One of the Fastest-Growing, Forward-Thinking Regions.

Named one of the Smart 21 Communities of the year for two consecutive years and a recipient of the Smart 50 Award for Mobility, Durham Region is one of the fastest-growing, forward-thinking Regions. With world-class research and development facilities, innovation centres, expansive acres of developable land, and a talent pipeline spanning three top-rated academic institutions, Durham Region is a beacon for technology, innovation and business opportunities.

What are Landing Pads?

A Landing Pad is not a specific location but rather a meeting of the minds with community stakeholders who are invested in furthering the development of their local community while contributing to establishing the EOIC as a recognized innovation region in Canada.

The Role of the Community:

  • To welcome, engage and support the entrepreneurs and talent landing in their region with a holistic approach
  • Highlight the community’s unique assets and sector strengths to international entrepreneurs and talent
  • To help entrepreneurs and talent overcome barriers to growth, innovation, and settlement.

The Role of EOIC:

  • To introduce the international entrepreneurs and talent to each community, highlighting their unique strengths.
  • Provide tools and best practices for attracting newcomers to Canada

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Bring Your Business to Canada

With Synergy Lab’s customized programming and services that support international companies in transitioning to a Canadian business and Spark Centre’s Startup Visa Program combined with targeted services, programming and advisory, The Spark Group of Companies is vital for international founders and entrepreneurs to launch, gain traction and scale within Canada and global markets.

Eastern Ontario Innovation Corridor

Head Office

EOIC Head Office
2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON. L1H 8C1 Canada