PEC Chamber

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Community Futures Prince Edward County |                       

We are a community-focussed social enterprise that encourages local economic development and diversification through impact investing. We provide strategic advice and capital to innovators and high-impact projects.

Hiring International Students | Quick Guide

A three-page resource to help employers gain a basic and quick understanding of how international student and international graduates can be employed in the community and the programs that support their journey.  Please share widely with employers in the community!

New information has been added including: Eligible international students can now work full time during studies (conditions apply – please see attached resource); There is a new National Occupational Classification system that is being used as of November 2022 (see the website on the attached resource for further information).

Grow your business with new digital tools | Apply Now
Need help adopting digital tools within your business? The Canada Digital Adoption Program provides grants, access to digital adoption experts, and 0% interest loans. If you want to update your inventory tracking system, customer relationship management technology or cybersecurity protection, we can help.

Canada Small Business Financing Program |       

The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders. The maximum loan amount for a borrower is $1.15 million. Up to a maximum of $1,000,000 for term loans for any one borrower, of which no more than $500,000 can be used for purchasing leasehold improvements or improving leased property and purchasing or improving new or used equipment and of that amount, a maximum of $150,000 could be used for intangible assets and working capital costs. Up to a maximum of $150,000 for lines of credit. 

Financial institutions deliver the program and are solely responsible for approving the loan. For more information download their PDF pamphlet or click here to find a lender near you.

Quinte Immigration Services |

The Quinte Local Immigration Partnership (QLIP) is a collaborative initiative composed of regional employers, non-profit organizations, Municipal, Provincial and Federal governments, educational institutions, health care and legal services providers together to: Enhance the region’s image as a welcoming community for newcomers; Foster an environment where the education, skills and experience of newcomers are fully employed to make the community economically and socially stronger; Support employers in their efforts to attract, hire and retain newcomers as strategic members of their workforce.

Access the Employer Tool Kit 

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) | 

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is the only Canadian financial institution devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. The BDC helps create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.

The County Foundation |

The County Foundation is one of 191 community foundations across the country offering leadership and funding to support initiatives that benefit our communities. Since 2008, The County Foundation has been building permanent endowments and funds to support organizations and people in this community. To date, grants back to the community have exceeded $700,000 covering a number of sectors and focusing on the needs our donors want to address. What inspires us, year after year, is the opportunity to make a difference in virtually every aspect of community life.

Picton Business Improvement Association |

Any commercial property or tenant of a commercial property within the town boundaries of Picton is automatically a member of the BIA. The purpose of the BIA is: to oversee the improvement, beautification and maintenance of municipally-owned land, buildings and structures in the area beyond that provided at the expense of the municipality generally and to promote the area as a business or shopping area.

County Tourism |

The official tourism website of Prince Edward County. Share this site with your guests for information, things to do and places to shop in PEC. Contact the Municipality directly to have your business listed on this visitor resource site.

The Municipality of Prince Edward |

The County has two main administrative offices, both located in the town of Picton. Some County services are available at alternate locations, such as the Roads Office, our two Community Centres, the County Fire Halls, and the Prince Edward County Public Library. All permits, licences and applications can be found here.

Community Development |
If you’re looking to move to Prince Edward County, start a new business or expand your existing business in this thriving environment, the Community Development Department is here to help. Our creative community is attracting like-minded people from every sector imaginable.

Small Business Centre |               
If you are in search of loans or grants, looking to brush up on some skills or support your business in starting or expanding to the next level, the Small Business Centre's core services are business cost friendly. They will offer them at no cost to you!

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce |       

For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan voice of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members. From innovative SMEs to established multinational corporations and industry associations, the OCC is committed to working with its members to improve business competitiveness across all sectors. The OCC represents local chambers of commerce and boards of trade in over 135 communities across Ontario, steering public policy conversations provincially and within local communities.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce |       

Since 1925, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has connected businesses of all sizes, from all sectors and from all regions of the country to advocate for public policies that will foster a strong, competitive economic environment that benefits businesses, communities and families across Canada. With a network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the largest business association in Canada, and the country’s most influential. The primary and vital connection between business and the federal government, its views are sought after and respected by government, business leaders and the media thanks to well-researched reports, analyses, position papers and policy resolutions that reflect a broad business perspective.