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New to Bruce

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.

Here to There

Bruce County is close to everywhere you may want to go.

2.5 Hours to Toronto
6 Hours to Ottawa
3.5 Hours to Detroit
3 Hours to Buffalo
7.5 Hours to Chicago


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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 | | (866) 394-6331

Bruce Telecom | | (866) 517-2000

Eastlink | | (888) 345-1111

EBOX | | (844) 831-5065

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

GBTEL Inc. | | (866) 840-2858

Hurontel | | (855) 285-1105

Max ISP | | (519) 422-0227

Rogers | | (855) 623-0166

Shaw | | (855) 285-1105

Starlink |

TechSavvy | | 877-779-1575

Wightman Telecom | | 888-477-2177

Xplorenet | | 844-730-8047

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


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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 can find support and opportunities.

Find Your Faith

Bruce County offers almost every faith the opportunity to worship and build community connections with like-minded individuals and families.