SSM Quality of Life
Located at the heart of the Great Lakes, directly on the U.S. border, and at the geographic centre of Canada, Sault Ste. Marie offers a quality of life that is second to none. With affordable housing and vacation properties, access to state-of-the-art healthcare, short commuting times, abundant year-round recreational opportunities, excellent income equality potential and world class education opportunities, Sault Ste. Marie is not only a great place to do business, it's a great place to live. The excellent quality of life in Sault Ste. Marie creates a stable, loyal workforce with lower turnover. And the City encourages Sault "ex-pats" to return via its support of employee matching programs such as Sault Connect.

Recreation, Arts & Culture

Sault Ste. Marie, and the surrounding area, offers fantastic all-season recreation with everything from hiking, camping, fishing, and boating in the summer to soaring ice climbing, skiing and dogsledding in the winter - and it's all within a short drive from the city core.

With a bustling theatre and film sector, a varied festivals and events calendar, and a thriving music scene, Sault Ste. Marie offers big city entertainment coupled with small town convenience. Throughout the year Sault Ste. Marie plays host to a diverse range of festivals and events, including the Algoma Fall Festival, Art at the Docks, Shadows of the Mind Film Festival, Ontario Winter Carnival Bon Soo and much more. It is also home of the internationally recognized Algoma Conservatory of Music, Algoma Art Gallery, Algoma Arts Council, Musical Comedy Guild of Sault Ste. Marie and other organizations that support a rich diversity of arts and cultural activities.

As home of the Essar Centre, Northern Ontario's most state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex, Sault Ste. Marie is also a great place to see live music and sporting events. In addition to hockey and curling, the venue has hosted a number of major acts, including Elton John, KISS, Jerry Seinfeld, Sheryl Crow, Blue Man Group, the Backstreet Boys and Blue Rodeo.

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Sault Area Hospital


Sault Area Hospital

With the opening of the new $400-million Sault Area Hospital, the quality of health care in Sault Ste. Marie is among the best in all of Canada. Featuring an inviting, patient-centred environment, the state-of-the-art facility offers access to leading edge medical technology.

Group Health Centre

The centre is a progressive, multi-specialty, ambulatory care health organization and is one of Canada's first consumer-sponsored health care facilities built with private funds donated by local union members.

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