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 Collins 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, Economic Development & Corporate Strategy

905-845-6601 ext. 3038 dorothy.stgeorge@oakville.ca
Amanda St. John

Amanda St. John

Senior Economic Development Officer

Area of focus: New Investment & Development Assistance

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

Rajbir Sian

Senior Economic Development Officer

Area of focus: Business Retention & Expansion

905-845-6601 ext.4201 rajbir.sian@oakville.ca
Milan Bowie

Milan Bowie

Economic Development & Research Officer

Area of focus: Research & Marketing

905-845-6601 ext. 4240 milan.bowie@oakville.ca
Rachel Waller

Rachel Waller

Film Liaison

Area of focus: Film

905-845-6601 ext. 2835 rachel.waller@oakville.ca