Invest In Temiskaming Shores

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Population, by Age and Sex, Temiskaming Shores, 2016

Total Labour Force Participation Rate, by Region and Year, 2006-16

Temiskaming Shores is the economic and service hub to a regional population of 32,500. The community is centered between the cities of Sudbury, North Bay, Timmins and Rouyn, Quebec. Together these areas comprise of another 300,000 population within a 2 hour drive. The community has a diverse economy in the natural resource sectors including agriculture, forestry and mining. Since the community is the service hub for the region, the economy remains stable even when there are downturns in one sector or another as companies are often able to pivot services to support one of the other sectors. The general service sector, such as health care, education and retail/commercial services always remain strong and help flatten the dips in the economy.

The City is located on Highway 11 500km directly north of Toronto and is therefore accessible to a much larger marketplace as well as international access within a five to six hour drive. The Ontario Northland railway line goes through the community with two areas where sidings are available for loading purposes. Freight traffic has a daily schedule both north and south.

The Earlton Timiskaming Regional Airport (YXR)  offers air access to the region and has both a 6,000ft paved runway and an alternative 3,500ft gravel runway perpendicular to accommodate for wind conditions.  Several companies use the airport to bring in management using charter services in addition to the small private planes who fly in and out on a regular basis.  The Royal Canadian Air Force also use the airport on a regular basis as a site to perform search and rescue training.  Both the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and several mining companies utilize the airport as a staging ground for work in the region.

The Dymond Industrial Park is located along Highway 11 and has fully serviced lots available from $20,000 per acre. More information can be found by clicking here

Of the population of Temiskaming Shores over age 15 in 2016, 75.4 percent had at least a high school diploma, compared with 82.5 percent province-wide. This is likely due to the large older population, as those without a high school diploma include the very young and very old (Statistics Canada, 2016b). Notably, the share with a college diploma was higher in Temiskaming Shores than the Ontario average, perhaps due to the presence of multiple post-secondary educational institutions in the city: Collège Boréal, Northern College, 5th Wheel Training Institute, Literacy Council of South Temiskaming, and Centre d’éducation des adultes (Temiskaming Shores 2019, 21).

Highest Level of Education, as a percentage of Total Population, Temiskaming Shores and Ontario, 2016

James Franks, Economic Development Officer is available to assist you to find the right fit for your business in our community.  Contact him now at (705) 672-3363 ext. 4137.