Comparing Labour Markets in Various Provinces

Among the provinces that recorded an increase in job opportunities are Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland, Ontario, and Prince Edward Island. The other provinces also recorded increases with very little change in employment rates.

British Columbia had the highest number of jobs created with 34,000 new newly occupied vacancies, full-time jobs.

Hot on BC’s heels was Ontario, which had an increase of 31,000 jobs in October. Most of the positions filled were in the wholesale, retail, and manufacturing industries.

In Alberta, the employment rate increased for the fifth consecutive month in October, resulting in 23,000 new jobs. That’s a promising occurrence, considering there were worrying levels of unemployment rates in the few months following the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The province’s city of Calgary had the highest job opportunities.

Employment in Newfoundland and Labrador remained the same, each with 5,900 jobs in October. Prince Edward Island recorded 900 jobs.

Employment Rate in the Struggling Hospitality and Food Service Industry Triggers New Jobs in Other Sectors

According to Statistics Canada reports, the increase in new jobs in other industries might be caused by the increasing unemployment rate in the accommodation and food service industry. Over 48,000 workers in the sectors filed for unemployment, with Quebec being the most affected territory.

The Information, Culture, and Recreation industry also suffered the most. The three most affected provinces include Alberta, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.

Meanwhile, other industries recorded unchanged employment rates in October. These include transportation, construction, and warehousing. Nonetheless, other sectors, such as professional scientific, wholesale, technical services, and education services, had significant increases in job opportunities, surpassing the pre-COVID-19 times.

The data provided by Statistics Canada is critical in tracking the employment rates in different markets and the impact of the recovery measures in the coronavirus tidal wave. The reports include trends in other industries, variations in various demographic levels, and the national labour market. The information helps the government make the right decisions on where to direct their spending as far as education and employment are concerned.

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