Invest Canada-Community Initiative 2018 Application (ICCI)

 Application for ICCI 2018


  • As of, September 6, 2017, the Invest Canada-Community Initiatives (ICCI) component of the Global Markets Support Program will be accepting applications from Canadian communities seeking financial support for their foreign direct investment initiatives for 2018.
  • Applications must be submitted before 15:00 Ottawa time (Eastern Daylight Time), on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Communities must submit the final draft of their application by the deadline to be considered for funding. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Applications submitted after the deadline will be rejected. We would like to remind you that only one submission is allowed per applicant.
  • Communities and organizations having submitted a funding request will be informed of the results of the adjudication process around mid-December. Should there be any delays in announcing the results, recipients will be given at least 12 months to undertake and complete their projects.



  • We invite you to visit our website for more information on program eligibility.
  • In order to assist you with the preparation of your application, ICCI program management will be holding tutorial webinars on September 21, 2017 in both official languages. The English tutorial will take place at 13:30 EDT. The French tutorial will take place at 10:30 EDT. We expect the tutorial to last about one hour. For more information about the webinar, please consult the ICCI website.



  • Please read the How to Submit an Application for Funding page from the ICCI website in order to familiarize yourself with the application process.
  • In order to apply for 2018 funding, you are required to register to the Partners@International Portal at the following link. Once registered, it may take up to 5 business days for you to be able to log in to your new account for the first time.
  • You will only be able to access the ICCI Application Form once you have (1) registered on the Portal, (2) uploaded the letter of incorporation/proof of legal status of your organisation, and (3) downloaded the PDF application form from the Partners@International Portal. The deadline to submit your application is Thursday, October 19, 2017 before 15:00 Ottawa time (EDT).

The only way to submit an application is through the Partners@International portal. Mailed, emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Small Business Needs to be Loud,Persistent and Personal

ADVOCACY BULLETIN – August 28, 2017
Small Business Needs to Be Loud, Persistent and Personal
Federal government’s proposed changes to the tax code
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s recent 5 Minutes for Business, Hammering Business – Finance Canada’s
New Crackdown , outlines how Finance Canada’s proposed policy changes to the taxation of private corporation will affect
small business. The proposed changes represent the most significant overhaul of the taxation of private corporations in
Canada in approximately 40 years.
On Friday, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce circulated additional resources for chambers regarding this important issue.
The ACC encourages community chambers to make their voices heard and take action on this issue. Below are
some resources to support your advocacy efforts developed by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce is a federation of 126 community-based chambers of commerce representing more than 24,000 businesses.

Member to Member Christmas Promotion

Members of the High River Chamber of Commerce,

As the August summer air turns cool the team at the Highwood and Foxes Den are already thinking Christmas!

For Chamber members we have  created special pricing and incentives for you to take advantage of!  Please follow the link provided to view our High River Chamber of Commerce Christmas Offerings

Book by August 31st and enjoy…

  • Preferred Chamber Pricing on meal packages.
  • Waived Room Charges.
  • Complimentary Late Night Snack
  • Complementary Non Alcoholic Punch.
  • Free Meals for guests.
  • Christmas gift for every guest.

View our Packaging Here:

Greig Burnie

Executive Golf Professional &

General Manager

Highwood Golf & Country Club

o: 403.652.3644 ext:224

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Will the UCP, be good for business.

High River Chamber of Commerce President Steven Muth is supportive of the merger of the Wildrose and PC Parties into the United Conservative Party.

He says time will tell whether or not the UCP, if they win the next election, will be “good for business.”

“Unfortunately, some administrations, ergo the current Provincial administration and current Federal administration, have different ideas as to what “business friendly” is, or “small business friendly” is versus what the Chamber of Commerce and what a lot of business owners would.”

He says the Chamber of Commerce supports any movement to support and help small business grow and flourish, which he says is good for everybody.

Muth says cuts proposed by UCP leadership hopeful Brian Jean to balance the budget would have to show where money will come from to replace the money brought out of the budget in his proposed cuts.

Stats Canada

Stat Can recently released a large dataset with income estimates for cities with 10,000+ population. In 2015, the latest available year, median employment income fell 1.5% in Alberta (from 2014). The largest declines were registered in Lloyminster (down 7.3%), Sylvan Lake (down 6.2%), Brooks (down 4.4%), Cold Lake (down 4.1%), Medicine Hat (down 3.7%), Red Deer (down 2.9%) and Lacombe (down 2.8%). Employment income continued to increase in seven cities/towns with the largest increases in Lethbridge, Canmore and Wetaskiwin. The estimates are pretty reliable as Stat Can sampled about 95% of the population. In Alberta the number of persons reporting employment income and/or Employment Insurance was 2.4 million in 2015.