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North Bay

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Known as the "Gateway of the North", the City of North Bay combines the natural beauty of the outdoors with an opportunity to grow and thrive in an economically diverse setting – all within a 3.5-hour drive of Ottawa and Toronto.

North Bay offers many arts and cultural activities, including the Dionne Quints Museum, which celebrates the famous quintuplets born in the city in 1934, and a vibrant waterfront on Lake Nipissing that is home to carousels, parks and the Chief Commanda II passenger cruise ship.

A welcoming destination for immigrants with the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre and the North Bay Newcomer Network offering many helpful programs and services, such as registering for school, obtaining a health card and learning a new language.

The combination of lush forests, spring-fed water and clean air creates a healthy environment for working, living and raising a family. Visit the North Bay municipal immigration portal for more information on living in this northern city.


North Bay is a safe and scenic community of energetic and friendly people and well-planned neighbourhoods.

 North Bay and neighbouring cities:
Proximity to large centres Toronto Ottawa Sudbury
Approximate distance 345 km 361 km 128 km
 Population size of North Bay:
Population 54,000 residents
 Major industries in North Bay:
Key industries Advanced manufacturing
Information Communication Technology 


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 Housing in North Bay:
Average house price $195,033
Single family detached
 Climate in North Bay:
Average temperatures January July
Years: 1971-2000 -13C 18.6C

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About North Bay

Commmunity profile (PDF)


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Population demographics

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The North Bay municipal immigration portal is funded and administered through the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, as part of the Municipal Immigration Information Online (MIIO) Program. Visit the Cities and Towns section section of for other municipal immigration portals.