North Bay’s diverse local economy is supported by vibrant business and industry sectors. With a strong balanced mix of industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) operations, North Bay continues to grow by encouraging local expansions and by attracting new compatible companies. Our industrial firms experience a high level of success because they have a diversified offering, produce highly engineered, high margin, low volume products for a global market.


Our company capabilities range from machining to plastic injection moulding, to foundry, chrome plating and galvanizing. From CNC plasma cutting to polyethylene extrusions, weaving and coating, from light assembly to heavy fabrication and re-manufacturing of railcars, locomotives, and aircrafts, and so much more.

Aviation & Aerospace

There are over 30+ individual businesses based at the airport, providing a variety of aviation and non-aviation services. A significant cluster of aerospace firms involved in a wide range of activities established at the airport, including aircraft manufacturing/assembly, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) (Voyageur Aerotech), and flight training and post secondary aviation training activities (Canadore College). These companies employ in excess of 500 employees.

North Bay Jack Garland Aiport

Mining Supply & Services

Over 60 Mining Supply & Services businesses call North Bay home, with a growing list of multinational headquarters. As Canadian-based mining companies develop properties worldwide, North Bay provides a cost-effective location to establish new and expanded export oriented mining supply operations.

Information Communication Technology

North Bay’s world-class telecommunication infrastructure, service quality, and proximity to U.S. clients have helped the industry grow. In the IT field, North Bay is recognized for software development, application, and hardware maintenance. Canada’s twin fibre-optic routes crisscross only in North Bay, providing full redundancy and a unique competitive advantage. This sector includes: Telecom services and equipment; - Back office shared services and contact management centres; - Software development, hardware support and services; and - Digital media, web development, film and television production.

Tourism & Creative Industries

Tourism is a significant contributor to the North Bay region’s economy. Each year, the North Bay region attracts an estimated 1.2 million visitors who engage in four-season outdoor activities. However, the region offers much more - North Bay is also a hub for arts and culture activities and events. Works from our many talented artists can be viewed at local art galleries or join a Gallery Hop and take a tour of up to six galleries.


The Trans-Canada Highway 17, Canada’s east-west artery, passes through North Bay, and connects to the Highway 11 link to Toronto. This four-lane highway linkage allows for easy access to Southern Ontario markets. Major trucking and cartage firms have terminals in North Bay, as do the national courier companies offering overnight service to most Canadian and U.S. destinations. Ontario Northland provides rail freight services to the region’s mining, forestry, and agriculture business. The company’s rail line interchanges with CN, OVR and CP, allowing freight customers to easily ship to destinations throughout North America.

Ontario Northland