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Diverse Economy, workforce, and community

Explore International Opportunities in Hamilton

With over a quarter of residents born in another country, the city is a welcoming place for newcomers, new businesses, and new innovative opportunities. Hamilton’s economic diversity is what sets it apart; businesses in a wide range of industries can leverage it to strengthen their teams, trade and collaboration.

Truly unique to the city is the fact that Hamilton’s Immigration Council operates from within the Economic Development team. The city not only provides traditional settlement services, but it consciously supports entrepreneurial immigrants and helps to address predicted labour shortages for existing businesses in the city.

Top 7 ranking Intelligent Communities in the World (Intelligent Communities Forum: 2018 and 2020).
In the Top 10 Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future for connectivity and business friendliness (FDI Magazine- 2021/2022).
Fastest growing mid-sized city in Canada for tech talent (CBRE- 2019).

Introduction to our Invest in Hamilton Partners

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Site Selection & Soft Landing

Investors looking to locate to Hamilton are offered real estate options. The Site Selector Tool allows investors to search for sites at their leisure.

Consider Soft Landing as an easy way to integrate into the community.

Incentives and Global Skills Strategy

Hamilton and our partners offer a wide range of programs and incentives to help your company land and expand here, including programs to access skilled international labour and export programs.

Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council

Housed in Economic Development, the award-winning Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC) works to create seamless settlement experiences for newcomers through timely community projects, research, and public events.

Portrait of Brian Morris

For the Full Picture, Contact City of Hamilton’s Global Hamilton Lead: Brian Morris