Thunder Bay. Your gateway to a better way of life

Located west of Toronto and south of Winnipeg, Thunder Bay is known as the city with the Giant Heart. This friendly and down-to-earth northern powerhouse is an ideal place to live and work.  People come to Thunder Bay for economic opportunities. They stay for the stunning nature, new friends and better way of life.

Quality of Life

Steps from nature and outdoor recreation, people who live in Thunder Bay enjoy sailing, hiking, camping and lake life in the summer, and skiing, boarding and snowmobiling in the winter.  Best of all, people have time here. With the average commute to work about 10 minutes, work-life balance is a daily reality for working professionals in Thunder Bay.


Thunder Bay is a welcoming and multicultural community.  It also happens to be one of the cleanest and greenest cities in Canada too. Thanks to the diverse and growing economy, the future looks bright for the local population as well as the thousands of Canadians, newcomers and international students currently enrolled in the city’s post-secondary institutions.

Cost of Living

One of the main reasons people choose to stay or move to Thunder Bay is for the low cost of living. The District of Thunder Bay offers a wide range of neighbourhoods that cater to an even broader range of people. The city and its suburbs are close to lakes, beaches, forests and parks, so residents enjoy superior living without breaking the bank. A single detached home can be purchased in Thunder Bay for under $200,000.

City Experiences

With a beautiful waterfront, modern downtown and vibrant restaurants and bars, Thunder Bay attracts young, urban and intelligent professionals, new Canadians and entrepreneurs from all over the world. The local food, arts and cultural scene feature front and centre of local life. Throughout the summer, Thunder Bay streets are lined with outdoor patios, music, festivals and events. From retail shopping and restaurants, to theatres and sports, the Thunder Bay lifestyle has everything you need.

For small town perks, big city opportunities and a balanced lifestyle,
it's hard to look beyond Thunder Bay.

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) is a new community-driven immigration program. It is designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to work and live in Thunder Bay.
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