Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie defines work-life balance.

Get back to the basics: less stress, more living.

You won’t find any rat races here, but what you will find is a great career and even greater quality of life.

Living in Sault Ste. Marie offers the kind of lifestyle that people dream about. The right job and the right amount of space to breathe and prioritize what matters the most that day.

Without long commute times (Sault Ste. Marie ranked second in Ontario for shortest distance from home to work, according to a study from the Pembina Institute), congested highways, and a high-pressured environment, you can be more fluid to prioritize what is most important to you. Take time and live in the moment; pursue a hobby, volunteer to make a difference, start a business, be present in raising a family.

Take a conference call, then take a drive up the Lake Superior coast.

Put in a full workday, then put the kids in the car to head to camp (not cottage) for a BBQ and swim.

Jobs…Good jobs

Bring your skills up north. Sault Ste. Marie is full of opportunity, and now is the time to come take advantage of it.

Due to a high rate of retirement and recent economic development, there are significant job opportunities in a number of industries. Our unemployment rate in recent months has consistently been lower than the Ontario and national average.

There is high job demand in fields such as skilled trades, Information Technology (IT), forestry, aviation, healthcare, finances and accounting, social services, engineering and more.

Sault Ste. Marie is home to the Great Lakes Forestry Research Centre, the head office for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, multiple tech start-ups and Algoma Steel Inc.

Sault Ste. Marie is a Meeting Ground

Location, Location, Location. Sault Ste. Marie is located at the heart of the Great Lakes; a powerful and sacred meeting ground for millennia.

…and we’re not as isolated as you may think.

A border town, Sault Ste. Marie is located just across the river from Michigan. A ten-minute drive over the International Bridge means easier access to shopping, travel options and weekend getaways to popular tourist destinations like Petoskey, Boyne Mountain Resort and Traverse City.

Strategically, Sault Ste. Marie is a hub for transportation – rail, highway, marine and air. An international airport with multiple choices of airlines, and direct access to the trans-Canada highway means you can get anywhere from Sault Ste. Marie.

Afford a home – and the weekend getaway.

In Sault Ste. Marie, it’s all about affordability. And that means more money to do the things that matter most to you.

With the average cost of a three-bedroom detached home is under the $200,000.00 mark, you can actually enter the housing market in Sault Ste. Marie. When you combine this with relatively low property taxes, living in the community is even more affordable.

Here, you can save for a healthy retirement AND that dream vacation at the same time – what a concept!

Grade A choices in Education & Training

Pre-school to post-secondary and everything in between. With three school boards, two post-secondary institutions and a variety of adult learning facilities in Sault Ste. Marie, you can access quality education at every level.

In 2019, a Sault elementary robotics team was ranked No.1 in the world in the VEX IQ Challenge.

Sault College is ranked first in Ontario by employers for the overall quality of their graduates and second across the province in graduate satisfaction.

Students at Algoma University enjoy small class sizes and a student-faculty ratio of just 14 to 1. The campus has undergone an extensive renewal, with a new bioscience building, a 96-room residence and a renovated athletics centre.