The Town of Orangeville is home to a diverse business community. A growing number of small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial operations complement our strong and varied industrial base. While we welcome a variety of enterprises in Orangeville, four key sectors present specific advantages and create opportunities to differentiate our business community. 

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With a local workforce of more than 1,100 people in 81 local business operations, manufacturing plays a significant role in the economic growth and prosperity of Orangeville and Dufferin County. Manufacturers of plastics and rubber products are the largest employers in this sector. Food and machinery manufacturers also contribute to the sector's steady growth. Many of our manufacturers can effectively serve both national and international markets because of Orangeville's proximity to the Greater Toronto Area and easy access to transportation networks.

Plans and reports
Business Retention + Expansion Program was completed with this sector in 2016. It identified key opportunities and challenges for local manufacturing businesses that continue to be addressed through targeted initiatives managed by the Town's Economic Development and Culture office.
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Business and professional services

An economic shift towards professional, scientific and technical services has highlighted Orangeville's potential to retain, grow and attract businesses in this sector. Orangeville is home to a growing number of legal and accounting firms, engineering and architectural services, computer systems design, and related services.

These firms employ almost 600 people and recruit extensively from the talents and skills of the local labour force. With lifestyle and location being a major draw for this sector, Orangeville has experienced an increase in the number of firms offering professional services, including many home-based operations.

Plans and reports
In 2019, a Business Retention + Expansion Program was completed with this sector. A variety of local businesses shared their feedback about operating in Orangeville and offered ideas that will assist in continuing to grow this sector locally. 
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Cultural industries

Communities like Orangeville, with distinctive natural, historical and cultural features, are magnets for creative people. Choreographers, dancers, artists, photographers, and writers contribute to this sector, supported by innovative businesses that offer services such as telecommunications, data processing, recording. 

Local support for the arts

A number of local art groups operate in and around Orangeville. Each one offers unique ways to support and promote artists. 

Filming in Orangeville
The Town of Orangeville welcomes film production in our community and offers support at every step of the process. Our affordable and accessible destination provides a variety of locations and resources, suitable for a wide range of projects. Learn more about filming opportunities and locations in Orangeville.
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The cultural offerings in Orangeville are tightly intertwined with tourism, with many offering signature attractions for visitors. Tourism continues to grow in importance for Orangeville and our impressive selection of shopping and dining options complement our local sights, activities, and events. Its central location and proximity to the Greater Toronto Area means that Orangeville is well-positioned to attract visitors, particularly as a daytrip destination.

Support for tourism businesses
The Town of Orangeville offers a variety of services and resources for destination development and marketing, tourism business support, and visitor services.
Plans and reports

A five-year Tourism Strategy & Action Plan was adopted in January 2021. The plan incorporates COVID-19 recovery measures while determining important next steps for the community's short and long-term economic development. The introduction of the Love, Orangeville tourism brand in 2022 created a consistent way to communicate with both residents and visitors while promoting our foundational tourism drivers.

Key industries and larger employers

Orangeville is a regional centre for commercial and service activity. Our diverse business community includes an established industrial base complemented by growth in key sectors such as professional services, arts and recreation, and cultural industries.

Many of Orangeville's largest employers are part of our diverse industrial base that includes plastics, automotive and food-related manufacturing.

Major employers in Orangeville
Company Name Sector Number of full-time employees

E. Hofmann Plastics Ltd.

Manufacturer of food grade packaging


Millennium Process Group Inc.

Outsourced business processes


Clorox Company of Canada

Manufacturer of Glad Garbage Bags and Cling Wrap


Roechling Engineering Plastics Ltd.

Manufacturer of engineered plastic products


Direct Plastics - a Novolex Company

Manufacturer of flexible plastic packaging


Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P.

Manufacturer of goat cheese products


Sanoh Canada Ltd.

Manufacturer of tubular products for the automotive industry


Hydro One

Electricity delivery and training centre


Canada Post Corporation

Mail distribution centre


Data Cable Company Inc.

Manufacturer of customized harness and cable assemblies


Source: Town of Orangeville Industrial Directory 2022

Employment by industry