Progress Report 2014: Jobs and Economy

The Ontario government has made significant progress in creating a globally competitive environment to attract new investments to the province, and in reducing red tape for businesses. Ontario’s 2014 Jobs and Prosperity Progress Report highlights achievements that are setting the province up for long-term success, creating jobs for today and tomorrow.

  • the province has created 655,700 new jobs (net) since October 2003, and 446,100 new jobs (net) since the recessionary low in June 2009
  • Ontario’s economic diversity — Ontario’s industries include everything from agriculture and advanced manufacturing to financial services, mining and information communications technologies — strengthens the province’s resilience
  • in 2013, Ontario was number one in North America for total foreign investment capital. That same year, Ontario was also the fourth leading jurisdiction in North America for total inward foreign direct investment projects
  • Ontario is making Open Government one of its top priorities, and there are now more than 177 data sets available and more being prepared. Access to high-value data helps businesses grow and spurs innovation

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