Milton is a modern and innovative community with a population of nearly 130,000 and a highly-skilled labour force of over 60,000 people (Statistics Canada, 2016). Its population is estimated to be 145,000 by 2021 and 235,000 by 2031. Milton ranks first for employment growth in Halton Region. 

Milton has one of the youngest and most educated workforces in Ontario:

  • 35.3 median years of age, youngest in Ontario
  • 73 per cent of the population has a post-secondary education
  • 62 per cent of Milton’s labour force works in knowledge-based jobs


Centrally-located within one of the most sophisticated transportation corridors in the world, Milton provides companies with immediate access to 400-series highways and proximity to ports, air and rail transportation links, as well as the Canada-U.S. border.

Local public transit is offered via bus routes operated by Milton Transit, and GTA-wide public transit is provided by GO Transit bus services and rail services on Milton’s GO Transit line, which connects directly to Union Station in Toronto.

Skilled workforce

Our highly-skilled workforce is growing. Milton’s population is estimated to be 145,000 by 2021 and 235,000 by 2031. In Milton, businesses have access to the GTA-West labour pool (Peel and Halton Region) and over 1.1 million workers, which represent 35 per cent of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area’s total labour force (Peel Halton Local Employment Planning Council, 2018).

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