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Come for business...


London, Canada has plenty of resources to help get your

business started.

Everything an entrepreneur needs to succeed!

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Come for business...


London, Canada has plenty of resources to help get your

business started.

Everything an entrepreneur needs to succeed!

ideal location

London’s geography provides local businesses with many distinct advantages, including:

  • 500,000 people in the immediate region and 2.5 million within Southwest Ontario
  • Located halfway between Toronto, Canada and the Michigan, USA border
  • On the busiest highway in the area
  • Close to six USA border crossings
  • Within a one-day drive of over 150 million customers

 

 

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A BALANCED ECONOMY, WITH WORLD CLASS INNOVATION AND RESEARCH

London has an exciting business culture. The city is host to international leaders in many sectors and is a recognized test market community for:

  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Education
  • Agri-food
  • Digital Creative
  • Manufacturing
  • Research and Innovation

London is home to the Robarts Research Institute, Lawson Health Research Institute and the London Health Sciences Centre, one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals with more than 15,000 physicians, residents and staff.

CONNECTED TO THE WORLD

Large and small companies can serve the world from the London International Airport.  The airport cargo terminal is open 24 hours a day with Canadian Customs Inspectors onsite.

Many globally recognized firms and institutions are located in London, Canada.

 

Plenty of Space and a skilled workforce

London has plenty of fully serviced, industrial space with easy access to the highway. The city also has plenty of retail and commercial space with some starting at CAD $12 per square foot.

Along with affordable locations for your business the city has a workforce of 260,700 skilled people ready to work in a variety of industries and sectors.

 

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Stay for Life


Enjoy the services of a big city, with a community touch.

London has all of the elements you need to make it your home.

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Stay for Life


Enjoy the services of a big city, with a community touch.

London has all of the elements you need to make it your home.

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Excellence in Education

London is a centre of education excellence. Western University, along with its affiliated university colleges of Brescia, Huron, and King’s, comprise one of the top 1% of universities worldwide with students and faculty from around the globe. Fanshawe College attracts more than 20,000 students each year from 60 countries. College Boreal also offers a wide variety of French-language post-secondary programs. 

London also offers quality primary and secondary school options, including 20 private schools. Like elsewhere in Ontario there are four government funded school boards in London: English public, English Catholic, French public, and French Catholic. The Thames Valley District School Board (the English public board) is the largest in the province serving more than 74,000 students each year.

Friendly, neighbourhoods with plenty to do in your spare time

London has many choices for housing needs and budgets.  There are great apartments in the downtown area and many family friendly neighbourhoods. Compared to other cities in Canada house prices in London are much lower.  London has a variety of sports and entertainment options for children and adults.  Residents enjoy arts and culture in traditional and urban settings and artist entrepreneurs are well supported.

 

A DIVERSE AND WELCOMING COMMUNITY

Immigrants make up more than 22% of London’s population. Over 100 languages are spoken in the city.  There are many resources to help newcomers, including numerous settlement agencies  and the London and Middlesex Immigration Portal that offer valuable information to newcomers and create an environment based on inclusion and respect.

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Entrepreneur Community


We are here to help you succeed!

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Entrepreneur Community


We are here to help you succeed!

lONDON HAS SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS TO HELP YOU START YOUR BUSINESS

SOME INCLUDE:

London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is the lead economic development organization in London. The LEDC attracts new business and foreign investment. It also works to retain existing business and assist with local expansions.
The London Small Business Centre provides training and support for all types of business. The Centre is a source for information, seminars and programs on starting and running a successful business.
TechAlliance offers services to help start and grow technology based companies. Their services include advice, funding, workshops, events and a membership program.
Service London Business is a division of the City of London. The service provides information on permits, regulations and programs for people who are starting or expanding a business in the city.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE LONDON?

My wife and I arrived in London in 2002 so that she could complete her bachelor’s degree at Western University. I launched my business in 2007. The safe neighbourhoods, affordable real estate, excellent education and healthcare made it an attractive place to raise a family.  Located on a major highway, London offers easy access to our customers in Toronto and Windsor.  LEDC provides valuable resources and connections to funding and research opportunities to grow your business.


Aaron Guo, founder, Longterm Technology Services Inc.

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Watch the Start London video, available in 6 languages to find out why you should come to London for business and stay for life!