Canadian employment rises by 351,300 jobs in April – Staffing Industry Analysts

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May 20, 2021

The number of jobs in Canada rose by 351,300 in April when compared to March, according to the ADP Canada National Employment report.

“In April, the labor market recorded the third straight month of gains despite tightening restrictions due to an increase in Covid-19 cases,” said Nela Richardson, chief economist, ADP. “Nearly every sector added jobs, with only information contracting slightly. Leisure and hospitality and trade, transportation and utilities led job growth along with other service-producing industries, while the goods-producing industries remained flat.”

However, the number of jobs added in March was revised down to 266,700 from the initially reported 634,800.

Here is ADP’s data on jobs gained or lost by industry:

  • Goods producing:
    • Manufacturing, up 13,200
    • Construction, up 29,900                                                                                      
    • Natural resources and mining, up 2,400
  • Service providing:
    • Trade/transportation and utilities, up 73,000                                  
    • Information, down 200
    • Finance/real estate, up 7,800
    • Professional/business services, up 36,600
      • Professional/technical, up 14,100
      • Management of companies, down 2,200
      • Administrative and support, up 24,600          
    • Education & healthcare, up 52,900
      • Educational services, up 14,200
      • Healthcare, up 38,700
    • Leisure and hospitality, up 106,400   
    • Other services, up 29,200  

Data for the report is derived from actual, anonymous payroll data of client companies served by ADP Canada.