Burlington’s well-educated and diversely skilled workforce provides companies with the talent they need to develop leading products and services to prosper in global markets.

Burlington Is

Well Located

With a talent pool of approximately 2 million people to draw from within a 45-minute commute, employers have the added advantage of attracting their workers from a large commuter shed that includes Halton Region, Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Guelph, Brantford, and the Niagara Region.

Well Educated

Burlington offers any existing or future employer a multitude of people with a strong blend of educational backgrounds. Exceeding the provincial average of educational achievement, 67% of our residents have post-secondary qualifications, and 34% of the adult population in Burlington holds a university degree. These statistics are significantly higher than the rest of Ontario, with an average achievement rate of 29%.

Well Placed

The City attracts an impressive combination of talented professionals that benefit from Burlington’s high quality of life, abundance of recreational amenities, and ready access to the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario. We have a generous mix of employment opportunities with leading employers, offering a range of careers in fields ranging from finance and business professions, to engineering and applied science.

Regional Employment Map

Workforce Data

Statistics are gathered from the Statistics Canada Census and Labour Force Survey and the CMHC. Key statistics that provide insight on the Burlington labour force include: employment and unemployment rates, average household income and educational attainment.

Data Includes:

  • Business Establishments by Industry for 2013 and 2017
  • Business Establishments by Industry and Region
  • Labour Force by Occupation
  • Top 20 Occupations in Burlington
  • Total Labour Force Population Aged 15 Years and Over by Industry NAICS for Burlington, Halton and Ontario
  • Total Labour Force Population Aged 15 Years and Over by Industry NAICS, 2006, 2011, and 2016
  • Top Industries by Number Employed
  • Location Quotient by Industry