The Canadian economy created 231 thousand jobs in June of 2021, above market expectations of a 195 thousand rise and following a cumulative decline of 275,000 over the previous two months. Job gains were entirely in part-time work (+264,000) and concentrated among youth aged 15 to 24 (+164,000; +7.1%), primarily young women, marking the largest single-month increase for this age group since July 2020. Meanwhile, full-time work was little changed (-33 thousand). Employment rose markedly in June in several services-producing industries where a high proportion of jobs involve face-to-face interactions with the public, including accommodation and food services (+101,000), retail trade (+75,000), and "other" services (+24,000). Employment increased in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. The number of Canadians working from home fell by nearly 400,000 to 4.7 million. source: Statistics Canada

Employment Change in Canada averaged 16.93 Thousand from 1976 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 952.90 Thousand in June of 2020 and a record low of -1993.80 Thousand in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Employment Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Employment Change - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2021.

Employment Change in Canada is expected to be 70.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Change in Canada to stand at 70.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Employment Change is projected to trend around 23.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Employment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
230.70 -68.00 952.90 -1993.80 1976 - 2021 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-09 12:30 PM Mar 303.1K 259.2K 100K 85K
2021-05-07 12:30 PM Apr -207.1K 303.1K -175K -210K
2021-06-04 12:30 PM May -68K -207K -20K -10K
2021-07-09 12:30 PM Jun 230.7K -68K 195K 190K
2021-08-06 12:30 PM Jul 230.7K 177.5K 150K
2021-09-10 12:30 PM Aug
2021-10-08 12:30 PM Sep
2021-11-05 01:30 PM Oct


News Stream
Canadian Economy Adds More Jobs than Expected
The Canadian economy created 231 thousand jobs in June of 2021, above market expectations of a 195 thousand rise and following a cumulative decline of 275,000 over the previous two months. Job gains were entirely in part-time work (+264,000) and concentrated among youth aged 15 to 24 (+164,000; +7.1%), primarily young women, marking the largest single-month increase for this age group since July 2020. Meanwhile, full-time work was little changed (-33 thousand). Employment rose markedly in June in several services-producing industries where a high proportion of jobs involve face-to-face interactions with the public, including accommodation and food services (+101,000), retail trade (+75,000), and "other" services (+24,000). Employment increased in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. The number of Canadians working from home fell by nearly 400,000 to 4.7 million.
2021-07-09
Canada Sheds More Jobs than Expected in May
The Canadian economy shed 68 thousand jobs in May of 2021, more than market expectations of a 20 thousand decline in employment and added to a decline of 207 thousand jobs in the previous month. The contraction seen in the current month reflects the rollout of tighter public health restrictions following the previous release, including an ongoing lockdown in Ontario, while Quebec and New Brunswick eased some restrictions towards late May. Both full-time (-13,800; -0.1%) and part-time (-54,200; -1.6%) employment fell. The most impacted industries were manufacturing (-35,900; -2.0%); other services (-24,100; -3.2%); wholesale and retail (-21,200; -0.8%); and construction (-15,800; -1.1%). Meanwhile, employment in the accommodation and food industry was little changed in May but stood at almost one third below pre-pandemic levels. The largest drops in workforce were seen in the provinces of Ontario (-31,600; -0.4%), Nova Scotia (-22,200; -4.8%), and Quebec (-8,000; -0.2%).
2021-06-04
Canadian Economy Sheds More Jobs than Expected
The Canadian economy shed 207 thousand jobs in April of 2021, more than market expectations of a 175 thousand contraction and pausing a two-month cumulative growth in employment. The drop was almost as large as in January of 2021, as pandemic restrictions were tightened across several provinces, including a lockdown in Ontario. Both full-time (-129,000; -0.8%) and part-time (-78,000; -2.3%) employment fell. The most impacted industries were retail trade (-84,000; -3.8%); accommodation and food services (-59,000; -6.4%); and information, culture and recreation (-26,000; -3.6%). Labor market dynamics differed between provinces, with more jobs being lost in Ontario (-153,000; -2.1%) and British Columbia (-43,000; -1.6%), while Quebec was unchanged and Saskatchewan saw jobs rise (+9,500; +1.7%). Virtually all jobs erased in April were among private sector employees (-204,000; -1.7%), while self-employment continued to rise (+9,700; +0.4%).
2021-05-07
Canadian Economy Adds More Jobs than Expected
The Canadian economy created 303 thousand jobs in March of 2021, above market expectations of a 100 thousand rise, bringing employment to within 1.5% of its pre-COVID February 2020 level. Both full-time (+175,000; +1.2%) and part-time (+128,000; +3.9%) employment increased. Self-employment rose for the first time in three months, up 56,000 (+2.1%), but remained 5.4% (-156,000) below its pre-COVID February 2020 level. Employment in retail trade rose by 95,000 (+4.5%) in March, fully recouping the remainder of the losses sustained in January. The number of people working in information, culture and recreation also went up (+62,000; +9.4%) for the first time since September. There were 21,000 (+2.4%) more people working in accommodation and food services. Employment increased in most provinces, namely Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia.
2021-04-09

Canada Employment Change
In Canada, employment change refers to the change in the number of persons who work for pay or profit, or perform unpaid family work. Estimates include both full-time and part-time employment.