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Invest Sault Ste. Marie

Major Employers & Industry

Once seen as strictly a steel town, Sault Ste. Marie continues to diversify its economy and has experienced growth in other sectors such as alternative energy, science and technology, aviation services, and business-process outsourcing.

A number of small and medium-sized businesses have set up or experienced growth in Sault Ste. Marie over the past several years, including:

  • Canada Bank Note - from its Sault Ste. Marie operation, the Ottawa-based company runs the province's charitable bingo and gaming services.
  • JD Aero Maintenance - provides aircraft maintenance, repairs and overhaul services for airlines around the world, including Air Canada Jazz, Air New Zealand, Austrian Airlines and Porter Airlines.
  • Heliene Canada - manufactures photovoltaic solar panels.
  • Arauco N.A. (formerly Flakeboard Company) - a world-scale producer of composite wood products.
  • Createch

Private Sector

Algoma Steel
Tenaris Algoma Tubes
Arauco North America
McDougall Energy
Algoma Energy Solutions
JD Aero
SIS Group
China Steel
Boniferro Millworks
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Rector Machine Works Ltd.
Eacom Timber Inc.
Pollard Banknote
S&T Group


Public Sector

Sault Area Hospital
Algoma District School Board
Sault College of Applied Arts & Science
Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation
Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board
Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Forest Service
Algoma University
Group Health Centre
City of Sault Ste. Marie
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
Sault Ste. Marie PUC
Algoma Public Health