Workforce & Talent

Education & Training 

North Bay is home to many educational institutions and training facilities that support the local workforce. In addition to Nipissing University and Canadore College, there are also several private training institutions, including:   

Labour Force

The following table represents data collected through Statistics Canada, Census Profile 2021 for the City of North Bay during the week May 2 - 8, 2021.

Labour Force Status Total
Population, aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data  43,890
In the labour force 25,425
Employed 22,380
Unemployed 3,045
Not in the labour force 18,465
Participation rate  57.9%
Employment rate 51.0%
Unemployment rate 12.0%

North Bay's total labour force, population aged 15 years and over by occupation (NOC) 2016 - 25% sample data. 

Industry Amount (%)
Management occupations10
Business, Finance, and administration occupations14
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations6
Health occupations9
Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services14
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport2
Sales and service occupations28
Trades, transport and equipment operations and related occupations13.5
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations1.5
Occupations in Manufacturing and utilities2
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We wrapped on “Flee The Light”, a mystical horror thriller, in North Bay on October 4th 2020. The city and people of North Bay were wonderful to work with and everything went so smooth that we are already in talks to return shortly with another project.
The natural beauty of the city with Lake Nipissing, the vast forests and hills made for stunning locations.
On the more human side, we discovered an excellent support network of location managers, grips, electrics, art department personnel, HMW personnel, PAs and more.
Thanks to everyone who participated in “Flee The Light” and I can't wait to come back to North Bay; a place that will always be in my heart."

Jennifer Mancini
Mythic Trips Entertainment