Economic and Community Impact

Queen’s University is located on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory, in the heart of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The university's impact in the local community and beyond is felt across a range of dimensions: economically, socially, and culturally. This impact happens when Queen’s works intentionally with community partners to advance well-being, bring innovations to market, and build a stronger community. Learn more in this Economic and Community Impact Study of Queen’s University.

By the Numbers

Queen's Jobs

1 in 10 jobs in Kingston are found at Queen’s University.

Local GDP

Queen’s economic activity makes up 11% of the local GDP from Belleville to Brockville.



The university has supported more than 700 startup companies and entrepreneurs, including 600 in Kingston.


400+ medical doctors on Queen’s faculty work in a range of specialties in the Kingston region.


Funds raised

$1,000,000+ raised annually by Queen’s students, staff, and faculty in support of local underserved populations.