Timmins is an ideal location for business development, offering solid resource-based industries, a well-educated bilingual workforce, superior telecommunications infrastructure and a variety of post-secondary institutions. Our community's affordability makes it a prime location for commercial and industrial development.
Timmins is a resource-based economy founded on mining and forestry activity, but the service and tourism sectors add to the Timmins diverse economy. Timmins' history is associated with the gold discoveries of the Porcupine Camp, beginning in the early 1900's. In the 1960's, base metals such as copper, zinc and nickel began to replace gold as the primary mined deposit. Today, a variety of precious and base metals, as well as industrial minerals are mined.
The City of Timmins is centrally located in Northeastern Ontario, and is the regional centre for shopping, cultural, commerce, health, industrial supplies and distribution. The population is 45,000; however, Timmins draws consumers and business-to-business trade from throughout the Cochrane District, the James Bay Coastal area and nearby communities such as Chapleau and Kirkland Lake for a total regional market of approximately 118,000.