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The Gig Economy

“Living to work is not the plan,” says Camryn Harris, a Gen Z resident in our area who spoke eloquently and with confidence during a provocative discussion over dinner recently. “I am not willing to accept a career that allows me to live a lifestyle, but rather I am going to chose a lifestyle and […]

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Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board - Here to Help

Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board SMWDB is a community directed, non-profit corporation, 1 of 26 local planning board areas funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD).  To remain in touch with the needs and issues of each community, SMWDB conducts community consultations and an annual employer survey to provide forums to hear […]

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Growing local business with support from Contact North | Contact Nord

Through Contact North | Contact Nord’s online learning centre in Bracebridge, local businesses and their employees can access free online opportunities to upskill and retrain. Whether businesses are operating in an entirely new situation due to the pandemic and need to retrain their employees or simply want their employees to upgrade their skills, Contact North […]

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Workation in Muskoka with Mamalli

Mamalli is a pilot project offering two- and four-week 'workations' in Gravenhurst, the Gateway to Muskoka. Half of the 50 vacancies have been filled as of publication time. Pick-your-experience packages include accommodation, cleaning and amenities. It being a work-focused experience, high speed internet is a must. And they have accounted for pandemic realities with full cancellation refunds and cleaning and distancing protocols to keep everyone safe.

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Muskoka's Rural Renaissance

Milennials Living the Dream in Muskoka In Muskoka,  and especially in the Township of Georgian Bay, residents are finding three-bedroom townhouses with Bell Fibe Gigabit speed Internet for $2,000 a month on the shores of Georgian Bay. "That is pretty cool,” says Tianna Burke, a rural millennial who made the leap and has never looked […]

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Oak Bay Golf Course: Canada's First Bee City Golf Course

Oak Bay Golf Club and Marina, located in Port Severn Ontario, is like other golf courses. It has impeccable conditioning and compliments its surrounding natural environment as if it was always meant to be there. If you dig a little deeper however you will begin to notice that Oak Bay Golf and Marina is not […]

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Help Wanted! Connecting Employers with Workers

The Gravenhurst Economic Development Team has Programs to Assist Local Businesses Find and Retain New Employees. Muskoka is known for picturesque views, year-round recreation and of course, waterfront cottaging in the summer.  For many years Gravenhurst was considered a seasonal destination operating from May to September with businesses employing local and seasonal students to fill […]

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Investing in Muskoka: a vibrant tourism sector

Muskoka undeniably owes a debt of gratitude to the glaciers. A couple of million years ago, they transformed the land into a natural paradise, carving out hundreds of lakes and depositing huge rock formations. The scene was set for astute investors to launch a thriving tourism industry; and A.P. Cockburn’s founding of the Muskoka Lakes […]

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Investing in Muskoka: a winning proposition

‘Cottage Country’ is a familiar nickname for the scenic region of Muskoka. And, arguably, this is not a misnomer, because the shorelines of its numerous lakes are dotted with vacation properties; and its population soars in the high season of boating, swimming, and leisure. All-season tourism is steadily growing, as cottagers winterize their homes to […]

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