Ontario’s primary industries include manufacturing, finance, technology, and natural resources. Manufacturing spans various sectors such as automotive, aerospace, and pharmaceuticals, contributing significantly to the provincial economy. Finance and technology thrive in urban centers like Toronto, with a booming financial district and a growing tech industry known as the “Silicon Valley of the North.” Natural resources like mining, forestry, and agriculture also play a role, particularly in regions outside major cities. Working conditions vary widely: manufacturing and tech offer diverse roles in urban settings, while natural resource industries often involve physically demanding work, especially in mining and forestry. Ontario’s economic diversity provides a wide range of job opportunities with varying skill sets and working environments.

Important Dates:
Mar. 31 – workers comp 2024 payroll filing deadline (Schedule 1 employers)

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