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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 (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

WELLAND'S LABOUR MARKET

Source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census

 

By Sector Welland Residents Niagara Residents
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 80 5,165
Mining, Quarrying, & Oil and Gas Extraction 10 250
Utilities 65 1,055
Construction 425 6,030
Manufacturing 2,515 31,753
Wholesale Trade 335 5,485
Retail Trade 2,435 24,090
Transportation and Warehousing 1,060 9,440
Information and Cultural Industries 140 1,920
Finance and Insurance 900 5,335
Real Estate & Rental and Leasing 265 2,705
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services 575 8,090
Management of Companies & Enterprises 15 150
Administrative & Support, Waste Management & Remediation Services 820 7,175
Educational services 2,270 12,985
Health Care & Social Assistance 2,740 21,490
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 280 7,870
Accommodation & Food Services 1,250 22,145
Other Services (Except Public Administration) 885 7,920
Public Administration 680 8,035

Source: Statistics Canada 2021 Census

Top 10 Sectors Jobs
Health Care and Social Assistance 2,998
Retail Trade 2,219
Educational Services 2,415
Accommodation and food services 951
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 1,121
Manufacturing 1,265
Construction 534
Public administration 818
Professional, scientific and technical services 323

Source: EMSI 2021 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

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
  • 19,708 Students Enrolled
  • 24,000 Experiential learning opportunities including co-op placements
  • 100,000+ Graduates

BUILDING ACTIVITY IN WELLAND

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
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
New Dwelling Units per year
2019 2020 2021
473 739 759