Cornwall Leads Region In Job Creation

February 24, 2015
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – Nearly 600 net new jobs were created in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry according to a survey conducted by the Eastern Ontario Training Board.

The Employer One survey highlights net new job creation in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry and provides some important data:

  • 590 net new jobs created in Cornwall
  • 70.5% of these jobs were permanent/full-time
  • An additional 218 net new jobs were created in SDG (excluding Cornwall)
  • 46.8% of these jobs were permanent full time

“Job creation contributes to our income per capita and people’s ability to purchase goods and services,” said Diane Soucie, Senior Project Officer at the Eastern Ontario Training Board. “These results show that the Cornwall/SD and G region has a dynamic economy with a population that is ready, willing and able to find work and become successful.”

The greatest level of job creation took place in occupations related to Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators; Sales and Service; and Manufacturing.

The Employer One survey is an Employment Ontario project funded by the Ontario government, and measures local hiring practices, skills in demand and labour market shortages.  In 2014, more than 2,800 businesses participated with 1,078 (38%) surveys fully completed.

Business Owners

The Employer One survey is still available for completion by area employers. If you are a business interested in having your voice heard, please visit the Eastern Ontario Training Board’s website,

Job Seekers

If you are looking for work or considering returning to the job market check out the Work in Cornwallsection of this website for current employment opportunties and other infomation. You may also wish to consider attending the Akwesasne/Cornwall Job Fair on March 26 at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

About the Eastern Ontario Training Board

The Eastern Ontario Training Board (EOTB) was established to play a leading role in labour force development in Cornwall and the counties of Prescott, Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. Itsmandate includes identifying priorities for training; making recommendations on programs and services to ensure they are accessible, effective and responsive to local needs; and working with Community Partners to resolve labour market and socio-economic development issues. More information can be found on its web.

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