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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

map with distances from Welland

 

  • WELLAND POPULATION (2016): 52,293
  • NIAGARA POPULATION (2016): 447,888
  • COORDINATES: 42.9922° N, 79,2483° W
  • WELLAND LAND AREA: 81.08 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

WELLAND'S LABOUR MARKET

Source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census

 

By Sector Welland Residents Niagara Residents
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 235 5,790
Mining, Quarrying, & Oil and Gas Extraction 80 515
Utilities 180 1,370
Construction 1,960 16,065
Manufacturing 2,345 21,100
Wholesale Trade 765 7,805
Retail Trade 3,120 27,325
Transportation and Warehousing 1,060 9,440
Information and Cultural Industries 290 2,845
Finance and Insurance 890 6,715
Real Estate & Rental and Leasing 315 3,425
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services 975 10,505
Management of Companies & Enterprises 20 180
Administrative & Support, Waste Management & Remediation Services 1,735 11,900
Educational services 2,015 16,455
Health Care & Social Assistance 3,265 25,920
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 855 9,100
Accommodation & Food Services 2,090 24,915
Other Services (Except Public Administration) 1,135 10,025
Public Administration 1,245 10,685

Source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census

Top 10 Sectors Jobs
Health Care and Social Assistance 3,546
Retail Trade 2,574
Educational Services 2,492
Accommodation and food services 1,539
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 1,181
Manufacturing 1,089
Construction 1,027
Public administration 817
Professional, scientific and technical services 716

Source: EMSI 2019.3 Dataset

Top 5 Manufacturing Segments 2019
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 2019.3

Top Employers Employees (FT/PT)
Canadian Tire Financial Services 1,458
Niagara Health System - Welland Site 900
Niagara College Canada 526
INNIO 250
Welded Tube of Canada 247
Bosch Rexroth Canada 220
Kanetix Ltd. 150
Vesuvius Canada Inc. 110

Welland Business Directory

WELLAND'S KEY SECTORS

POST SECONDARY EDUCATION

 

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

 

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
  • 19,000 Students Enrolled
  • 24,000 Experiential learning opportunities including co-op placements
  • 100,000+ Graduates

BUILDING ACTIVITY IN WELLAND

2017 # Permits Value
Residential 702 $64,406,900
Commercial 54 $3,408,400
Institutional 15 $5,385,100
Industrial 14 $90,227,000
Agriculture 1 $35,000
2018 # Permits Value
Residential 649 $90,533,600
Commercial 61 $6,551,600
Institutional 24 $16,266,098
Industrial 21 $13,998,800
Agriculture 2 $115,000
2019 # Permits Value
Residential 694 $109,997,008
Commercial 72 $5,431,797
Institutional 9 $3,450,000
Industrial 18 $11,475,218
Agriculture 3 $791,000
New Dwelling Units per year
2017 2018 2019
198 401 473