Look no further than the Town of Oakville if you are looking for one of the most robust economies, and vibrant art communities.
Oakville is located at the epicentre of the Golden Horseshoe, and boasts a population of 182,520.
The town is home to many unique communities within its limits.
Artistic expression is a mainstay of the Town of Oakville, and it hosts two unique festivals throughout the year that contributes to this unique expression. "The Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival" is free to the public and has happened every summer since 1992. "For the Love of the Arts" festival is an Oakville festival that showcases the best in talent, skills, craft, literary art, dance performances, theatre groups and music performances.
As part of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), the town of Oakville benefits from a strong economy. This is centred on four specific sectors.
The first sector that is fuelling the engine of economic growth is advanced manufacturing. It is estimated that there are about 9,000 trained and experienced workers in the automobile, aerospace, energy and environmental sectors. Even more noteworthy about the manufacturing sector is the world-class employers that choose to make Oakville their home base. Those employers include Ford, Hatch Engineering, AMEC Americas and SNC Lavalin-Nuclear.
The second sector that is responsible for economic development in Oakville is digital media and animation. In addition to those working in the industry, Oakville is home to the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.
The third economic pillar is life sciences. Obviously, with McMaster University Medical Center situated in Oakville it makes sense that careers in research and medicine give work to 170,000 residents of Oakville.
The last portion of the economy is professional services. The Town of Oakville is in the Greater Toronto Area and Toronto is the thirteenth largest financial centre in the world and the third largest in North America. Considering these facts, you will see no shortage of those employed in the insurance, financial services, and executive positions.
Full of character, professionalism, and artistic expression the Town of Oakville is certainly a location that has a home for everybody.
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