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Jobs of the Future

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These stories about career paths, local jobs, programs and tales of success that highlight North Bay's diverse job market are made possible through the continued support of Nipissing University as part of our Community Leaders Program.


From the kitchen to the bakery, The Mini Cake Shoppe expanding

From the kitchen to the bakery, The Mini Cake Shoppe expanding

'I didn’t actually consider turning this into a business, it was just more of a creative outlet during COVID, but I did have an old high school teacher who basically said to me, ‘ok when is this non-business starting up?'
Compassion and Communication is key to policing

Compassion and Communication is key to policing

'I wanted to bring what I learned, especially with the mental health aspect, and bring that side and use it as an asset to my everyday role here'
Young entrepreneur Kayda Loney opens custom clothing business

Young entrepreneur Kayda Loney opens custom clothing business

'People have loved how comfortable the shirts are and how much they like the quality of what I do. I also get a lot of people just appreciating me and what I’m doing compared to other clothing brands'
Reflex and Refresh getting ready to restart in new location

Reflex and Refresh getting ready to restart in new location

'Women in business is growing and women entrepreneurs seem to really want to and need to support each other on their journey'
Textured art business 'something everyone can enjoy'

Textured art business 'something everyone can enjoy'

'I came across an advertisement for drywall compound and I found that there were so many creative ways that I could make my textured art with that and be cost efficient'
Student Links helps connects students to community mentors

Student Links helps connects students to community mentors

'People don’t necessarily see themselves as mentors or that they are capable of being in that role, but what it really means is that you’re able to share an experience with a student and I feel like that’s the best way that people learn'
A business opportunity they couldn't pass up

A business opportunity they couldn't pass up

'Once I saw the day to day of this job, it really sparked my interest because what we do is pretty unique'
The 'power of the Beaver Tail' Ray Seguin's business booming

The 'power of the Beaver Tail' Ray Seguin's business booming

I think people love the Canadian story behind it. The product is amazing and all the ingredients we use are premium ingredients, there is nothing cheap about it.
Many options to a career in animal care

Many options to a career in animal care

'While my job is in administration, I get to work with animals' way more than a lot of other people in administration type roles'
<b>Jobs of the Future:</b> Career change allows Steven Smits to reconnect and give back to home community

Jobs of the Future: Career change allows Steven Smits to reconnect and give back to home community

'There are meaningful ways for everyone to engage with Nipissing and champion the organization in impactful ways'