Ontario accounts for approximately 40 per cent of Canada's GDP. In
2011, Ontario's GDP was approximately C$638 billion. With 13.4
million or approximately 40 per cent of the Canadian population,
Ontario is Canada’s most populous province. Ontario is centrally
located for both the Canadian and United States markets.
Compared to its major trading partners, Ontario has a relatively
high concentration of employment and business activity in:
- Entertainment and creative industries
- Information and communication technology
- Financial and professional services.
Ontario has a strong skills base with the highest rate of
post-secondary and training credentials in the OECD (at 63.0 per
cent in 2009).
Sources: Ontario Economic
Accounts - First Quarter of 2011; Statistics Canada
Labour Force Survey - Special Tabulation for Ontario; and
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Education at a Glance 2010: OECD Indicators (September 2010)
Structure of the Ontario Economy, 2011
Per cent share of Ontario Nominal GDP