There are many competitive advantages to opening a business in Durham Region. This includes a thriving labour market and local industries.


Durham's location makes it easy to attract employees from all over the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). It is an established commuter hub, and provides access to skilled talent all over the GTA.

Small businesses

Small and medium-sized businesses make up more than 98 percent of firms in Canada.

If you want to start a business in Durham, the Business Advisory Centre of Durham (BACD) can help.


  • Provides information on the major economic and employment trends in the region.
  • Studies the local labour market and makes recommendations to governments for new initiatives.
  • Has identified the hiring of skilled and professionally trained immigrants as a priority in Durham.

Learn more about Ontario's labour market. and the advantages of business in Durham.

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