FIND WORK OR GROW A BUSINESS
Use your Skills
The priority growth sectors are agriculture, the creative economy, green innovation, manufacturing, and tourism.
Look for Jobs
Search local job boards online and connect with our active business community to hear about new openings.
Make your Dream a Reality
Free help is available at every step for because we love helping family businesses and entrepreneurs succeed.
The St. Thomas-Elgin Health Recruitment Partnership helps physicians and healthcare professionals find opportunities.
COMFORTABLE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Pay Less Rent
The average 2-bedroom unit in St. Thomas costs $1,300 per month compared to $1,800 per month in Toronto.
Pay Less for a Home
The average detached home costs $650,000 in St. Thomas and Elgin County compared to $1.1 million in Toronto.
Pay Less in Property Tax
The property tax rate in St. Thomas was 1.59% in 2022. With lower housing costs, this often equals a smaller property tax payment compared to Toronto.
Pay Less for Land
Farmland in Elgin County has a median price of around $14,000 per acre, compared to the Ontario average of $17,000.
QUALITY HEALTHCARE, SHOPS AND SERVICES
Family Centred Care
Health services available at the hospital, many community health organizations, and private family clinics.
Public & Private Schools
Access kindergarten to Grade 12 education as well as Fanshawe College and Western University nearby.
Local & Global Products
Buy local products directly from farmers and producers and find international ingredients at grocery retailers.
Lifestyle, Arts & Culture
Enjoy award-winning spas, wineries, restaurants, and art galleries, and attend cultural events year-round.
ENDLESS PATHS AND SHORELINE TO DISCOVER
Play in the Sand & Surf
Four award-winning beaches across the region for swimming, boating, jet skiing, and sailing all summer long.
Explore Unique Landscapes
Walk 160km of the Trans Canada Trail, a multi-use pathway connecting Canadians from coast-to-coast.
Leave the Car at Home
A new Cycling Master Plan is creating over 500km of new bike paths and lanes in St. Thomas and Elgin County.
Enjoy Canadian Winter
Winter sports, like figure skating and hockey, bring communities together during the colder months of the year.
NEWS & EVENTS
June 27th was Canadian Multiculturalism Day, and so members of the Local Immigration Partnership, City Hall, the Mayor, the MPP and community members came together to celebrate “both the tremendous value that immigrants bring to Canada as well as the tremendous opportunity Canada, including St. Thomas offers immigrants.”
Thanks to all who came out to show their support for Welcoming, Caring and Inclusive Communities!read more