Brockville, ON Overview Brockville, ON has a cost of living that closely resembles the overall nation. The combined ...
Brockville, ON Overview
Brockville, ON has a cost of living that closely resembles the overall nation. The combined costs of food, shelter, transportation and other essential products in Ontario is less than one per cent higher than Canada's cost of living. Energy in Brockville is about seven per cent higher than the national average, but the cost has grown more slowly than the rest of the country. This may indicate that Brockville's cost of living is moving even closer to Canada's average.
Brockville, ON Job Opportunities
Brockville's economy relies heavily on manufacturing jobs. The city's most important employers include Procter & Gamble, Invista, and Canarm. Manufacturing technologists can expect to earn about C$25.00 per hour (C$52,000 annually) in Ontario. Those who qualify for management positions typically earn about C$38.50 per hour (C$80,000 annually).
Brockville also has many customer service and retail jobs. Giant Tiger operates a frozen food distribution centre in Brockville. Transcom WorldWide has a large customer service call center. People working in retail can expect to earn about C$11.30 per hour (C$23,500), while those working at call centres make about C$16.15 per hour (C$33,500).
Public sector employers also play an important role in Brockville's economy. The biggest public sector employers include Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) and Brockville Mental Health Centre. UCDSB is one of Canada's largest school districts.
Brockville, ON Employment Trends
Ontario's unemployment rate has fallen significantly in recent years. In July 2014, Ontario had a 7.5 per cent unemployment rate. Canada's overall rate of unemployment was seven per cent. By May 2015, Ontario's unemployment rate fell to 6.5 per cent, just slightly lower than Canada's 6.8 per cent.
The falling unemployment rate shows that Brockville is recovering from the recession. The city also lost an Abbott Laboratories manufacturing plant in 2012. The economy has since grown to replace those lost jobs.