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Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC)
PO Box 800
Suite 701, 34 Cumberland Street North
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada P7C 5K4
Tel: (807) 625-3960
Toll Free: 1-800-668-9360 (North America)
Fax: (807) 623-3962
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 Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program 

Emily Lauzon
Workforce Development Officer
RNIP Program 
Tel: (807) 625-3960

 Economic Development 

Jessi Ruberto
Senior Development Officer
Sector/area of expertise: Forestry, Manufacturing and Transportation
Tel: (807) 625-3967


John Mason
Project Manager, Mining Services
Sector/area of expertise: Mining and Exploration
Tel: (807) 625-2480


Piero Pucci
Supervisor - Economic Development
Sector/area of expertise: Knowledge Based Sectors & Business Retention and Expansion
Tel: (807) 625-3965


Ryan Moore
Development Officer
Sector/area of expertise: Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Youth Entrepreneurship
Tel: (807) 625-3972

 Thunder Bay Health Sciences Recruiter 


Lexie Penko
Community Health Sciences Recruiter
Tel: (807) 625-2541

 Marketing and Information 


Madeline Dennhardt
Marketing & Information Officer
Tel: (807) 684-3823



 Execuative Assistant to CEO


Tracy Hamalainen
Executive Assistant to CEO
Tel: (807) 625-3962






Mari Beaton
Development Clerk/Receptionist
Tel: (807) 625-3960



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Why Thunder Bay

With 2,694 employees, the largest single employer in Thunder Bay is the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.


"To me, Thunder Bay is a logical choice. It offers so many opportunities to excel – continuous learning, research potential, incredible business development support, convenient access to an excellent network of medical professionals, and quality of life. I like that I can run what I hope will become a cutting-edge physiotherapy practice and still take my dog out in the woods and spend time with my wife in the same day." – Mike Poling, Partner, Fairway Physiotherapy Clinic



Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation (OCWI) has been created to provide a collaborative approach to solving workforce challenges. The Northern Hub will be located in Thunder Bay

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