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Ontario, Canada - High Demand Jobs In Kingston

Updated on June 25, 2016
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Ms. Inglish is an award-winning Employment & Training pro with regional records and tens of thousands placed into gainful employment.

From the air: The Royal Military College of Canada, Downtown Kingston.
From the air: The Royal Military College of Canada, Downtown Kingston.

Culture and History on Lake Ontario

Kingston was founded on the east extremity of Lake Ontariok along the shores of this natural wonder cut long ago by advancing and receding glaciers and filled with rain and ice melt as well as waters from the St. Lawrence Seaway system. The Great Lakes system was once hoped to hold the gateway to the imagined Northwest Passage by water to the Pacific Coast. It did not, but enough ice melted in Canada to reveal such as passage further north in the 2000s on NASA satellite images.

Travel and Tourism in this area thrives on this kind of nature and other scenic beauties in a province that offers clean air and a foundation of sustainability in its culture and industry. Urban living is also popular in Kingston, with several employers located within easy walking distance or a short ride from residential complexes.

Map of the Great Lakes of Canada and USA. Kingston is within the red circle to the right. [Photos this page, public domain.]
Map of the Great Lakes of Canada and USA. Kingston is within the red circle to the right. [Photos this page, public domain.]

Kingston Is a Historic Community

Kingston is a historic community, an important site in First Nations history, French and British settlement, the French and Indian War, the Seven Years War, The War of 1812 - 1814, and other events leading up to today. The city is also at the head of the famous 1000 Islands, offering cruises, and the UNESCO-designated historic Rideau Canal. In conservation efforts the Local Food/Local Chefs project brings extraordinary dishes to the public from right in Kingston. A Buskers Festival during the second week of July is a delight, especially for visitors that have no street performers in their home cities,

A good beginning to your acquaintace with Kingston is the Confederation Trolley Tour that is 50 minutes long, leaving from Ontario Street across from Kingston City Hall each hour. It includes a long list of sights, like the two major historic colleges: Queen's and The Royal Military College; historic forts, interesting prisons that are a popular though dark attraction, The Olympic Harbour, and others.

Kingston on the St. Lawrence River

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Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston.
Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston.

The Arts in Kingston

Arts and entertainment together create a string life force in Kingston, Ontario.

Kingston hosts many yearly arts and outdoor music festivals, including Fanfayr, the Limestone City Blues Festival, Kingston Jazz Festival, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, Reelout Film Festival, and several others listed in the links below. Many fine arts professionals make Kingston home, working in visual and media arts, literature, and performance arts. Even a WritersFest is held every year. How many cities offer that?

Non-profit arts foundations are successful in this city after nearly a half-century of operations for some, i.e., the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (since 1957), Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre (since 1977), and newer operations in the 2010s. Exhibitions are offered at each venue to present work by artists that come from across the 4,000 some miles of Canada, including Aboriginals, and from over the globe. Additional art venues include Union Gallery at Queen's University, Verb Gallery, Open Studio 22, and several others.

Be sure to view the military arts video, below right. The Fort Henry Guard is the only other unit with which the US Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon ever performs.

Kingston City Hall was designed by architect George Brown and built in the 1840s.
Kingston City Hall was designed by architect George Brown and built in the 1840s.

Attractions For Visitors and Residents

Military History and Events

  • Kingston's famous French installation: Fort Frontenac or Fort Cataraqui. This includes a famous archaeological area.

Encouraging Iroquois Trade

By building Fort Frontenac on the Cataraqui River with a trading post, the French of New France aimed to boost trade with the Iroquois Confederacy. These Native North Americans had been a long-time threat to the French in their strong alliance with the English. Today, the largest group of Iroquois people live on the reserve in Ontario.

Fort Frontenac Historic Area

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Cataraqui River East, Kingston, ON, Canada
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C markerLemoine Point, Kingston -
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Fort Frontenac Historic Area

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1758 engraving by John Henry Walker: The Battle of Fort Frontenac, won by the British in the Seven Years War.
1758 engraving by John Henry Walker: The Battle of Fort Frontenac, won by the British in the Seven Years War.
1758 engraving by John Henry Walker: The Battle of Fort Frontenac, won by the British in the Seven Years War.

Crawford Wharf

Boldt Castle

 Boldt Castle in  the Thousand Islands
Boldt Castle in the Thousand Islands | Source

Thousand Islands

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Ship Wrecks On Lake Ontario

Wrecked Ships Diving or viewing form the shores is a big attraction throughout the Great Lakes on both sides of the Canadian-American Border. Historic wrecks include those from the War of !812, the Seven Years War, and other confrontations, as well as commercial ships.

Wrecked Ships Diving

Lemoine Point Conservation Area

This lovely conservation area on Lake Ontario is approximately 334 acres or 136 hectares of green-space near Kingston. Wildlife such as deer and waterfowl, plants, and trees are protected and enjoyed safely here across hiking trails and picnic areas, with cross country skiing when snow falls sufficiently. Swimming, fishing, and snowshoeing are offered seasonally in this large park.

