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Greater Sudbury Airport
Your journey begins with us. Avoid the hassles of the highway and travel worry-free with the Greater Sudbury Airport. Check here for arrivals, departures, traveller information and more!
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Your Local Library
Greater Sudbury Public Library is proud to offer a wide range of bilingual services and collections which meet the information and leisure needs of all ages.
Heritage Museums
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Heritage Museums
Discover our rich past. Explore four local museums through digital imaging, audio and video. The site also features the INCO Triangle Digital Archives.
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Invest Sudbury
The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation is the engine for local economic development. Explore initiatives to attract, develop and retain business in our city.
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Sudbury Tourism
Greater Sudbury is a place for adventure. Choose from world-renowned attractions, urban comforts and outdoor getaways. Packages are available.
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Regional Business Centre
Let us help you find what you need to succeed. Our not-for-profit organization provides information and resources to fund, launch and grow your business, free of charge.

Greater Sudbury

Labour and Employment

A comparison to Ontario data based on the 2006 Census reveals that the City's labour force profile has diversified significantly over the last three decades. Service activities, from retail to producer services, now employ 80% of Greater Sudbury's labour force, compared to 20% in the goods-producing sector. Health care, educational services and public administration all play an important role locally, reflecting Greater Sudbury's position as a regional service centre for Northeastern Ontario, as well as the continued development of our health care and education infrastructure.

In 1971, Inco and Falconbridge dominated the local economy, employing over 25,000 persons. Over the next three decades, new mining technologies helped increase productivity while reducing overall employment in the minerals sector. Despite this decline in the number of mining jobs, the demand for products, services and technological advancement fuelled the development of an important mining services cluster.

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Labour Force - 2011 (0.3 Mb, pdf)

Labour Force by Industry Division (0.3 Mb, pdf)

Number of Businesses (0.2 Mb, pdf)

Total Labour Force 2011 National Household Survey (0.2 Mb, pdf)

Mining Employment 1975-2005 (0.08 Mb, pdf)