Community Profile

Community

Population

The Municipality of Leamington is a beautiful community, home to 28,000 permanent and 7,000 temporary residents. As a part of the Greater Windsor-Essex County area, Leamington is within a one hour drive of an additional 400,000 residents.

Workforce

Leamington’s labour force is made up of over 15,000 residents who are skilled in a variety of trades and industries such as agribusiness, manufacturing, and professional services.

Leamington has a diverse workforce, with residents from over 150 different backgrounds and who speak 70 different languages.

Leamington is situated near university and college campuses in Windsor, Chatam and Ridgetown. Our community provides easy access to new graduates and apprenticeships, co-ops or other programs to add professional and skilled talent to their workforce.

Industry Innovation and Growth

Leamington is known and recognized as the greenhouse capital of Canada, and has seen significant growth year over year in the greenhouse industry. Leamington is at the forefront of greenhouse and agricultural technology development in North America.

Many supportive industries such as construction and agribusiness have benefited from these developments, allowing for a thriving urban environment to grow alongside them.

There is plenty of opportunity for businesses to participate in these industries, and with our regional automotive and manufacturing economies within Essex County.

Location

Situated at the most southern point in Canada, Leamington experiences mild winters and long summers. We have the second-longest growing season in Canada, offering a favourable  environment for our agriculture sector.

Leamington is accessible to over 125 million people in under a day’s drive making it a great location for many tourists to take short or long term trips. Natural attractions, such as Point Pelee and Lake Erie coupled with the comfortable climate, are perfect to entice tourists and residents alike to go out and stimulate the local economy.

Leamington’s accessibility to the Highway 401 corridor allows that firms can transport goods or attract new consumers to their place of business with ease. Leamington is only a 45 minute drive from the Windsor-Detroit international border, giving business the opportunity to take advantage of international markets.

Contact(s)

© 2020 The Municipality of Leamington 111 Erie Street North, Leamington, Ontario N8H 2Z9

Phone: 519-326-5761
Fax: 519-326-2481
Email: General Information

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