LIVING IN CHATHAM-KENT
Chatham-Kent is a community full of families, recreation, business, agriculture, and opportunities. With a population of 102,000, Chatham-Kent is situated between Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair in Southwestern Ontario, covering a large geographical area with close proximity to water, beautiful natural scenery, and competitive house prices. We have wide open spaces and expanses of fresh water beach, with land and water trails throughout the municipality. Enjoy all four seasons with an extended warm climate, a high-quality of life, and a safe environment at a low cost of living.
The amenities you need are here for you and your family, including access to healthcare services, transportation, affordable childcare, a range public and private primary and secondary schools, and two post-secondary campuses. Locals boast about the small-town atmosphere and stress-free commutes along beautiful rural landscapes and a mix of historical and modern urban streets, with an average home to work time of 15 minutes.
There are unique employment opportunities in many sectors across Chatham-Kent from entry level to experienced career roles, with local businesses and some of Canada’s top 100 employers. From early childhood educators, personal support workers, nurses and physicians, to welders, millwrights, and electricians, to accountants and lawyers, Chatham-Kent employers are looking for a range of talent to help their businesses grow. Visit the Chatham-Kent job board at www.chatham-kent.ca/jobs to see current postings and subscribe for regular email notifications of new roles, and visit www.LivingCK.ca for employer profiles and more about the community.
Entrepreneurship is thriving in Chatham-Kent as well, with full-time companies, part-time pursuits, and post-retirement start-ups. Business-owners in Chatham-Kent are able to start their own ventures with low start-up and operational costs, and have access to supports with business planning and grants. The Chatham-Kent community is very supportive of local businesses and invested in seeing them succeed. With over one million people living within an hour of Chatham-Kent for a customer and workforce base, and seven U.S. points of entry within one hour, Chatham-Kent is a great location to start your business, no matter how small or large.
Newcomer immigrants will find settlement services, in both French and English, and multilingual translation supports to help you and your family access the supports you need while you build your new home in Chatham-Kent. Beyond direct settlement needs, there are various community, religious, cultural, and recreational organizations to get involved in to build connections in the community. With over 50 languages spoken at home and over 20 cultural community associations, Chatham-Kent is filled with diverse cultures being celebrated at events throughout the year and by community members in their daily lives. LivingCK.ca has more information to get you started and we are here to help you get connected to the lifestyle you’re looking for in Chatham-Kent.
Live the dream, without breaking the bank in Chatham-Kent, Canada’s first Welcoming Community. Contact us to learn how:
Community Attraction and Promotion, Municipality of Chatham-Kent