Point, Click & Discover the Sault

Citizenship and Immigration Canada funds the Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) initiative which locally is led by the City of Sault Ste. Marie.The mandate of the LIP is to develop an effective and exciting strategic plan that supports the integration of newcomers in our community. Gaps in services have been identified and eliminated and necessary programs and services for newcomers are being developed. The plan also addresses existing and pending labour shortages through Immigration Strategy Development – which means – opportunity – waiting for you in Sault Ste. Marie!

The plan has also helped create a virtual gateway to Northern Ontario, with the development of Sault Ste. Marie’s fabulous new immigration web portal. Visit http://www.discoverthesault.ca and find dozens of great reasons why you should consider…

Living in Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie offers many of the advantages of ‘big city' living, but is nestled in natural wilderness. It is a great place to raise a family! Voted as one of the safest cities to live in North America, the Sault offers safe neighbourhoods where the word neighbour still resonates, and has community centres, parks and more to offer the whole family. A thriving arts and entertainment community, top-notch restaurants, and more are right here in the community of Sault Ste. Marie. Community Quality Improvement (CQI) is an organization that has taken an active role in improving community well being. CQI has conducted local research in partnership with community partners to gather information in specific areas, including culture/recreation, economy, environment, governance, health and social well-being. With the information gathered, CQI has created a Quality of Life Report for Sault Ste. Marie.

Community Quality Improvement (CQI) is an organization that has taken an active role in improving community well being. CQI has conducted local research in partnership with community partners to gather information in specific areas including culture/recreation, economy, environment, governance, health and social well being. With the information gathered, CQI has created a Quality of Life Report for Sault Ste. Marie.

Working in Sault Ste. Marie

Today, the economy of Sault Ste. Marie is based on Essar Steel Algoma (the most profitable steel mill in the world, per unit produced), although diversification through call centers, the TenarisAlgoma Tube mill, and numerous tertiary industries, has broadened the economic base. Interestingly, Sault Ste. Marie is the only region in Northern Ontario that is not supported by a primary industry (like logging or mining).

Sault Ste. Marie has become a place of innovation in Northern Ontario. With multiple scientific research centres, including the Canadian Forestry Service, the Ontario Forestry Research Institute, and the Sea Lamprey Control Centre; the largest wind farm in Canada; and an educational system that spans pre-school to university, the city continues to contribute to the global knowledge base.

Discoverthesault.ca offers links to hundreds of resources for newcomers including:

  • Settlement services through “The New to the Sault” program and Sault Community Career Centre
  • Employment Standards Act through the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
  • The Invest Northern Ontario website – designed to speak to investors around the world.
  • Local newsletters like The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporations Newsletter, The Pulse.
  • Algoma University, Northland Adult Learning Centre and local school boards.
  • Driver training.

So if you’re looking for opportunity to live and thrive in Canada, make sure you Discover the Sault.

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