Canada added 63,000 jobs in September

By Steve Randall

The latest employment figures show an increase in Canadian jobs in September and a fall in unemployment.

The 63,000 increase reported by Statistics Canada was driven by part-time roles and brought the year-over-year rise to 222,000 or 1.2%. The annual increase was almost entirely due to a 224,000 increase in full-time roles.

Ontario saw the largest rise in jobs month-over-month with a 36,000 net increase, driven by 39,000 part-time roles while full-time roles were little changed.

British Columbia was the only other province to see any significant rise in jobs, adding 33,000 jobs – mostly full time (26K).

More people worked in construction (28,000); finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing (13,000); public administration (12,000); and agriculture (9,000).

But fewer were employed in information, culture and recreation; and business, building and other support services.

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