With a population of over half a million, Hamilton is one of Canada’s major cities as well as one of its most economically vibrant and family friendly.
While we remain proud of our heritage as Canada’s “steel city”, today our economy is incredibly diverse, and our economic sectors include everything from high tech to advanced manufacturing to green energy, to agriculture to creative industries, and everything in between. Hamilton is also one of Canada’s leaders in the fields of medicine and life sciences and is home to one of Canada’s premier medical schools and some of its most advanced research hospitals.
Hamilton is also home to the offices of some of Canada’s largest law firms and accounting firms and corporate offices of many major national and global corporations.
Canada and the world are starting to notice what we Hamiltonians have known all along.
Recently, the Real Estate Investment Network of Canada ranked Hamilton the best place to invest over the next five years and Site Selection Magazine ranked Hamilton among the five best places to invest in Canada. Even the Financial Times ranked Hamilton as the third best large city in North America for quality of life.
With an educated workforce, beautiful natural amenities (Hamilton is also known as the City of Waterfalls), an array of cultural programming, affordable housing, and a diverse and resilient economy, Hamilton is a prime destination for those seeking new opportunities.
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“Did You Know?”
If you think that you already know Hamilton, think again.
Here are some facts about Hamilton that may surprise you:
• Hamilton is located in the most densely-populated economic corridor in Canada and is ranked the fifth largest “mega-region” in North America. Within just a 30-minute commute, Hamilton has access to a well-educated, highly skilled and productive labour force that measures at over 1 million people.
• The Financial Times recently named Hamilton the third best city in North America when it comes to quality of life.
• Despite its reputation as an industrial city, 60% of Hamilton’s land mass is actually designated as rural. With our ecologically rich farm lands, the agricultural sector generates $1.2 billion per year to Hamilton’s economy.
• Uniquely positioned as a transportation hub, Hamilton provides easy access to both the Greater Toronto Area and the Niagara Region. With light rail lines and easy access to the 400 series of highways, Hamilton is a key gateway to all of Southern Ontario.
• Hamilton has become a beacon for major Canadian as well as Hollywood film productions. In recent years, major feature films starring such talent as Robin Williams, Russell Crowe, Edward Norton, Samuel L. Jackson and Geena Davis have all been filmed in Hamilton.
• McMaster University consistently ranks as one of the top universities in Canada and is in the top three research-intensive universities in the country (number of research dollars per faculty members). It is also home to Canada’s first human embryonic stem cell library where research is underway that holds promise to treat catastrophic illnesses ranging from Parkinson’s to cancer to spinal cord regeneration.
• Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation employs nearly 10,000 people and is comprised of six unique hospitals as well as a world-class cancer centre. It was recently selected by GE Healthcare to be the first site in the world to receive new prototype technologies for use in a molecular breast cancer imaging program.
• Mohawk College is the largest trainer of apprentices in Canada. Annually, it serves more than 10,000 full time and 3,000 part time apprentices as well as 300 international students, 5,000 adult learners and over 40,000 continuing education students.
Hamilton’s Eruv was established in 1972, by Rabbi Mordechai Green and Rabbi Avrohom Price zt’l, and is comprised of man-made borders.
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