Labour Market

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

Norfolk Largest Industry by Employment Table
Industry2015 Jobs
Retail trade3409
Health care and social assistance2894
Accommodation and food services2411
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting2301
Educational services1516
Other services (except public administration)1499
Public administration1043
Professional, scientific and technical services1015

Source: Canadian Business Patterns, EMSI Analyst Q3 2015

Major Employers

Norfolk Major Employers Table
OrganizationNumber of Employees
Toyotetsu Canada, Inc. (auto parts manufacturing)850
Scotlynn Commodities (produce, logistics)850
Corporation of Norfolk County (public administration)778
Norfolk General Hospital (healthcare)500
Good Humor – Breyers, division of Unilever (ice cream, frozen desserts)400
Lower Lakes Towing Ltd. (shipping)300
Titan Trailers Inc. (manufacturing)229
Norfolk Association for Community Living - NACL (supports for individuals with developmental disabilities)190
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
Maricann (The Wayland Group)60
Klassic Coconut (food processing)40
* List does not include all employers in Norfolk County

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