Whitchurch–Stouffville is York Region’s greatest mineral aggregate resource region

In 2013, Whitchurch–Stouffville had an estimated 11,249 jobs (excluding residence– and farm-based mostly businesses), 58.5% of which have been total-time, 23.seven% component-time, and the rest seasonal. Whilst the manufacturing sector represented the largest amount of neighborhood jobs in 2001, the real numbers stagnated in excess of the next decade between one,300 and one,600 jobs. By 2012, only 12% of neighborhood jobs have been in the manufacturing sector (one,351), in contrast to 39% of jobs (or four,419) in the retail and personal services sector.

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Whilst the amount of businesses in Whitchurch–Stouffville dropped from 750 in 2009 to 690 in 2013, the complete amount of neighborhood jobs went from 10,300 to 13,700.

The majority of employed Whitchurch–Stouffville residents commute to Toronto and its locations for employment in 2011 the median commuting time was 30 minutes. In the very same year, the unemployment rate for Whitchurch–Stouffville was 6.three% (up from four.8% in 2006), but below the Ontario typical of 8.three%.

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

  • Teva Canada, pharmaceutical manufacturing: 310 personnel
  • Parkview Services for Seniors, 250 personnel
  • Strategic Info Technology, laptop 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: 100 personnel
  • Stock Transportation Ltd., school and worker bus transportation
  • Tam-Kal, sheet-metal manufacturing for HVAC market
  • Wal-Mart Supercentre

Whitchurch–Stouffville is York Region’s largest “mineral aggregate resource location” these gravel web sites and designated resource locations are found north and south of Bloomington Street, and all lie inside the boundaries of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Beneath the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act (2001), long term aggregate resource operations need to meet stringent assessment and approval standards.

In 2001, 20,406 acres (8,258 hectares) of land in Whitchurch–Stouffville was focused to farming 45% of the farms have been between 10 and 69 acres (280,000 m2) in dimension 25% centered on “other animal manufacturing,” (792 horses and ponies on 50 farms) and 24% in greenhouse, nursery and floriculture manufacturing. Gross farm receipts for 2000 have been $27,182,691 gross forestry receipts (once the backbone of Whitchurch Township’s wealth) have been $59,098.

Because 2009, the town’s financial growth strategy has centered on modest and large expertisebased mostly industries, agricultural and environmental services, and not-for-profit organizations. Whitchurch–Stouffville is residence to two internationally respected, church-based mostly non-governmental services organizations: Emmanuel International Canada, EMAS Canada and Christian Blind Mission – Canada (CBM), all found on Stouffville Street close to Kennedy Avenue.