Ontario's workforce has developed over the past 100 years. We had primary industries such as, agriculture, forestry and mining. After World War II, the secondary industry; manufacturing, had opened up pathways to new careers. Today's workforce now has, service industries and high technology manufacturing career paths.
In the recent decades, the variety of jobs available have changed. Occupations in primary industries toward a wide variety of professional, technical and service occupations have increased four times from 2004 to 2013.
The service industry has grown quickly, making up more than three quarters of all Ontario workers, educated in the sector.
There is a variety of services industries.
The four largest industries in this sector are:
->Wholesale and retail trade
->Health care and social assistance
->Professional scientific and technical services
These four provide 53% of all jobs in the service sector.