Labour Force and Key Employers


Labour Force Activity                                                          2016

Labour Force                                                                        2,335

Employed                                                                             1,845

Unemployed                                                                           180

Participation Rate                                                                 61.7%

Unemployment Rate                                                             9.75%

The County of Northern Lights also boasts a stable labour force, with over 86% of the population living at the same address or within the same census subdivision within the last five years.

County of Northern Lights Major Industry Overview

  • Resource Based Industries including
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Oil & Gas
    • Construction
    • Manufacturing
    • Business services & other services
    • Education Services

County of Northern Lights Major Employers:

County of Northern Lights

Alberta Health Services

Mercer Peace River

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division No.37

Manning Forest Products a Division of West Fraser

Peace River School Division No. 10