Professional Services

With over 30,000 professional services workers, Oakville is the ideal choice for this growing sector.

Find your home in Oakville

A growing cluster of professional services companies take advantage of our workforce capabilities to drive innovation and build sector leadership. 

Access a talented workforce

Oakville offers:

  • Access to the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area labour pool of over 3.9 million
  • A proximity to Toronto that provides access to the top financial and professional services talent in the country.
  • A workforce surplus with skills and experience for this sector.
  • Highly competitive costs for setting up a professional services firm.
  • New ,flexible, modern office space and business parks for professional services industry.
  • An established and growing cluster of professional and financial services companies.

Positioned to succeed

Our location is fantastic! Oakville is in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, next to Toronto - Canada's financial and business capital. 

Oakville companies benefit from access to:

  • All day GO Transit service between Oakville and downtown Toronto, departing every 5 to 15 minutes with a total trip time of 30 to 45 minutes
  • Major markets in North America within a day's drive
  • More than 180 global destinations and 67 per cent of the world's economies through Pearson International Airport in Mississauga only 20 minutes away
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Lifestyle options for everyone in Oakville

For Oakville residents, there are lifestyle choices abound in our community. Located on the Lake Ontario shoreline, the downtown features six blocks of both historic and modern architecture that house beloved local shops, restaurants, and specialty services.

You'll be delighted with the range of business opportunities, health services, cultural activities, shopping and both public and private schools. Housing covers every income bracket from heritage homes and luxury condos to contemporary residences and waterfront properties. With theatres, festivals, galleries, more than 1,700 hectares of parkland and more than 20 golf courses nearby, you’ll never run out of options for leisure and recreation.

Success story

Siemens Canada sunset

Siemens Canada

To celebrate their 110th anniversary, Siemens Canada reimagined their Oakville headquarters through the creation of a state-of-the-art living lab. 

With customer co-creation at its core, the new space showcases Siemens’ technologies that address climate change, the fourth industrial revolution, and digitalization across different sectors.

Siemens Canada press release

Sources: Environics Analytics, 2023 Estimates; *Statistics Canada, Canadian Business Counts, December 2023 - businesses with employees.

Source: Halton Region Employment Survey, 2022.

Professional Services Employees

Population by industry (ages 15 years and over)

IndustryOakvilleHalton Region
Finance and insurance12,32528,715
Real estate and rental and leasing3,6558,728
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services15,78337,633
Management of Companies and Enterprises5431,369

Source: Environics Analytics, 2023 Estimates

Professional Services Companies

Number of establishments with one or more employees in the Professional Services Industries

Industry NAICS Code and Description# of Establishments
522 - Credit intermediation and related activities86
523 - Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investment and related activities170
524 - Insurance carriers and related activities115
526 - Funds and other financial vehicles7
531 - Real estate461
532 - Rental and leasing services31
533 - Lessors of non-financial intangible assets (except copyrighted works)9
541 - Professional, scientific and technical services2,233
551 - Management of companies and enterprises60

Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Business Counts, December 2023.