Wellington County

Located in Southwestern Ontario, Wellington County has the highest number of diversified farms in the Province. An agricultural hub of activity with access to business resources, networks and innovation, making Wellington an excellent location to grow your next opportunity.

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Taste Real Local Food

Taste Real Local Food supports local businesses, farms and producers who are passionate about local food. Taste Real Local Food supports and promotes local food across the region as we grow one of the most vibrant, local food economies and food tourism destinations in Ontario.

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Live and Work Job Board

Home to picturesque towns, historic buildings, lush green-spaces, and open farm fields, Wellington County has a distinct quality of life. Our towns may be small, but they are hubs of culture where you can enjoy local food and drink, farmers markets, art galleries and unique shopping experiences. Find your next job in Wellington County.

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Business Supports

Whether it's financing, a business mentor or a market analysis, we want to connect you with the support you need to see your business prosper.

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Community Resources

Come experience what Wellington County has to offer! Our seven municipalities are rich with heritage and culture, food and music, From wonderful shopping, quaint bed and breakfasts, great golfing, friendly local pubs and elegant fine dining - there is something for everyone. Get connecting into the community and become part of Wellington County.

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Farm Opportunities
Wellington County 91056
Guelph/Eramosa Township 12854
Town of Erin 11439
Town of Minto 8671
Centre Wellington Township 28191
Township of Mapleton 10527
Township of Puslinch 7336
The Township of Wellington North 11914
Libraries: 14
Recreational Centres: 19
Employment & Income
Number of Households: 34,990
Average Household Total Income: $113,270
Percentage of Unemployment: 3.8%
Farms: 2,348
Average Home Price: $453,244
Average Cost/Acre: $9,600 – $24,000 (FCC farm price)
Frost Free Days: 146
Plant Hardiness Zone: 5
Elevation: 1253
Avg Annual Percipitation: 400
Featured Initiatives & Resources

There are a surprising number of economic development opportunities. Here are a few that you might want to start with.

Why Wellington?

Located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, Wellington County is gifted with some of the most beautiful and varied topography and communities in the province. Agriculture, manufacturing and health care are the top sectors of employment, providing innovative products and services to a global client base.
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Town of Minto

The Town of Minto is a progressive municipality located in the northwestern boundary of Wellington County, well situated between the major centres of southern Ontario and popular recreational areas along the eastern shore of Lake Huron and southern Georgian Bay.
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Centre Wellington

​​​​Located in the heart of Wellington County, the residents of Centre Wellington can ​enjoy the benefits of small town living, rural life, the Grand River as well as close proximity to many urban centres.
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Wellington North

The Township of Wellington North encompasses rural communities south of Mount Forest, and North of Arthur and is the most northerly Township in Wellington County. It encompasses hamlets of Conn, Damascus, Farewell, Gordonville, Monck, and Riverstown.
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Township of Mapleton

The Township of Mapleton supports a mostly rural population and include the towns of Drayton, Moorefield and Alma. The areas supports a strong agricultural sector with diverse farms and innovative businesses.
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Region Contact
Crystal Ellis
Senior Economic Development Officer