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Updated on June 25, 2023
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Niagara Falls at Ontario
Niagara Falls at Ontario | Source

A Multicultural Experience

Statistics Canada, the nation's federal statistical website, shows us that as of 2006, 38+% of all Canadian residents live in the Province of Ontario. At that time, the population of Ontario was also increasing faster than the national average. This indicates the possibility of economic health and a number of job openings drawing residents the to province. Over 242,000 First Nations residents call Ontario home as well.

The Greater Toronto Metropolitan Area (GTA) was organized in 1998 when city government gathered together five smaller suburban areas under related umbrella legislation: Etobicoke, Scarborough, York, North York, and East York. Accomplishing this amalgamation made Toronto the largest city in North America.

Toronto Skyline

Toronto | Source

The city is also a huge tourist mecca and by 2009, a full 50% of Toronto residents were immigrants from elsewhere. This speaks to good things in the city that draw individuals, families, and business to settle here.

After World War II, international peoples moved to Toronto in droves. It has a cosmopolitan atmosphere today, with over 100 languages spoken, a gigantic Chinatown, and other interesting ethic neighborhoods.

Canadian National Tower, Toronto

Rogers Centre and the CN Tower.
Rogers Centre and the CN Tower. | Source

Some Celebrities of Toronto

Toronto has a colorful history in its over-the-top mayor Mel Lastman, a former appliance salesman. He likely reminded folks of the plaid-dressed Eugene Levy character on Second City TV – a song-and-dance used car salesman named Al Peck who quipped in commercials that “Every car has a story.”

it is all good fun - if you don’t get too close – and Mr. Levy also happens to be Canadian – from Hamilton, Ontario. Great fun it is! Mel Lastman Square honors former Mayor Lastman with 20,000 sq. ft. of open green space and attractions.

The motto of Toronto, written by the local tourist board is Toronto – You Belong Here . David Miller became Mayor in 2003 and put Toronto on a course for increasing economic development by attracting new business to the metro area, improving services and infrastructure (Yonge-Dundas Square - free events in 2009) and advocating for minorities of every stripe.

In addition, he has impacted gang activity positively through his own Racial Diversity Secretariat, new to the city after his election. He has been more socially progressive, in comparison to former Mayor Lastman’s salesmanship.

Al Peck (Eugene Levy) - Second City TV

Ontario Native North Americans, Ottawa.
Ontario Native North Americans, Ottawa. | Source

First Nations and Immigration

First Nations peoples migrated eastward from the Pacific Northwest and arrived in the Toronto area about 9,000 – 10,000 BC or somewhat earlier. French explorers arrived and created New France, but were overtaken by the British to form Upper Canada in what is now Ontario.

This single province held over 38% of the total Canadian Population in 2009 – 2010. It is currently the major workforce development area in Canada for all populations.

After the American Revolution, British Loyalists had gathered in Ontario, purchasing land from Mississauga Nation (Toronto Land Purchase of 1787) and settling to create provinces and cities for the future. The land that became Toronto became the provincial capital of Ontario and there was so much mud in the streets and land parcels that it was dubbed “Muddy York.”

Famous Yonge Street, the longest road in the world according to Guinness World Records, seems nearly always to have existed and a stagecoach line began operating along this route as early as 1828. A dozen years before this, First Nations allies/troops of the British were parceled onto First Native reserves and more closely controlled by the federal and provincial governments.They had used the Yonge Street route for hundreds of years.

Today, all bands of Mohawk Nation are recognized as part of an Official First Nation in Canada and Ontario and are quite active politically; compared to Mohawk Nation in the US, recognized in only one band on the same reservation that crossed into New York State. Yonge Street attracted new department stores and small businesses in the late 1800s and business increased through the 1900s, although a recession hit in the mid-1990s.

Toronto in 1918

1918; Eaton's Santa Claus Parade
1918; Eaton's Santa Claus Parade

Toronto City Plan 2031

Projecting Population and Employment to 2031 in a Mature Urban Area is a detailed government document providing for the continued development of Toronto City and the GTA. Employment is expected to grow in

  • Accommodations & Food Services,
  • Education & Health, Government, and
  • Business Services.

Job advertisement listings 2013-2023 reflected significant growth in Business Services, particularly finance-related.

Projections and Job Listings

Economic trends through 2031 indicate that Business Services will grow most in magnitude and most quickly, followed by Finance, Transportation, and Healthcare. [Source: Strategic Projections Inc.; Toronto City Planning Division, Policy and Research.]
Economic trends through 2031 indicate that Business Services will grow most in magnitude and most quickly, followed by Finance, Transportation, and Healthcare. [Source: Strategic Projections Inc.; Toronto City Planning Division, Policy and Research.]

Largest Employer

While many Private Sector business are very large in Toronto, the Public Sector of business employs a far larger number of individuals, with 48,000+ in city government, 27,500+ at the provincial level, and some 16,000 at the federal level.

