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At 10:16am on October 7, 2009, Ontario Pork Industry Council said…
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Government of Canada Work-Sharing Program can help Employers avoid job cutting

The Work-Sharing Program (WSP) is designed to help employers and workers avert temporary layoffs. The program provides income support to workers eligible for Employment Insurance benefits and who are willing to work a temporary reduced work week when there is a reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer.

Visit the site shown below to read more about the program and eligibility criteria.
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At 10:16am on October 7, 2009, Ontario Pork Industry Council said…
OMAFRA Financial Resources and Support Services Brochures

Visit the OPIC website (www.opic.on.ca) and click on publications to see the Financial Resources and Support Services brochures that have been developed by OMAFRA for various regions across Southern Ontario.

Hard copies of these brochures as well as brochures for Northern Ontario Regions are available at the OMAFRA resource centers across the province.

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Manitoba Ag Hall of Fame adds four individuals

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The Ontario Hazelnut Association has announced three farm tours at different locations around the province to showcase the broad growing range of the tree nuts.

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