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From the Urban Grind to Riverside Serenity: Discover Cornwall, Ontario

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Affordable housing, a booming job market, and a vibrant cultural scene are among the reasons Cornwall is an amazing place to live.  

Whether you’re new to the job market, a seasoned professional looking for a beautiful, cost-effective place to call home, or just need a change from the urban grind — in Cornwall, you can have it all. The picturesque city along the St. Lawrence River is easily one of Ontario’s best kept secrets for affordable lifestyles without compromise. Between its vibrant cultural scene, serene natural landscapes, advanced connectivity and facilities for remote work, and tight-knit community, Cornwall is effectively a full-service city with the charm of a small town.

And best of all, Cornwall’s community isn’t just tight-knit — it’s warm, open, and welcoming to newcomers. Whether you’re new to the city or the country altogether, you’ll find friendly faces and opportunity here.

Cornwall’s Job Board: Connecting Job Seekers and Employers

Collects and collates employment opportunities from diverse local sectors:

  • Health Care
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Food Processing
  • Logistics

With over 500 current listings find your dream job or ideal candidate

A booming economy for job-seekers

The Choose Cornwall Job Board, which collects and collates employment opportunity listings from across the city’s myriad local sectors—health care, logistics, manufacturing, food processing, and education, to name a few — currently has more than 500 listings. Dozens of world-class companies large and small operate in Cornwall (and counting). It’s never been a better time to find a job in the city or surrounding region.

 Besides numerous opportunities for local employment, Cornwall is ideally placed for remote workers — especially those with offices in nearby Ottawa and Montreal who may need to commute occasionally. With robust fiber-optic infrastructure, connectivity is no problem — and multiple coworking spaces in the city make it easy to find the perfect space to work.

Affordability without compromise

Cornwall is home to some of Canada’s most affordable housing prices across the board, from condos overlooking the river to family homes on sizeable lots near schools and parks. The average cost of a home in Cornwall is well below $500,000 — well below what you would find in a large urban centre.

Discover Affordable Living in Cornwall

  • Family homes on spacious lots
  • Apartments with river views
  • Proximity to schools and parks
2023 Average Sale Price: 


  • Well below national average
  • First-time buyers can afford a home
  • Urban relocators can upgrade living space
  • More disposable income

In Cornwall, first-time buyers are apt to find homes they can afford without breaking the bank, and the same is true for apartment hunters. Those relocating from bigger cities can upgrade their living situation while making room in the budget to spend more time on cultural and recreational activities.

Room to explore

Among the city’s crown jewels is the gorgeous Riverside Trail, which stretches over more than 20 kilometers along the St. Lawrence River. Cyclists from far and wide love to traverse the scenic trail. Water sports enthusiasts will also find ample opportunities for boating, fishing, and other aquatic pastimes along the river.

 And if sports are your thing, you’ll want to visit the Benson Centre — a state-of-the-art sports facility that features three NHL-sized rinks, a tennis court, pickle ball courts and an indoor field house with soccer pitch and walking track. That’s in addition to the many other gyms, hockey arenas, and other rec facilities that pepper the city. 

A Growing City

 Cornwall is in the midst of a mini-population boom as people are attracted to the job opportunities, — and stay for the lifestyle, great restaurants, shopping and community spirit. It’s a city where you can succeed — whatever your passion might be.

Check out Cornwall’s continuously updated job board at and learn more about what makes the city one of Ontario’s best, most affordable places to live.

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