The Lemoine Point Farm is a working farm on 88 acres of land near the conservation area is still owned by the last landowner's family, but may be purchased in the future.

Lemoine Point is one of the largest conservation and natural areas accessible to the public, including the physically challenged, throughout the Lake Ontario shoreline region.

Lemoine Point Conservation Projects

This Conservation Area holds an annual Plant Sale during the third week end May. full of native plants to incorporate into you landscaping.

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To any traveler who has any taste of his own. the only useful guidebook will be the one which he himself has written.

— Aldous Huxley

DIY Travel Journal and Guidebook

Kingston DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: City Notebook for Kingston, Ontario (Curate Canada! Travel Canada!)
Kingston DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: City Notebook for Kingston, Ontario (Curate Canada! Travel Canada!)

This is a Guide Book and Personal Journal all in one. It has plenty of room to jot down your impressions of the many places listed to see, stay in, and visit. It even includes maps and Blacklists of places to avoid.


Kingston Job and Industry Market

Kingston Job Market

Increasing Numbers of Jobs: In early July 2010 (tourist season), job search engines collected 460 job vacancies from all Internet sources, specifially for the Kingston market area.By January 2016, about 1,200 jobs were available.

The Job Engines included Indeed Canada, SimplyHired Canada, WOW Jobs, and Workopolis, with the first two collecting the largest numbers of jobs on average daily.

The leading job titles - those posted most often in vacancies comprise the Hot Jobs, listed below left. These are largely centered in Healthcare, Sales, IT, and Finance. The fact that financial jobs are available is often a sign of an economically growing market.

Demand for Workers by Most Need Per Industry

  1. Manufacturing - Supervisors, Engineers, Technicians, Journeymen professionals.
  2. Skilled Trades and Labor
  3. Retail In-Store
  4. Hospitality and Food Service
  5. Sales and Business Development
  6. Customer Service
  7. Administrative and Clerical
  8. Technology and Digital Media
  9. Financial Services
  10. Accounting and Finance

Top Employers Listing Jobs

  1. Cara Operations LTD.
  2. Canadian Armed Forces
  3. Hays Specialist Recruitment
  4. Appleone Employment Services
  5. Drake International
  6. WalMart Canada
  7. Kingston General Hospital
  8. Loblaw Companies Limited
  9. IFG- International Financial Group
  10. Michael Page Canada

Top 15 High Demand Jobs

  1. Quality Control Supervisors
  2. Machinists and Electricians, along with Technicians and related Engineers
  3. Retail managers and Assistant Managers
  4. Administrative Assistants
  5. Customer Service Representatives and Cashiers
  6. Project Managers (IT related)
  7. Mortgage Specialists
  8. Personal Support Workers
  9. Outside Sales Representatives
  10. Retail Merchandisers

Major Local Colleges

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Royal Military College Memorial Arch, Valour Dr, Kingston, ON K7K 5G8, Canada
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Queen's University / Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON K7L, Canada
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Higher Education

Royal Military College of Canada

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The Mackenzie building, oldest building of the Royal Military College.
The Mackenzie building, oldest building of the Royal Military College.
The Mackenzie building, oldest building of the Royal Military College. | Source

© 2010 Patty Inglish

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      Patty Inglish 2 months ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Hi Mary,

      Thanks for your comment - I love all of Ontario and hope to visit again soon. Kingston certainly is a favorite.

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      Mary Norton 2 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Kingston is a beautiful city and with Queens University, it is a great place to be in.

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      cblack 6 years ago from a beach somewhere

      Help Desk jobs are in abundance where I live also. I thin anything in the IT field is a good place to be right now if you are looking for a job.

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      Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

      Good info,thanks for sharing.

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      munirahmadmughal 7 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan.

      "Top 10 High demand Jobs in Kingston, Ontario"

      This is informative hub.The comments are also based on experience. The attraction shown towards various cities proves welcome behaviour for all over the world.

      The knowledge, the art, the culture,the availability of jobs and other facilities tell that the population is highly educated. It means past,present and future are bright and knowledge friendly.

      May God bless all.

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      Donna 7 years ago

      I moved to Kingston several year ago and LOVE it here! It's beautiful. Kingston has more restaurants per capita than any city in Canada. With Queen's university located here there is no lack of cultural activities. Very artsy community! As for the person wondering about physical therapy topping that list? Well, Kingston is the second largest retirement community in Canada *the first is Victoria B.C.* So you have many, many retirees. There are two universities, and one college. So the mix of retired persons to students is about equal.

      In the summer the city is full of tourists. We have an annual sailing regatta in an Olympic Harbour called "Cork" The list of festivals is incredible for a city this size.

      Housing is always in demand here. I've lived all over North America, Kingston really has everything in a smaller city package. Recreation? We're right on lake Ontario, there are sailing classes, canoeing and camping all a short distance. Wonderful theater! Night courses abound at all the local schools for adults.

