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Kingston's Major Employers

Kingston has a balanced and diverse economy with a strong private sector that accounts for 60 per cent of local employment. We offer a blend of business and hospitality services and research, development and manufacturing companies.  

Our strong public sector is the core of the economy and in the face of challenging economic times, is helping to ensure that growth and investment in Kingston continues.  This sheltering effect of sorts has helped Kingston maintain and grow its employment opportunities while neighbouring regions are facing significant downsizing.


Largest Private Sector Employers # of Employees                       
INVISTA Canada    750
StarTek Canada
    650
Empire Life Insurance Company    600
J.E. Agnew Food Services    490
Calian Technologies
    450
Bell Canada
    415
Novelis Works Manufacturing
    285
Tim Hortons Inc. Distribution    280
Commissionaires Canada
    250
Intercall Canada    187
Assurant Solutions
    170
SLH Transport    153
Dupont Research & Development Centre
    143
* data confirmed as of May 2015 

Largest Public Sector Employers               # of Employees                       

Queen's University

8,289
Canadian Forces Base Kingston8,000
Kingston General Hospital
4,123
Limestone District School Board3,186
Correctional Service of Canada
2,541
City of Kingston1,281
Providence Care 1,450 Permanent & 149 Temporary
Hotel Dieu Hospital   900
Ontario Ministry of Health   530
Ongwanada   500
St. Lawrence College - Kingston campus
   479
Kingston Police
   261
 * data confirmed as of May 2015
 

 


Kingston Economic Development Corporation
945 Princess Street at Innovation Park
Kingston, ON Canada K7L 3N6
Tel: 1-866-665-3326 or 613-544-2725 Email: info@kingstoncanada.com