Yorkton Chamber of Commerce Blog Items

Looking for Staff?

If you’re a business owner and you need an employee or employees to fill out your staff roster, you will want to check in on Yorkton Tribal Council’s Pre-Employment Support (PES) Program.  The program is designed to assist young adults, 18 – 24 years, from Yorkton Tribal Council’s six member Nations in transitioning to full employment.  As an employer, why should you be interested?

  • YTC’s Career Coaches ensure their clients are ready for the work force
  • YTC’s Career Coaches identify individuals who are qualified to apply for the jobs you have to offer
  • You interview the candidates and select the candidate or candidates you believe will best fit into your business
  • The Program will subsidize 20 – 80% of the successful candidate’s gross salary for up to one year
  • While the Employer is under no obligation, it’s hoped that the work experience will provide positive results for both the Employer and the Employee, and that full time employment will result for the Employee

If this Program interests, you, contact Byron Langan at YTC to discuss it further.  Byron can be reached at 306-782-3865 or 306-620-5579 or Byron.langan@ytai.org

Futurpreneur Canada Programs

Futurpreneur Canada for 18 – 39

Permanent Canadian residents who are between the ages of 18 and 39 years will want to look into the many financial programs “designed to guide aspiring business owners who are at different stages of their entrepreneurial journeys”.

Programs include:

  • Start Up Program
  • Side Hustle Program
  • New Comer Program
  • Fast Track Program

As well, Futurpreneur Canada offers a number of free resources including:

  • Business Plan Writer
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Crash Courses and Business Plan examples
  • Entrepreneur in Residence program

For more information, contact Kara Leftly kleftley@futurpreneur.ca or 306-241-0000 or visit www.futurpreneur.ca

Emergency Preparedness

The following is information from the Calgary Chamber that may be of interest to any Chambers looking to assist their members with disaster preparedness and insurance literacy. Any business across Canada can visit IBC.DiagnosticRocket.com and utilize a free diagnostic. Feel free to circulate to your members.

North American studies estimate that 43% of businesses impacted by a natural disaster do not reopen.
In 2013, Southern Alberta experienced extreme flooding, including in downtown Calgary. As a Chamber, we knew that our business community was at severe risk of significant negative impact if they were not up and running again as soon as possible.
In partnership with the Calgary Emergency Management Agency, we worked to power our business community through an efficient and effective recovery by creating a network of support. The result was that more than 99% of Calgary’s businesses impacted by the floods reopened successfully. World Chamber Federation Special Project award.
Learning from our experiences from the 2013 Southern Alberta floods, the Calgary Chamber has worked with the Insurance Bureau of Canada to build a free diagnostic survey tool that will educate businesses across the country on disaster preparedness and insurance literacy.
Any business across Canada can visit IBC.DiagnosticRocket.com and utilize the free diagnostic. By taking this survey, businesses will receive personalized recommendations they can implement to help become more prepared for a disaster.

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