Workplace Count

Throughout May to August 2011, the Region of Waterloo, in collaboration with local municipalities, undertook the Workplace Count, a survey of places of employment in Waterloo Region. The information provided by businesses will help us better plan for future business growth in Waterloo Region, and meet on-going needs for services and infrastructure. Home-based businesses and farms were not visited at this time.

The information compiled from the Workplace Count will help the Region and your local municipality to:

  • Create a complete picture of the types of businesses in the region and where these jobs are located;
  • Support business' needs when planning for services, infrastructure and land by planning for adequate land, sufficient services and complementary businesses;
  • Understand the space requirements of different types of businesses;
  • Analyze local business sectors; and
  • Compare our region with others in Ontario and beyond.

Data is confidential and will be grouped together to preserve the confidentiality of individual businesses and will not be published or released to any third party except with the express permission of the business. Where permission is granted, specific information may be published in the Canada's Technology Triangle and/or local municipal business directories.

This comprehensive count of workplaces will provide a more complete picture of business in Waterloo Region, which is currently unavailable from any other source. Similar surveys have been undertaken in other municipalities, such as Halton, Mississauga, Toronto and York.

View the Workplace Count report.

Completing the Questionnaire 

To have your business counted, please download the questionnaire and return it to the Region of Waterloo by one of the following methods or complete the questionnaire online.

Regular mail:

Workplace Count
Region of Waterloo
Planning Information and Research Division
150 Frederick St., 8th Floor
Kitchener, ON  N2G 4J3

Fax: 519-575-4449
Email the Workplace Count team

Contact Us

Margaret Parkin
Manager, Planning Information and Research
P: 519-575-4018
Email Margaret Parkin

To learn more about Business Directories available around the region, please explore the links below:

City of Cambridge     City of Kitchener      City of Waterloo

Township of North Dumfries      Township of Wellesley     Township of Wilmot     Township of Woolwich

Canada's Technology Triangle