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Northwestern Ontario beckons for Toronto residents

If the hustle and expense of life in the greater Toronto Area is getting to you, there are several communities in northwestern Ontario who would love to hear from you.
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Thirty-two communities in northwestern Ontario have teamed up to launch an ad campaign to attract people living in the Greater Toronto Area to move to the northwest, touting the city's slower pace of life, natural beauty and many outdoor activities. NOB file photo

If the hustle and expense of life in the greater Toronto Area is getting to you, there are several communities in northwestern Ontario who would love to hear from you.

Thirty-two communities in the region have joined to launch an ad campaign to encourage people living in the south of the province to consider moving to the northwest. The campaign, www.MovetoNWOntario.ca, aims to show those who may be feeling the crunch of living in the densely-packed and notoriously expensive region how life in the region is better. Citing everything from job vacancies, lower cost of living and the many activities, from festivals, emerging arts scenes and unlimited access to nature.

"Northwestern Ontario has long been one of Canada's best kept secrets but our changing economy and entrepreneurial communities require more professional and skilled people to help our region grow. Here, people can find all of the benefits of urban life without the long daily commutes, expensive housing prices and tough lifestyle conditions. Our offer is simple; it’s time to leave it all behind and move to Northwestern Ontario," said Thunder Bay city councillor Rebecca Johnson in a news release.

www.MovetoNWOntario.ca has also launched a new regional job search engine to help connect job seekers looking to relocate with hundreds of career opportunities across the region.

The region, around the size of France, is currently facing significant labour market shortages in key sectors like healthcare, I.T., sales & marketing, manufacturing and skilled trades.



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