Business Support

The business community of Orillia and area prides itself on being passionate, inviting and collaborative. There are a number of business associations in Orillia and the surrounding area that provide networking opportunities and membership benefits. 

Featured Partner Spotlight
 Spotlight: Georgian's Career & Employment Community Services and Orillia Agilec

Local Employment Ontario service providers helping connect employers with job seekers


Georgian’s Career and Employment Community Services (CECS) and Orillia Agilec are working to bridge the gap between employers looking for workers and job seekers looking for long-term employment. They offer a variety of workforce development programs and services that support Orillia and area employers.


Georgian College’s Career and Employment Community Services (CECS) has been a staple in the Orillia area assisting employers with their hiring needs for more than 15 years. The staff are passionate about their commitment to providing a personalized, no-cost, and quality service to local businesses that encourages growth and the ability to offer sustainable employment for job seekers. As each employer’s situation is unique, we are always striving to find a solution to any recruitment or retention challenges an employer may be facing.


Georgian works with small, medium and large companies from all industries. We love offering a service that provides a return for the community and hearing about the positive impact our work has had on local businesses.


Agilec is a free service to anyone who is unemployed or underemployed (less than 20 hours a week) and over the age of 15. The Agilec team, provides a person-centered approach to support individuals in meeting their employment goals. We welcome everyone into the centre and act as a liaison between job seekers, employers, and other community supports, including advocating the importance of hiring people with barriers to employment.


Agilec also has Employer Liaisons who connect with local employers to find out more about their hiring needs and provide a job matching program where they can connect individuals directly to employers. You can contact us via phone or email to speak directly with our staff. Alternatively, if you don’t have access to a phone, or are more comfortable walking in, you can do that as well.


Some of the services offered through Employment Ontario service providers include:

  • Hiring incentives and training supports
  • Job posting services
  • Pre-screening candidates and/or resume collection
  • Interview/meeting space
  • Job fair hosting and planning
  • Apprenticeship supports and incentives
  • Labour market/job searching support for employees facing layoff
  • Free services and support for newcomers and mentorship through the Job Finding Club for Immigrants

Employer Impact

“We’ve had a very positive experience while partnering with Georgian College Career and Employment Community Services. We recently had great success using their incentive program to hire our newest member of the Crossroads Staffing team. We look forward to collaborating with them more in the future to assist our local employers in this challenging and perpetually changing job market”

-Crossroads Staffing 


“With how hard it can be to find employees, Agilec has done a great job in getting us qualified individuals who have been a joy to work with. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Agilec and providing further opportunities to individuals in the local community.”


-Dana Hospitality 


Georgian College Career and Employment Community Services, Orillia Campus

825 Memorial Ave., Room A200

Orillia, ON L3V 6S2

Phone: 705-329-3102



Orillia Agilec Office

50 Andrew St. S., Suite 100

Orillia, ON L3V 7T5

Phone: 705-325-1203



Community Development Corporation (CDC)

The Orillia Area Community Development Corporation (CDC) is an excellent resource for both new and existing businesses. The CDC can assist with: 

  • Registering a business
  • Business counseling
  • Funding applications
  • Small business loans
  • Professional development & training
  • Business plans
  • Marketing plans


Watch the 2020-2021 Orillia Area CDC Activity Review for an overview of business successes and opportunities.


22 Peter Street South

PO Box 2525

Orillia, ON  L3V 7A3


Phone: 705-325-4903


Downtown Management Board (DOMB)

The purpose of the Downtown Orillia Management Board is to oversee the marketing, beautification, maintenance, and development of Downtown Orillia as a heritage shopping attraction and as the primary regional centre for business in Orillia and area. 


33 Mississaga Street West

Orillia, ON  L3V 3A5


Phone: 705-325-3261



Orillia District Chamber of Commerce

150 Front Street South

Orillia, ON  L3V 4S7


Phone: 705-326-4424


Orillia & Lake Country Tourism

Orillia & Lake Country Tourism encompasses five distinctive districts: OrilliaOro-MedonteRamara, and Severn


Box 2525

22 Peter Street South

Orillia, ON  L3V 7A5


Phone: 705-325-9321


Agilec is a non profit organization assisting individuals and businesses with recruitment and skills training needs.


50 Andrew Street South, Suite 102

Orillia, ON  L3V 7T5


Phone: 705-325-9299

Oro-Medonte Chamber of Commerce

148 Line 7 South

Oro-Medonte, ON  L0L 2E0


Phone: 705-487-7337


Ramara Chamber of Commerce

2297 Highway 12

Brechin, ON  L0K 1B0


Phone: 705-484-2141


Small Business Centre for Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia

9th Floor, Barrie City Hall
70 Collier Street
Barrie, Ontario L4M 4T5


Phone: 705-720-2445



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