Lower operating costs – We offer low costs, low taxes and high research and development (R&D) tax credits.
Dependable workforce – Ontario East boasts a highly motivated, loyal workforce with lower than average employee turnover rates (2.5 percent). Ontario East offers an educated, trained and highly skilled workforce with more than 9,000 food processing sector workers.
Leading edge training – Ontario East has training rebates for innovative programs, including a Food Process Operator Apprenticeship – one of the only offerings of its kind in North America.
Leading edge technology – Eastern Ontario is a centre for research and development with world-class educational institutions, specializing in food and agriculture with related science and technology clusters focuses around Trent University, University of Guelph (Kemptville Campus), University of Ottawa and GreenCentre Canada – A national green chemistry centre.
Location – Ontario East is connected to suppliers and markets via road, rail and seaway, with intermodal and refrigerator transport capacity. Airports and three international bridges link us to the entire Northeast and Midwest US markets. Ontario East offers a varied landscape with four seasons with a mix of highly desirable urban and rural living.
Ontario East Economic Development Commission promotes Eastern Ontario as a centre for investment – representing over 200 communities, with more than two million residents, connecting three of Canada’s economic drivers – Montréal, Ottawa and Toronto. Ask today about the Ontario East advantage.