Table 6 
Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted 

Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted
  January
2021
February
2021
Standard error1 January to February 2021 February 2020 to February 2021 January to February 2021 February 2020 to February 2021
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Total employed, all industries 222.1 207.1 2.6 -15.0 -17.1 -6.8 -7.6
Goods-producing sector 43.9 40.1 1.6 -3.8 -6.0 -8.7 -13.0
Agriculture 1.1 1.3 0.4 0.2 -0.6 18.2 -31.6
Natural resources2 13.7 12.4 0.9 -1.3 -1.7 -9.5 -12.1
Utilities 2.9 2.7 0.2 -0.2 0.2 -6.9 8.0
Construction 17.4 15.3 1.1 -2.1 -3.2 -12.1 -17.3
Manufacturing 8.9 8.3 0.7 -0.6 -0.9 -6.7 -9.8
Services-producing sector  178.1 167.0 2.2 -11.1 -11.1 -6.2 -6.2
Wholesale and retail trade 35.9 33.3 1.3 -2.6 -3.6 -7.2 -9.8
Transportation and warehousing 8.1 8.4 0.6 0.3 -2.5 3.7 -22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 6.5 7.3 0.5 0.8 0.5 12.3 7.4
Professional, scientific and technical services 11.3 9.9 0.5 -1.4 1.5 -12.4 17.9
Business, building and other support services 6.3 7.0 0.8 0.7 -0.2 11.1 -2.8
Educational services 16.6 15.0 0.7 -1.6 -1.9 -9.6 -11.2
Health care and social assistance 44.2 44.0 1.0 -0.2 5.7 -0.5 14.9
Information, culture and recreation 7.0 5.1 0.6 -1.9 -0.9 -27.1 -15.0
Accommodation and food services 14.6 11.1 0.9 -3.5 -7.0 -24.0 -38.7
Other services (except public administration) 9.4 7.4 0.7 -2.0 -4.7 -21.3 -38.8
Public administration 18.2 18.5 0.8 0.3 1.9 1.6 11.4
Prince Edward Island              
Total employed, all industries 78.4 77.9 0.8 -0.5 -3.9 -0.6 -4.8
Goods-producing sector 19.7 19.9 0.6 0.2 -0.5 1.0 -2.5
Agriculture 3.4 3.8 0.3 0.4 -0.7 11.8 -15.6
Natural resources2 2.6 2.2 0.3 -0.4 0.6 -15.4 37.5
Utilities 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Construction 6.6 6.5 0.3 -0.1 -0.7 -1.5 -9.7
Manufacturing 7.0 7.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 2.9 4.3
Services-producing sector  58.8 58.0 0.8 -0.8 -3.4 -1.4 -5.5
Wholesale and retail trade 10.5 10.5 0.4 0.0 -1.4 0.0 -11.8
Transportation and warehousing 2.5 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.0 8.0 0.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 2.8 3.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 7.1 0.0
Professional, scientific and technical services 4.1 4.0 0.2 -0.1 0.1 -2.4 2.6
Business, building and other support services 2.3 1.8 0.2 -0.5 -0.4 -21.7 -18.2
Educational services 6.3 6.4 0.3 0.1 0.6 1.6 10.3
Health care and social assistance 11.5 11.4 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.9 -1.7
Information, culture and recreation 2.5 2.2 0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -12.0 -12.0
Accommodation and food services 5.5 4.5 0.4 -1.0 -1.7 -18.2 -27.4
Other services (except public administration) 2.2 2.6 0.2 0.4 -1.0 18.2 -27.8
Public administration 8.6 8.9 0.3 0.3 1.0 3.5 12.7
Nova Scotia              
Total employed, all industries 462.7 465.2 3.5 2.5 -1.8 0.5 -0.4
