Professional & Financial Services

Find your home amongst 2,600 Professional and Financial Services companies in Oakville

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

With over 28,000 professional and financial services workers, Oakville is the ideal choice for this growing sector. Oakville is:

  • In the heart of the Greater Toronto Area
  • Next to Toronto - Canada's financial and business capital
  • Has a knowledgeable and ready workforce - with the 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

Key Sector Statistics

Oakville workforce in sector


Halton Region workforce in sector


Number of businesses


Professional & Financial Services Key Employers

The largest employers in this sector include Siemens Canada, PwC, SNC Lavalin, Wood, Canadian Tire Financial Services, WSP, De Lage Landen, First Canadian Title and Travelers Insurance. 

Oakville's Major Sub-sectors


Management Consulting

Finance and Insurance

Law and Accounting

Technology Services

Real Estate

Proximity to talent, markets and transportation

Proximity to talent, markets and transportation

Proximity to talent, markets and transportation

Oakville's proximity to Toronto - North America's largest financial centre - provides our local companies access to the top financial and professional services talent in the country. 

Companies in Oakville benefit from:

  • All day, 15-minute GO Train service between Oakville and downtown Toronto
  • Access to a Greater Toronto and Hamilton area labour pool of over 3.5 million
  • Access to major markets in North America within a day's drive
  • Access to 180 global destinations and 67% of the world's economies through Pearson International Airport in Mississauga only 20 minutes away
  • An established and growing cluster of professional and financial services companies

Learn more about Professional and Financial Services in Oakville

Professional & Financial Services Employees

Household population by Industry (ages 15 years and over)
Industry Oakville Halton Region
Finance and insurance 11,016 24,725
Real estate and rental and leasing 3,189 7,467
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 13,867 32,225
Management of Companies and Enterprises 533 1,270
TOTAL 28,605 65,687

Source: Environics Analytics, 2019 Estimates

Professional & Financial Services Companies

Number of establishments with one or more employees in the Professional and Financial Services Industries
Industry NAICS Code and Description # of Establishments
522 - Credit intermediation and related activities 93
523 - Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investment and related activities 191
524 - Insurance carriers and related activities 105
526 - Funds and other financial vehicles 1
531 - Real estate 336
532 - Rental and leasing services 33
533 - Lessors of non-financial intangible assets (except copyrighted works) 8
541 - Professional, scientific and technical services 1855
551 - Management of companies and enterprises 52
TOTAL 2674

Source: Statistics Canada - Canadian Business Patterns June 2019

Success Stories

Read about a few of the successful Professional and Financial Services companies located in Oakville. 

Manulife Securities

Manulife Securities

Manulife Securities

When Manulife Securities made the decision to move its head office, Oakville fit the bill perfectly. Located directly off the highway and in close proximity to downtown Toronto, the new location allows the company to remain part of a smaller, close knit community, while also attracting a  diverse talent pool. 

Innomar Strategies

Innomar Strategies

Innomar Strategies

By locating in Oakville, Innomar Strategies AmerisourceBergen’s new head office location promotes and supports the company’s rapid growth, while remaining close to its pharmacy and distribution centre. The move brought 400 employees to Oakville. 

Siemens Canada

Siemens Canada

Siemens Canada

Siemen’s move to Oakville helped bring the Canadian head office closer to many of its customers and reduced the commute times for employees who live in the area. The company’s new building shows a commitment to sustainability, collaboration and the community. 

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