Waterloo Region has a thriving labour market with many employers in need of skilled workers. Major industries in Waterloo Region span information and community technologies, automotive, advanced manufacturing, aerospace, business and financial services and food processing. The quantum and nanotechnology innovation sector is burgeoning.

Despite strong economic conditions, you may still face hurdles to finding employment in Waterloo Region. Many employers report challenges finding skilled workers, whether Canadian or foreign-born. Your settlement worker or employment counsellor can help you to prepare yourself for the Canadian job market.

Labour market information can help you make decisions about your employment goals. It can tell you about:

  • What jobs and skills employers are looking for
  • Which industries are hiring and where they are located
  • Where to find employers who are hiring
  • What working conditions are like in specific industries
  • What education and training you need for specific jobs
  • What can stop you from getting a job
  • Which job areas are growing in the future

Learn more about local labour market and industry:


Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin

218 Boida Ave, Unit 5, Ayr