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Ear Falls is constantly seeking new opportunities for economic growth. Expanding residential and recreational property development and an infrastructure capable of supporting four times the current population make Ear Falls an excellent investment opportunity.

With a population of 1000 people, Ear Falls is a small town with big ideas. Over the years, the growth of Ear Falls can be linked to its natural, family-friendly character and tourism industry, as well as its ability to continually attract new industries, services and attractions. As a result, this progressive township has become a popular destination for families to live, work and play.

Whatever you’re looking for, be it an evolving community in which to start a new business, the perfect setting to explore and develop industry, or a safe place to relocate your growing family, Ear Falls is a naturally prime location.

Local / Regional

Northwest Business Centre
New and expanding businesses should visit the Northwest Business Centre for free services including: business planning, market research resources, e-business and exporting information, seminars and workshops, guidence on legislation and regulations, business licencing, networking assisance and help with loan/grant applications. Find out more about the Northwest Business Centre here.

PARO Centre
PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise is a business support and networking organization. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, they work to empower women, strengthen small business and promote community economic development across northern Ontario. Find out more about the PARO Centre.


Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund providing up to 50% to a guideline maximum of $1 million on capital expenditures, leasehold improvements, staff training, marketing, euqipment purchases and land servicing with up to one half of the funding in the form of a conditional grant with the remainder in the form of a repayable loan. NOHFC also provides internship programs. Additionally, there are incentive programs for R&D, Apprenticeship Tax Credit, and wage subsidies. Find out more about the NOHFC programs here.

Other programs
Programs are made available through the Ministry of Innovation and Research (MIR). These include province wide programs such as SADI and IRAP.


FedNor is an initiative of the Government of Canada which works with numerous partners, and through its programs and services. FedNor helps fund community projects as well as private sector initiatives designed to improve the economic and social well-being of the North as a whole. FedNor also provides internship programs. Find out more about FedNor.

Canadian Youth Business Foundation
The Canadian Youth Business Foundation is a national charity providing start up financing, business coaching and business resources to Canadian youth (ages 18-34) to help launch and sustain a successful business. Find out more about the Canadian Youth Business Foundation here.

SOURCE: Invest Northern Ontario

Dam, English River

Dam, English River

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