Only 8% of surveyed employees chose to work from home in Mississauga

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Published July 9, 2024 at 4:36 pm

Only 1% of jobs in Mississauga operate in a work from home setting new study reveals

City officials in Mississauga have recently released a report concerning employment numbers within the region. 

According to the data, Mississauga has seen a stable employment baseline, as in 2023 alone, 70 per cent of overall jobs within the region were full-time, while nearly 15 per cent were part-time with roughly six operating in the realm of temporary positions.

According to the data, the overall shifts between 2022 and 2023 concerning employment trends were listed as:

Form of Employment Increase in % Number of Jobs 
Full-time 1% 4,450
Part-time 6% 4,480
Temporary 1% 4,400

Additional information also indicates that the total number of active jobs in Mississauga in 2023 was hovering around 496,174. 

The sectors in which these jobs were divided are as follows:

  • Manufacturing: 67,329
  • Transportation: 56,718 
  • Wholesale: 46,574
  • Retail: 46,452
  • Health Care: 40,589 
  • Professional Sector: 38,121
  • Accommodation Sector: 33,183
  • Finance Sector: 29,847
  • Education: 27,967
  • Other Services: 18,457
  • Administrative Departments: 16,408
  • Management Positions: 15,508
  • Construction: 12,304
  • Public Administration: 11,420
  • Information Sector: 10,955
  • Real Estate: 10,789
  • Arts: 6,133
  • Primary Industry: 195

The overall split amongst these business locations is: 

  • Retail: 3,306
  • Other Services: 2,570
  • Manufacturing Sectors: 2,437
  • Accommodation: 2,259
  • Professional Sector: 2,202
  • Health Care: 2,056
  • Wholesale Enterprises: 1,969
  • Transportation: 1,201
  • Finance: 901 
  • Construction: 871
  • Education: 834
  • Administrative: 786
  • Real Estate: 638
  • Arts: 320 
  • Public Administration: 312
  • Information: 255
  • Management: 231
  • Utilities: 32
  • Primary Industry: 7 

City officials also indicated that in total, there were 24,104 operating businesses in the Mississauga area, with 14,481 one of them being listed on official business directories. Additional information also indicates that out of these listed businesses, eight per cent of employees were working remotely while 17 per cent were working via a hybrid work arrangement.

Beyond shifts in the employment landscape last year, data collected on behalf of the city also managed to chart changes over the last decade, as information on employment trends from 2013 to 2023 was listed in the new report. 

Employment Area/Corporate Centre  Upwards Shifts in Employment (%) Key Difference in Employment Numbers (2013 – 2023)
Northeast EA (West) 16% 12,400
Meadowvale Business Park CC 26% 11,600
Gateway CC 51% 7,500
Airport SPA 35% 7,400
Central Erin Mills MN 89% 7,200

However, despite upward trends in some sectors, the city was not shy to report that there has been a steady decline in other major business environments over the last decade. 

According to the data provided by the city, Sheridan CN, Lakeview Waterfront MN, DT Hospital, Sheridan Park CC, and South Common CN, saw a decline in employment by 36%, 19%, 3%, 3%, and 9% respectively between 2013 and 2023 respectively. 

Additional information provided by the city also indicated that areas like the Health Care sector are seeing a rise in employment numbers, followed closely by the Transportation, Retail, Accommodation, and Management sectors respectively. 

More information on Mississauga’s employment statistics can be found on the city’s official website. 

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