Research Resources

To succeed in business, it is critical to have a solid understanding of the macro environment: the trends, challenges and political assessments that shape what happens on the ground. In this section, you will find reports that explain the provincial and federal governments’ priorities and strategies for Northern Ontario, as well as links to market indicators, news reports, etc.  that give a good bird’s eye view of what is happening in the region.

Local References

Regional Reports

Independent Research

One of the best sources of socio-economic information is the Northern Ontario Policy Institute. They conduct and publish research on a broad range of northern issues, including income growth, population growth, infrastructure development, etc. if you are applying for government funding, you should visit their economic impact calculator. Funding is often influenced by the impact the proposed project has on the host community/region.


Kirkland Lake’s own Northern News provides a weekly update on local events.
Northern Ontario Business provides coverage of regional developments.

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