Toronto Employment Survey 2018

Since 1983, the City of Toronto has monitored employment within the City by conducting an annual employment survey. Each summer, the City’s team of field researchers conducts face-to-face interviews with every business throughout Toronto. The information about each business is treated as strictly confidential and is released only in aggregate form to show employment patterns without revealing information about individual businesses.

Data from this survey is a foundational piece for economic and land us planning in Toronto and is essential to planning for the delivery of city services, like the TTC. It is critical for Official Plan and policy studies, local area studies, economic sector analysis, municipal budget preparation, and performance measurement tracking and bench-marking.

This survey is an essential indicator in tracking Toronto’s economic performance and is used in support of the City’s bond rating.

Throughout the next four months, a member of the City’s survey team will visit each business in the City of Toronto. The interview will only take a few minutes of your time. If you have any questions about the survey, please e-mail City staff at: