Oliver Paipoonge’s busy and diverse economy employs people from within and without the municipality. It includes an ample service sector, resource-based industry, agriculture and manufacturing. Among the larger employers are trucking companies, construction, mineral exploration and engineering firms, recycling and wood processing plants and manufacturers of wood products employing a wide range of skilled workers. Whitewater Golf Course alone employs over 30 people.
Many small businesses operate in Oliver Paipoonge. The majority of these are service businesses including restaurants, retail establishments, esthetic services, dental, legal and chiropractic professionals and tourist operators which serve the community and highway traffic. Others are agriculture-oriented and include farmers, farm suppliers, veterinarians and agricultural transport businesses.
Oliver Paipoonge is also populated by many home-based businesses including welding shops, auto mechanics, small-scale manufacturers and professional services. Lower property tax rates make this option appealing and the availability of high-speed Internet throughout most of the Municipality makes it achievable for a number of professionals.
Many of Oliver Paipoonge’s residents are employed in the nearby city of Thunder Bay and make a 30 minute commute to their place of work in minimal traffic on well-maintained roads and highways.Job postings in the municipality and the area within commuting distance of Oliver Paipoonge can be found in the local newspapers and at Service Canada’s Job Bank.