Canada Economic Development



Canada Economic Development

February 07, 2014 10:30 ET

Government of Canada Lends Financial Support to Aero-Photo (1961) Inc.

QUÉBEC, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 7, 2014) - Canada Economic Development

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced that the firm Aero-Photo (1961) Inc. has been granted financial assistance for the implementation of a strategy to commercialize its geomatic services.

This support has been awarded in the form of a $200,000 repayable financial contribution through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • This investment will enable Aero-Photo (1961) to acquire high-technology photographic equipment and market its services to prospective clients.
  • A leader in the geomatics industry in North America, the enterprise specializes both in aerial photography and in the acquisition and transmission of geospatial data.
  • In addition to fostering the growth of the enterprise, this project, once completed, is expected to lead to the transformation of 10 seasonal jobs into five full-time positions and to the hiring of eight employees.

Quotes

"As this financial support to Aero-Photo (1961) clearly illustrates, our Government is taking effective measures to stimulate job growth and strengthen the competitiveness of the Canadian economy."

Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"We have to continue developing advanced skills in geomatics in order to provide our clients with more effective and innovative geospatial solutions and keep pace with the growing technological demands of the industry."

Christian Lévesque, General Manager, Aero-Photo (1961) Inc.

Related link

http://www.aerophoto.ca/en/home

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