Choose Chatham-Kent to learn, earn, and live

Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Published: February 26, 2024

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Did you miss us at the 2023 Learning, Earning, and LivingCK Career Expo and Job Fair? It’s not too late to learn more about opportunities for you in Chatham-Kent!

If you crave access to a rural lifestyle with urban amenities, we offer a variety of lifestyle options - from downtown living to lakeside escapes – and a mild climate in Ontario’s “banana belt”. Let us show you some of the reasons that residents from around the world have chosen to call Chatham-Kent home.

Learn more about Chatham-Kent

Chatham-Kent is home to 104,316 people, over 70 languages spoken locally, over 20 ethno-cultural community associations, and has a wide variety of other groups and associations to become involved in. These groups are hosting events, gatherings, and festivals to help you find new friends and make community connections.

Explore nature from shore to shore. Located between Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair in southwestern Ontario, Chatham-Kent offers a high quality of life in safe neighbourhoods with competitive housing and easy access to the Greater Toronto Area and USA. Chatham-Kent is also home to 3 provincials parks, 10 public access spots to beaches, and 235 km of water trails. Our 254 hectares of parks and playgrounds offer endless places to connect with family and friends.

When it comes to picking a place to live, work plays an important role. Chatham-Kent is home to great employers across many sectors who welcome newcomers, helping them achieve their professional goals and develop their skills.

With an estimated 18,300 jobs to fill by 2030, Chatham-Kent has a wide range of talent needs to support their businesses. is your one-stop shop for local job postings and career information, making it easy for you to find jobs in Chatham-Kent.

In 2023, there were 10,405 job postings active on with 76% of those postings offering full time employment. There were 1,711 different companies hiring in the community.

The top hiring sectors in 2023 were:

  • Retail trade
  • Health care and social assistance
  • Administrative and support, waste management, and remediation services
  • Manufacturing
  • Accommodation and food service
  • Public administration
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

Come join a community where almost half of the workforce enjoys driving 15 minutes or less to work, a community that allows you to keep everything in balance: family, work, health, rest, and your budget.

Learn more about working in Chatham-Kent

Chat with the LivingCK team to learn more about choosing Chatham-Kent to call home. You can join the LivingCK mailing list, which help us stay connected with you and allows us to share your contact information with local employers seeking your skills.

Chatham-Kent ranked 7th on U-Haul's List of Canadian Growth Cities in 2023 and is number 1 from Ontario featured by the same list. Grow with us and discover more about learning, earning, and living in Chatham-Kent at

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