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Highest educational attainment in the OECD.
Among the lowest costs in the G7.
Generous incentives for R&D.
Part of the $20-trillion NAFTA market.
Top ranked on global indices.
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Canada's largest chemical manufacturing sector
Ontario has the right environment for robotics companies to flourish
Canada’s top tourism market: 55% of all international visitors.
What languages are spoken in Ontario? What's our population? Where do people live and what languages are spoken here?
Over 1 million km2 (415,000 miles2).
(That's bigger than France and Spain combined.)
English; with over 200 other languages spoken.
The Canadian dollar (current exchange rate)
Ontario is situated within a day's drive of over 40% of North America's population. This central location, along with its competitive business costs and highly skilled workforce, make it the perfect location for your business expansion into North America.
Ontario is home to one of the most diverse and multicultural populations in the world. We also have one of the most highly educated populations anywhere.
Because Ontario has long been Canada's top destination for new immigrants, about 50% of Ontarians are foreign-born.
Room to grow and a stable economy are key when you're in business. Ontario offers a strong and stable economy with a track record of weathering the worst.
Ontario is home to one of the largest manufacturing sectors in North America, making it one of the top economic leaders on the continent.
Ontario is also part of the $20-trillion NAFTA marketplace, and offers strategic access to one of the wealthiest economies in the world.
Ontario offers your company an economy that is big enough to grow in. Ontario's gross domestic product as a sub-national jurisdiction, $599 billion, is bigger than that of many industrialized countries. It's bigger than Switzerland's or Sweden's.
Connect to the NAFTA marketplace as well as global markets. If your operations depend on logistics and transportation Ontario offers a sophisticated, integrated transportation infrastructure.
Ontario enjoys close, rich ties to global markets.
Ontario's transportation system includes highways, internationally connected railways with advanced traffic management systems, worldwide cargo aviation systems and extensive inland and international marine shipping facilities
You'll save on costs and streamline your businesses healthcare and health insurance operations through Ontario's universal healthcare system.
Save on health care. Ontario offers lower health care insurance costs for employers than the U.S. In fact, the average cost to employers in the U.S. is about twice as much as it is in Ontario.
In Ontario, your eligible employees can access universal healthcare services under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan, which covers the costs of doctor examinations, medical testing, emergency care and hospital care.
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All figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. Information is accurate at the time of publication.