North Bay’s business resources rival those of many larger cities and include national engineering, accounting, legal, financial, freight-forwarding and realty firms, major investment houses, and Federal and Provincial government agencies, which create a total business service environment capable of meeting the requirements of growth-oriented companies.
We work with our existing companies to help strengthen their operations and increase global competitiveness. The Economic Development Department assists local operations build a business case for the capital required to undertake expansion. This means identifying and assisting the company with securing public sector funds in support of the project, finding ways to offset labour and training costs, and working hand in hand with the company on the permit application process and throughout the design and construction phases of development.
To access the business directory please click on the following link:
The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound is a not-for-profit organization funded by the Province of Ontario that provides information, programs, training and resources to entrepreneurs, startup and expansion businesses, at no cost. If you are looking to start a business or expand your current business there are a variety of services that The Business Centre has to offer including:
For more information on what The Business Centre has to offer you and your business, please visit their website at The Business Centre. You can also contact them by calling 705-474-0400 ext.2302, or by visiting the office on the 6th floor North Bay City Hall. One of the staff will be available to assist.
Canadore College opened its Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production facility in September 2013. The $2.8 million centre houses highly-specific technology and equipment allowing companies to access the technologies and resources necessary for the development of new products and processes or the refining of existing products and processes.
The Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (ICAMP) provides technology for:
How ICAMP can help:
Visit Canadore College's Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production website or contact them for more details:
Visit Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production at 60 Commerce Crescent, North Bay
Over 80% of North Bay’s workforce has completed high school, with 56% having graduated from a trade school, technical college or university. Our firms have turnover rates of less than 5% and correspondingly low rates of absenteeism. While we have both union and unorganized shops, work disruptions are rare . Starting wages for machinists, welders, and industrial mechanics are extremely competitive. The resulting productivity levels have helped many of our multinational companies win internal global competitions for capital expansions.
Access additional resources and provide input about employer-specific issues and opportunities through the Labour Market Group.
Visit LMG at 101 Worthington Street East, Suite 238
The following website provides resources for job descriptions, wage rates, skill requirements, training and job opportunities based on different occupations within specific regions in Canada: www.workingincanada.gc.ca. Users can narrow the search to the North Bay area to determine wage rates and job descriptions in specific sectors. Additional labour market information is available through the Labour Market Group’s website.
Labour market issues and limited HR capacity have been identified as a key priority for business growth in northeastern Ontario. A variety of agencies and services exist to assist employers with their recruitment needs, including: