MAKING NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO MY HOME

HEARST

 

THE COMMUNITY AT A GLANCE

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Population:

5 070 people (2016 Census)

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Languages:

French (88 %) and English (12 %)

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HOUSING

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Housing and rent:

Contact us for up-to-date information about available housing in the region.

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Average rent cost:

Average cost: $ 662 per month

1 bedroom: $ 550 per month

2 bedrooms: $ 656 per month

3 bedrooms: $ 784 per month

(source: Canadian Rental Housing Index)

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Average house cost:

$ 176 421 (source: NHS 2016)

 

LABOUR MARKET

Industries:

Construction

Education

Forestry

Health

Retail

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Domains:

There are many jobs and business opportunities in the region. Our labor market is in a labor shortage in several areas due to a strong wave of retirements. The shortfall is estimated at 43.2% between 2016 and 2036, all professions combined.

  • Business, finance and administration

  • Education, law and social, community and government services

  • Health sector

  • Management

  • Manufacturing and utilities

  • Natural and applied sciences and related fields

  • Natural resources, agriculture and related production

  • Sales and services

  • Trades, transport, machinery and related fields


Contact us for up-to-date information on jobs available in the region.

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Entrepreneurship:

We can put you in touch with entrepreneurs or organizations recruiting the region's next generation of entrepreneurs, whether they are existing private companies, franchises or new potential. Organizations can support you in writing business plans and obtaining funding.

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Average household income:

$78 759 (source: Statistics Canada)

 

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

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EDUCATION

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Upgrading / continuous learning:

Various partners offer language upgrades and courses. We will be happy to show you the best option according to your needs.

 

CHURCHES

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HEALTH

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Emergency services:

911

Hearst Fire Department

Notre-Dame Hospital

Ontario Provincial Police

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LEGAL SERVICES

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ACTIVITIES

Sports:

Basketball

Biking

Bowling

Canoe / kayak

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

Curling

Fitness / weightlifting

Golf

Hockey

Hunting and fishing

Martial arts

Skating

Snowmobile

Soccer

Softball

Swimming

Tennis

Yoga

Arts and culture:

Chorale Boréale en choeur

Conseil des Arts de Hearst

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Hearst Public Library

Hearst Theatre

 

SHOPPING AND ATTRACTIONS

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Shops:

More than 50 shops, department stores, services and specialties ensure the supply of everything to residents, whether it is furniture, clothing, kitchen accessories, books, electronic devices, mechanical parts, hardware items, household items, sports, manicures, hairdressing, shoes...

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Restaurants:

The local restaurants invite you to taste their greek, chinese, canadian and italian dishes, their fast food, their house specialties or their healthy dishes.

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Events:

Click here for a list of events in Hearst

100th anniversary of Hearst (2022)

Agriva Market

Canada Day

Constance Lake Pow-Wow

Double Rink Tournament

Festival Hearst sur les planches

Fishing and ice-fishing tournaments

Gala Days

Golf tournaments

Hearst Carnival

H.O.G. Poker Rallye

Junior A Hockey (Hearst Lumberjacks)

Midnight Magic

Salon du Livre de Hearst

Shows at la Place des Arts de Hearst (humor, music, theatre)

Springfest

Taste of Hearst

Wild Run défi cross-country Hearst

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Natural attractions:

Chain of lakes

Provincial parks (for example: Fushimi Provincial Park)

Rabbit Lake

Walking paths along the Mattawishkwia River