Brampton has a strong competitive position because of its diverse and resilient economic base. It has transformed its economic development approach to target high growth business sectors. Our location in the middle of the Innovation Super Corridor, and new strategic investments will have a significant and positive impact on the regional labour force and long-term job growth in Brampton.
According to Statistics Canada, Brampton placed 7th in the country for total construction value in 2016, generating $2 billion in investment. With high growth expected to continue until 2041, the City of Brampton is in a strong position to attract investment and will remain among the country’s most active markets in the coming decades.
As the largest employment sector in Brampton, our advanced manufacturing sector has a vast industrial base that serves as the foundation for collaboration, partnerships and innovation across every industry. Brampton has a high-quality workforce, strategic access to the North American market, a dynamic environment for R&D and a culture of high-quality award-winning manufacturing. Home to the key post-secondary training through Sheridan College’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technology (CAMDT) and Skilled Trades Centre (STC), Brampton is strategically positioned to support the diverse talent needs of the advanced manufacturing sector.
Contributes approximately $4 billion to the national GDP
Home to CN, the largest intermodal railway terminal in Canada
1,500 companies employing over 30,000 employees
Top employers include FCA, ABB Robotics, Magna, Almag Aluminum, BMP Metals, Brannon Steel, A Berger Precision, AFA Systems, SEW Eurodrive, Brampton Engineering
Food & Beverage
Brampton takes pride in cultivating a dynamic and supportive business environment for its thriving food and beverage sector. Supported by industry-leading technology, top-quality products and rich agricultural tradition, Brampton’s food and beverage sector is a one-stop-shop, complete with food testing, processing and packaging facilities as well as transportation, packaging design, equipment and refrigeration storage all located within the city.
Contributes $1.3 billion annually to the Canadian GDP
8,500 people are employed in approximately 300 companies in food and beverage manufacturing, processing and support industries
Highly skilled workforce with 25 academic institutions in Ontario offering agri-food programs, and 50% of Brampton’s workforce having a post-secondary education
Top employers include Loblaw Companies ltd., Maple Lodge Farms ltd., Coca-Cola Bottling ltd., Give and Go Prepared Foods, Italpasta ltd. and more
Health & Life Sciences
Brampton is located in North America’s third-largest Biotechnology Cluster. Today in Ontario, 22,500 people are working in the Life Sciences sector at more than 1,300 companies that collectively earn $12.2 billion in revenues annually, with exports totalling $1.45 billion. Brampton is part of this Ontario ecosystem and offers access to a community research hospital, clinical trials with a diverse population, a supportive local government, and access to youth and talent.
100 biotechnology firms within a 30-minute drive
Top location for pharma production, biotechnology and R&D
50% growth in employment in the health and life sciences sector since 2005
Targeting businesses involved with big data, health applications, population-based research and personalized medicine
Innovation and Technology
Brampton’s growing Innovation and Technology sector is the foundation for collaboration, partnerships and innovation across every industry. Brampton is located in the centre of the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor, the second largest Information and Communication Cluster in North America. Brampton is building an Innovation District as a hub within Ontario’s innovation corridor, an ecosystem that links talent, educators, investors, entrepreneurs and high-growth firms.
World-class ICT talent and educational environment
Home to Sheridan College’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology Renowned ICT diploma and degree programs
Proximity to leading North American accelerators like Ryerson University’s DMZ, Communitech and home to the RIC Centre, Catalyst Cyber Accelerator and more
Brampton is on the leading edge of Cybersecurity and is home to the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, a national centre for innovation and collaboration in cybersecurity
Brampton is at the hub of North America’s transportation network with the added plus of being home to Canada’s largest inland port. Its location and access to skilled workers along with the ability to expedite trade through international agreements make Brampton an economic gateway for quick and efficient movement of goods and service.