Local Industries

The economy in Timmins is predominately based on industries associated with resource extraction and are bolstered by a fulsome network of related supply and service centered businesses.

The economy in Timmins is predominately based on industries associated with resource extraction and are bolstered by a fulsome network of related supply and service centered businesses.

Businesses are generally related to the mining of base and precious metals and minerals, as well as forestry.  Since Timmins is the regional centre and hub for shopping, culture, commerce, health, industrial supplies and distribution for northeastern Ontario; the community is the choice for investment from business across all industries.

In Canada, industry statistics are recorded through the use of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).  The NAICS classifies industries by code, sector and sub-sectors.

The following table depicts the local industries found in Timmins by two (2) digit NAICS code and highlights the size of its respective labour force in 2020.

2020 Labour Force by Industry

Code Industry 2020
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 431
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 3,046
22 Utilities 262
23 Construction 1,539
31-33 Manufacturing 799
41 Wholesale trade 639
44-45 Retail trade 2,871
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 1,044
51 Information and cultural industries 327
52 Finance and insurance 643
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 410
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 954
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 813
61 Education services 1,465
62 Health care and social assistance 3,053
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 364
72 Accommodation and food services 1,693
81 Other services (except public administration) 1,085
91 Public administration 1,439

Source: Statistics Canada. 2016 Census. Last Updated: November 2017

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