In this section you will find information about Pemborke, our major industries and our labour force. Should you require any further information, or if you have any questions about doing business in Pembroke please contact Heather Salovaara, Economic Development Officer at email@example.com or 613-735-6821 ext. 1500
The City of Pembroke is known as “the heart of the Ottawa Valley”, situated a short drive to Algonquin Park and just 90 minutes from our Nation’s capital, Pembroke is the ideal mix of urban and rural.
Conveniently situated alongside the scenic Ottawa River in the eastern region of Ontario, Pembroke is serviced by all major overland routes within Renfrew County and is strategically located on Trans Canada Highway #17. Provincial highways #41 and #60 provide quick access to southern Ontario. U.S. border crossings at Gananoque, Ontario and Ogdensburg, New York are just three hours from Pembroke. Pembroke is the largest commercial service centre between Ottawa and North Bay.
The population of the City of Pembroke is 14,000. Within a 40km radius there is a population of 74,000 that utilizes Pembroke as a service centre.
Pembroke and Area Airport is just 10 km from downtown and is one of the most advanced regional terminals in Canada. A 5000 foot runway accommodates both corporate business and charter travel. There is also parking for 55-70 small aircraft and a full range of air transport services, reservations and service garages.
Ottawa International Airport is the closest passenger terminal for domestic and international travel. Several limousine firms offer daily shuttle service to/from Pembroke.
Pembroke has a diverse and skilled workforce. Continued investment in the Pembroke Regional Hospital, the Superior Court House, Algonquin College, and the retail, service, and manufacturing sectors has meant more employment opportunities in Pembroke. The continued expansion of Garrison Petawawa and CNL has also contributed very positively to our local economy, creating an increased demand for products and services.
Labour Force by Industry (Age 15+)
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Pembroke & Area Largest Employers
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Pembroke is a “smart community”, with a fully redundant fibre optic ring around the city with frame relay services and an asynchronous transfer mode over sonet ring. Several telcos offer business services and solutions in Pembroke, we also have local Internet Service Providers that supply high-speed. Our telecommunications companies include:
Income and Real Estate (2015 StatsCan Data)
Electricity Residents and businesses within the City of Pembroke recieve electricity through Ottawa River Power Corporation. Ottawa River Power Corporation's rates are up to 30% lower than Hydro One. Ottawa River Power...
December 2nd, 2018December Public SkatingLumber Kings vs. Hawks The Pembroke Lumber Kings face off against the Hawkesbury Hawks on December 2, 2018. The game...Christmas Market The Museum will be holding its 3rd annual Christmas Market this year on Sunday December 2nd 2018...Christmas Concert - Pembroke Community ChoirThe Pembroke Community Choir Presents: “Night of Silence” - beautiful Advent and...
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December 15th, 2018December Public SkatingWin This Space Contest Win This Space is a contest by the City of Pembroke for entrepreneurs to win a commercial space...Pembroke Symphony OrchestraPembroke Symphony Orchestra, Christmas Special! 2:00 p.m. Franz Schubert, Symphony No. 6...Christmas PartyJoin the Pembroke Public Library for our Christmas Party happening in the Children's Department...
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