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BusinessNow is the flagship service of the Western REN. Our professional, confidential, free-of charge visitation program helps strengthen businesses and identify opportunities for growth. To learn more or make an appointment, contact Andrew Melanson at amelanson@westernren.ca‍.

Western Connector Program is the first of the National Connector programs run in a rural region. When your career search depends on who you know, this program helps people establish those critical networks. Whether you are an established professional willing to help others find connections, or someone looking to become networked – this program is open to you.

To become a Connector or learn if this program will help you establish a network of your own, contact Brenda LaGrandeur blagrandeur@westernren.ca.
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Atlantic Immigration Pilot program is entering its 3rd year with supports in the Western Region. This employer-driven immigration stream creates opportunities for employers with persistent workforce challenges to recruit from foreign labour markets.


To learn about the program and whether your business is eligible, contact wren@westernren.ca
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Succession Matching can bring together people looking to exit or retire from their own business with entrepreneurs looking to take over an established business, thus improving the likelihood of business success and reducing disruptions to clients. This pilot program includes a reduced rate for a coupon code to access tools and services for planning – as well as a matching service with people looking to buy a business.

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Continuous Improvement is a process designed to reduce wasted time, money, and resources in the workplace. Small changes can lead to significant savings, opening opportunities for expansions and increased profits.  No matter how efficient your business, there is always room for Continuous Improvement.

  • To learn about this program and whether it is the right fit for your business, contact wren@westernren.ca.
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The Western REN regularly pilots programs in support of businesses and economic development – information on which will be shared here.To be informed with the most recent activities, follow and like the Western REN on Facebook and Twitter and

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BusinessNow is the flagship service of the Western REN. Our professional, confidential, free-of charge visitation program helps strengthen businesses and identify opportunities for growth. To learn more or make an appointment, contact Andrew Melanson at amelanson@westernren.ca.

Western Connector Program is the first of the National Connector programs to be run in a rural region. When your career search depends on who you know, this program helps people establish those critical networks. Whether you are an established professional willing to help others find connections, or someone looking to become networked – this program is open to you.

To become a Connector or learn if this program will help you establish a network of your own, contact Brenda LaGrandeur blagrandeur@westernren.ca.
With support from

Atlantic Immigration Pilot program is entering its 3rd year with supports in the Western Region. This employer-driven immigration stream creates opportunities for employers with persistent workforce challenges to recruit from foreign labour markets.

To learn about the program and whether your business is eligible, contact  wren@westernren.ca.
With support from

Succession Matching brings together business owners with potential business buyers, thus improving the likelihood of business success and reducing disruptions to clients. This pilot program includes a reduced rate for a coupon code to access tools and services for planning – as well as a matching service with people looking to buy a business.

To learn about or apply for this pilot program, contact wren@westernren.ca
With support from

Continuous Improvement is a process designed to reduce wasted time, money, and resources in the workplace. Small changes can lead to significant savings, opening opportunities for expansions and increased profits.  No matter how efficient your business, there is always room for Continuous Improvement.

  • To learn about this program and whether it is the right fit for your business, contact wren@westernren.ca.
With support from

Pilot Programs: The Western REN regularly pilots programs in support of businesses and economic development – information on which will be shared here. To be informed with the most recent activities, follow and like the Western REN on Facebook and Twitter and Facebook Instagram Linkedin

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wren@westernren.ca

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