Key Sectors

Agriculture has a long history in Haldimand County, as family farms have been a staple to our economy for generations.  When compared to the provincial and federal employment sectors, there is a stronger concentration of agriculture employment in Haldimand County. We specialize in crop production, animal production and aquaculture.

Haldimand County also has an Agriculture Advisory Committee which advises Council on matters, issues and policies pertaining to agriculture and agribusiness. For more information on what this group is up to visit their page here.

For more information on how Haldimand County can help your business email us at Opportunity@HaldimandCounty.on.ca.

Types of Agriculture & Forestry Jobs in 2017

  • Crop Production
  • Animal Production & Aquaculture

Percentage of Agriculture + Forestry Jobs Versus Total Jobs

  • % of Agri. + Forest. Jobs
  • % of Total Number of Jobs

Municipal Programs 

Haldimand County offers the following programs for the agriculture sector. Please see the links below for more information.

Rural Business & Tourism Community Improvement Plan

Rural Water Quality Program

Tourism and Agriculture Directional Signage Program

Manufacturing is a key industry in Haldimand County as it provides employment to over 2,700 residents. Haldimand County has a higher concentration of these positions compared to the provincial and federal employment sectors.  Local supply chains and access to key markets in Southwestern Ontario and the Northern United States have allowed this industry to flourish.

For more information on how Haldimand County can help your business connect with us here.

Percentage of Manufacturing Jobs Versus Total Jobs

  • Manufacturing Jobs by Percentage
  • Total Number of Jobs By Percentage

Types of Manufacturing Jobs in 2017

  • Iron, Steel Mills & Ferro- Alloy
  • Petroleum & Coal Production

Sector Specific Incentives

The following incentives are available to manufacturers in Haldimand County, and are offered by a variety of local organizations. For more information on these funding opportunities please contact us at 905-318-5932 or follow the links below to visit the funder’s web page.

Canada Job Grant– Employment and Social Development Canada

Economic Development Initiative– FedDev Ontatio

Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit – Ontario Ministry of Finance

Southwest Ontario Development Fund – Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

Tourism is one of Haldimand’s key sectors as visitors flock to the municipality annually to enjoy our placed based assets and businesses that support the sector. Key draws include the Grand River, Lake Erie, and activities these waterways permit including kayaking, fishing and boating; culinary adventures including you-pick operations, farm tours, and local restaurants that have signature menus; also outdoor experiences in our rural landscape including birding, hiking and cycling.

Haldimand County also has a Tourism Network which gathers quarterly to discuss marketing initiatives, trends, visitor statistics, partnerships and creating tourism experiences to continue to develop Haldimand County as a premiere tourism destination. For more information on these meetings email Tourism@HaldimandCounty.on.ca.

For more information on how Haldimand County can help your business connect with us here.

Cover of Touring Map

Percentage of Tourism Jobs Versus Total Jobs

  • Total Number of Jobs By Percentage
  • Accommodation & Food Service Jobs By Percentage
  • Art, Entertainment & Recreation Jobs By Percentage
  • Retail Jobs By Percentage

Municipal Programs 

Haldimand County offers the following programs for the tourism sector. Please see the links below for more information.

Downtown Revitalization Incentive Program

Marketing Programs

Rural Business & Tourism Community Improvement Plan

Seasonal Sidewalk & On-Street Patio Pilot Program

Tourism & Agriculture Directional Signage Program

Sector Specific Incentives

The following incentives may be available to qualified tourism operators in Haldimand County, and are offered by a variety of organizations.

Ministry of Tourism & Culture

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation

Regional Tourism Organization 1 (Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation)

To find out more about the Municipal Programs, Incentives or Resources listed on this page please call us at 905-318-5932 ext. 6331 or email: opportunity@haldimandcounty.on.ca

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