Supporting Sudbury Businesses, and Driving Northern Growth

Investments to Create Jobs and Boost Economy in Northern Ontario

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Ontario is investing in a diverse industries including manufacturing, call centers, medical research and film and television productions to create jobs and grow the northern economy.

Glenn Thibeault, MPP for Sudbury, on behalf of Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, made the announcement today in Sudbury at Centis Tile and Terrazzo Inc.  The NOHFC announcement included over 8 million dollars worth of investment to Sudbury companies, creating over 30 new jobs and helping keep over 100 more jobs in Sudbury.

Through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the province is investing in 18 film and television productions, including the second season of the Canadian Screen Awards nominated TV series “Bad Blood” and the production of the Netflix TV series “V-Wars” as well as many other projects in the Sudbury area.

Ontario is also investing in a number of other projects in the Sudbury region, including:

  • Laurentian University to create a new learning centre and additional laboratory space

  • Science North for renovations and to install hubs in six communities across Northern Ontario that will have labs, exhibits and programming spaces.

  • Rna Diagnostics assist with RDA Pilot Demonstration and Accreditation for the RNA Disruption Assay (RDA) which provides doctors with an evaluation of how individual patients are responding to chemotherapy.

  • Centis Tile and Terrazzo Inc.investing in expansion of flooring, tile and countertop manufacturing/installation business

  • NEOMO Research to proved expansion of a clinical research practice to participate in trials that are relevant to the Northern Ontario population

  • Millennium1 Solutions opening of call centre that will mostly service Loblaw's Customer Loyalty Program.

Investing in the northern economy is part of the government's plan to support care, create opportunity and make life more affordable during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes free prescription drugs for everyone under 25, and 65 or over, through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, and free preschool child care from 2 ½ to kindergarten.


“These film and television productions are continuing to strengthen Sudbury and Northern Ontario’s growing film industry and creating new economic development opportunities in our region. Also, I am thrilled to see an investment in Science North initiatives that continue to engage thousands of people in the North through its outreach science camp programs.”

— Glenn Thibeault, MPP for Sudbury

“Through continued support from the province, Northern Ontario has become home to an emerging film and television industry that is diversifying the economy and creating well-paying jobs. Today’s investments will contribute to making Northern Ontario a hub for film and television production. ”

— Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the NOHFC


  • The province is investing $3 million for the production of season 2 of the TV series “Bad Blood” and $3 million for the production of the Netflix TV series “V Wars”

  • The province is investing a total of $24 million in 18 film and television productions and production facilities and services and seven Sudbury area projects.

  • Since 2013, the province has invested more than $654 million through the NOHFC in over 4,000 projects, leveraging more than $2.3 billion in direct economic activity and creating or sustaining over 15,200 jobs in Northern Ontario.

  • In the Greater Sudbury region, the NOHFC has invested more than $134 million in 793 projects that have helped create or retain more than 2,450 jobs since 2013.

  • The NOHFC has supported the growth of film and television production in Northern Ontario by providing more than $103.9 million to 155 projects since 2013. This has leveraged more than $508 million in direct economic activity.