Kingston has a balanced and diverse economy. The city's strong public sector attracts growth and investment, ensuring stability during times of economic hardship. The vibrant private sector has a strong Research & Development component and accounts for 60 per cent of local employment. For an up-to-date list of Kingston's largest public and private employers, please visit the Kingston Economic Development site.
Kingstonians seeking employment, planning for a career change, or looking to upgrade their credentials have a variety to resources and options at their disposal.
Kingston is home to various employment agencies that assist job seekers in entering the Kingston market through temporary assignments with a variety of local employers. Interested job seekers are required to register with their chosen employment agency and complete vocational testing as required. The companies listed below service a diverse list of clients throughout the Greater Kingston area:
Networking is essential for professional success.The following professional associations host various networking events throughout the year, many of which are open to both members and the general public.
Skills & Professional Development
If you are interested in gaining an additional academic degree, exploring a new aspect of a current job or keeping up with new trends, Kingston's educational institutions offer a variety of professional development programs.
Post-secondary Professional Training
General Skills Training and Adult Education
Specific Skill Training Opportunities