NATI (Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries) is the voice of the technology sector for our province. Since its inception in 1991, NATI has experienced steady growth and heightened recognition. NATI adds value and enhances export opportunities for the advanced technology sector. To achieve the objectives of industry and realize opportunities, NATI thinks and behaves like a business, identifying needs and delivering results through value-added services that assist the NL technology sector in achieving their corporate goals.
NATI is innovative, dynamic and adaptive; NATI is and continues to be evolutionary or revolutionary, depending on the factors at large and the increasing needs of NL business.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s public college – one of the largest post-secondary educational and skills training centres in Atlantic Canada, with a history dating back nearly 50 years. CNA has 17 campus locations throughout NL and one in the Middle East State of Qatar.
CNA offers an impressive world-class, nationally accredited range of programming that meets the highest demands of industry, transferability opportunities that promote continuing education at home and abroad, research and development leadership in community and regional innovation, and precedent-setting international partnerships.
Genesis helps build amazing companies.
As Newfoundland and Labrador’s pre-eminent innovation hub, Genesis is known for its flagship incubator program, Enterprise, which began more than 20 years ago. Since its inception, Genesis has expanded its programming to support start-ups from the ideation stage all the way to scaling their business. Genesis’ mission is to create economic wealth for the province by developing and supporting technology entrepreneurs.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) is a not-for-profit association of businesses that promotes the growth and development of the environmental industry in NL.
With over 150 members, NEIA is NL’s premier resource for the environmental sector, offering a diverse range of expert knowledge and services in the business of mitigating and minimizing environmental damage, for the protection of the environment.
Brilliant Labs is a not-for-profit, hands-on technology and experiential learning platform based in Atlantic Canada. We support the integration of creativity, innovation, coding, and an entrepreneurial spirit within classrooms and educational curricula.
Created in 1997, Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC) is a provincial non-profit organization committed to increasing women’s participation in trades and technology.
EXCITE Corporation is the not-for-profit business development unit of the town of Grand Falls-Windsor. It works to attract new business, investment and talent to the area by promoting the competitive advantages of the town locally and to the world.
A collaboration between the Faculty of Business Administration and the School of Social Work, Memorial’s Centre for Social Enterprise acts as a catalyst to nurture social entrepreneurs and strengthen social enterprises in Newfoundland and Labrador. The centre works within the social entrepreneurial ecosystem to create linkages among students, faculty, community, and company leaders for networking and mentorship opportunities. It’s a platform to support creative linkages between academic disciplines to nurture innovation in social entrepreneurship.
The Association for New Canadians (ANC) is a non-profit, community-based organization delivering settlement and integration services to immigrants and refugees in Newfoundland and Labrador. For 40 years, the Association has delivered programs and services that support all aspects of immigrant integration, ranging from settlement information and orientation to language learning, skills development and employment.
Mission-driven catalyst accelerating the growth of Newfoundland and Labrador’s emerging health innovation sector.
Stella’s Circle provides services to adults who face many barriers to fully participating in their community. These barriers include mental health challenges, addictions, trauma, poverty, homelessness, criminal justice involvement, low literacy, and long periods of unemployment.
Founded in 1997, NLOWE has been supporting and encouraging women entrepreneurs for two decades. Women entrepreneurs face unique challenges and opportunities; we provide the support you need to overcome challenges and take advantage of exciting opportunities as you start your venture or grow your existing business.
Since 1975 C-CORE has provided research-based advisory services and technology solutions to mitigate operational risk and help clients improve safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness in remote or challenging environments worldwide. We also address security, sustainability and safety issues for clients in the resource development, transportation and aerospace/defense sectors.
The Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade (GCBBT) is a not-for-profit organization that is the voice of business in Corner Brook and the region. The GCBBT lobbies governments of all levels on behalf of its businesses members.
The strength of the Board of Trade is that it is business – its members know how to turn opportunities for business promotion, development, and growth, into deals; it can mobilize a single voice for business, and it believes business must provide leadership to the community and government for economic development.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre (NLWIC) was established in 2017 by the Provincial Government and is administered by the College of the North Atlantic. NLWIC provides a co-ordinated, central point of access to engage government, career and employment services providers, skills development organizations and stakeholders in the business and community sectors throughout the province. Funding is provided by the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour (AESL) under the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Development Agreement – Newfoundland and Labrador Research and Innovation Program (NLRI).
The Centre’s goal is to support the research, testing, and sharing of ideas and models of innovation in workforce development that will positively impact employability, entrepreneurship, and attachment to the workforce In Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Navigate Program (formerly named Gateway West) opened in the City of Corner Brook on the Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2004. The program is designed to address the needs of potential entrepreneurs in the pre start-up phase of business development, and connect those individuals with various resources, programs and agencies that exist to meet their needs. Young entrepreneurs commonly contact Navigate at the “idea” stage of their enterprise, well in advance of when they would normally be visible to or aware of the various supportive agencies and programs that exist within government or in the community.
Navigate also acts as a means of promoting entrepreneurship among students, staff, faculty and alumni of Memorial University – Grenfell Campus and the College of the North Atlantic – Corner Brook Campus.
We’re a campus-wide centre of Memorial University that provides inspiration, guidance, resources and an entrepreneurial community to undergraduate and graduate students.
The MCE is the starting point for any Memorial University student, faculty or staff member interested in entrepreneurship.
The YMCA has been a part of life in Newfoundland and Labrador for over 160 years. We are a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of communities. We do this by nurturing the potential of children, teens and young adults; promoting healthy living; and fostering social responsibility. Our focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means we serve people of all ages,backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life. Through YMCA financial assistance programs, the YMCA is accessible to all.
Our core offerings include Health, Fitness & Aquatics, Children’s Services, Employment & Enterprise Services, Volunteer Development, and Opportunities to Give. Programs are offered at more than 20 locations throughout our communities with an additional 50 points delivery throughout the province.
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada. Together, with Atlantic Canadians, we are building a stronger economy.
Special Thanks to: Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
The vision of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation (TCII) is of a vibrant, diverse and sustainable economy, with productive, prosperous and culturally-rich communities and regions, making Newfoundland and Labrador a business and tourism “destination of choice”.
The Department is the lead for the economic, culture, and innovation agenda of the Provincial Government. We provide insight, intelligence, innovation, and investment services for businesses and communities to create a strong, vibrant business community and regional economies. While TCII plays a prominent role in developing tools and programs to assist businesses and its clients, it is the investment, effort, partnerships and collaboration, and risk undertaken by enterprises and their employees that lead to wealth generation.
TCII is also one of the province’s largest operators of tourism, culture and heritage facilities including Arts and Culture Centres, Provincial Historic Sites, and Visitor Information Centres, many of which are located in rural areas of the province. They provide important sources of employment, act as regional tourism anchor attractions, and are centers for community outreach, engagement and development. In this province, rural economic development has significantly been fueled by tourism development and the Department continues to partner with stakeholders in this sector to create new business and employment opportunities.