The City of Sault Ste-Marie was created in 1887. Its history is closely linked to that of French Canada since many explorers and Jesuits stayed there during the seventeenth century. The City of Sault Ste Marie is located at the crossroads of three major lakes: Lake Superior to the west, Lake Huron southeast and Lake Michigan to the southwest. Her twin sister city, Sault Ste Marie (Michigan, USA) is located just across the International Bridge. Since the municipality is designated a region under the French Language Services Act of regions of Ontario, Francophones who live there have access to a wide range of government services in French. The Government of Canada also offers services in French.
Total population: 80,000
Francophone population: 3,400 (4.3%)
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Major industries in Sault Ste Marie
- Steel industry and related products
- Forestry and related products
- Information Technology
- Small Business
The Economic development and employability Network of Ontario (RDÉE Ontario) offers, among others, support for start-ups and adaptation of labor services.
The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation offers a variety of services to entrepreneurs.
See also Service Canada to learn about federal services in the field of employment.