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Get More Out of Life and Make a Move Up to North Bay

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The City of North Bay is an ideal place to call home for those looking for the perfect balance between urban and rural living.


The City of North Bay is a vibrant community nestled between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake in Ontario. Named by U-Haul as Canada’s No. 1 growth city two years in a row and spotlighted by MoneySense as Ontario’s No. 1 place to buy real estate, North Bay is the perfect location to live, work, play, and learn.

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With a welcoming population of 52,662 (2021 census), North Bay offers the best of both worlds in urban and rural living, delivering that big city feel of diversity and culture while maintaining the warmth of a connected and safe community.

North Bay is a wonderful city to raise a family, pursue an education, advance a career, and settle into retirement.

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Community spirit

Our community members share a common trait — a strong sense of pride in our region. From events and festivals to volunteer groups and services, community spirit flourishes in North Bay. It’s an area that’s as diverse as it is inclusive. Residents can take advantage of state-of-the-art health care, specialty family services, retirement facilities, cultural associations, accessible transportation, technological infrastructure, and more.

Educational opportunities include English and French language curriculums for elementary and high school and excellent college, university, and technical training institutions.

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Employment opportunities

North Bay is a wonderful city to raise a family, pursue an education, advance a career, and settle into retirement. The local economy offers rewarding employment opportunities, while the truly Canadian landscape provides four distinct seasons of recreational activities and special events. Combining this with an average commute time of 15 minutes, North Bay offers an ideal balance of work and life.

The North Bay & District Multicultural Centre offers support to newcomers looking to build professional networks, make social connections, practice new languages, and learn more about the City of North Bay.

Supporting Canada's Newcomers - City of North Bay - Move Up
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