In our increasingly diverse community, we welcome international business. We are creating an inclusive community and fostering mutually beneficial relationships between the city's residents and its businesses and organizations. A welcoming community, Greater Sudbury has a vision to be recognized as one of the smartest, greenest and more sustainable cities in the world. Come, take part in our journey!

Related Links

Invest in Canada provides information for potential new business owners about the advantages to doing business in Canada, information on new markets by industry type, as well as how to start a business depending on whether you want to establish a large corporation, a small or medium sized enterprise. Information on the Federal Immigration and Refugee Protection Act is also available.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serves the interest of the public by providing information on recent scams and marketplace issues, information to help consumers determine if they have received imitation emails (such as from banks and paypal asking for personal information), and by listing businesses and organizations that have conformed with better business practices. If you think that you have been a victim of a scam or unfair business practices, please contact the BBB.

Greater Sudbury Development Corporation

The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation is your one stop shop for all things business related!

Need help? The staff at the GSDC are always at your service! You can get help in the following areas:

  • Export Assistance
  • New Business Start-up Assistance
  • Support Programs
  • Planning

Visit the GSDC website for more information!

You can also browse this section using the links on the left side of your screen to find information about resources available to businesses and government programs available to businesses.

Employers Seeking Internationally Trained Individuals

  • Soon, one in every eight jobs will go unfilled.
  • Baby boomers are reaching retirement age accounting for 70% of future new job openings.
  • Canada is facing a labour force deficit of 1.2 million.
  • To prosper, Ontario will need to attract 375,000 skilled immigrants each year.

In the coming decade, economic growth coupled with an aging population will launch our Nation into an era of unprecedented skilled labour shortage. This challenge will affect communities across Canada. Attracting skilled newcomers to Northern Ontario is Greater Sudbury's most viable solution.

If you are an employer in the City of Greater Sudbury requiring additional information about hiring internationally-trained individuals, please contact Jean-Mathieu Chénier by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 705-674-4455, extension 4637.