Goods-producing sector 92.5 91.4 2.1 -1.1 2.4 -1.2 2.7
Agriculture 7.8 8.3 0.7 0.5 2.8 6.4 50.9
Natural resources2 10.3 10.1 1.1 -0.2 -0.4 -1.9 -3.8
Utilities 4.3 4.7 0.2 0.4 1.2 9.3 34.3
Construction 36.6 35.2 1.4 -1.4 0.8 -3.8 2.3
Manufacturing 33.4 33.1 1.2 -0.3 -2.0 -0.9 -5.7
Services-producing sector  370.3 373.8 3.3 3.5 -4.2 0.9 -1.1
Wholesale and retail trade 72.2 73.4 1.8 1.2 -6.6 1.7 -8.3
Transportation and warehousing 22.7 21.9 0.8 -0.8 2.2 -3.5 11.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 22.6 24.8 0.8 2.2 2.8 9.7 12.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 34.0 32.8 1.0 -1.2 4.8 -3.5 17.1
Business, building and other support services 17.8 17.2 1.0 -0.6 -1.8 -3.4 -9.5
Educational services 40.6 39.2 1.2 -1.4 4.1 -3.4 11.7
Health care and social assistance 74.7 72.4 1.4 -2.3 -0.2 -3.1 -0.3
Information, culture and recreation 15.4 15.4 1.0 0.0 -3.0 0.0 -16.3
Accommodation and food services 24.4 30.0 1.5 5.6 -7.6 23.0 -20.2
Other services (except public administration) 14.7 16.3 1.0 1.6 0.9 10.9 5.8
Public administration 31.1 30.5 0.9 -0.6 0.4 -1.9 1.3
New Brunswick              
Total employed, all industries 361.8 359.2 2.8 -2.6 -6.2 -0.7 -1.7
Goods-producing sector 71.4 68.6 1.7 -2.8 -8.9 -3.9 -11.5
Agriculture 5.1 4.6 0.7 -0.5 -1.5 -9.8 -24.6
Natural resources2 8.7 9.1 0.8 0.4 -1.3 4.6 -12.5
Utilities 3.7 3.5 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -5.4 -5.4
Construction 22.4 22.1 1.0 -0.3 -3.9 -1.3 -15.0
Manufacturing 31.5 29.4 1.1 -2.1 -2.0 -6.7 -6.4
Services-producing sector  290.3 290.6 2.5 0.3 2.7 0.1 0.9
Wholesale and retail trade 55.6 56.9 1.3 1.3 2.7 2.3 5.0
Transportation and warehousing 19.2 19.1 0.7 -0.1 0.3 -0.5 1.6
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 17.3 17.5 0.6 0.2 1.0 1.2 6.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 18.4 18.0 0.7 -0.4 1.2 -2.2 7.1
Business, building and other support services 15.9 15.8 0.8 -0.1 -1.9 -0.6 -10.7
Educational services 28.5 28.5 1.0 0.0 1.4 0.0 5.2
Health care and social assistance 60.1 60.4 1.1 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.5
Information, culture and recreation 10.3 10.2 0.7 -0.1 -2.0 -1.0 -16.4
Accommodation and food services 21.9 20.5 1.1 -1.4 -2.1 -6.4 -9.3
Other services (except public administration) 14.5 15.3 0.7 0.8 0.9 5.5 6.3
Public administration 28.5 28.5 0.8 0.0 1.1 0.0 4.0
Quebec              
Total employed, all industries 4,102.1 4,214.7 21.2 112.6 -138.6 2.7 -3.2
Goods-producing sector 899.6 918.3 10.7 18.7 12.0 2.1 1.3
Agriculture 61.7 63.8 2.7 2.1 4.7 3.4 8.0
Natural resources2 37.4 37.0 2.2 -0.4 -0.9 -1.1 -2.4
Utilities 26.0 27.0 1.2 1.0 2.0 3.8 8.0
Construction 282.4 295.5 7.4 13.1 13.6 4.6 4.8
Manufacturing 492.1 495.1 7.4 3.0 -7.3 0.6 -1.5
Services-producing sector  3,202.4 3,296.4 19.4 94.0 -150.6 2.9 -4.4
Wholesale and retail trade 578.8 645.9 10.0 67.1 -18.5 11.6 -2.8
Transportation and warehousing 229.2 235.1 6.0 5.9 -12.4 2.6 -5.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 266.6 261.2 5.0 -5.4 10.5 -2.0 4.2
