Hornepayne has two major employers – CN Rail and Olav Haavaldsrud Timber Co. Ltd., a family owned and operated lumber company. Hornepayne Community Hospital and A&F Kistemaker Trucking as well as Hornepayne Public School, Hornepayne High School, École Saint Nom de Jésus, Holy Name of Jesus School and the Township of Hornepayne also employ a fair number of residents.Compared to the whole of Ontario, the average wage rate in our community is relatively high and the cost of living is reasonable resulting in a good standard of living. Being that there is virtually no commute to work, your time away from work is basically your own to spend with your family, volunteer, enjoy the outdoors or pursue personal interests. Walking to and from work (even for lunch) is a reality.
For those looking for employment or looking to start a business, there are Job Connect, the Hornepayne Economic Development Corporation and the Nord-Aski Regional Economic Development Corporation out of nearby Hearst that have many resources to offer. Our local paper also carries job postings and there is a Community Action Centre in town to help people seeking employment and to provide information on training and upgrading.