Employment Growth for Peel
Area of Focus: Thriving
Employment Growth, 2001-2016
Source: Statistics Canada; Hemson; Growth Plan for Greater Golden Horseshoe.
Why is this important?
- The Province of Ontario has forecast that Peel Region should anticipate 970,000 jobs by 2041, and the Region needs to ensure sufficient land and services are available to support this level of activity.
- This indicator highlights that employment changes over time, and it tells us the extent to which Peel Region's employment base is growing.
- It is important for employment growth in Peel to keep up with the pace of population growth in order to provide live-work opportunities for Peel residents, as well as to support household economic security and resiliency.
How is this measured?
- Employment comprises jobs, as measured by place of work, in the Census undertaken by Statistics Canada every five years. The results are not adjusted for undercount or factors such as work from home or no fixed place of work.
What progress are we making?
While Peel's employment base has been growing, the rate of employment growth is still insufficient in meeting the Growth Plan forecast of 970,000 jobs by 2041.