Access half a million of the best workers in eastern Ontario, within 30 minutes of Northumberland County. Our labour force is skilled, with a track record of exceptional work ethic and lower employee turnover.

Population Fast Facts

Population Statistics


Resident Population within 30 Minutes


Growth in Population 2011-2017

41.6 Years

Median Age

2.8 People

Average Family Size


Average Household Income

Labour Force


Labour Force Population





Breakdown by Industry

Management 44,600 10%
Business, finance & administrative 73,634 17%
Natural & applied sciences 17,773 4%
Health 17,716 4%
Social science, education, government and religion 52,511 12%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2,153 0%
Sales and service 127,848 29%
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 80,955 19%
Primary industry-specific 998 0%
Processing, manufacturing and utilities 13,889 3%
Occupation - not applicable 2,769 1%

Hire from a Trained Talent Pool

123,966 (28%)

High School Diploma

36,695 (8%)

Apprenticeship or Trades Cert

152,327 (32%)

College or Diploma

91,253 (20%)

Bachelor’s Degree and above

Hire from a large talent pool: 5 colleges and universities in a 50 km radius, with thousands of skilled graduates ready for careers in advanced manufacturing, agri-food, plastics, and tourism.

Learn more about Education in Northumberland

Employees Enjoy a Better Quality of Life

Northumberland’s workforce enjoy a lower cost of living and shorter commute times, which means they can afford to have healthier, happier lifestyles.

4 Towns in Canada’s Top 100 for Arts & Sports Communities

6 Towns in Top 150 Places to Live in Ontario

5 Towns in Top 100 Places with the Best Weather in Canada

Learn more about Quality of Life in Northumberland

Employer Resources

Whether you’re looking to hire, train, or upskill your employees:

Ease of Process

Our economic development team is ready to help you navigate red tape, apply for funding and grow your company.

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