Making it easier to do business in Ontario

Ontario-based companies and foreign investors alike can access our Business Concierge Service, a one-stop source for information to increase business growth.

We deliver tailored insight and intelligence on taxes, regulations, incentives, and immigration. We help investors build relationships with all levels of government and across supply chains.

To support real estate requirements for greenfield investments, we offer streamlined and customized site selection services, including confidential property searches, and permitting and approvals coordination.

We also offer pre-qualified premium sites through the Investment Ready: Certified Site Program, the first province-wide program of its kind in Canada.

The Team

The Ontario Investment Office (OIO) is the face of international investment and domestic business growth for the province. But it isn’t just a governmental face – it’s a human face.

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Chief Investment Officer of the Ontario Investment Office

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Vice President of Investment Growth

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Vice President of Strategic Accounts

Services

The OIO has both a domestic and international facing mandate to secure increased investment in key sectors while strengthening the overall competitiveness of Ontario firms.

The OIO helps businesses in Ontario adopt advanced technology that makes them globally competitive.

Our Business Advisors, located across the province, maintain close relationships with companies and deliver customized advice.

Our Toronto-based account management team builds enduring relationships with leading companies — newly arrived or long-established — that are creating the economy of the future.

We focus on key strategic sectors: automotive manufacturing and technology, cleantech and advanced manufacturing, business and financial services, and digital technology and life sciences.

The OIO markets Ontario to the world, seeking out high-value foreign direct investment. Using an integrated marketing approach, we generate leads through an extensive international network of business development consultants, and introduce Ontario to potential investors through digital outreach, promotional events in target markets, and familiarization tours of the province.

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