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The Township of McNab/Braeside lies between the towns of Arnprior and Renfrew, and is a 30-minute drive to Kanata in the City of Ottawa. The newly expanded four-lane Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 417) runs directly through the centre of the township, providing easy access north to Pembroke and beyond and south to Ottawa.

Council is taking a number of bold measures to attract and retain business:

  • updating the Official Plan and wrapping it under the County umbrella, which will help enhance the planning experience
  • improving our processes and procedures to help accelerate planning & development applications
  • engaging in a marketing and branding exercise to highlight the Township’s strengths and attractions, which include:
  • a highly educated work force, with above-average income
  • easy access to Pembroke and Ottawa
  • high-speed bandwith available in most parts of the township
  • industrial park facilities



  • aged 65 and over — 15 per cent
  • working age population (15 to 64) — 70 per cent
  • aged 0 to 14 —16 per cent
  • median age is 45.3 years

Families and households

2,325 families (up by almost 5 per cent from 2006)

Labour Force Status

Labour Force Status In the labour force 4,270 Employed 4,060 Unemployed 215 Not in the labour...

Income Status

Income Status Median employment income 52,518 Average employment income 52,790 Median family...