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Our Skilled Workforce

Peterborough & the Kawarthas offers access to an eager, educated workforce with 76.2% of the labour force attaining post-secondary credentials (higher than the provincial average of 71.8%). More than this the workforce reflects that most of the local talent has pursued practical, applied learning either in the trades or with a college diploma.

Over 30% of our local labour force being employed in creative economy occupations, including strength in occupations involving health, education, law and social, community and government services.

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Rhonda Keenan

Rhonda Keenan

President and CEO

Peterborough & the Kawarthas’ Workforce Advantages

Peterborough & the Kawarthas is geographically close to major urban job centres with over 6.91M people and 3.72M jobs within a 2-hour drive from the City of Peterborough

World-Class Educational Institutions

The region is home to three outstanding post-secondary institutions. Trent University, Fleming College and Seneca College’s School of Aviation, and is a magnetic community for young talent to study in both applied and academic fields to make a world of difference in our local business community and in communities around the world.

Trent University by the Numbers

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Total indigenous students
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Fleming College by the Numbers

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Growth in students

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Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Board (WDB) is a not-for-profit organization located in Peterborough and serving Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. It’s mission is to deliver responsive workforce development solutions to meet local labour market needs through knowledge, resources, and partnerships.

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