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Market Access

Major Employers

Quality of Life

Education and Training

Demographics

Workforce

Utilities

Taxes

Climate

 

The North Dundas Economic Development Office is pleased to offer assistance to site selectors and investors to help them discover the advantages of doing business in our community. Our staff’s primary responsibilities are to identify, promote and facilitate new business investment opportunities.

This section has been designed to provide you with helpful information about market access, major employers, quality of life, education and training, demographics, workforce, and more. For additional information or if you have any questions about locating or expanding your business in North Dundas, please contact our Economic Development Officer.

Market Access

Highway

North Dundas offers excellent access to major markets via highway. Both County Rd #31 and #43 travel directly through the Municipality. County Rd #31, also known as Bank Street, connects North Dundas to Highway 401 just 20 km to the south and to the City of Ottawa and Highway 417 a short distance to the north. County Rd #43 connects the Township to Highway #416, which is located to the west. North Dundas offers access to US Interstate #81 via the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge and Route 37 in New York State, which is just 50 km to the southwest.

Railway

The CPR main line runs east-west through the township, including the village of Winchester and Chesterville. A number of facilities use the rail line to transport a variety of goods.

Airport

For business travel and cargo shipping, the Ottawa International Airport is located just 30 minutes away via County Rd #31. The airport offers hourly flights to national and international centres. Mirabel Airport, which is predominately a cargo airport, is located 150 km east of North Dundas.

Waterway

The Port of Prescott is located 50 km to the west of the municipality and has a depth of 27 feet or 8.23 metres. To the east, the Port of Cornwall is located 65 km from the municipality and the Port of Montreal is located just 170 km from North Dundas. All of these ports act as an international link between Canada and over 100 other countries worldwide.
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Major Employers

Parmalat

Parmalat operates the largest dairy processing facility in Canada in the Village of Winchester. This facility produces award winning “Balderson” cheese, creamery butter and dry, condensed and evaporated dairy products. The factory has been in continuous operation since 1886.

MB Foster

MB Foster solves IT challenges for organizations looking to strategically capitalize on their investment in IT infrastructure and applications. Whether it is modernizing existing applications, choosing new ones, or leveraging data to provide the answers needed to expand and grow business, MB Foster has the answers. The company has been delivering solutions to the HP e3000 market for over 30 years and has been named a charter member of Hewlett-Packard Company’s HP e3000 Platinum Migration Program.

Guildcrest Homes

Guildcrest is one of the largest modular housing producers in Canada and has been building high quality, energy-efficient modular homes since 1991. Their factory is located in Morewood, and is licensed to manufacture homes to CSA’s A-277 procedure with an approved quality assurance program.

Natunola Health Inc

Natunola Health Inc. is a leading manufacturer and researcher in the field of flaxseed derived Omega-3 fatty acids, specialty natural products, bio-nutrients and functional supplements for human nutritional and animal nutritional markets. The company also produces natural ingredients for the cosmetic and personal care industry.

Sevita International Corp

Sevita International is a Non-GMO (non-genetically modified) soybean research, breeding and seed company focused on specialty food-grade seed varieties. They offer DHTM premium certified soybean and natto seed varieties used to meet the needs of specialty soy food and beverage markets. Their focus is on short-season varieties with specialty food traits.

Winchester District Memorial Hospital

The Winchester District Memorial Hospital is a 63 bed hospital comprised of 46 acute care and 17 complex continuing care beds. Its mission, “Leading and Learning Partners in Quality Healthcare,” reflects its commitment to our communities.

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Quality of Life

Recreation and Culture

The Department of Recreation and Culture runs numerous programs and activities in North Dundas. Popular activities include; public skating, movie nights, aquatics, summer camps, child and family programs, and much more.
If you like the outdoors, you can spend the day golfing on the two golf courses located in the township. Hiking, cycling and kayaking are also popular.
In summer, baseball and soccer reign supreme, along with swimming at the two public outdoor pools located in the township. You will find a number of organized sports leagues for children, men and women of all ages.
During the fall and winter, North Dundas offers numerous recreational opportunities such as: hockey, ice-skating and cross-country skiing for all ages and skill levels. North Dundas has two municipality owned hockey rinks, one in Winchester and one in Chesterville.

Healthcare

Winchester District Memorial Hospital

The Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) recently underwent a $60 million redevelopment. This significant redevelopment included the construction of a new wing, redevelopment of emergency services, acute care, obstetrical inpatient services, day surgery and a state of the art diagnostic imaging unit including a new CT Scanner and digital mammography.

