Northwestern Ontario is undergoing a major transformation, with strong growth in key sectors of the economy. This is a creative, innovative and dynamic region with internationally recognized talents in major sectors like forestry, mining and manufacturing.
The region also has a proud and independent northern character that is reflected in its ability to generate new ideas and to diversify when necessary. Today, growth is being driven by diversification into new knowledge-based sectors, innovation in traditional industries and new discoveries.
A strategic location in the heart of Canada is also helping the region to develop as an important natural resource, service and transportation centre. Some of Northwestern Ontario's major sectors include: