Oakville's Key Sectors

Four key sectors are thriving in Oakville

Oakville is home to over 8,000 businesses across a variety of sectors. The Town of Oakville's Economic Development Strategy identifies four sectors - Professional and Financial Services; Digital Media, ICT and Film; Life Sciences; and Advanced Manufacturing - as key targets for growth and investment. 

These sectors play to the strengths of our community including our highly skilled workforce and close proximity to Toronto. For more detailed information please visit the key sector pages. 

Professional & Financial Services

Professional & Financial Services

Professional & Financial Services

  • An established and growing cluster of innovative financial and professional services companies
  • Over 27,000 highly skilled and experienced workers in this sector

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Digital Media, ICT and Film

Digital Media, ICT and Film

Digital Media, ICT and Film

  • Oakville is home to Sheridan College, one of the world's leading digital animation centres
  • Graduates sought after by both business and entertainment industries worldwide
  • Combination of top talent, partnerships and new ventures that offer innovative technology

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Life Sciences

Life Sciences

Life Sciences

  • Surrounded by Canada's leading research hospitals, universities and innovation centres
  • Located in the heart of Canada's life sciences corridor

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Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Well-established companies
  • Sector is focused on innovation and growth
  • Products and equipment designed and made for global markets
  • Manufacturing standouts include Ford Motor Company of Canada, UTC Aerospace Systems, GE Water & Process Technologies and Dana Corporation

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The top 10 reasons corporate leaders choose Oakville:

Location

Oakville is only 20 minutes outside Toronto

Costs

Oakville offers competitive costs of doing business

Workforce

Oakville is home to a highly skilled and professional workforce

Global Access

Reach your customers in major US and world markets

Lifestyle

One of the top three places in Canada to enjoy life at its best

Transportation

Quick connections to regional, national and international markets

Land

Ample land and facilities to build, expand and invest

Education

Top schools within easy access

Incentives

Programs available to support your business

Key Sectors

Oakville's industry clusters are growing