Several major cities including Windsor and Thunder Bay experienced a rate of job creation below the national average.
Three of the province's CMAs experienced employment growth at less than half the national average.
Ontario plans to spend $117.3 million on training programs for women and minorities.
The Greenbelt Act helped drive up residential housing prices in the Greater Toronto Area.
In Windsor, median household income actually declined.
Total employment increased by 17.3 per cent in the GTA, 9.7 per cent in Ottawa and 1.9 per cent in the rest of the province.
The Toronto and Ottawa metropolitan areas were responsible for 98.6 per cent of all net job growth in the province.
Compared to 2007, Ontario had 170,000 fewer manufacturing jobs in 2017.