Professional, scientific and technical services 355.4 356.0 6.5 0.6 7.5 0.2 2.2
Business, building and other support services 163.7 163.5 6.7 -0.2 0.4 -0.1 0.2
Educational services 338.9 347.8 7.2 8.9 30.1 2.6 9.5
Health care and social assistance 576.6 581.2 7.9 4.6 -19.2 0.8 -3.2
Information, culture and recreation 136.8 124.0 6.4 -12.8 -57.6 -9.4 -31.7
Accommodation and food services 168.8 176.5 7.9 7.7 -82.2 4.6 -31.8
Other services (except public administration) 140.0 158.6 4.9 18.6 -14.2 13.3 -8.2
Public administration 247.7 246.7 3.9 -1.0 5.1 -0.4 2.1
Ontario              
Total employed, all industries 7,085.5 7,185.8 28.2 100.3 -305.3 1.4 -4.1
Goods-producing sector 1,464.7 1,469.6 14.6 4.9 -25.2 0.3 -1.7
Agriculture 69.4 59.8 3.1 -9.6 -19.0 -13.8 -24.1
Natural resources2 34.7 35.1 2.3 0.4 0.6 1.2 1.7
Utilities 50.3 51.9 1.9 1.6 -2.9 3.2 -5.3
Construction 535.4 532.9 9.8 -2.5 -31.0 -0.5 -5.5
Manufacturing 775.0 790.0 10.2 15.0 27.2 1.9 3.6
Services-producing sector  5,620.8 5,716.2 26.9 95.4 -280.0 1.7 -4.7
Wholesale and retail trade 984.9 1,015.2 14.7 30.3 -85.3 3.1 -7.8
Transportation and warehousing 356.8 361.3 8.1 4.5 -36.0 1.3 -9.1
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 639.6 633.2 8.6 -6.4 28.5 -1.0 4.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 703.0 711.4 10.6 8.4 40.3 1.2 6.0
Business, building and other support services 269.0 272.6 8.0 3.6 -51.5 1.3 -15.9
Educational services 530.5 541.9 9.7 11.4 -2.5 2.1 -0.5
Health care and social assistance 902.4 900.2 10.8 -2.2 -15.8 -0.2 -1.7
Information, culture and recreation 268.2 284.0 8.8 15.8 -18.2 5.9 -6.0
Accommodation and food services 286.2 321.1 10.5 34.9 -121.9 12.2 -27.5
Other services (except public administration) 288.7 286.7 8.0 -2.0 -17.6 -0.7 -5.8
Public administration 391.6 388.6 5.6 -3.0 -0.1 -0.8 -0.0
Manitoba              
Total employed, all industries 631.0 647.2 3.4 16.2 -17.1 2.6 -2.6
Goods-producing sector 145.0 148.8 1.9 3.8 -2.1 2.6 -1.4
Agriculture 25.6 25.4 1.0 -0.2 -1.4 -0.8 -5.2
Natural resources2 3.8 3.8 0.5 0.0 -1.4 0.0 -26.9
Utilities 4.7 4.7 0.3 0.0 -2.0 0.0 -29.9
Construction 48.3 50.7 1.2 2.4 1.0 5.0 2.0
Manufacturing 62.6 64.3 1.1 1.7 1.7 2.7 2.7
Services-producing sector  486.0 498.4 3.3 12.4 -15.0 2.6 -2.9
Wholesale and retail trade 90.4 95.7 1.6 5.3 2.0 5.9 2.1
Transportation and warehousing 40.2 41.1 1.0 0.9 0.8 2.2 2.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 35.6 34.2 0.7 -1.4 0.8 -3.9 2.4
Professional, scientific and technical services 31.3 31.7 0.9 0.4 0.3 1.3 1.0
Business, building and other support services 20.6 21.4 0.9 0.8 -2.0 3.9 -8.5
Educational services 55.3 57.9 1.3 2.6 4.1 4.7 7.6
Health care and social assistance 100.2 101.4 1.4 1.2 -7.3 1.2 -6.7
Information, culture and recreation 20.1 19.1 1.0 -1.0 -3.2 -5.0 -14.3
Accommodation and food services 27.1 29.6 1.4 2.5 -13.2 9.2 -30.8
Other services (except public administration) 28.1 29.2 1.0 1.1 1.1 3.9 3.9
