Among North Bay's many advantages is its readily available, highly skilled and educated workforce. Over 80% of North Bay's population, 15 years of age and over, achieved high school diplomas and 56% have graduated from a trade school, technical college or university.
To maintain and build on this workforce, industry and educational partnerships are commonly formed and customized programs are established to find innovative solutions and meet specific industry needs.
The world’s first fuel-cell powered locomotive was manufactured in North Bay
The world's first tele-robotic surgery was performed at North Bay General Hospital. The patient was at the hospital in North Bay and the surgeon was 400 km away in Hamilton, Ontario
The following table represents data collected through Statistics Canada, Census Profile 2016 for the City of North Bay.
|Labour Force Status||Total|
|Population, aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data||52,705|
|In the labour force||25,490|
|Not in the labour force||17,215|
|Business, Finance, and administration occupations||14|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||6|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||14|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||2|
|Sales and service occupations||28|
|Trades, transport and equipment operations and related occupations||13.5|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||1.5|
|Occupations in Manufacturing and utilities||2|
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 dedicated to educating the community, including: