Right next to the GTA, Northumberland is where Eastern Ontario’s production hub begins. Large, affordable sites, and skilled, wage-competitive workers - Northumberland is the more cost-effective way of reaching North American markets.

Skilled Workforce

Northumberland County’s production hub is powered by a skilled, hands-on workforce



80,955 (19%)

In trades, transport and equipment operation

13,889 (3%)

In processing, manufacturing and utilities


High School Diploma


Apprenticeship, College or Diploma


Bachelor’s Degree and Above

Site Selector Fast Facts

Infrastructure That Connects Markets

2x Major 400 Series Highways

Ship Cargo Nationally or Internationally Via Port of Oshawa’s Intermodal Harbour

90 Minutes from Pearson International Airport

Northumberland's Transport Hubs

Promoting Cost-effective Businesses

Boasting low municipal tax rates and more affordable properties than the GTA, Northumberland offers significant cost savings for businesses.


is $200-$600k/acre Cheaper Than Toronto and the GTA


Average Occupied Industrial Property CVA


Average Provincial Tax Rate


Average Annual Municipal Tax


Get access to a number of incentives unique to regional and rural Ontario, while being right next to the GTA.

FedDev Ontario

Find a full list of funding programs, tax credits, and initiatives - specific to southern Ontario - aimed at helping your company relocate, expand, innovate, and develop your workforce.

Invest in Ontario

Find a full list of financial incentives and services to support site selectors and manufacturers in the move to Ontario.

Competitiveness Reports


Comparative Advanced Manufacturing Operating Costs
See how eastern Ontario provides cost-competitive advantages for Advanced Manufacturing. This independent analysis compares regions throughout Canada and the U.S. across a number of sought-after site selection strengths.

Distribution Warehousing Operating Costs
Read this independent analysis to see the comparison of warehousing operating costs across regions in Canada and the U.S. Eastern Ontario has the lowest annual operating costs, driven by affordable labour and lower acquisition and amortization costs.

Food & Beverage Industry Operating Costs
Eastern Ontario offers the lowest food and beverage operating costs compared to 20 regional locations across Canada and the U.S. Read this independent analysis to see a comparison on key indicators in the industry.

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