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Ontario’s economy Sees Job Growth Amidst Economic Uncertainty

TORONTO – Ontario’s economy is showing signs of resilience amidst global economic uncertainties, as indicated by the latest monthly employment release from Statistics Canada. According to the report, Ontario added 26,100 jobs last month, with notable increases in the construction and manufacturing sectors.

Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, expressed optimism about the province’s economic outlook despite challenges such as high interest rates and global instability. Fedeli emphasized the government’s commitment to building a stronger economy without resorting to tax hikes.

The recently unveiled 2024 Budget, titled “Building a Better Ontario,” outlines the government’s strategy for economic recovery, focusing on attracting new investments and creating better-paying jobs across all regions of the province. A key component of this strategy is the $140 million Regional Development Program (RDP), aimed at providing targeted financial and advisory support to small and medium-sized businesses.

Since its inception, the RDP has supported over 110 projects across Ontario, leveraging more than $1.5 billion in new investments and creating over 2,800 good-paying jobs. Among the recent successes is a $32 million investment by EcoPoly Properties Inc., set to create 85 new jobs as the company enhances its production facility in Orillia.

As Ontario’s population continues to grow, the government remains committed to creating more opportunities for its residents, strengthening supply chains, and ensuring long-term economic resilience.


Ontario’s ability to add jobs in key sectors despite global economic uncertainties is undoubtedly a positive sign. The government’s focus on targeted programs like the Regional Development Program underscores its commitment to supporting small and medium-sized businesses, which are the backbone of the economy.

However, challenges remain, especially with the looming specter of high interest rates and global instability. Ontario must remain vigilant and adaptive in its economic strategies to navigate these uncertainties effectively.

Overall, the job growth figures and the government’s proactive approach to economic development bode well for the province’s future. With continued support for businesses and investment in key sectors, Ontario can position itself as a resilient and thriving economy in the face of global challenges.

Samantha Deschamps

Samantha Deschamps serves as the Queens Park Reporter, offering insightful coverage of provincial politics with depth and accuracy. With a keen understanding of legislative intricacies, Deschamps provides invaluable perspectives on matters affecting Ontario. For inquiries or feedback, contact Samantha at

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