The Canadian Federal Government is the largest employer in Canada.

Other Large GTA Employers

As reported by, data collected by the Toronto Board of Trade (est. 1845) found that at the end of 2022, the following companies employed the largest employee pools, well over 10,000 workers each. Toronto supports over 150,000 businesses.


Canada Post Corporation - in the Central Region.
Government - City of Toronto
Ontario Power Generation
Peel District School Board
Toronto District School Board
Toronto Transit Commission
University of Toronto - funded 1927 and research-oriented.
York University


Bank of Nova Scotia
BMO Financial Group
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
RBC Financial Group
TD Bank Financial Group


The Great Atlantic & Pacific Canada Company - A&P groceries, other
Hudson's Bay Company
Loblaw Companies Limited
McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd.
Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix




General Motors of Canada Limited
Magna International Inc.


Air Canada

Top 10 Employers for Young Adults in Canada

Though not all headquartered in Toronto or Ontario, many of these Top 10 Employers operate in and around Toronio. The companies were chosen according to a set of criteria guidelines use by These incude such benefits as tuition reimbursement and others.

  1. Bayer Inc. - Toronto HQ
  2. Certified General Accountants Association of Canada
  3. Compass Group Canada - Food service, many lines; Mississauga, Ontario.
  4. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts - Toronto HQ
  5. Hill and Knowlton (Canada) Ltd. - Toronto HQ: PR and public affairs.
  6. L'Oréal Canada Inc.
  7. Mars Canada Inc. - Toronto HQ
  8. Next Level Games Inc.
  9. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - Toronto HQ
  10. Upside Software Inc.

High Demand Jobs to 2031

  1. Salespeople/Sales Associates

  2. Conseiller Financier jobs

  3. Financial and Business Analysts

  4. Project Managers

  5. Cashiers and Customer Service jobs

  6. Store Managers

  7. Executive Assistants and Administrative Assistants

  8. Overnight Stockers

  9. Registered Nurses (RN license)

  10. Account Managers

  11. Electrical Engineers

  12. Sales Representatives

  13. Store Standards Associates

  14. Production Supervisors

Job Search Sources

High demand jobs are listed on the internet by

  1. WOW Jobs
  2. Workopolis
  3. SimplyHired Canada
  4. Indeed Canada

Top 10 Hot Job Listings for Toronto

  1. Live-in Caregivers

This designation included nannies, pet sitters, tutoring staff, and the more far-reaching "household management" positions, generally starting at wages of $10 - $12 or more plus room and board. Qualifications varied, but the High School Diploma was often the highest certification needed, along with CPR/First Aid and some other short certifications.

  1. Financial Analysts
  2. Senior Financial Analysts
  3. Project Managers
  4. Business Analysts
  5. Sales Representatives
  6. Administrative Assistants
  7. Controllers - Accounting/finance.
  8. Business Systems Analysts
  9. Receptionists

The large numbers of workers need in Finance and Business indicate a growing economy.

Caregivers/nannies are in high demand to allow workers to continue to succeed.

Additional large listings:

  • Customer Service Representatives, Bilingual Customer Service Representatives, Lawyers, Government Jobs, Account Managers, Executive Assistants.

National Gallery of Canada
National Gallery of Canada

Some Government Recognized Sports

  • Herzing College in Toronto - Eaton Centre Galleria Offices; 220 Yonge Street, Suite 202; Toronto ON M5B 2H1. Phone: (416) 599-6996. Since 1968, this facility has prepared students effectively for long-term careers in a number of fields, including Technology, Healthcare, Legal, and Business, among others.
  • Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
  • Metro College Toronto, Ontario | Canadian adult education college - Advance your career and earn a respected College degree from Metro College in Toronto, Ontario. Adult education degrees, programs: PSW diploma, Payroll-accounting courses, MasterCAM-CNC courses.
  • Ontario College of Art & Design

  • Tios College
  • Toronto Discovery District - Large sector Downtown devoted to research, particularly biomedical.
  • Tyndale University College & Seminary - The school's mission is to educate and equip Christians to serve the world.

  • University of Toronto

    The University of Toronto's Department of Computer Science is the largest and most highly rated in Canada and is one the top 10 on the continent.U of T has one of the largest medical complexes in North America. Many Nobel Winners 1923 - 1998.

  • Victoria College | Career Training

    Victoria Education Group was founded in 1999 as a career training center, and has now developed into a fully registered career College and a well established human resources agency over the years

  • York University

    York University, Toronto, Ontario - Main Home Page - Canada's 3rd largest university. Faculties: Arts, Atkinson, Business, Education, Environmental Science, Fine Arts, Glendon College, Graduate Studies, Osgoode Hall Law School, Pure & Applied Sci

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2009 Patty Inglish MS


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