St. Catharines, Ontario is the largest city in the Niagara Region with a population of 131,400. Known as the Garden City, many people choose St. Catharines to live and work in due to its friendliness and strong community vibe.
The workforce in St. Catharines is one of its most valuable assets. The city's large, work ready, talent pool is well-educated. Brock University, located along the Niagara Escarpment, has a 96% graduate success rate with approximately 19,000 enrollees per year. Brock is also the city's largest employer with 5,965 employees. The Niagara Health System and the District Board of Education are the second and third largest employers, respectively.
Located between Toronto and the United States, businesses choose St. Catharines for its accessibility and affordability. The city's prime location along highway 406 and the QEW easily connects businesses to Hamilton, Burlington, Toronto, Niagara Falls, and the US border. Transportation in and out of the city isn't limited to road; The Welland Ship Canal transports approximately 40 million tons of cargo annually by ocean and Great Lakes vessels.