      With more and more baby boomers retiring we are growing quite a lot each year. If you were looking to move here you'd want to think about catering to that group of people. Students and tourists are large consumers here too. Being mid way between Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal is great and we are one hour and half from Syracuse New York, New York City is about a five to five and half hour drive.

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      makd1788 7 years ago

      actually in next year I am planning to go for study in I want part time job to fulfill my fares..And I got your useful post of hot jobs in kingston and Ontario...great list of jobs..really useful

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      CanadianDiscount 7 years ago

      Good hub GO GO GROW UP CANADA!!!

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      robbinsnest 7 years ago

      Thank you for answering, that's very interesting.You have another follower.

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Hi robbinsnest; I read business and career trending news every day in USA and Canada; I look for projections, along with more local trends (more of them are available than projections). This might include a city in which several large businesses opened all at once. I also look for city vision plans.

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      robbinsnest 7 years ago

      Patty, Very interesting hub! Just curious, how did you choose this topic? I've noticed you do the same for other locations and was wondering. Very detailed and interesting.The hub is a work of art the way it's laid out. Thanks for the great hubs.

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      hitalot 7 years ago

      Good morning people;

      I love Canada !

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      jeanie.stecher 7 years ago from Seattle

      I love the pictures. I am convinced that it would be a nice place to settle with. If Kingston offers these jobs, definitely, this is a sign of progress and good economy.

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      joehickox 7 years ago from texas

      very cool

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      Jenny Calender 7 years ago

      Neat photo! Wish I were there :)

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      DrewberryMortgage 7 years ago from London

      Looks like a beautiful place to live! Great Hubpage!

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      sinoykv 7 years ago

      lovely place to be there

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      henrykasan 7 years ago from UK

      Good Hub!!!!

      The hub which is explicitly focused towards Demand Jobs in Kingston, Ontario is very useful for young job aspirants. The job as mentioned in hub are largely centered in Health care, Sales, IT, and Finance. Since there are large number of financial jobs it indicates an economically growing market. Thanks a lot for sharing so fruitful information.

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      roxxxy42 7 years ago from cleatrwater florida

      Well you cuys might be getting a lot of us from america if our new leader has anything to do with it. roxxxy42

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      The Great Lakes regions are certainly beautiful both sides of the border. Thanks for posting, tom!

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      tom hellert 7 years ago from home


      atti,It is pretty up there in Kingston I live just south of Buffalo (hey neighbor) I like it in Canada it has always been nice to go up to my neighbors to the NORTH-

      I am a huge Maple Leafs Fan- please don't hold that against me - evidently I like punishment....


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      neireseane 7 years ago

      wow IT is in 8 spot,,,thanks 4 d info...

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      katrinasui 7 years ago

      Good information with lovely pics..

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      MrCharades 7 years ago from Illinois

      Amazing Place. Thanks for informing!

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      sjames4444 7 years ago

      Great information and terrific pictures.

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      md_azamkhan 7 years ago

      wow i enjoyed reading, nice hub very informative.

      good job

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      ramkkasturi 7 years ago from India

      This is very good job done as always. You seem to do a lot of work on each of your hubs yet you write quite a few. 1270 in three years with the same energy, that's quite an achievement.Thanks for this one too.

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      sherece 7 years ago

      ooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh thinking this place leads to relacting

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      TechnicallyADream 7 years ago

      Thanks for the information, great hub, and definetly worth taking notice.

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      jeanie.stecher 7 years ago from Seattle

      I do believe that physical therapist, are badly in demand today, not only kingston, but also in other parts of the country.It really is.

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      Gay Gary 7 years ago

      Informed yes... wanting to move to Ontario? I don't think so.

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      pbgcuban 7 years ago

      nice hub

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      Stuart 7 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      Great hub, very informative... Its very interesting that physical therapy ended up on top of that list. But it makes a lot of sense considering how populated the world is becoming.. The ratio between Physical Therapists and people that are not physical therapists must be drastic. (lots of people are either recovering from surgery or accidents). I remember when I had a knee injury from football and it was hard to lock in a physical therapist that was completely dedicated to my recovery. They are scarce.

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      bd160900 7 years ago from San Diego

      I knew nothing about this topic before reading and now I feel very informed. Thanks for the hub. Loved it!

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      AuthorSteve 7 years ago from Hawaii

      Kingston seems to be a very interesting place to visit... Really beautiful, just as on a guided tour through the city.

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      Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

      Very informative hub. I enjoyed reading.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for showing me around. It is absolutely beautiful

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Thanks dallas!

      Hi ethel smith - I agree and the more I learn about Canada, the more I repsect the country, its cities, and its peoples. It's great to have to much to learn!

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Looks like a great place to settle

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      Dallas W Thompson 7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      I feel as if I have been on a guided tour. Your attention to details and over all introduction created a desire to learn more. thanks for a great hub. I learned new information...