WDMH is a rural teaching hospital affiliated with 14 universities and colleges, including the University of Ottawa and St. Paul’s University. It is networked with all hospitals and community agencies in the Champlain LHIN.
Quality healthcare is supported by 150 physicians in the fields of Anaesthesia, Cardiology, Dentistry, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynaecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Physical Medicine, and Urology.

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Education and Training

Education Attainment

Total Population 15 years and over
8,895
No certificate, diploma or degree
2,285
High school certificate or equivalent
2,530
Apprenticeship or Trades
1,060
College level diploma or certificate
2,005
University certificate below bachelor
145
University certificate, diploma or degree
860

Elementary and Secondary

North Dundas is home to four elementary schools, one high school, and one alternative school.

Schools

School
(Public and Catholic)
Location
Grades
Telephone
St. Mary’s
Catholic School
Chesterville
JK–6
613-448-2158
Chesterville
Public School
Chesterville
JK–6
613-448-2224
Nationview
Public School
S. Mountain
JK–6
613-989-2600
Winchester
Public School
Winchester
JK–6
613-774-2607
North Dundas District High School
Chesterville
7–12
613-448-2328
T.R. Leger
Alternative School
Winchester
613-774-0222

French Immersion and Extended French Program

French Immersion is available at Winchester Public School and an Extended French Program is available for students in Grade 7 and 8 attending North Dundas District High School.

Post Secondary Institutions (within 200 km distance)
Institution
Location
Distance (km)
University of Guelph (Kemptville Campus)
Kemptville
25
Carleton University
Ottawa
50
University of Ottawa
Ottawa
55
Algonquin College
Ottawa
55
La Cité Collègiale
Ottawa
45
St. Lawrence College
Brockville
75
St. Lawrence College
Cornwall
65
Transport Training Centres of Canada
Ottawa
44
Willis College of Business and Technology
Ottawa
60
Everest College of Business, Technology & Health Care
Ottawa
55
Herzing College
Ottawa
55
Queen’s University
Kingston
160
McGill University
Montreal
170
Concordia University
Montreal
170

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Demographics

Population Characteristics
North Dundas
Ontario
Population 2011
11,225
12,851,821
Population 2006
11,095
12,160,282
2006 to 2011
Population Change (%)
1.2
5.7

Census Family Characteristics

Family Characteristics
North Dundas
Ontario
Total number of
census families
3,220
3,422,315
Number of married-
couple families
2,445
2,530,560
Number of common-
law-couple families
415
351,045
Number of
lone-parent families
355
540,715
Number of female
lone-parent families
260
441,105
Number of male
lone-parent families
95
99,605
Average number of persons
in all census families
3.0
3.0

Source: Statistics Canada 2011

Family Median Income Characteristics

North Dundas
Ontario
Median income in 2005 –
All census families ($)
64,925
69,156
Median income in 2005 –
Married-couple families ($)
67,835
77,243
Median income in 2005 –
Common-law-couple families($)
61,940
66,525
Median income in 2005 –
Lone-parent families ($)
39,233
38,448
Median income in 2005 –
Female lone-parent families ($)
37,489
36,496
Median income in 2005 –
Male lone-parent families ($)
49,584
50,339

Source: Statistics Canada 2006

Private Dwelling Characteristics

North Dundas
Ontario
Total number of dwellings
4,528
5,308,785
Private dwellings occupied
by usual residents
4,422
4,887,508

Source: Statistics Canada 2011

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Workforce

Employment Rate

Total Population
15 years & Over
8,895
In Labour Force
6,185
Not in Labour Force
2,170
Unemployed
255
Participation Rate
69.5%
Employment Rate
66.70%
Unemployment Rate
4.71%

Source: Statistics Canada 2006

Labour Force by Industry

Industry
Number
Agriculture
720
Manufacturing
565
Construction
625
Finance & Insurance
240
Health Care &
Social Services
580
Real Estate
70
Whole Trade
220
Education Services
305
Retail Trade
550
Transportation
325
Professional & Scientific
355
Business Services
720
Other Services
910
Total
6,815

Source: Statistics Canada 2006

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Utilities

Hydro

Hydro One Networks

Is one provider who provides electricity in the Township. Below are rates for a typical small business. Large users please see the note at the bottom of the section.

