The town of Cobourg, with a population of 18,210, is one hour East of Toronto via Highway 401 between Kingston and Toronto, and is on the shore of Lake Ontario. Cobourg offers a stable and skilled labour force, excellent transportation facilities. Cobourg is home to approximately 1,000 businesses in a diverse range of sectors. Some of North America's most successful businesses such as Beldon (Canada) Inc., Horizon Plastics, National Manufacturing Canada Inc., Kraft Canada Inc., as well as over 70 franchises have been providers of jobs in Cobourg.
According to occupation, jobs in Cobourg are mostly in sales and service occupations, followed by trades, transport and equipment operators, followed by business, finance and administration.