Labour Force

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.


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)