Job Market

In 2018, the demand for talent in Windsor-Essex remained high for a 3rd straight year. Windsor census metropolitan area (CMA) saw an average orf 2,751 job postings per month with over 120 locally in-demand occupations. As the local unemployment rate was 6% in 2018, the labour market continued to improve, as the unemployment rate has fallen while the employment rate has increased. All of this, despite the fact that Windsor-Essex County's economy suffered due to the 2008 financial crisis. 

As the region recovered, Windsor-Essex was named one of the top Seven Most Intelligent Communities in the world by the Intelligent Community Forum (2011). The economy has started to grow in new areas and industries, and has attracted many businesses that represent many different job areas. Today, manufacturing is one of Windsor-Essex County's top industries that is expected to continue growing, and it currently employs the largest amount of people in the region. All the while, the agricultural industry is rapidly developing land and creating jobs. 

According to Bridging North America, the construction of the new Gordie Howe International Bridge will require 2,500 workers to design, build, operate and maintain. Jobs include occupations in construction and professional services with most, if not all, requiring previous work experience. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to be apart of an iconic construction project.

There is great potential in our region as we continue to look forward to the future. There are many sectors in our region that are promising and are growing. This growth will lead to the creation of new jobs and build on jobs that already exist.

You can find more information about in demand sectors and jobs by reading Workforce WindsorEssex's Community Labour Market Plan (en Fran├žais).