A PLACE TO PROSPER
A region within Canada’s largest province and home to the financial centre of the country.
Home to the fastest growing city in Canada and the U.S., Fortune 500 companies, post-secondary institutions, and the second largest concentration of tech companies in North America.
Accounts for 37% of the Canadian economy overall, 39% of the goods exported and 48% of the service exports.
Located with proximity to the U.S. – highly integrated economies with easy access for cross-border movement.
- GDP is expected to double, reaching upwards of $1.1 trillion in little more than two decades.
- Population is expected to grow to more than 15 million people in that same time.
- Population and GDP growth, coupled with the population’s high propensity to travel, will result in more than 110 million air travellers a year and over a million tonnes of cargo.
YOUR REGION TO LIVE,
WORK AND INVEST
CANADA’S AEROSPACE HUB
Largest in terms of employment with more than 150 of the leading aerospace companies that serve the world’s aerospace community.
STABLE & COMPETITIVE
An after-tax cost advantage of more than 6% compared to U.S. locations, and the most generous R&D tax credits in the G7.
Convenient access to the U.S. and global markets. With daily service to almost 80% of the world’s economy, SOAN member Toronto Pearson is the most connected airport in North America.
HIGHLY SKILLED & DIVERSE TALENT
68% of Ontario adults possess a post- secondary education. The region has more than 25 universities and colleges, many with aerospace related programs. Canada’s welcoming approach to immigration expands the talent pool, furthering different perspectives that enrich the culture of innovation.
A DYNAMIC PLACE TO LIVE
A cultural haven, its communities are proud of their arts and culture. Toronto hosts sports teams from North America’s and Canada’s major professional leagues.
An integrated network of 11 of the leading commercial airports in the region that work together to support growth and is strategically positioned around the region to suit the needs of their customers and the businesses with air, ground and rail connectivity to major ports and airports.
PARTNERS IN YOUR SUCCESS
Southern Ontario Airport Network (SOAN) airports each offer unique specialties, capabilities and capacities to support the needs of their customers.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE: SOAN members have modern facilities, professional and efficient client services and personalized amenities to support your business needs, whether they be cargo, charter flights, warehouses, hangars, etc.
COMPETITIVE EDGE: Users can expect competitive operating costs such as landing and ramp fees, passenger fees, as well as lower costs associated with commercial development opportunities.
COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES: SOAN member airports provide customized and competitive opportunities to base your business. With almost 10,000 acres of land at SOAN airports, they also offer land development opportunities, competitive rates and diverse access to key markets.
Contact our member airports and economic development associations by clicking on the map below.