Sudbury

Sudbury is a city that was incorporated as a town in 1893 which then evolved as a the City of Greater Sudbury, created in 2001, by merging the cities and towns of the former Regional Municipality of Sudbury with several townships. It is the largest city in Northern Ontario by population and the 24th largest metropolitan area in Canada..

Sudbury has a humid continental climate with warm and often hot summers and cold, snowy winters. The population resides in an urban core and many smaller communities scattered around 300 lakes and among hills of rock blackened by historical mining activity. Sudbury was once a major lumber centre and a world leader in nickel mining. Mining and related industries dominated the economy for much of the 20th century. The two major mining companies which shaped the history of Sudbury were Inco, now Vale, which employed more than 25% of the population by the 1970s, and Falconbridge, now Xstrata. Sudbury has since expanded from its resource-based economy to emerge as the major retail, economic, health and educational centre for Northeastern Ontario. Sudbury is also home to a large Franco-Ontarian population, which influences its arts and culture.

Population: 160 274         

Francophone population: 42 810 (26.7%)

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Business Opportunities / Jobs
Major industries in Sudbury:
Mining
Manufacturing
Trading
Transport
Communications
Service Sector –Education and Health

The Sudbury Regional Business Centrer offers support with different programs offered to  entrepreneurs.

Nickel Bassin -Northern Ontario Heritage Fund provides services in support of business start-ups.
The Economic Development and employability of Ontario Network (RDÉE) offers, among others, support for start-ups and adaptation of labor services.
Caisse Populaire Sudbury offers a full range of banking services.

See also Service Canada to learn about federal services in the field of employment