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
- 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.