Based on some research I have done, here is a list of the top 20 employers in Kitchener - Waterloo as of November 2018.


This list estimates the number of residents from Kitchener and Waterloo and the surrounding area that each company employs. These numbers exclude international employees and employees in other major centers such as Toronto.


Largest Employers In Waterloo and Kitchener

1. Research In Motion = 8,000

2. Waterloo Region District School Board = 5,000

3. Toyota Manufacturing = 4,300

4. Manualife Financial = 3,800

5. University of Waterloo = 3,500

6. Sunlife Financial = 3,300

7. Grand River Hospital = 2,200

8. ATS Automation Tooling Systems = 1,800

9. City Of Kitchener = 1,700

10. Maple Leaf Consumer Foods = 1,000

11. St. Mary's General Hospital = 980

12. Kuntz Electroplating Inc. = 850

13. Lear Corp Canada Ltd. = 750

14. Economical Insurance Group = 600

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15. Rogers Communication = 600

16. City of Waterloo = 530

17. Bingemans = 500

18. Cra Contractors Ltd = 500

19. Krug Inc. = 500

20. Ultra Manufacturing = 450


If you are a small business and want to capture some big companies as customers try any of the companies above. But be warned, with large companies as customers comes large rewards but also large risks.


If you are reading this article because you are looking for employment you could consider signing up for Elance and perform some outsourcing to make some extra cash until you land your next position.


If you found this article interesting you may also be interested in reading the folllowing

1. Largest Companies In Waterloo and Kitchener - by annual revenues

2. 5 Steps To Get More Customers Than You Can Imagine

3. Small Business Marketing - 5 Key Components

4. Sales Strategy


My name is Chris R. Keller. I work at Profitworks Small Business Services helping various B2B small businesses in Waterloo and Kitchener Ontario generate new customers. If you are interested in generating new customers for your B2B small businesses or staying up to date on information related to the local business environment enter your email in the box provided below and click the "Send Me Free Marketing Insights" button.


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