital transformation of SMEs will be cr ...

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Canadians are polite, but we’re still recruiting your biotech talent, America

Posted on 24 June 2021

Canada made headlines during U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration for its efforts to lure STEM workers north. Trump is gone now, but Canada hasn’t stopped trying to recruit talent from its neighbor — and one of the hottest fronts in this talent war is biotech. For generations of Canadian engineers, coders and researchers, Silicon Valley’s better salaries and weather were a siren c ...

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Technology can be Shaped to Create Better Jobs: New Report

Posted on 24 June 2021

VANCOUVER, BC, June 15, 2021 /CNW/ - There is no evidence that new technologies (like robotics or artificial intelligence) are causing widespread unemployment in Canada, but they can negatively affect the quality of jobs – and should be managed in ways that improve job stability and working conditions. That is the conclusion of new research published today by the Centre for Future Work in Vancou ...

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Canada: Representation And Warranty Insurance In Canadian Technology M&A Transactions: What Risks Are Insurers Looking For? Part II: Trade And Sanctions Law

Posted on 24 June 2021

Representation and Warranty Insurance (RWI) is an increasingly important tool for managing transactional risk in technology-sector M&A. In the second of a three-part series, we look at trade law and international sanctions. Two risks in this area of law, which can involve criminal penalties, have been highlighted in recent transactions involving technology companies. ...

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Minnedosa, Man. company sees its tech used on Mars rover

Posted on 21 March 2021

People around the world celebrated when the first images of Mars from NASA’s Perseverance rover became public, but for a company in Minnedosa, Man., there was a closer-to-home reason to celebrate the achievement. Minnedosa’s Canadian Photonic Labs (CPL) has been working with NASA since 2006 on high-speed camera technology — some of which found its way onto Perseverance and is currently si ...

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Global Fintech Provider Nuvei Joins the American Gaming Association

Posted on 21 March 2021

WASHINGTON and MONTREAL, March 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nuvei Corporation (“Nuvei” or the “Company”) (TSX: NVEI and NVEI.U), the global payment technology partner of thriving brands, announces it has joined the American Gaming Association (AGA). The AGA is the premier national trade group representing the U.S. casino industry.
Nuvei’s Chief Corporate Development ...

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Fintech KOHO raises $70M to Scale Better Banking for Canadians

Posted on 21 March 2021

TORONTO, March 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KOHO Financial, the rapidly growing Canadian challenger bank, announced today that it has closed a $70 million oversubscribed Series C funding round. The round was led by new investor TTV Capital, with renewed commitments from existing investors Drive Capital and Portag3 Ventures.
The capital injection will allow KOHO to continu ...