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Local Businesses in Northern Ontario

Northern Ontario is a primary geographic and quasi-administrative region of the Canadian province of Ontario, the other primary region being Southern Ontario. Most of the core geographic region is located on part of the Superior Geological Province of the Canadian Shield, a vast rocky plateau located mainly north of Lake Huron (including Georgian Bay), the French River, Lake Nipissing, and the Mattawa River. The statistical region extends south of the Mattawa River to include all of the District of Nipissing.

Northern Ontario Industries occupied (people)

  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting – 102,070
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction – 32,340
  • Utilities – 50,820
  • Construction – 476,835
  • Manufacturing – 683,335
  • Wholesale trade – 270,745
  • Transportation and warehousing – 329,240
  • Information and cultural industries – 176,715
  • Finance and insurance – 380,765
  • Real estate and rental and leasing – 144,275
  • Professional, scientific and technical services – 567,825
  • Management of companies and enterprises – 12,365
  • Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services – 338,640
  • Educational services – 528,470
  • Health care and social assistance – 754,555
  • Arts, entertainment and recreation – 147,425
  • Accommodation and food services – 478,070
Local Businesses in Northern Ontario
Local Businesses in Northern Ontario (download as PDF)

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Number of companies

24,276

Number of categories

2,991