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Labour Force

The Bay of Quinte region is home to a robust workforce of over 110,000 people.

“We find we have employees for life. You can live affordably, and enjoy so many activities and opportunities in your backyard.” – Premier Tech Biotechnologies

Lower Employee Costs

in Ontario versus United States

When operating here employers find it easier to hire first-choice candidates and attract staff for longer-term employment. The Bay of Quinte’s Labour Force enjoys a high quality of life, encouraging loyal, hard working and dedicated employees. With multiple, nearby post secondary education institutions Bay of Quinte businesses can access a skilled talent pool.

The region’s lower cost of living and high quality of life makes it easy to attract new talent to the area. Support from our office can also help you participate in immigration programs like the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program when looking further afield for staff.

Training employees through Loyalist College’s corporate training division and help you upskill your current employees or create customized training for onboarding new staff. QEDC will also match your organization to potential funding programs that help make training even more affordable.



people strong workforce

We recruited heavily from the skilled trades within the region, and we’ve been in contact with Loyalist College and QEDC, which are there to help us. We’ve hired most of our workforce locally, with the help of agencies in the Bay of Quinte area.

Redpath Sugar

We’ve found a flexible and dedicated workforce in the Bay of Quinte Region

Alan Cook JBS Foods

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Ready to locate to the Bay of Quinte?

Our experienced team is available to assist with the growing industry hub and new investments in the Bay of Quinte region. Call +1-613-961-7990 or use our online contact form to get started.

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Chris King, Ec. D.

Chief Executive Officer

1-613-961-7990 Ext. 231

Email Chris King, Ec. D.

Vicki Bristow Ferguson

Business Development Officer

1-613-961-7990 Ext. 230

Email Vicki Bristow Ferguson

Mike Hewitt

Coordinator, MRC

1-613-961-7990 Ext. 226

Email Mike Hewitt

Rachael Lamb

Administrative Assistant

1-613-961-7990 Ext. 228

Email Rachael Lamb