We have the right people. Among our two million citizens are workers who dependably add value. They possess the skills, training and education—and the initiative—to help you prosper.
Your business will take its place alongside thousands of others in more than 200 communities. Some chose Ontario East for our low operating costs—they are lower here than in other parts of Ontario. Others were drawn by our low corporate tax rates compared with those of the United States. Still others are here because of the generous R&D tax credits.
Many businesses settled here to profit from our premier access to Eastern Canada, Southwest Ontario and Western Canada, as well as our efficient U.S. border crossings. We are close to market. More than 50 million people live within 800 kilometres (500 miles) of our boundaries.
Ready for business
Ontario East is a wide, varied land set between three of Canada’s four largest cities—Toronto, Montréal and Ottawa, Canada’s capital. We have forest and farm, communities founded in the early 1800s and vibrant, dynamic cities.
Our nine main industry sectors may draw you here. Or perhaps you need uninterrupted access to Canada’s busiest freeway. A company may come here to forge closer ties with our private and public research organizations. Our research, business and infrastructure alignment favours innovation. You may come here simply to join the many businesses already operating profitably here. There are many good reasons to relocate to Ontario East.
To education and training, we add a bilingual capability. In the eastern part of our region, French is the primary language for 40% to 70% of the workforce. In other parts, the figure is 5% to 15%.