Brampton, ON is the fourth largest city in Ontario, and the third largest in the Greater Toronto Area. It's home to the national headquarters for Velcro Canada, Clorox of Canada, Mandarin Restaurants, Blue Giant, Santa Maria Foods, Bacardi Canada Inc. and Maple Lodge Farms. Major employers in the area cover a broad range of industries and include Chrysler Canada, Canadian Tire Corporation, Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Winners Apparel.
While Brampton is often associated with the automobile industry because of its association with Chrysler Canada, the city is also home to Transcontinental, Unilever, and MDA Space Missions, all of which boost its employment opportunities in advanced manufacturing. With Sheridan College Institute – Davis Campus, The Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies, and Magna Training Centre in the area, this city is a great place to pursue an education in this field as well.
Brampton, ON Job Opportunities
Brampton, ON job opportunities are particularly prevalent in the skilled and technical job category as well as business and finance. Brampton's strongest-performing sectors include food and beverage, advanced manufacturing, life sciences, business services, retail administration and logistics and information and communication technology. Brampton offers a well-rounded range of choices for job seekers.
Brampton had the eighth-largest construction market in the country in 2013. Building permit values totaled more than C$1.3 billion, including over C$944 million in the residential sector.
Brampton, ON Employment Trends
Unemployment in Brampton is slightly higher than Ontario as a whole, at 9.5 per cent compared to 8.3 per cent. However, its employment rate is higher as well at 62.6 per cent compared to 60.1. Half of Brampton's work force is between the ages of 35 and 54 with an additional 12.7 per cent between 55 and 64 years old. A great deal of the city's job growth in coming years is expected to come from retiring professionals.