Workforce

Canarm Ltd.Approximately half of Leeds and Grenville residents are aged 20 to 64 with the median age being 43.6. There are about 51,000 people in this group alone, meaning there is an even larger workforce on which to draw upon.

According to a recent Census profile by StatsCan, the Leeds Grenville workforce population is 51,520.

The educated population between 25-64:
Leeds Grenville has a higher number of apprenticeship/trades certificates or diplomas (10% versus 8.8%), and also a higher number of college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma holders than the province as a whole (29.5% versus 22%). There is a lower percentage of individuals with university certification, diploma or degrees (16.7% versus 30.7%).

The number of people gaining university degrees in the 25-64 age group has risen by 1.3 per cent when compared with the number of university graduates aged 65 and up. Using the same comparison, this figure has nearly doubled in the province from 14.8 per cent of the population aged 65 and up who graduated from university to 30.7 per cent in the 25-64 age group. In Leeds Grenville 16.7 per cent in this age group have a university degree.

What does this mean for Leeds Grenville workforce? Industries requiring college, CEGEP or non-university certification or diplomas would be most successful in this area. Businesses which specialize in trades and apprenticed programs will benefit most in Leeds Grenville.

Skills:
Within the population aged 25-64 with post-secondary qualifications, architecture and engineering backgrounds dominate the field of study followed by business and public administration and thirdly health, parks, recreation and fitness.

Some of the larger employers within the County are the Upper Canada District School Board, Brockville General Hospital, Procter and Gamble Inc., the OLG Casino Thousand Islands, the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Ludlow Technical Products Canada Inc., Wal-Mart Brockville, Trillium Health Care Products, 3M Canada Company, Ingredion Canada Incorporation (formerly Casco Inc.), St. Lawrence Lodge, Kriska Transportation, City of Brockville, Burnbrae Farms, Transcom, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit and the Brockville Mental Health Centre.  Learn about our Major Employers.