Brampton is home to the youngest community of residents in the GTA. The city had a median age of 33.7 in 2017. Young people find Brampton attractive because the city is in the proximity of Toronto and Pearson International Airport where they can find many potential jobs.
But Brampton itself also offers a lot of possible jobs, as the city is home to over 8,000 businesses operating in the manufacturing, retail, trade, and other industries.
The city hosts a wide variety of education facilities, such as the Sheridan College Institute of Technology, 18 trade schools, and more. As a result, the workforce in Brampton is highly qualified, as 50% of its residents have Post-Secondary degrees.
Brampton has an unemployment rate of 5.1%, slightly higher than other cities in the GTA.