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Think Barrie. Think Things to Do...

Tourism Barrie: Whether you're looking for family fun, outdoor adventure, or a romantic getaway for two, Barrie, Ontario has a wide range of attractions that appeal to anyone at any time of year.

Think Barrie. Think Georgian College...

Georgian College: Georgian is Ontario’s number one co-op college and a recognized leader in student work experience. We produce graduates with the skills and the mindset to be innovative thinkers and changemakers. Georgian is the only college in Canada designated a changemaker college by Ashoka U for our leadership in social innovation and changemaking in higher education. We’re number one in graduate employment among all Ontario colleges with 87.3 per cent of our graduates finding work within six months. We’re home to 11,000 full-time students, including more than 1,600 international students from 60 countries. Our programs are taught by faculty with industry expertise across seven locations in Central Ontario: Barrie, Midland, Muskoka (Bracebridge), Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound and South Georgian Bay (Collingwood). Students study part-time, full-time, online or in combination – choosing from degrees, combined degree-diplomas, graduate certificates, diplomas and certificates. We also deliver numerous apprenticeship and technical trade options. Learn more at

Think Barrie. Think Health Care...

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre: The largest hospital in the region of Simcoe Muskoka serving a population of 450,000 residents. RVH’s team of over 350 physicians, 2,500 employees and 850 volunteers provides exceptional care and specialty services to almost half a million residents, including cancer care, stroke services, regional cardiac care, orthopedics, intensive care, regional adult and child and youth mental health and interventional radiology. RVH is focused on delivering high-quality, safe care that puts patients and their families first. For more information visit

Barrie Area Physician Recruitment: A community task force intended to bring physicians, hospital leaders, community leaders and municipal leaders of the City of Barrie, Town of Innisfil, and Townships of Oro-Medonte, and Springwater together to develop and implement strategies to train, recruit and retain physicians in Barrie and the surrounding areas.

Think Barrie. Think City Services...

City of Barrie

Municipal Service Telephone Directory

Downtown Barrie: The BIA is dedicated toDowntown Barrie the enhancement of Downtown Barrie as an attractive place to live, work, shop and conduct business. This is achieved through a co-ordinated program of joint promotions and the improvement of municipally owned lands

Information Barrie: Search the Community Information Database to access information on Child Care, Community Legal Services, Employment and Training, Financial Assistance, Government Services, Health Services, Housing, Seniors Housing and Home Support, Social Services, Sports and Recreation Activities, Support Groups, Volunteer Opportunities and other Barrie community resources

Think Barrie. Think Business...

Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce: The Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce is the leading business organization in Barrie, representing 1,250 businesses that employ approximately 11,500 people in the Barrie area.Website features an online, searchable member directory.

INVEST BARRIE: Barrie Means Business! The City of Barrie is aggressively seeking out new business investment for industrial, commercial office and downtown/waterfront development projects. Whether your company is seeking greenfield sites for a new building, looking for existing space or is interested in investing near the waterfront, we would be more than happy to meet with you. Barrie means business and the Mayor and Members of Council are committed to working with you to ensure your company's success and contribution to Barrie's economic strength and vitality.

Small Business Centre for Barrie, Simcoe County, and Orillia: They provide assistance and support to small and medium-sized businesses in both their start-up and early growth stages. The Small Business Centre encourages and supports entrepreneurship in The City of Barrie, The City of Orillia, and all of Simcoe County, by being a one-stop source for all your small business needs. The Small Business Centre is supported by the Province of Ontario, and the City of Barrie. It is a part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs and one of the 57 small business enterprise centres across Ontario.

Think Barrie. Think Jobs...

Barrie Employment Resource Centre: They offer, at no charge, resources and equipment needed in your job and career search.

Job Bank: Job Bank is an electronic listing of jobs provided by employers from everywhere across Canada. Delivered by: Service Canada on behalf of Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)

Georgian College Job Opportunities

Georgian College Centre for Career and Employment Services

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Job Opportunities

Think Barrie. Think Education...

Simcoe Country District School Board

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board

Georgian College

Collège Boréal

Think Barrie. Think Real Estate...

Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® (BDAR): BDAR represents almost 1,000 REALTORS® in the Barrie and Simcoe County region. BDAR provides its members leadership opportunities, professional development, and other tools and services to help them deliver a high-standard of services to their clients. BDAR is community-focused, and believes that community prosperity is based in large part on shelter BDAR and home ownership. The Association has a strong focus on affordable housing and helping first-time buyers understand how to get on the housing ladder. As part of this, BDAR is connecting with local change-makers in the housing industry to find solutions and develop resources to truly make housing accessible to everyone.

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