Companies that locate in Oshawa enjoy the benefits associated with doing business in Ontario, Canada. In addition to having a stable financial system, Canada's overall marginal effective tax rate is the lowest in the G7 and Canada offers the lowest business costs in G7 for R&D intensive sectors (KPMG Competitive Alternatives Study, 2014).
The City of Oshawa has a rich history of involvement in efforts to improve the community. These Community Improvement Incentives, fully approved by the Province of Ontario, are just one more way that Oshawa works with private sector partners to re-invest in our great city.
The following are the available Community Improvement Incentives within the City of Oshawa:
There are also a number of Provincial and Federal Incentives that are available in commercialization, exporting, human resources as well as research and development.
The Oshawa Connections program is our business visitation program designed to connect one-on-one with local businesses to discuss the experiences and opportunities in our community. The purpose of these one-on-one meetings is to:
Launched in early 2015, the Business Ambassador program works with local business leaders in our key sectors to act as our ambassadors and promote Oshawa as a great place to do business.