Ontario Economic Profile

Ontario is the engine that drives the Canadian economy. With just over 38.0% of the national population, Ontario represents an estimated 38.6% of national GDP in 2018. Download this economic profile of Ontario to learn more key data and trends that influence the Heartland Province. 


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Ontario has grown faster than the national economy over the past five years and hires an outsize share of finance and technical service workers.

Ontario is forecast to outperform growth in national consumer spending, housing starts, construction, government and private investment and business formation over the five years to 2018, while also benefiting from a lower unemployment rate compared with the national figure.