The Canadian economy added a net 153.7 thousand jobs in November of 2021, far above market expectations of 35 thousand, pointing to the sixth consecutive month of expansion in the workforce. Job creation increased both for full-time (+80,000) and part-time (+74,000) workers, mainly concentrated in the private sector (+107,000). Among different industries, employment rose the most in the services-providing sector (+127,000), driven by healthcare and social assistance (+44,000), retail trade (+34,000), and professional, scientific, and technical services (+28,000). The goods-producing industry (+26,000) also grew, driven by manufacturing (+35,000). On the other hand, little change was seen in the public sector. In November, the Canadian economy had 198,000 more jobs than pre-pandemic levels in February of 2020. source: Statistics Canada

Employment Change in Canada averaged 17.46 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 December of 2021.

Employment Change in Canada is expected to be 80.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. 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


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-11-05 12:30 PM Oct 31.2K 157.1K 50K 70K
2021-12-03 01:30 PM Nov 153.7K 31.2K 35K 45K
2022-01-07 01:30 PM Dec 153.7K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 6.00 6.70 percent Nov/21
Employed Persons 19316.10 19162.40 Thousand Nov/21
Unemployed Persons 1243.80 1365.60 Thousand Nov/21
Part Time Employment 73.80 -5.20 Thousand Nov/21
Full Time Employment 79.90 36.40 Thousand Nov/21
Employment Change 153.70 31.20 Thousand Nov/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.30 65.30 percent Nov/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.50 10.20 percent Nov/21
Labour Costs 120.63 117.14 points Sep/21
Productivity 109.01 110.67 points Sep/21
Wages 27.49 27.46 CAD/Hour Sep/21
Minimum Wages 14.35 14.25 CAD/Hour Oct/21
Wages in Manufacturing 27.43 27.54 CAD/Hour Sep/21
Population 38.01 37.78 Million Dec/20
Employment Rate 61.40 61.00 percent Nov/21
Average Hourly Earnings 31.18 31.03 CAD Nov/21
Wage Growth 2.60 2.56 percent Sep/21
Non Farm Payrolls 16613.90 16289.10 Thousand Jul/21
Job Vacancies 731905.00 553480.00 Jun/21

News Stream
Canadian Economy Adds More Jobs than Expected
The Canadian economy added a net 153.7 thousand jobs in November of 2021, far above market expectations of 35 thousand, pointing to the sixth consecutive month of expansion in the workforce. Job creation increased both for full-time (+80,000) and part-time (+74,000) workers, mainly concentrated in the private sector (+107,000). Among different industries, employment rose the most in the services-providing sector (+127,000), driven by healthcare and social assistance (+44,000), retail trade (+34,000), and professional, scientific, and technical services (+28,000). The goods-producing industry (+26,000) also grew, driven by manufacturing (+35,000). On the other hand, little change was seen in the public sector. In November, the Canadian economy had 198,000 more jobs than pre-pandemic levels in February of 2020.
2021-12-03
Canadian Economy Adds Less Jobs than Expected
The Canadian economy added a net 31.2 thousand jobs in October of 2021, below market expectations of 50 thousand, but pointing to the fifth consecutive month of expansion in the workforce. Job creation was concentrated in the private sector (+70,000), while public sector employment remained relatively unchanged. Further gains were offset by declines in self-employment (-38,000), marking the seventh consecutive month without growth. Among different industries, employment rose significantly for retail trade (+72,000), followed by information, culture, and recreation (+15,100). On the other hand, declines took place for accommodation and food services (-27,000).
2021-11-05
Canadian Employment Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels
The Canadian economy added a net 157 thousand jobs in September of 2021, significantly beating market expectations of a 65 thousand rise and pointing to the fourth consecutive month of expansion in the workforce, enough to see employment return to its pre-pandemic level from February of 2020. Job creation was concentrated in full-time work (+194,000), split between the public sector (+78,000) and private sector (+98,000), while part-time jobs saw little change in September. Employment significantly rose in the service sector (+142,000), driven by public administration (+37,000), information, culture, and administration (+33,000), and professional, scientific, and technical services (+33,000), while accommodation and food services jobs fell for the first time in 5 months (-27,000). Little change was noted in the goods-producing sector, while self-employment also remained unchanged to mark the sixth consecutive month without growth.
2021-10-08

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.