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.
Ontario is a global R&D leader in water technologies.
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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You'll find the talent you need in Ontario, home to one of the world's most highly educated, skilled and reliable workforces.
The most important ingredient for success? Talented people. And in Ontario you'll find one of the best educated talent pools in the world, where 67% of adults have completed post-secondary education, more than in any other OECD country.
We have one of the most reliable workforces in the world.
Our richly multicultural society, comprised of people from all over the world, can help you build and maintain ties to global markets.
Ontario's 44 colleges and universities and over 400 registered, private career colleges ensure that graduates have the skills and knowledge to not only perform, but excel in your business.
More immigrants relocate to Ontario each year than to any other province in Canada. Whether you're Ontario-based or a multinational corporation looking to call Ontario home to an operations facility, our business immigration consultants can give you guidance and advice on recruiting foreign workers or transferring key personnel to Ontario.
You'll save more money here, money you can use for further investments in operations, innovation and growth.
In Ontario, you'll benefit from highly competitive business costs that can boost your company's growth and profitability.
With a total combined provincial and federal (15%) corporate income tax rate of 26.5%, Ontario's combined general federal-provincial CIT rate is lower than the average of G20 countries and lower than the average federal-state CIT rate in the United States.
All citizens and permanent residents in Ontario can access universal health care services under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan, which covers the full cost of doctor examinations, medical testing, emergency care and hospital care.
On average, Ontario employers enjoy health costs half that of their counterparts in the United States.
Your breakthrough concepts and technologies can come to life in Ontario. We’ve built one of the most supportive environments for R&D and dynamic ecosystems for innovation on the planet.
From game-changing startups you haven't heard of yet to multinational leaders like GlaxoSmithKline, Google, Pfizer, IBM, Siemens and Microsoft, in Ontario, you'll find the ingredients you need to conduct research and develop new products and services.
Here, companies are engaged in manufacturing process improvements, developing state-of-the-art technologies and software, clinical trials and more.
According to the 2014 KPMG Competitive Alternatives Report, Ontario offers the greatest cost advantage for research and development in the G7, citing a cost advantage of 23.9% relative to the U.S. average.
Combined with federal R&D programs, Ontario's R&D tax incentive program can reduce your after-tax cost of every $100 in R&D spending to between $37 and $61.
Select the best description of your operation to see possible after-tax savings you could achieve in on your R&D expenditures in Ontario.
Small and medium-sized manufacturers
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Small Canadian-controlled private corporations
Public, private or foreign-owned
* The information provided here presents a potential after-tax cost based on assumptions regarding R&D expenditures, tax incentives and tax rates that may not apply to your business. This information does not constitute tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor to determine the after-tax cost of R&D expenditures for your business.
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Locating in Ontario makes it easier to reach broader North American and global business networks. Our location and extensive transportation infrastructure translate directly to expanded market access.
Disclaimer: Information contained in this video was current at the time of its production. Statistics quoted are subject to change.
Your business will be located in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) region, the largest free trade region in the world.
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
More than a great place to start and grow a business, Ontario is a wonderful place to live. Here you'll find diverse, safe, affordable and welcoming communities, and a wealth of cultural and recreational activities.
Because Ontario has long been Canada's top destination for new immigrants, about 50% of Ontarians are foreign-born.
Ontario cities are vibrant centres of culture, recreation and commerce.
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