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WELLAND OVERVIEW

A snap-shot of information about Welland collected into one location so that you can quickly and easily find key data highlights. For more detailed information regarding Welland’s major sectors, labour force, and demographics, check out the Reports section

GEOGRAPHY

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  • WELLAND POPULATION (2021): 55,750
  • NIAGARA POPULATION (2021): 484,453
  • COORDINATES: 42.9922° N, 79,2483° W
  • WELLAND LAND AREA: 81.09 sq.km.
  • PROXIMITY TO MAJOR CENTRES:
Centres kilometres miles
Buffalo, NY 55 34
Chicago, IL 929 577
Detroit, MI 390 242
Hamilton, ON 53 33
Montreal, PQ 689 428
New York, NY 750 466
Philadelphia, PA 720 447
Pittsburgh, PA 428 266
Toronto, ON 111 69
Washington, DC 802 498

TRANSPORTATION NIAGARA

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  • airport
  • canal
  • borders
  • highways

WELLAND'S LABOUR MARKET

Source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census

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By Sector Welland Residents Niagara Residents
Accommodation & Food Services 1,215 21,969
Administrative & Support, Waste Management & Remediation Services 983 9,824
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 81 5,365
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 232 5,945
Construction 593 10,122
Educational services 2,784 14,972
Finance and Insurance 728 4,742
Health Care & Social Assistance 3,486 24,999
Information and Cultural Industries 123 1,851
Management of Companies & Enterprises 72 441
Manufacturing 1,307 14,540
Other Services (Except Public Administration) 678 6,534
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services 439 7,044
Public Administration 798 9,915
Real Estate & Rental and Leasing 217 2,041
Retail Trade 2,322 24,076
Transportation and Warehousing 396 7,503
Utilities 67 1,260
Wholesale Trade 467 7,639

Source: Statistics Canada 2021 Census

Top 10 Sectors Jobs
Health Care and Social Assistance 3,692
Educational Services 2,891
Retail Trade 2,452
Manufacturing 1,347
Accommodation and food services 1,225
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 1,041
Public administration 798
Finance 779
Construction 1,213
Professional, scientific and technical services 802

Source: EMSI 2022.07 Dataset

Top 5 Manufacturing Segments 2021
Steel product manufacturing from purchased steel 221
Other general-purpose machinery manufacturing 180
Iron and steel mills and ferro-alloy manufacturing 137
Architectural and structural metals manufacturing 66
Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing 42

Source: EMSI Dataset 2021

Top Employers Employees (FT/PT)
Canadian Tire Financial Services 1,460
Niagara Health System - Welland Site 900
Niagara College Canada 530
RATESDOTCA 350
INNIO 250
Welded Tube of Canada 250
Bosch Rexroth Canada 220
Vesuvius Canada Inc. 110

Welland Business Directory

WELLAND’S KEY SECTORS

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POST SECONDARY EDUCATION

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Niagara College by the Numbers

  • 2 Campuses Welland & Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • 65 Global Education and Partnership countries
  • 130 Diploma, graduate certificate, apprenticeship & bachelor’s degree programs
  • 600+ Credit, vocational and general interest programs
  • 4,162 International students
  • 11,071 Full-time students
  • 15,000 Part-time students
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Brock University by the Numbers

  • 8 Canada Research Chairs
  • 12 3M Teaching Fellowship Award Winners
  • 20 Institutes & Research Centres
  • 50 Graduate programs
  • 70 Undergraduate programs
  • 100+ Home countries for foreign students
  • 600 Faculty Members
  • 2,000 International students
  • 19,708 Students Enrolled
  • 24,000 Experiential learning opportunities including co-op placements
  • 100,000+ Graduates

BUILDING ACTIVITY IN WELLAND

2020 # Permits Value
Residential 626 $136,466,985
Commercial 99 $11,071,087
Institutional 24 $10,031,900
Industrial 14 $17,450,980
Agriculture 4 $262,000
2021 # Permits Value
Residential 901 $179,477,407
Commercial 140 $21,476,160
Institutional 37 $11,824,977
Industrial 13 $283,500
Agriculture 3 $334,650
2022 # Permits Value
Residential 892 $201,793,992
Commercial 79 $11,602,450
Institutional 41 $4,829,580
Industrial 15 $467,650
Agriculture 2 $770,000
New Dwelling Units per year
2020 2021 2022
739 759 944