Founded in 1912, the city of Timmins is located in the heart of Northeastern Ontario. It depend mainly on the mining and forestry industries, its economy has diversified over the years. The municipality became an important center of services for several communities along the Trans Canada Highway (Highway 11) in this part of Northeastern Ontario. Since the municipality is included in one of the regions designated under the French Language Services Act of regions of Ontario, francophone’s who live there have access to a wide range of government services in French. The Government of the Canada also offers its services in French.

Total population: 43 000

Francophone and bilingual population: 22,000 (52%)

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Business / Job market

Main industries in Timmins:

  • Mining (gold)
  • Forest industry
  • Wood products
  • Processing of metals
  • Services sectors (trade, transport, heath, financial and insurance activities, etc.)
  • Tourism

The Venture Centre offers different support programs for entrepreneurs

The Economic Development and Employability Network of Ontario offers support to start-up companies and workforce adjustment services.

La Caisse populaire de Timmins offers a full range of banking services.

The Timmins Economic Development Corporation offers a variety of services to entrepreneurs.

You can also consult Service Canada to learn more about federal services in the field of employment.