Employment and Workforce

Orillia is home to many exciting employment opportunities, including Orillia's three largest employers; the Ontario Provincial Police General HeadquartersOrillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital and Casino Rama. In addition, the education sector is growing in prominence thanks to the development of Lakehead University's campus in Orillia, combined with sustained growth and Georgian College's Orillia campus and the continued popularity of the OPP's training academy. These institutions bring stable, higher-skilled jobs, as well as a consumer (student) population and will help to stimulate growth for years to come.

As the needs of the workforce change, Orillia has the ability to adapt and its workforce has options. Both the Orillia campus of Georgian College's Centre for Career and Employment Services and Agilec can help with customized training and courses to help workers and companies alike.

 Employment Statistics

Areas of high labour force concentration in the City of Orillia in 2016 include:

  • Sales and service occupations - 32%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 18%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 13%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 12%
  • Health occupations - 9%

Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2021


Current Regional Unemployment Stats

 Major Employers 

The City of Orillia is home to a wide range of businesses, industries, and manufacturers, both large and small. The top five major employers in the Orillia area are:

View a full list and description of Orillia's Major Employers.

To search for a specific business, use our Business Directory.

 Work in Orillia

Explore jobs and careers in Orillia, Simcoe County and Barrie. Employers can also post jobs, access job search reports, and more. 


Click here to view current City of Orillia employment opportunities.

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