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Young Island Entrepreneur Solders On

McGuinty Government Invests In Northern Youth Entrepreneurship

Manitoulin Island is home to a new mobile welding service.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) has approved funding of $25,000 to help establish Freddie's Welding in Gore Bay.  Funding will be used to purchase equipment and machinery.

This NOHFC is providing assistance through its Young Entrepreneur Program which helps young northerners ages 18 to 29 launch new businesses.

Quick Facts

  • Last year, the NOHFC invested in the establishment of the Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MAJIC) at the Northern College campus in Kirkland Lake to in part help build the foundations for an industrial welding cluster in Northeastern Ontario.
  • The Canadian Welding Bureau is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada as a certification body that covers welding certification programs for companies engaged in fusion welding, welding consumables and welding inspection organizations.

Additional Resources


“Northern Ontario needs young skilled trades people that deliver the services that build and sustain our commercial and industrial infrastructure as well as our other consumer needs.”

Mike Brown

Algoma-Manitoulin MPP

“Young northerners are playing an ever-growing role in building the North’s prosperity today and for the future and our government is proud to be supporting them.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines



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