Peterborough has the highest entrepreneurial immigrant rate in Canada, 36% of so-called New Canadians start their own business. In addition, 50% of Peterborough-based businesses are owned by the owners, according to Peterborough The Kawarthas Economic Development.
A successful partnership between Peterborough City Hall and Trent University has enabled the installation of Cleantech Commons, created to become Canada's premier clean technology research and innovation district, housing growing businesses and start-ups. The city breathes technology and innovation by bringing together highly qualified talent to a sustainable, creative and dynamic economy.
Amidst greenery Peterborough is home to Fleming College's Sutherland Campus, located just 2 minutes from Highway 115. This is Fleming College's largest campus with approximately 4,380 full-time students.
The quality of programs offered by Fleming College is appreciated by employers, 82.7% of Fleming College students get a job within 6 months of graduation and employer satisfaction is 92%, according to data. KPI (Key Performance Indicators), quality research conducted by the government in April (2017).