Canada’s Best Place to Live

Oakville, Ontario is a growing community located in the west-end of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The town’s high quality of life has attracted a population of highly educated, diverse individuals. 

Oakville’s proximity to Toronto, access to international markets, and talented workforce are just a few of the reasons why industry leaders like Ford, Siemens, and UTC Aerospace have chosen to call this community home.

The welcoming community, access to education, and strong job market have earned Oakville recognition as Canada’s Best Place to Live 2018 by MoneySense Magazine.

Economic Development Office

Oakville’s Economic Development team offers guidance and support through every stage of business development. Here are a few of the ways we can help:

  • Support services for existing businesses, including financing and facility expansions
  • Economic, demographic, and sector-based research and analysis
  •  Assistance navigating the land development approvals process
  • Identifying domestic and international opportunities for target sector investment attraction 

Our Team

Dorothy St. George

Dorothy St. George

Director of Economic Development

Area of focus: Strategic direction and operational oversight

905-845-6601, ext. 4240 dorothy.stgeorge@oakville.ca
Danielle Edwards

Danielle Edwards

Senior Economic Development Officer

Area of focus: Professional and Financial Services; Life Sciences; Site Selection; International Business Development

905-845-6601, ext. 4201 danielle.edwards@oakville.ca
Victoria Stasiuk

Victoria Stasiuk

Senior Economic Development Officer

Area of focus: Digital Media, ICT and Film; Advanced Manufacturing; Ontario Auto Mayors; Business Retention and Expansion

905-845-6601, ext. 3367 victoria.stasiuk@oakville.ca
Amanda St. John

Amanda St. John

Economic Development and Research Officer

Area of focus: Marketing, Economic Data, Research and Strategic Projects

905-845-6601 ext. 4152 amanda.stjohn@oakville.ca