Industry in Osoyoos

When combined with our labour pool, strategic location, infrastructure, and low overhead costs, Osoyoos’ ability to retain and attract new industry is unparalleled. Over the next few years, economic development in Osoyoos will be solely focused on diversifying the current economic offering to establish multifaceted, year-round economy for tourists, entrepreneurs, investors and residents alike.

Located on the Canada/United States border, as well as the junction of two major transportation routes, Osoyoos has an edge over many larger communities.

Advantageously located at one of the busiest Canada/US Border crossings and at the junction of two major transportation routes – Highway 97 and the Crowsnest Highway 3.  Osoyoos is naturally poised as an economic hub for the South Okanagan region and as a gateway for traffic entering Canada or leaving for the United States.

Five hours from the port of Vancouver, and one or two hours from airports in Penticton and Kelowna, Osoyoos is strategically and internationally connected by land, air and sea.
When combined with our labour pool, infrastructure, and low overhead costs, Osoyoos’ open door business support policy make it quick, easy, and less expensive to launch a new venture. The total costs of establishing and operating your business in Osoyoos are lower than many comparable communities in Canada or the United States. Investors can expect access to one of the lowest electric utility rates in North America, affordable housing prices, competitive property tax rates, and low labour costs.

Come and find out what advantages and successes key sectors have enjoyed in the Osoyoos area!

 

Labour Force by Industry

Source: Statscan Census
Last Updated: November 2017


Labour Force by Occupation

Source: Statscan Census
Last Updated: November 2017

 

The top industries being explored are:

 

Tourism    


Viticulture    


Retail    


Film    


Logistics and Warehousing    


Aerospace    


Agriculture    


Construction    

 

 

Click here for a full listing of local businesses in Osoyoos.