In 2013, Whitchurch–Stouffville had an estimated eleven,249 jobs (excluding home– and farm-primarily based businesses), 58.5% of which have been complete-time, 23.7% part-time, and the rest seasonal. Whilst the manufacturing sector represented the largest number of local jobs in 2001, the actual numbers stagnated above the up coming decade among 1,300 and 1,600 jobs. By 2012, only 12% of local jobs have been in the manufacturing sector (1,351), in contrast to 39% of jobs (or four,419) in the retail and private services sector.

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Whilst the number of businesses in Whitchurch–Stouffville dropped from 750 in 2009 to 690 in 2013, the total number of local jobs went from ten,300 to 13,700.

The bulk of employed Whitchurch–Stouffville residents commute to Toronto and its locations for employment in 2011 the median commuting time was thirty minutes. In the same yr, the unemployment fee for Whitchurch–Stouffville was 6.3% (up from four.8% in 2006), but under the Ontario typical of 8.3%.

The prime personal sector employers in Whitchurch–Stouffville in 2009 have been:

  • Teva Canada, pharmaceutical manufacturing: 310 personnel
  • Parkview Companies for Seniors, 250 personnel
  • Strategic Data Engineering, pc and communications equipment and supplies: 160 personnel
  • K-Line Group, electrical electrical power generation: 120 personnel
  • Ontario SPCA, 120 personnel
  • Hanson, concrete pipe manufacturing: 105 personnel
  • King Cole Ducks Processing: one hundred personnel
  • Stock Transportation Ltd., college and worker bus transportation
  • Tam-Kal, sheet-metal manufacturing for HVAC business
  • Wal-Mart Supercentre

Whitchurch–Stouffville is York Region’s largest “mineral aggregate resource spot” these gravel websites and designated resource locations are positioned north and south of Bloomington Road, and all lie inside the boundaries of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Below the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act (2001), long term aggregate resource operations should meet stringent overview and approval requirements.

In 2001, 20,406 acres (8,258 hectares) of land in Whitchurch–Stouffville was committed to farming 45% of the farms have been among ten and 69 acres (280,000 mtwo) in size 25% targeted on “other animal production,” (792 horses and ponies on 50 farms) and 24% in greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production. Gross farm receipts for 2000 have been $27,182,691 gross forestry receipts (after the backbone of Whitchurch Township’s wealth) have been $59,098.

Because 2009, the town’s economic development strategy has targeted on tiny and huge knowledgeprimarily based industries, agricultural and environmental services, and not-for-revenue organizations. Whitchurch–Stouffville is home to two internationally respected, church-primarily based non-governmental service organizations: Emmanuel International Canada, EMAS Canada and Christian Blind Mission – Canada (CBM), all positioned on Stouffville Road close to Kennedy Avenue.