Top 10 Reasons

The City of Timmins is your opportunity to create the kind of life you’ve always wanted for yourself. You can fast-track goals such as owning your own home and starting a family because the cost of living is affordable. Timmins is also the perfect place for outdoors enthusiasts to call home because of the immediate access to nature.

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1. Jobs

If you’re looking for work, look here! Right now Timmins has opportunities in mining, forestry, retail, social services and administration, health and many other industries and sectors. 

2. The Cost of Living

A lower cost of living and more disposable income means getting ahead faster and enjoying yourself along the way. Housing and rental costs are lower here than most cities in the province of Ontario which means your cost of living is reduced. 

3. High-Speed Internet

If you work from home, you’ll be happy to know Timmins has a stable and state-of-the-art telecommunications system offering multiple options for high-speed Internet and mobile telephone service. 

4. Work-Life Balance

What you do with your extra time is up to you. Timmins offers the urban lifestyle of larger Canadian cities but with more time for you. Everything is within a short commute and there are no traffic jams clogging up your day. In Timmins, you can enjoy time with family and friends instead of time spent commuting. 

5. The Great Outdoors

Experience the outdoors the second you step out your door. Explore hundreds of kilometres of nature, snowmobile, and cross country skiing trails.  Within minutes of downtown there are several hundred lakes, campgrounds, cottages, wilderness areas, and an abundance of fresh air that make Timmins an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. 

6. Sports & Recreation

Sport facilities include numerous hockey facilities, a curling rink, the Timmins Regional Athletics & Soccer Complex, Porcupine Ski Runners, Mount Jamieson Resort, several fitness centres, and an indoor swimming pool. There are also numerous clubs and organizations that provide youth and adults with the opportunity to participate in various sports, social and cultural activities.

7. Healthcare

The Timmins and District Hospital is a level C, fully accredited referral and teaching hospital. TADH is dedicated to providing health care services and offers a full range of medical, surgical, critical care, maternity, newborn, pediatric, long-term care and mental health services, as well as extensive health education. 

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8. Education

There are many opportunities for career development and quality post-secondary education. Université de Hearst, Northern College, Collège Boréal, and Contact North provide a full complement of courses for life-long learning.

9. Entertainment

We’re proud of the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, annual music and cultural festivals, as well as sports tournaments and theatrical productions. Timmins has events scheduled throughout the year to entertain people of all ages. The city also provides a good shopping experience with the region’s largest shopping centre, a diverse downtown, and plenty of niche shops.

10. It’s Easy To Get Anywhere

There are several flights daily to Toronto, and bus services, as well as easy access to major highways. Accessibility makes staying connected easier and ensures that Timmins remains a convenient place to live and work.