Labour Force and Key Employers


Labour Force Activity                                                          2016

Labour Force                                                                        2,205

Employed                                                                             1,970

Unemployed                                                                           230

Participation Rate                                                                 69.0%

Unemployment Rate                                                             10.4%

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