The London region boasts a quality labour pool that is second to none in North America, offering the following:
Highly Educated: London's educational institutions readily work with businesses. They respond to the needs of industry through programs designed to ensure a steady supply of educated workers.
Reasonable Wage Costs: Labour costs in London, including benefits, are competitive when compared to other jurisdictions.
Skilled and Experienced: As a medium-large community, London’s labour market is loaded with experienced workers who take advantage of on-going training and upgrading opportunities to stay on top of their skills.
Rural in Origin: London draws workers from a large agricultural belt surrounding our city. The region’s strong cultural work ethic is legendary.
Productive: This trait is most measurable in manufacturing. Studies show, for instance, that Canadian automotive employees are 7% more productive than their U.S. counterparts on a labour-hour per vehicle basis.
Low Employee Turnover: Loyal employees demonstrate their commitment with a low turnover rate. Average tenure for Ontario manufacturing jobs is 9 years.
Unionization: The labour force in the London region is generally not as predisposed to unionization as other jurisdictions. Currently, 36% of all manufacturing employees are working under collective agreements.
London workers are equal partners in the continuing success of all London businesses. The LEDC can provide you with the specific information on the attributes of our workforce that will help you remain competitive.