Kingston has a vibrant economy with a strong base rooted in healthcare, education, and tourism that contribute to a relatively low unemployment rate. National firms including Sysco, Bell Canada, and Empire Life Insurance are based in the city. Kingston has a growing logistics industry and offers strategic advantages to many industries thanks to its location between Toronto and Montreal.
One of the region’s largest employers is Queen’s University, which employs over 7000 full and part-time staff. Canadian Forces Base Kingston and the Royal Military College also extensively employ civilians in a variety of roles.
As with any successful city, Kingstons boasts a wealth of small and medium sized businesses that offer a range of employment options.