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Queen's University

Searching for Employment in the Kingston Region

Whether you are seeking to continue your career or search for employment for the first time, we are available to talk with you before or after your move to Kingston to answer your questions and discuss:

  • the local labour market and where to look for opportunities in your profession
  • finding relevant community networking events and connections
  • guidance regarding your resume/curriculum vitae
  • issues relating to permission to work in Canada and foreign training
  • referrals to campus and community resources
  • information about volunteer opportunities

We will provide you with a personalized consultation and a resource kit with referrals to relevant employment services to jump-start your job search.

Additional information about Kingston's labour force according to the 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board is included below.

Top 7 Industries Representing Percentage of Total Experienced Labour Force

 71% (43,045) of the total experienced labour force (60,310) in the City of Kingston are represented in the following 7 (out of 20) industry groups.

1.  Health Care and Social Assistance       

       Kingston 14.7% (8,855)       

       Ontario 9.4% (611,745)

2.  Educational Services

       Kingston 13.5% (8,150)

       Ontario 6.7% (433,485)

3.  Public Administration

       Kingston 12.4% (7,495)

       Ontario 5.4% (350,075)

4.  Retail Trade

       Kingston 12.2% (7,325)

       Ontario 11.1% (720,235)

5.  Accommodation and Food Services

       Kingston 8.6% (5,185)

       Ontario 6.4% (414,970)

6.  Construction

       Kingston 5.1% (3,060)

       Ontario 5.9% (384,780)

7.  Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services

       Kingston 4.9% (2,975)

       Ontario 4.9% (314,005)

Source Data: Statistics Canada 2006 Census Data

Contact us at: Monica(dot)Stewart(at)queensu(dot)ca, Queen's Faculty Recruitment and Support, Office of the Provost and Vice Principal (Academic), Queen's University, Richardson Hall, Suite 252, Room 218
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6
Tel:613-533-3167 Fax:613-533-6263
Last Modified: 2011-06-28 10:22:16

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000