Canada experienced robust hiring despite tepid performance in some industries

Employment in Canada increased by 42,800 jobs from February to March, according to the ADP Canada National Employment Report.

“Overall, Canada experienced robust hiring in the month of March despite a tepid performance in some industries,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice-president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute.

“While there were losses in finance, information and education, they were outpaced by significant growth in the construction industry.”

Change in jobs in March

Manufacturing 2,300
Construction 22,300
Natural resources, mining 5,700
Trade/transportation/utilities 6,800
Information -2,700
Finance/real estate -9,600
Professional/business services 5,900
Professional/technical 8,100
Management of companies 1,600
Administrative, support -3,900
Educational services -6,800
Health care 6,000
Leisure, hospitality 260
Other services 12,700

The February total of jobs added was revised down from 32,700 to 16,200.

The report is a monthly measure of the change in total Canada non-farm payroll employment derived from actual, anonymous payroll data of client companies served by ADP Canada. The report, which measures more than two million workers in Canada, is produced by the ADP Research Institute, a specialized group within the company that provides insights around employment trends and workforce strategy.

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Published on April 19, 2018