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A bright choice for your business

A bright spot in the province, Lethbridge is the southern Alberta hub for both traditional industries and emerging technologies.

Lethbridge thinkers, makers and doers are leading change in Agriculture, Food Sciences and Manufacturing within a community that is propelled by innovative research and a spirit of entrepreneurship.

If you are looking for a great place to start, grow or expand your business Lethbridge is a great choice. This section highlights a few of the business advantages, economic strengths and diverse industries that are part of our success story.

2015 Major Employers of Lethbridge - Lethbridge Companies Employing 100 or More People

EmployerBusiness ActivityStaff
Alberta Health ServicesHealth Services incl. Chinook Regional Hospital3,001
University of LethbridgeEducational Institution2,566
Palliser Regional SchoolsEducational Institution1,464
City of LethbridgeMunicipal Government1,438
Lethbridge School Division #51Educational Institution1,100
Alberta Government OfficesGovernment Entity930
Lethbridge CollegeEducational Institution924
Holy Spirit Catholic Schools Division #4Educational Institution745
H&R TransportTrucking Company702
Covenant HealthHealth Services603
Lethbridge Research CentreAgricultural Research488
Sunrise PoultryPoultry Processing480
Maple Leaf PorkPork Processing380
Triple M HousingManufactured Housing366
Green Acres FoundationSeniors Housing350
Lethbridge Family ServicesCommunity Social Service Organization325
Costco WholesaleDepartment Store322
PepsiCo Foods CanadaSnack Food Processing & Distribution251
Southern Alberta Community Living AssociationCommunity Social Service Organization235
Charlton & HillMetalwork, Heating & Air Conditioning235
KawneerMetal Manufacturing227
Save On FoodsRetail Food Stores225
Real Canadian SuperstoreDepartment Store220
Davis Auto GroupAutomobile Dealership206
Shoppers Drug MartRetail Health Care Stores206
Canadian TireHardware Stores185
BCT StructuresManufactured Housing180
Cavendish FarmsPotato Processing171
Richardson Oilseed LimitedCanola Processing & Packaging164
Canada SafewayRetail Food Stores150
Casino LethbridgeGambling150
Meridian ManufacturingAgricultural Equipment149
Pratt & Whitney CanadaAircraft Engine Manufacturing140
Haul-All EquipmentEquipment Manufacturer135
Southland Trailer Corp.Transportation Equipment131
Lethbridge Lodge HotelHotel & Conference Centre130
MNPChartered Accountants & Business Advisors129
Browns Social HouseRestaurant125
KB Heating & Air ConditioningHeating & Air Conditioning120
Alberta Motor AssociationTravel & Insurance Providers114
VarsteelSteel Suppliers110
Lethbridge Iron WorksIron Foundry110
ATBFinancial Institution109
Firestone Restaurant & BarRestaurant105
Sears CanadaDepartment Store100


Staff includes full-time, part-time and casual workers.
Includes the staffing levels of all Lethbridge locations.


Economic Development Lethbridge, Survey of Major Employers, Fall 2015

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Did You Know?

Lethbridge College is the only school in North America to have a 22-metre wind turbine training tower specific to the wind turbine industry on their campus.