Hiring in Canada surges with 154,000 new jobs added in November

The final Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada for 2021 brings some good news for the country’s economy and job seekers in particular. The data agency says that Canada added 154,000 new jobs in November.

This marks the sixth consecutive month of employment gains. The national unemployment rate fell to 6.0 per cent last month, down from 6.7 per cent in October. Currently, the unemployment rate is within a fraction of a percentage point of the 5.7 we saw right before the pandemic struck.

Employment increased in six provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. There was little change in British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick.

November’s job gains saw more full-time (+80,000) and part-time (+74,000) jobs created.

Statistics Canada suggests that these numbers are creating labour market conditions that are increasingly likely to contribute to new or worsening labour shortages and or geographic mismatches between vacant positions and the availability of the workers with the skills to fill them.

This follows on the heels of a report out last week that revealed that Canada has over one million unfilled jobs right now.

Here are the current unemployment rates across the country
(Along with jobs available right now on CareerBeacon)

Newfoundland and Labrador 10.4 per cent [View jobs in NL]

Prince Edward Island 8.0 per cent [Search jobs in PEI]

Nova Scotia 8.1 per cent [See jobs in Nova Scotia]

New Brunswick 8.5 per cent [View available jobs in New Brunswick]

Quebec 4.5 per cent [See jobs in Quebec]

Ontario 6.4 per cent [Job opportunities in Ontario]

Manitoba 5.1 per cent [Jobs in Manitoba]

Saskatchewan 5.2 per cent [Browse jobs in Saskatchewan]

Alberta 7.6 per cent [Available jobs in Alberta]

British Columbia 5.6 per cent [See jobs in B.C.]

Read the complete Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada for November of 2021.

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