Northumberland County Economic Development


 Work Force

Imagine half-a-million skilled workers within easy reach and 49,239 m2 of move-in ready space - all located within strong communities where creating, building and preserving are part of the culture. 

The county's track record for attracting dynamic business and industry has lured an impressive number of university and college graduates, skilled professionals and trades people to the region.

Northumberland County is located close to 4 community college main campuses and 3 other training centres.

High level of training

When compared to the province of Ontario, and to Canada as a whole, a higher percentage of the Northumberland County population aged 20-64 have training accreditation, college certificates or diplomas.

Northumberland County also home to Fleming College's satellite campus in Cobourg, which offers customized training for local businesses and organizations, as well as Academic Upgrading programs.

Workforce Development Board

The Workforce Development Board is a not-for-profit organization located in Peterborough and serving Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. Founded in 1996, WDB is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to provide labour market information, coordinate employment and training services, and engage employer communities.

To learn more about workforce statistics in Northumberland County, please visit the Workforce Development Board website.

Strong Employee Satisfaction

The county's available workforce has been tracked to show that workers are highly skilled, have an exceptional work ethic, and lower employee turnover.

Low Unemployment Rates

Northumberland County has a lower unemployment rate compared to the rest of Ontario, and when compared to Canada as a whole.