Niagara Canada Means Opportunity

With healthy salary levels and growing employment in several sectors, there are plenty of opportunities to build your career here.

Key Sectors

Niagara’s top employment sectors

The top 5 sectors by employment in Niagara Canada are:

  • Retail trade
  • Health care and social services
  • Accommodation and food service
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction

Niagara’s growing employment sectors

Many of Niagara’s key sectors are also experiencing employment growth. The top 5 sectors by employment growth are:

  • Health care and social assistance
  • Accommodation and food service
  • Professional, scientific, technical service
  • Retail trade
  • Construction

Fastest growing employment sectors

Employment in the following sectors are growing at the highest rate:

  • Real estate
  • Professional, scientific, technical service
  • Health care and social assistance
  • Accommodation and food service
  • Arts, entertainment and recreation

Skills in Demand

Skilled labour force wanted

Niagara Canada is growing and needs a talented and educated labour force to meet market demand for jobs. Bring your skills to Niagara and join the growing number of companies who are located here.

The following are the top occupations in the region:

  • Sales and service occupations
  • Business, finance and administration occupations
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services
  • Management occupations
  • Health occupations
  • Occupations in manufacturing and utilities
  • Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
  • Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
  • Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations

Niagara’s looking for educated workers

During a recent 6 month period (October 1, 2017 to April 1, 2018) the top 10 most in-demand occupations (with the most job postings) that required a Bachelor’s Degree are shown below.

Occupation Job Posting Count
Professional occupations in business and finance 326
Specialized middle management occupations 120
Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences 102
Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences 81
Transport and heavy equipment operation and related maintenance occupations 59
Retail sales supervisors and specialized sales occupations 55
Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services 51
Sales representatives and salespersons – wholesale and retail trade 40
Industrial, electrical and construction trades 38
Maintenance and equipment operation trades 38

Note: If you are a newcomer to Canada, employers may only consider hiring you after academic credentials have been assessed and/or required certifications are obtained for regulated jobs.

Approximately 40% of all jobs posted in the last 6 months that require a University degree in Niagara Canada pay a salary of $75,000 or more. Those jobs were:

  • Professional occupations in business and finance
  • Specialized middle management occupations
  • Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences

Starting A Business

Our Economic Development team is here to help

Access a wealth of information, resources and support towards making your business dreams become a reality with Niagara Economic Development team.

  • Learn the steps required to starting a small business
  • Business plan development and review services
  • Programs and funding information
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Sales and marketing plan assistance
  • Networking events
  • Referrals to qualified business professionals
  • Consulting services

Local business support centres

Business Support Centres in Niagara:

Specialized business support

Incubators, Accelerators, and Entrepreneurship Hubs in Niagara: