Skilled Labour Force

Let’s start with education. Canada and the Toronto Region offer your business the most educated talent pool of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations. Don’t just take our word for it – the 2016 OECD Better Life Index states that 90 percent of adults between the ages of 25 and 64 have completed upper secondary education – well above the OECD average of 76 percent. In addition, Canadian students are among the strongest in areas such as literacy, mathematics and sciences.

There are 11 colleges and universities from which to attract and retain talent. They include:

  • University of Toronto
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • York University
  • Ryerson University
  • Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University
  • Seneca College
  • Humber College
  • George Brown College
  • Centennial College
  • Sheridan College
  • Durham College

Each of the region’s universities and colleges provide specialized training, world-class research facilities and top-tier graduates to entice any and all employers looking to settle in the Toronto Region. There is no shortage of graduates to fill positions for domestic and foreign businesses looking to set up shop here. The pipeline of talent is limitless and is filled with eager graduates looking to make their mark in your company and to contribute to your success.

“Fortuitously, Halton Region is home to Sheridan College, which has an international reputation as one of the world’s best animation schools.”
– John Carlin, Managing Director of Javelin Technologies – Oakville