Canada added 378,000 jobs in September, even more than in August

Canada’s economy added 378,000 new jobs in September, Statistics Canada says, almost all of which were full-time positions. September’s job gains mean that the job market is now within 720,000 positions of where it was in February, before the advent of COVID-19 in Canada.  March and April saw a cumulative record of three million jobs lost

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Canada added 246,000 jobs in August, but employment still 1 million short of pre-COVID level

Canada’s economy added 246,000 jobs in August, a figure that pushed the jobless rate down 0.7 percentage points to 10.2 per cent. Statistics Canada reported Friday that most of the new jobs recorded in the month were full-time work. The figure was in line with what economists had been expecting. August’s number brings the four-month

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Employment recovering in Canada

Newly-released data on payroll, and earning hours from May show how easing coronavirus-related restrictions is affecting employment in Canada. Average weekly earnings increased in May, according to the Survey of Employment, Payroll and Hours. This Statistics Canada survey provides monthly information on payroll employment, earnings and hours worked in Canada. Though it predates the pandemic,

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Canada’s job market on track for one of its best years on record. The economy gains 53,700 job, blowing past forecasts

Canada posted another surprisingly strong month of job gains in a labour market that is on track for one of its best years on record. The economy added 53,700 jobs last month, Statistics Canada said Friday in Ottawa, following a gain of 81,100 in August. Canada has now added 358,100 since December, the most in

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Job surge helps push Canada’s unemployment rate to lowest in over 40 years

Data another sign Canada is on the path back to growth Canada’s labour market continued its strong run of job gains, bringing the unemployment rate down to a fresh low and adding to evidence the country is emerging from a recent slowdown. The economy added 27,700 in May, Statistics Canada said Friday in Ottawa, bringing

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GM, Unifor announce investment in Oshawa plant that will save 300 jobs

GM, Unifor announce investment in Oshawa plant that will save 300 jobs Unifor and GM Canada said the transition will cost $170 million and save 300 of the 2,600 union jobs at the plant, with the potential to grow and attract more jobs as the facility attracts new customers. May 8, 2019 Adam Burns and Shawn Jeffords,

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Canadian Natural optimism up on oil curtailments, crude-by-rail rebound

CALGARY — Fears of another Alberta oil price crisis are ebbing thanks to the government’s production curtailment program  and improving crude-by-rail profitability, says the president of oilsands producer Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. But anxiety about a return to the steep price discounts of last fall won’t disappear until new pipelines are built and flaws are

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Canada’s economy adds 106,500 jobs, most in a month since 1976

Canada’s labour market delivered a surprise Friday with its biggest one-month employment surge since 1976, when the government started collecting comparable data. The country added 106,500 net jobs in April, and the bulk of them were full time, Statistics Canada said in its latest labour force survey. The unexpected increase helped drop the unemployment rate to

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