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

2016 218,600
2017 211,400
2018 215,800
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2019

Unemployment Rate

2016 2017 2018
7.1% 6.5% 6.6%
Source Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2019

Participation Rate

2016 2017 2018
63.6% 60.7% 61.2%
Source Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2019

Household income per capita

Household Income Per Capita

2016 2017 2018
$43,408 $42,616 $43,847
Source: The Conference Board of Canada, 2019

Occupation

Top Occupations in Niagara Canada

Total employed, all occupations 220,385
Management occupations 20,410
Business, finance and administration occupations 29,811
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 10,541
Health occupations 15,472
Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 22,407
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 6,126
Sales and service occupations 66,216
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 29,669
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 5,247
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 10,643
Unclassified 3,843
Source: EMSI 2019.1

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