Hamilton Economic Development

Global Hamilton

A Diverse and Welcoming City

One in four people in Hamilton was born outside of Canada.  Between 3,000 and 4,000 immigrants land in Hamilton every year, adding to existing diversity and enriching our community. As an important centre for secondary and post-secondary education, Hamilton is also home to about 5,000 international students.

Hamilton has hundreds of places to worship for people of many different faiths.  Our local school boards offer language classes in English, French, and “heritage languages.”  We have an abundance of culinary choices, forms of cultural expression, and recreational activities.

Hamilton offers a full range of language classes and settlement programs for newcomers.

International Investment Attraction

If you are an international investor who is thinking about doing business in Canada, you should know about Hamilton.

Our business development officers will introduce you to Hamilton’s vibrant technology ecosystem, and the talent pool, research labs and government incentives that fuel innovation.

We help foreign companies make a ‘soft landing’ in Canada.  We can offer short-term office and meeting room space.  Our Economic Development team can help connect you to business resources, government agencies and industry associations.

Whatever your business is, we can help you make the right choice. We can help you make your site selection process easier by providing you with the latest data, information and tools provided by the City of Hamilton and the Ontario Government.




Ranked Canada's most diversified economy, home to Canada's busiest multi-modal cargo airport, the busiest port on the Canadian Great Lakes, and centrally located within a one hour drive to Toronto, Waterloo and the Niagara/US Border, Hamilton is at the center of it all. With two internationally renowned post-secondary institutions in the city (surrounded by 23 other), a diverse and learned workforce and both ample greenfield and urban sites upon which to build, we're ready for your investment.

Welcome to unstoppable.