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Pathways to Prosperity

Led by Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development

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The Pathways to Prosperity Program is now complete, and applications are no longer being accepted. For more information on careers in high-demand sectors locally, please see the Career Ladders below.

To connect with a local employment agency, please visit our Employment Services Page.

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

For more information about Pathways to Prosperity

Email or call 705-740-4594

Career Ladders

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If you have questions about any of these career ladders or about the local labour market, please visit

As the old adage goes, you have to start somewhere! Advance your skills and learn what it takes to move up the career ladder in some of the highest-demand sectors in this region.

Entry-level jobs provide an opportunity to learn basic skills and gain experience; however, these jobs are often paid the minimum wage, and wages in many entry-level jobs are unlikely to increase significantly. This program will help to identify potential career pathways from entry-level positions to more skilled and higher-wage jobs within the industry. For example, a job as a cook, with proper training and experience, could lead to an occupation such as a meat cutter, quality assurance inspector, caterer, food sales representative and potentially, entrepreneur.

These interactive career ladders contain information about hourly wages, job descriptions, main job duties, examples of job titles, general skills, and links to educational courses, training opportunities, and local jobs currently available in each sector.

summary of agriculture career ladder
Agriculture Career Ladder
summary of construction career ladder
Construction Career Ladder
summary of food service career ladder
Food Service Career Ladder
summary of manufacturing career ladder
Manufacturing Career Ladder