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North West CCAC

Advantages We Offer

Should you choose to work in Thunder Bay or the  Northwest you will find a high quality of life, clean, green, beautiful and healthy communities. Thunder Bay has many big city amenities with the added advantage of a small town atmosphere, unlimited outdoor recreation and a strong sense of community. We also have the 15th highest median household income in Canada. 

Here you will find a slower pace of life without long commutes and the hassle of the big city.

Career Benefits when you join the North West CCAC:

Why Thunder Bay?


"Big Ticket" Sports:


Children's Activities


Attractions and Adventures:


Just a 30 minute drive to the Minnesota/Ontario Border where thousands of Thunder Bay-ites go to vacation, shop, and enjoy the outdoors

  • 45 minute drive from the border: Grand Marais 
  • 1 hour drive from the border: 
  • 3 hour and 30 minute drive from the border (Wisconsin across the river):  Duluth  
  • 5 -6 hour drive from the border:  Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN
    • Mall of America, Professional Sports (NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA), Big Ticket Concerts

Why Northwestern Ontario?

Smaller communities in Northwestern Ontario enjoy the outdoors to the fullest coupled with a slower pace of life, away from the hustle and bustle of the city without being too far from it.

Dryden, ON

Fort Frances, ON

Kenora, ON

Atikokan, ON - The Canoeing Capital of Canada

Red Lake, ON - Gateway to Woodland Caribou Provincial Park

Rainy River, ON

Marathon, ON - "Pebble Beach" of the North

Geraldton, ON

Nipigon, ON

Red Rock, ON