Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre

Thunder Bay Reconnect

The Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre today announced its newest community initiative: Thunder Bay Reconnect. The website, available at aims to find and repatriate talented and skilled workers who have moved away from Thunder Bay and want to come home. The site and associated monthly newsletter will be home to job postings, local news and events.

The initiative is being spear-headed by Terry Smith, the new ICT Coordinator at the Innovation Centre. After starting at the Centre in January, Mr. Smith began to tackle the task of assessing the local ICT (Information and Communication Technology) industry: "After meeting with local and regional businesses and especially those in the ICT industry, I was surprised to learn how many jobs were available and more importantly how hard it was for businesses to find qualified hires."

The Innovation Centre hopes that by targeting family members living in the region, it will be able to reach those who have moved away by word-of-mouth. "We want to see talented people move back home and we're hoping the Reconnect project gives them an avenue to do that." said Judy Sander, Manager at the Innovation Centre.

The site, which is online now, can be found at

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