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Skilled Talent

Tap into Barrie's creative, entrepreneurial workforce

When you locate or grow your organization in a place where people want to live, your business becomes more appealing to the high-quality employees you want to attract. Plus, Barrie's growth in specific sectors has created a large local pool of highly skilled, specialized workers.

Great employees want to live in Barrie

People are drawn to the quality of life and potential in the area.

 Four-season lifestyle

Learning opportunities

High-tech and creative industries

Inclusive, supportive community

Finding and keeping talent

Workforce research has shown that Barrie's non-commuting employees are loyal to their organizations — they value the quality of life and want to stay in the area. 

JobCentral Simcoe Muskoka is a free job search tool to connect employers and employees. The site includes listings posted by local employers, as well as job postings pulled from Workopolis and the Job Bank.

Strong Pool of Skilled Workers

Barrie's labour force consists of a talented and qualified pool of regional workers – both in terms of seasoned professionals and new graduates. In Barrie, companies have ready access to graduates of Georgian College, which grants college diplomas and university degrees, through its University Partnership Centre (UPC).

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