Canada gained nearly 250,000 more jobs in August

The Canadian economy saw another month of solid job growth in August. Statistics Canada is reporting that the country added 246,000 jobs last month, the fourth-straight month of employment increases. These job gains brought the national unemployment rate down to 10.2 per cent, a 0.7 per cent drop from the 10.9 per seen last month….

By the numbers: Canada gained over 400,000 new jobs in July

The Canadian job market continues to rebound from the crash it took in the height of the COVID-19 crisis. Statistics Canada is reporting that the economy added another 419,000 jobs in July. This follows from the nearly one million jobs gained a month earlier, in June. This brings the national unemployment rate down to 10.9…

Canadian economy adds nearly 1,000,000 new jobs in June

Statistics Canada has just released the Labour Force Survey for June this morning, and the Canadian economy is showing solid signs of recovery. Nearly one million more people were working in this country in June than in May. Stats Can says that 953,000 jobs were gained last month, an almost even split of full-time and…

Canadian economy surprises experts with double the expected job creation

Statistics Canada released the Labour Force Survey for January this morning, and it’s a good news report. The country’s economy added 34,500 jobs last month, bringing the national unemployment rate down to the near record low of 5.5 per cent. The lowest it has been in the over forty years Stats Can has been collecting…

Canada added 35,000 new jobs in December, 320,000 over 2019

Good news for job seekers. The Canadian economy had a much better month for job creation in December than we saw in November, ending the year on a high note. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 per cent last month with the addition of 35,000 full-time jobs, according to Statistics Canada. In December, employment increased…

Relocating for a job: Tips for hacking the Canadian job market

Canada has regions that are experiencing labour shortages at the same time as other areas are facing higher levels of unemployment. One of the clearest ways to improve the volume and quality of opportunities available to you is to move from an area with few jobs to one where workers are more sought after. So,…

Canada saw huge employment gains last month – here’s where the jobs are

The Canadian economy posted much larger than expected job gains in August. Statistics Canada reports that the country saw 81,100 more people working last month, far outpacing the fewer than 20,000 most economists had been predicting. With these gains, the national unemployment rate held steady at 5.7 per cent, as more people entered the labour…

Unemployment in Canada hits a new record low

There was good news for Canadian workers in this morning’s Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada. This country’s economy added 27,700 last month, which dropped the national unemployment rate down to 5.4 per cent — the lowest ever recorded since comparable data became available in 1976. Year over year, Canada has gained 453,000 jobs or…

Canadian economy adds over 11,000 jobs in October

Statistics Canada has just released the latest Labour Force Survey, and it is another positive update. The Canadian economy added 33,900 full-time jobs in October, but these were partially offset by losses of 22,600 part-time positions. Statistics Canada reports that the net gain of 11,200 jobs nationwide is too small to be statistically relevant. This…