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Labour Force & Largest Employers

Pembroke has a diverse and skilled workforce. Continued investment in the Pembroke Regional Hospital, the Superior Court House, Algonquin College, and the retail, service, and manufacturing sectors has meant more employment opportunities in Pembroke. The continued expansion of Garrison Petawawa and CNL has also contributed very positively to our local economy, creating an increased demand for products and services. 

Labour Force by Industry (Age 15+)

Industry Labour Force
Retail Trade 1,095
Healthcare and social assistance 996
Public administration 681
Manufacturing 592
Educational Services 509
Construction 493
Accomodation and food services 465

Labour Force Participation (Age 15+)

Total Labour Force 12,687
Participation Rate: 54%
Employment Rate: 50%
Unemployment Rate 8%

Pembroke & Area Largest Employers

Private Employer                                                                                        Public Employer

Employer Name # of Employees
HGS 700
KI Pembroke 550
Cassidy's Transfer 200
Pembroke MDF 110
Herb Shaw & Sons Lumber 120
Empolyer Name # of Employees
Renfrew County District Sch. Bd 1,200
Pembroke Regional Hospital 800
Renfrew County Cathloic Sch. Bd 550
Paramed Health Services 200
Algonquin College  145