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About Hamilton and Area

Hamilton is a city in southern Ontario, located approximately 75 km southwest of Toronto. It is is currently the ninth largest metropolitan area in Canada with a population of 708,175.  Hamilton is a diverse city with over 20% of the population born abroad.

Hamilton currently has a healthy economy with health and education sectors being major sources of employment. Hamilton also has a large steel industry, although this industry is not as strong as it was in the past.

Major employers include:

  • Hamilton Health Sciences
  • McMaster University
  • City of Hamilton
  • Hamilton-Wentworth School Board
  • Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Government of Canada
  • US Steel
  • St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
  • Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • National Steel Car 

According to the 2011 National Household Survey, Hamilton’s top industries are: health care and social assistance, retail trade, manufacturing, educational services, professional, scientific and technical services, construction, accommodation and food services, public administration, wholesale trade and finance and insurance.