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Norfolk County
Economic Development
185 Robinson St, Ste 200, Simcoe, ON N3Y 5L6 Canada
Phone: 519-426-9497
Toll Free: 1-800-699-9038

Email: business@norfolkcounty.ca

Labour Force

With more than 700,000 workers within one hour’s drive of Norfolk County, there is ample labour force available for all needs. A strong work ethic prevails as a direct result of the agricultural heritage of the community. More than 33,000 Norfolk County residents are in the labour force.

Largest Industry by Employment, 2015

Industry 2015 Jobs
Retail trade 3,409
Health care and social assistance 2,894
Manufacturing 2,472
Accommodation and food services 2,411
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 2,301
Construction 2,095
Educational services 1,516
Other services (except public administration) 1,499
Public administration 1,043
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,015

Source: Canadian Business Patterns, EMSI Analyst Q3 2015

Major Employers

Organization Number of
Employees
Scotlynn Commodities (produce, logistics) 850
Corporation of Norfolk County (public administration) 700
Toyotetsu Canada, Inc. (auto parts manufacturing) 600
Norfolk General Hospital (health care) 500
Good Humor – Breyers, division of Unilever (ice cream, frozen desserts) 400
Lower Lakes Towing Ltd. (shipping) 300
Titan Trailers Inc. (manufacturing) 130
Annex Business Media (publishing) 120
Townsend Lumber Inc. (wood products) 115
Superior Essex (manufacturing) 100
Rassaun Steel (manufacturing) 95
Trackless Vehicles Ltd. (manufacturing) 70
Vandenbussche Irrigation (manufacturing) 70
DEB Canada (hygiene products) 63
Klassic Coconut (food processing) 40
* List does not include all employers in Norfolk County

Local Employers plan to hire

In a recent survey of employers, 69% planned to hire this year. Meanwhile, 81% of survey respondents said they hired last year.

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