It’s all about the people

Niagara’s labour force is educated, highly skilled and ready to work. The information included in this section offers additional insight into the people who may just become your future employees.

Niagara's Workforce

Education and Healthcare 18% of workforce

Professional and Financial Services 17% of workforce

Wholesale and Retail 17% of workforce

Hospitality and Entertainment 16% of workforce

Manufacturing 8% of workforce

Utilities and Construction 8% of workforce

Other Services 6% of workforce

Public Administration 5% of workforce

Transportation 4% of workforce

Natural Resources 2% of workforce

Niagara's Workforce

2011 221,210
2016 226,595
2017 229,600
Source Statistics Canada 2011, 2016, Emsi Analyst, Q2 2017

Unemployment Rate

2015 2016 2017
6.9% 7.4% 6.7%
Source Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey

Participation Rate

2015 2016 2017
63.6% 63.4% 60.9%
Source Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey

Average Weekly Earnings

Average Weekly Earnings

2014 2015 2016
$798.92 $831.25 $831.30
Source Statistics Canada CANSIM 281-0027

Income per capita

Income Per Capita

2016
$41,895
Source Statistics Canada 2016

Occupation

Top Occupations in Niagara Canada

Total employed, all occupations 213,887
Sales and service occupations 62,863
Business, finance and administration occupations 29,917
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 29.327
Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 22,939
Management occupations 18,118
Health occupations 15,523
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 10,782
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 10,038
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 6,165
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 4,938
Unclassified 3,277
By One Digit National Occupation Classification Code Source EMSI analyst, July 2017

Labour Wage Rates by Occupation, Niagara

Senior business managers $40.51 - $40.45
Software development engineers $33.11 - $30.29
Computer programmers and interactive media developers $29.29 - $28.17
Web designers and developers $23.62 - $21.80
Database analysts & data administrators $27.11 - $26.04
Lawyers $41.39 - $39.60
Accountants $28.26 - $27.61
Administrative support $18.80 - $17.84
Rates in USD, 2016 Source EMSI Analyst, July 2017

Education

59% of population 25 to 64 have post-secondary education

47% of labour force have College Certificate/Diploma

36% of labour force have University Degree

17% of labour force completed apprenticeship or hold trade certificate