Most O’Connor residents work or do business in the nearby City of Thunder Bay which is a 30 minute commute from the Township through attractive scenery and light highway traffic. Numerous home-based businesses including auto mechanics, hair dressers, wood contractors and truckers serve the needs of area residents. Opportunities exist in Thunder Bay in various fields for independent business, professional services and, in particular, medical professionals.
While the Township is not seeking to attract larger industry to the area, it welcomes small and home-based businesses. Those wishing to work from their homes will be pleased to learn of low property tax rates and the availability of high-speed internet throughout most of the municipal area; information-based and professional service businesses can be easily accommodated. Small manufacturing-based businesses will appreciate easy access to the Trans-Canada highway for easy shipping.
Those considering relocating to O’Connor and planning to seek work in Thunder Bay will find assistance at various employment service agencies and through the HRSDC Job Bank.The regional newspaper, The Chronicle Journal, carries career ads and is delivered to the township.