Over 6,000 farms and businesses provide business and work for their owners and employees. Huron County’s economy provides job opportunities in several growth sectors including agri-business, tourism and hospitality, renewable energy, healthcare, and skilled trades.
If you like working for yourself, Huron County is a place for people that like to be their own boss – 1 out of every 5 people in Huron County are self-employed and small business drives the local economy. And every year, new businesses are launched, reflecting emerging opportunities in agriculture, renewable energy, manufacturing, tourism, retail services, and the creative economy.
Looking for Next Steps?
- For information on starting a business in Huron County, visit the Huron Business Centre or the Huron Small Business Enterprise Centre.
- For current listings of businesses for sale in Huron County, see Invest in Huron.
- For current listings of business organizations and associations in Huron County, see Huron’s business directory.
Skilled immigrants can offer employers valuable skill sets and international expertise that can help companies grow their operations. However, tapping into this increasingly important talent pool can be a daunting task for employers who don’t know how or where to start.
The Roadmap is a great tool to help you get started. It is a step-by-step guide with comprehensive strategies and tools to enhance your company’s human resources planning and practice — from recruiting to retaining and integrating skilled immigrants.
What Employers Should Know
Immigrants will play an increasingly important role in Ontario’s economy. The following links provide information that an employer will need to know when hiring immigrants and international skilled workers:
- Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program that helps employers to secure skilled workers.
- Work-Sharing: This program was created to help employers to avoid temporary layoffs and retained skilled employees.
- Information for Employers-Government of Ontario: Regional and local labour market information.
- Ontario Ministry of Labor: Information on labour legislation, occupational health, safety, employment rights and responsibilities.
- Hire Immigrants: Assists employers in the process of hiring immigrants and welcoming skilled workers to their workforce.
Labour Market Trends
Ontario Job Futures: Ontario Job Futures provides information on the current trends and future outlook for 163 occupations common to Ontario.
Working in Canada Tool: The Working in Canada Tool provides labour market information include job titles and duties, skill requirements, and wage rates for any location in Canada.
- Business Development Bank of Canada
- Canadian Franchise Association
- Canada Business Network
- Starting a small business in Huron County
There are three groups under which people can immigrate under the business category. The Business class immigration categories are Investor, Entrepreneur, and Self-Employed. Visit the links below for more information: