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Bruce County offers a unique chance to live life to the fullest. It’s a place to define your own purpose, be present, and chart your own course. When you’re ready to do that, everything you need to make choices and find a piece of our county that's right for you can be found here. Make this the one-stop-shop for getting started and connected by exploring the information below.

Connected to What Matters

High-speed connectivity is finding new homes in Bruce County every day. It is a priority for the region and the infrastructure is growing. You have the usual Internet options in most towns and a growing number of specialized competitors. Today it's easy to say remote workers are welcome. Review the list of companies that provide residential or business internet services in Bruce County.

Bell | www.bell.ca | (866) 394-6331

Bruce Telecom | www.brucetelecom.com | (866) 517-2000

Eastlink | www.eastlink.ca | (888) 345-1111

EBOX | www.ebox.ca/en/ontario/residential | (844) 831-5065

EH!tel Networks Inc. | www.ehtel.ca | (519) 594-0946

GBTEL Inc. | www.gbtel.ca | (866) 840-2858

Hurontel | www.hurontel.on.ca | (855) 285-1105

Max ISP | www.maxisp.ca | (519) 422-0227

Rogers | www.rogers.com | (855) 623-0166

Shaw | www.shaw.ca | (855) 285-1105

Starlink | www.starlink.com

TechSavvy | www.teksavvy.com | 877-779-1575

Wightman Telecom | www.wightman.ca | 888-477-2177

Xplorenet | www.xplornet.com | 844-730-8047

To search for coverage of internet service providers throughout Bruce County, use the National Broadband Internet Service Availability Map.

 

Newcomer Resources and Settlement Support

In many Bruce County communities, help is available for newcomers and their families to adapt to life here. These resources will help you learn about the kinds of supports you can access and get to know all the ways you will be welcomed to the area.

Welcoming Grey Bruce: a not-for-profit committed to making our region an inclusive community.

Newcomers Bruce Grey: Funded by the Ontario Government, a regional capacity project to support social and economic integration of current, as well as anticipated, refugees and vulnerable newcomers in our rural communities.

Immigrating to Ontario: Discover the many pathways to immigrate to Ontario and learn what supports are available to you.

Getting Settled in Ontario: Everything you need to know about moving to and settling in Ontario.

Working in your Profession or Trade: Learn about the services available in Ontario to help you continue working in your profession or trade if you’ve been trained in another country.

United Way Grey Bruce: Support for newcomers.

YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce: Settlement and language services.

Bruce Grey Community Information: Directory of newcomer services.

New Youth: a variety of resources including services, programs and events for young newcomers to Ontario.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: Support for the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada.

 

Indigenous Resource Sites

Bruce County’s Indigenous communities will find support and opportunities by exploring these options:

Métis Nation of Ontario

Historic Saugeen Métis | Independent Historic Métis Community

Saugeen First Nation | Chippewas of Saugeen Ojibway Band

Saugeen Ojibway Nation Environment Office | Endaayang

M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation

 

 

Getting Around

Apart from stopping for the odd slow-moving turtle or tractor, 650 kilometers of local highways and all the side streets in between make getting around easy and even enjoyable. Congestion is very rare, commute times are low and shopping is always within minutes. Two wheels, four wheels, and even canoes and kayaks are preferred methods of transport here.

And if you do have to leave town, you're within an easy drive of Ontario's largest cities, the U.S. starting in Sarnia and some of the world's largest economic markets.

The Official Road Map of Ontario

Google Maps

TOK Coachlines 

ParkBus