We’re always thrilled when we see new innovations. The same enthusiasm can be found in one of our Startup Communities, StartUP Sault Ste. Marie! One of the latest pieces of innovation that’s come from the city is UrbanFix, a gig economy app for home improvement services. UrbanFix’s journey is an example of how one simple idea can be scaled up to help create impacts across the province.
Navigating unemployment in a major manufacturing city
Meet Steeson Mathew, an international student from India. Steeson graduated with a degree in Business Management from Douglas College, Vancouver and moved to Sault Ste. Marie (the Sault) to study to become a Civil Engineering Technician at Sault College. After moving from Vancouver to Sault Ste. Marie in 2019, he found it difficult to find a job. Sault Ste. Marie is a leading producer of forestry products and renewable energy, and it has a strong history in steel manufacturing. The Sault punches above its weight in manufacturing, but when it comes to service-based industries, Sault Ste. Marie is still behind in introducing more innovation and technology.