Workforce

Workforce

Niagara Region has a population of 450,000 and an accessible labour market of over one million workers within commuting distance.  Niagara’s booming manufacturing industry has created a strong community of skilled labour with ready-to-go experience in fields like precision machining, electrical and connectivity, hydraulics, and power distribution. Other strong talent pools include food processing, agriculture, financial services, tourism, education and healthcare.

Niagara’s three post-secondary institutions, Brock University, Niagara College, and McMaster University have their fingers on the pulse of the Region’s core industries and work with industry experts to ensure programs and training are aligned with industry needs.

Entrepreneurship is robust with continued investment in new technologies as well as adapting to the needs of the global marketplace. 52% of Niagara Region’s businesses are owner operated.

Canada’s immigrant-friendly visa programs help employers tap into a more diverse pool of highly skilled labour to find the exact expertise they need.

Man working in a machine shop