The Canadian economy added a net 39.8 thousand jobs in May of 2022, above market expectations of 30 thousand, pointing to the fourth consecutive month of expansion in the workforce. The employment growth was primarily driven by gains in full-time work among young and core-aged women. The increase was spread across several industries, led by wholesale and retail trade, and was concentrated in Alberta. source: Statistics Canada

Employment Change in Canada averaged 18.07 Thousand from 1976 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 930.50 Thousand in June of 2020 and a record low of -1985.60 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 July of 2022.

Employment Change in Canada is expected to be 170.00 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 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Employment Change



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-06 12:30 PM Apr 15.3K 72.5K 55K 80K
2022-06-10 12:30 PM May 39.8K 15.3K 30K 11K
2022-07-08 12:30 PM Jun 39.8K 22.5K 25K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 5.10 5.20 percent May 2022
Unemployed Persons 1057.80 1085.80 Thousand May 2022
Employed Persons 19640.30 19600.50 Thousand May 2022
Part Time Employment -95.80 47.10 Thousand May 2022
Full Time Employment 135.40 -31.60 Thousand May 2022
Employment Change 39.80 15.30 Thousand May 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.30 65.30 percent May 2022
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.80 10.10 percent May 2022
Productivity 106.98 107.46 points Mar 2022
Labour Costs 124.15 120.53 points Mar 2022
Wages 28.68 28.53 CAD/Hour Apr 2022
Minimum Wages 15.50 15.00 CAD/Hour Oct 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 28.67 28.90 CAD/Hour Apr 2022
Population 38.44 38.01 Million Dec 2021
Employment Rate 61.90 61.90 percent May 2022
Average Hourly Earnings 32.14 31.80 CAD May 2022
Non Farm Payrolls 17457.00 17311.00 Thousand Apr 2022
Wage Growth 4.30 2.10 percent Mar 2022
Job Vacancies 890385.00 915545.00 Mar 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
39.80 15.30 930.50 -1985.60 1976 - 2022 Thousand Monthly
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News Stream
Canadian Economy Adds More Jobs than Expected
The Canadian economy added a net 39.8 thousand jobs in May of 2022, above market expectations of 30 thousand, pointing to the fourth consecutive month of expansion in the workforce. The employment growth was primarily driven by gains in full-time work among young and core-aged women. The increase was spread across several industries, led by wholesale and retail trade, and was concentrated in Alberta.
2022-06-10
Canadian Jobs Rise Well Below Market Forecasts
The Canadian economy added 15.3K jobs in April of 2022, following a 75K increase in March and widely missed market forecasts of 55K. The number of part-time jobs went up by 47.1K and on top of that, the involuntary part-time employment rate fell to a new all-time low of 15.7%, but was almost offset by a 31.6K decrease in full-time jobs. Employment rose in the services-producing sector (31.4K), mostly in public administration, and professional, scientific & technical services; but fell in the goods-producing sector (-16K), mostly in construction. Across Canada, employment rose more in the Atlantic region and the province of Alberta, but fell in Quebec.
2022-05-06
Canadian Economy Adds 73K Jobs in March
The Canadian economy added 72.5K jobs in March of 2022, following a 336.6K gain in February and compared to market forecasts of 80K. It was mainly driven by an increase of 93K in full-time work while part-time jobs fell by 20.3K. Employment rose in the services-producing sector (42K), mostly in accommodation and food services, as well as other services; and the goods-producing (31K) sector, mostly in construction. Job gains were spread across private sector employees and the self-employed. The proportion of workers who report that they usually work exclusively from home continued to decline in March, down 1.8 percentage points to 20.7%.
2022-04-08