The Canadian economy added 54.7 thousand jobs in December of 2021, following a 153.7 thousand gain in November and above market expectations of 27.5 thousand driven by gains in the goods-producing sector (+44,000). Full-time employment rose by 123,000 (+0.8%) in December, with the majority of the increase occurring among men of core working age (+95,000; +1.6%). On the other hand, part-time employment declined by 68,000 (-1.9%). Among core-aged men aged 25 to 54, employment increased by 63,000 (+1.0%), making it 162,000 (+2.5%) higher than in February 2020. Public sector employment rose by 32,000 (+0.8%), while there was little change in the number of private sector employees and the number of self-employed workers. Among workers who worked at least half their usual hours, the proportion who worked from home was little changed in December at 23.8%. Employment increased in Ontario and Saskatchewan, while it declined in Newfoundland and Labrador. source: Statistics Canada

Employment Change in Canada averaged 17.80 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 January of 2022.

Employment Change in Canada is expected to be 120.00 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
2021-12-03 01:30 PM Nov 153.7K 31.2K 35K 45K
2022-01-07 01:30 PM Dec 54.7K 153.7K 27.5K 32.6K
2022-02-04 01:30 PM Jan 54.7K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 5.90 6.00 percent Dec/21
Employed Persons 19370.80 19316.10 Thousand Dec/21
Unemployed Persons 1212.30 1243.80 Thousand Dec/21
Part Time Employment -67.70 73.80 Thousand Dec/21
Full Time Employment 122.50 79.90 Thousand Dec/21
Employment Change 54.70 153.70 Thousand Dec/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.30 65.30 percent Dec/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.80 10.50 percent Dec/21
Labour Costs 120.63 117.14 points Sep/21
Productivity 109.01 110.67 points Sep/21
Wages 27.75 27.49 CAD/Hour Oct/21
Wages in Manufacturing 27.45 27.43 CAD/Hour Oct/21
Minimum Wages 14.35 14.25 CAD/Hour Oct/21
Population 38.01 37.78 Million Dec/20
Average Hourly Earnings 31.22 31.18 CAD Dec/21
Employment Rate 61.50 61.40 percent Dec/21
Wage Growth 2.70 2.60 percent Oct/21
Non Farm Payrolls 16613.90 16289.10 Thousand Jul/21
Job Vacancies 731905.00 553480.00 Jun/21

News Stream
Canada December Employment Above Forecasts
The Canadian economy added 54.7 thousand jobs in December of 2021, following a 153.7 thousand gain in November and above market expectations of 27.5 thousand driven by gains in the goods-producing sector (+44,000). Full-time employment rose by 123,000 (+0.8%) in December, with the majority of the increase occurring among men of core working age (+95,000; +1.6%). On the other hand, part-time employment declined by 68,000 (-1.9%). Among core-aged men aged 25 to 54, employment increased by 63,000 (+1.0%), making it 162,000 (+2.5%) higher than in February 2020. Public sector employment rose by 32,000 (+0.8%), while there was little change in the number of private sector employees and the number of self-employed workers. Among workers who worked at least half their usual hours, the proportion who worked from home was little changed in December at 23.8%. Employment increased in Ontario and Saskatchewan, while it declined in Newfoundland and Labrador.
2022-01-07
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

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.