Brampton has a large manufacturing sector providing22% of the jobs in the city. Other industries that employ a large amount of the workforce include retail trade, transportation, and warehousing. The workforce in Brampton is young and well educated, and the city has a high employment level. Many new businesses start-up every year in the city, adding to the over 8,000 businesses that currently operate in Brampton. The top employers in the city include Rogers Communications and Loblaw Companies Limited. The unemployment rate in the Region of Peel is 6.1%, which is lower than the general rate inthe country.
The two English language school boards in the city are the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board which operates the Catholic English schools. There are also two French language school boards in the city called Conseil scolaireViamonde and Conseil scolaire de district Catholique Centre-Sud,whichoperates the French Catholic schools in the area. For students looking to attend a post-secondary institution, there are two options in the city:Algoma University at Brampton and Sheridan College. There are also other options close by such as the University of Toronto, Humber College and CIMT College Malton Campus.