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Manufacturing jobs push numbers higher in March

April 15, 2021   Don Horne

Employment in Canada increased by 634,800 jobs from February to March according to the March ADP Canada National Employment Report, with manufacturing jobs leading the way in the goods-producing sector.

“March recorded significant job gains in the labour market, with all sectors adding jobs,” said Nela Richardson, chief economist, ADP. “The relaxed restrictions in some provinces have contributed to the job growth, led by trade, transportation and utilities; and leisure and hospitality leading the way. We are continuing to keep a close watch on the service sector and those industries that require consumer contact, as their trajectory will be determined by the path of the virus and number of cases, varying restrictions, as well as changes in business practices that lead to an increased reliance on automation post-pandemic.”

The ADP Canada National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute.  The report, which is derived from actual ADP payroll data, measures the change in total non-farm payroll employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

Here is a breakdown of the March 2021 Report:

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Total Canada Non-farm Payroll Employment:     634,800

– Goods Producing:

  • Manufacturing     53,000
  • Construction     25,300
  • Natural Resources and Mining     3,800

– Service Providing:

  • Trade/Transportation and Utilities     164,400
  • Information     7,200
  • Finance/Real Estate     13,600
  • Professional/Business Services     65,500
  • Education & Health Care     88,200
  • Leisure and Hospitality     151,200
  • Other Services     62,700


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