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This page provides a quick reference for information regarding business in Burlington, various levels of government and contact information.  Basic information is provided in each section.  Much of the information is available through links to other sites.  This Reference Desk page is updated on a continual basis based on the questions we receive in the Chamber office and input from Chamber members.

City of Burlington

City of Burlington

  • Population: 164,415 (2006 census)
  • Private dwellings:  65,340
  • Area:  185.74 square kilometres
  • Population density:  885.2 persons per sq. km.
  • Map of Burlington - a link to the City of Burlington's online mapping service
  • Mayor: Rick Goldring
  • Primary Industries: financial services, process automation, software, metal finishing
  • Burlington residents have the fifth highest average income in Canada.

City of Burlington - home page of the City of Burlington
Purchasing Bid Opportunities - City of Burlington - a listing of city bid opportunities

BizPal - Business Permits and Licences
Engineering Tender Opportunities - City of Burlington - a listing of city tendering opportunities within the development & infrastructure division
Burlington Online Services - interactive mapping, pay parking tickets, licenses, permits, its all here
Development Charges - a listing of Burlington development charges
Waterfront Project - details of Burlington's downtown waterfront project

Physicians Lists - Burlington Physicians who are accepting patients

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Burlington is an Intelligent Community.  In 2006 and 2007, Burlington was named one of the Intelligent Community Forum's Smart 21 communities.

Each year Burlington hosts the Burlington Sound of Music Festival one of the top 50 festivals in Ontario and Canada's largest Ribfest.


Burlington
is one of the few cities in the province that operates under two local levels of government: municipal and regional.


There are only two cities in Canada that have a "magnetic hill";  Moncton (NB) and Burlington.


Burlington
was originally settled by Joseph Brant in 1798. In 1873 it became the village of Burlington.  It was incorporated as the City of Burlington in 1974.  

 
Some of the major roads in Burlington fall under the jurisdiction of the Region of Halton.  Here is a map of the regional roads in Burlington.

Burlington Business

At the Chamber we are always being asked questions about business in Burlington.  Which are the biggest companies? What is the population of Burlington?  What is the average salary?

Burlington Community & Business Information

  • In 2008, Burlington was ranked by MoneySense magazine as the 8th best city in Canada.  In 2009, Burlington improved its ranking to 4th best city in Canada. In 2010 and 2011, Burlington was ranked the third best city in Canada.
  • Primary sectors: financial services, software development, automated manufacturing, metal finishing.
  • Population: 164,415 (2006 census)
  • Average family income:  $93,773
  • Average income:  $41,070
  • Number of businesses:  4,711
  • Number of workers:  82,000
  • Number of at-home workers:  6,500

  • Largest private sector employers: Maple Leaf Meats, Cogeco Cable Canada Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., Gennum Corporation, ABB Automation, L-3 WESCAM,  and AIC.

 

Business Listings

 

The Burlington Chamber's online membership directory lists all Chamber members and can be sorted by industry type and company name.  You can also purchase a company listing CD-ROM (great for mailing lists) from the Chamber.

 

 

Business Operation Information

 

Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre - a comprehensive source of information for starting and operating your own business

Business Startup Information - basic information on starting a business in Halton

 

 

Doctor Information

 

Are you looking for a family physician for you or your staff?  You can call Joseph Brant hospital at 905-632-3737 ext 5844 and ask for the list of doctors accepting patients.  Or, the College of Physicians & Surgeons has a database which includes the Burlington area.  Here is a list of Halton physicians accepting new patients.

Region of Halton

Government of Canada - Government of Canada home page
Federal Government Departments and Agencies - a listing of all Government of Canada departments, agencies and crown corporations
Canada Revenue Agency - the Canada Revenue Agency
Statistics Canada - Stats Can.  A wealth of information about Canada
Industry Canada - detailed information about business in Canada
Monthly Economic Indicators - a variety of economic analyses
New $100 & $20 Bills - details on the new banknotes issued by the Bank of Canada
Federal Budget - details of the latest federal budget
Map of Canada - interactive map of Canada through the Government of Canada website
Raw Materials Price Index - a listing of the current prices of raw materials

Business Service Centre - a comprehensive source of information for starting and operating your own business

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

Canada (9 million square kilometers) is the second largest country in the world led only by Russia (17 million square kilometers).  Canada is the 35th largest country based on population.  We have lots of open space.

 

Canada:

  • shares the longest undefended border in the world (with the US)

  • has the world's tallest building

  • has the oldest non-vertical elevator in the world

  • has 90% of its population living within 100 kilometers of the US border (Burlington is about 60 kilometers from the US border - as the crow flies)

Government of Canada

Government of Canada - Government of Canada home page
Federal Government Departments and Agencies - a listing of all Government of Canada departments, agencies and crown corporations
Canada Revenue Agency - the Canada Revenue Agency
Statistics Canada - Stats Can.  A wealth of information about Canada
Industry Canada - detailed information about business in Canada
Monthly Economic Indicators - a variety of economic analyses
New $100 & $20 Bills - details on the new banknotes issued by the Bank of Canada
Federal Budget - details of the latest federal budget
Map of Canada - interactive map of Canada through the Government of Canada website
Raw Materials Price Index - a listing of the current prices of raw materials

Business Service Centre - a comprehensive source of information for starting and operating your own business

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

Canada (9 million square kilometers) is the second largest country in the world led only by Russia (17 million square kilometers).  Canada is the 35th largest country based on population.  We have lots of open space.

 

Canada:

  • shares the longest undefended border in the world (with the US)

  • has the world's tallest building

  • has the oldest non-vertical elevator in the world

  • has 90% of its population living within 100 kilometers of the US border (Burlington is about 60 kilometers from the US border - as the crow flies)

Province of Ontario

Ontario Government Business Services
Ministry of Labour  - Employment Standards
Ministry of Labour  - Labour Relations
Ministry of Labour  - Health and Safety

Ontario Labour Market Information

Entrepreneurs - a comprehensive source of information for starting and operating your own business

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

Ontario was originally called "Upper Canada" because it has a higher elevation that "Lower Canada" (Quebec).

 

Almost 15% of Ontario's surface area is made up of fresh water.

 

The population of Ontario is 12 million.  This represents 38% of Canada's population yet Ontario occupies only 11% of the area of Canada.  Sound crowded?  Read the "Did You Know?" in the Government of Canada section.

 

 

Contact Information

 

There are several sources of contact information available online.  First and foremost, of course, is the Burlington Chamber's online directory.

Phone Numbers

Burlington Chamber Directory - a searchable listing of all Chamber members
Yellow Pages - Find a Business
411 - Find a Business
Reverse Lookup - you've got the phone number but need an address

 

Maps

Map of Burlington - a link to the City of Burlington's online mapping service

Map of Halton - a pdf map of the Region of Halton
Map of Burlington  - through Google Maps - an excellent searchable and zoomable map of Burlington (and the world).  You can also convert to a satellite view with excellent resolution of Burlington.

Other

Merx - Government Electronic Bidding Service
Burlington Weather - Weather in Burlington courtesy of The Weather Network
Weather Radar - Weather Radar in Burlington (great for golfers)
Traffic - Traffic Cameras in Halton