General Service Demand Billed
50kW and Above
Time of Use Prices as of May 1, 2011
General Service –
Urban Demand
General Service Demand
Off-Peak (cents/kWh)
5.9
5.9
Mid-Peak (cents/kWh)
8.9
8.9
On-Peak
10.7
10.7
RPP Prices (as of May 1, 2011)
First 750 kWh per month
6.8
6.8
Cost per kWh in cents
Additional cost per kWh
(in cents)
7.9
7.9
Delivery
Distribution Charge ($/month)
$38.14
$52.50
Distribution volume charge
(billed demand – $/kw)
$7.923
$10.309
Transmission network charge
(billed demand – $/kW)
$1.54
$1.48
Transmission connection charge
(billed demand – $/kW)
$1.16
$1.11
Regulatory Charges
Standard supply adm charge
($/month)
$0.25
$0.25
Rural rate protection charge
(adjusted usage – cents per kWh)
0.13
0.13
Wholesale market service rate
(adjusted usage – cents per kWh)
0.52
0.52
Debt Retirement Charge
(cents per kWh)
0.70
0.70

For electrical users over 250,000 kWh/year with a conventional meter – weighted average spot market price or retailer contract.

For electrical users over 250,000 kWh/year with an interval meter – spot market price or retailer contract.

Please contact Hydro One for further information at 1-888-664-9376

Just Energy

Just Energy is licensed by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to market electricity under Electricity Retailer License ER–2010-0153.

Website: http://www.justenergy.com/commercial/

Natural Gas

Residential dwellings, commercial businesses and industries located in urban areas of the municipality are serviced by Union Gas.

Union Gas Rates (as of July 1, 2012)
Category
Detail
Month Charge (per meter)
$70.00
Gas Commodity Rate
10.0708 cents/m3
Transportation (including transportation price adjustment)
8.3255 cents/m3
Storage Service (including storage price adjustment)
1.8907 cents/m3
Monthly Delivery Commodity Charge Cents/m3
First 1000 m3
6.0479
Next 9,000 m3
4.7812
Next 20,000 m3
4.0587
Next 70,000 m3
3.5963
Over 100,000 m3
1.8442

*Note: Large volume general firm service rates (Rate 610) apply to typical customers in this region who are using 93,000 m3 of gas per year.

Just Energy

Just Energy is licensed by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to market natural gas under Gas Marketer License GM-2010-0152

Website: http://www.justenergy.com/commercial/

 

Water and Sewer Services

Municipal water and sewer services are available in the Villages of Chesterville and Winchester.

* For complete information refer to the Corporation of the Township of North Dundas By-Law No. 2016-70.

1. Water consumption in the Villages of Winchester and Chesterville shall be measured by water meters
2. The following fixed fee per year shall be charged for each meter:
Meter Size Fixed Annual Fee
0.60 inches $99.72
0.75 inches $99.72
1.0 inches $139.68
1.5 inches $179.52
2.0 inches $289.20
2.5 inches $698.16
3.0 inches $1097.16
4.0 inches $1396.32
3. In addition to the fixed fee, all accounts shall be charged $1.01 per cubic meter for water

Sewer

* For complete information refer to the Corporation of the Township of North Dundas By-Law No. 2016-70.

a) Sewer fees shall be invoiced on the Winchester Water Bills at the rate of 149%  of the water rate Sewer fees shall be invoiced on the Chesterville Water Bills at the rate of 149% of the water rate
b) Properties that are only billed for sewer will be billed based on their private water use including the applicable fixed fee from section 2 above

For additional information on Water and Sewer Rates, visit the Water & Sewer webpage

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Taxes

To see the current North Dundas tax rates, please click here.

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Climate

Temperature

Daily Avg (C)

J
-10.3
F
-8.5
M
-2.3
A
6.3
M
6.3
J
18.1
J
20.7
A
19.3
S
14.3
O
8.0
N
1.5
D
-6.3

Daily Max (C)

-5.5
-3.3
2.8
11.6
19.6
23.9
26.6
25.1
19.9
13.0
5.5
-2.1

Daily Min (C)

-15.1
-13.6
-7.3
0.9
7.3
12.2
14.8
13.4
8.6
3.0
-2.4
-10.5

Source: Environment Canada

Precipitation

J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

Rainfall (mm)

29.0
22.0
35.0
67.8
78.0
91.0
90.0
90.0
94.0
76.0
65.0
35.0

Snowfall (cm)

48.0
38.2
34.0
9.0
0
0
0
0
0
4.0
16.0
41.0

Source: Environment Canada

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