The city of Timmins is located about 700 km North of Toronto. It is one of the richest mineral producing areas in the Western Hemisphere and was home to one of Canada’s most important gold mining camps.
- About 43,165 people live in the area
- 25% of the workforce is involved in mining and forestry
- Over 500 lakes and rivers run through the city
Timmins has expanded from a mining-based economy to include other occupations such as, manufacturing, metal fabrication, retail, and government sector jobs and has also become a popular spot for independent business.