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    Tourism in Prince Edward County is Thriving: Why Can’t Staff Afford to Live There?

    Prince Edward County located in rural southern Ontario has an average house price of $820,000. For a 1-bedroom rental, the average price is $1,464 a month. This makes hiring seasonal staff for businesses much more difficult.

    Samantha Parsons, co-owner of Parsons Brewing Company said she has lost potential staff due to the expensive cost of living. Often the co-owner would have to assist in helping the employee find an affordable living space. During this year, Parsons had to co-sign a lease on a house for employees to ensure they take the job. 

    The county has been a popular tourist destination for many years. With the pandemic influencing people to migrate away from the city it has pushed house prices even higher. 

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