Growth in Canada’s labour market

Canada’s  unemployment rate fell to 8.9 per cent last month.

Between August and September, there were 378,200 jobs created in Canada’s labour market.

According to the survey it the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of self-employed workers increased by 33,000.

The Canadian provinces that saw an employment increase in October are Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.

British Columbia led the way in October, gaining 34,000 jobs. Ontario was second with 31,000 new jobs created in October, mainly in wholesale and retail trade, and manufacturing.