Landing Pads

Facilitated by the EOIC, Landing Pads provide international entrepreneurs and companies relocating their businesses to Canada with introductions to their community and connections to business resources and support, municipal organizations, talent solutions, innovation centres, academic institutions and more for establishing their business in Canada.

Find out more about the landing pads by exploring our EOIC map.

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
  • To 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.
  • To provide tools and best practices for attracting newcomers to Canada


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.

Bay of Quinte

The Intersection Of Rural Living
And Thriving Business

Located between Toronto and Montreal, neighbour to beautiful Prince Edward County and less than an hour from the US border, Belleville sits at the intersection of rural living and thriving business. Belleville is home to major brands like Procter & Gamble, Parmalat Canada — Black Diamond Cheese Division and Kellogg’s, and many manufacturing sector companies, including Airborne Systems Canada Ltd., Climate Control Canada and more.


The Economic And Social Hub Of
Southeastern Ontario

Kingston is the economic and social hub of Southeastern Ontario, known nationally and internationally for its exceptional livability and economic opportunity. Kingston offers an unparalleled quality of life and an abundance of economic opportunity and comprises global corporations, innovative startups, advanced healthcare facilities and innovation, world-class education, and all levels of government.

Cornwall & SDG Counties

Known For Its Thriving
Manufacturing Sector

Situated at the convergence of the Ontario, Quebec and New York State borders and sharing its southern border with the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne, this region is known for its thriving manufacturing sector and home to two of Canada’s most significant logistics and distribution operations: Walmart Logistics and The Benson Organization.

Bring Your Business to Canada

The Eastern Ontario Innovation Corridor is a model for seeding innovation in Eastern Ontario and collaboratively utilizes the strengths of its community partners to surround entrepreneurs with the supports they need. This model minimizes the barriers to innovation for newcomers by providing wrap-around programming, advisory services, funding, warm introductions and EOIC’s established network of connections.

Working with our market entry service provider, Synergy Lab, we will support your pathway to Canada through our business and talent solutions that land you in our exciting Eastern Ontario region.

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Getting Involved with the EOIC?

Eastern Ontario Innovation Corridor

Head Office

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