Canadian Employment (November 2021) - December 3, 2021
Canadian employment grew for the sixth consecutive month in November according to Statistics Canada, rising by 154,000 to 19.316 million (0.8%, m/m). Canadian employment had recovered to its pre-pandemic level in September and is now roughly 1% above that level. Since the prior survey period, public health measures were largely unchanged except for some capacity limits and distancing requirements being further eased in Ontario and Quebec.
Employment gains in November were quite widely distributed across sectors of the economy. Employment increased in both the services-producing sector (+127,000) and the goods-producing sector (+26,000), while the employment rate for women aged