Public administration 36.9 37.0 0.9 0.1 1.7 0.3 4.8
Saskatchewan              
Total employed, all industries 547.4 549.7 3.3 2.3 -23.0 0.4 -4.0
Goods-producing sector 129.9 133.8 2.1 3.9 -8.7 3.0 -6.1
Agriculture 32.0 32.2 1.2 0.2 -7.4 0.6 -18.7
Natural resources2 21.4 21.9 0.9 0.5 0.9 2.3 4.3
Utilities 5.8 5.8 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 5.5
Construction 41.1 43.1 1.4 2.0 0.0 4.9 0.0
Manufacturing 29.6 30.8 1.0 1.2 -2.4 4.1 -7.2
Services-producing sector  417.4 416.0 3.1 -1.4 -14.2 -0.3 -3.3
Wholesale and retail trade 87.4 87.9 1.6 0.5 3.2 0.6 3.8
Transportation and warehousing 24.3 22.9 0.9 -1.4 -3.2 -5.8 -12.3
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 25.9 26.4 0.7 0.5 -3.3 1.9 -11.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 28.7 27.6 0.9 -1.1 0.5 -3.8 1.8
Business, building and other support services 16.5 16.0 0.9 -0.5 0.7 -3.0 4.6
Educational services 44.2 43.4 1.1 -0.8 -2.9 -1.8 -6.3
Health care and social assistance 83.6 83.2 1.3 -0.4 3.5 -0.5 4.4
Information, culture and recreation 13.1 13.8 1.0 0.7 -8.4 5.3 -37.8
Accommodation and food services 28.8 30.2 1.3 1.4 -8.1 4.9 -21.1
Other services (except public administration) 30.4 28.6 1.1 -1.8 -0.1 -5.9 -0.3
Public administration 34.4 36.0 0.8 1.6 3.9 4.7 12.1
Alberta              
Total employed, all industries 2,181.4 2,198.2 13.8 16.8 -71.0 0.8 -3.1
Goods-producing sector 552.4 541.9 8.0 -10.5 -18.7 -1.9 -3.3
Agriculture 40.0 38.5 2.5 -1.5 -10.5 -3.8 -21.4
Natural resources2 139.5 135.6 4.0 -3.9 4.3 -2.8 3.3
Utilities 23.5 23.8 1.0 0.3 0.7 1.3 3.0
Construction 226.5 224.3 5.7 -2.2 4.4 -1.0 2.0
Manufacturing 123.0 119.7 3.9 -3.3 -17.7 -2.7 -12.9
Services-producing sector  1,628.9 1,656.3 12.5 27.4 -52.3 1.7 -3.1
Wholesale and retail trade 331.3 336.0 6.5 4.7 3.5 1.4 1.1
Transportation and warehousing 130.6 129.9 3.8 -0.7 4.7 -0.5 3.8
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 107.2 107.6 3.1 0.4 8.8 0.4 8.9
Professional, scientific and technical services 176.1 174.4 4.3 -1.7 -5.6 -1.0 -3.1
Business, building and other support services 73.4 77.0 3.7 3.6 5.5 4.9 7.7
Educational services 160.9 161.4 4.2 0.5 6.4 0.3 4.1
Health care and social assistance 305.8 308.3 5.1 2.5 7.5 0.8 2.5
Information, culture and recreation 59.3 58.2 4.1 -1.1 -22.9 -1.9 -28.2
Accommodation and food services 85.3 104.5 4.5 19.2 -48.4 22.5 -31.7
Other services (except public administration) 96.0 99.5 4.1 3.5 -7.4 3.6 -6.9
Public administration 103.2 99.6 2.6 -3.6 -4.3 -3.5 -4.1
British Columbia              
Total employed, all industries 2,599.6 2,626.2 15.8 26.6 -15.1 1.0 -0.6
Goods-producing sector 490.2 480.4 7.8 -9.8 -22.2 -2.0 -4.4
Agriculture 25.0 25.2 2.6 0.2 -3.5 0.8 -12.2
Natural resources2 50.3 49.5 2.7 -0.8 7.1 -1.6 16.7
Utilities 20.4 19.8 1.4 -0.6 4.4 -2.9 28.6
Construction 218.9 216.8 5.9 -2.1 -33.1 -1.0 -13.2
Manufacturing 175.6 169.0 4.6 -6.6 2.7 -3.8 1.6
Services-producing sector  2,109.4 2,145.8 15.3 36.4 7.0 1.7 0.3
Wholesale and retail trade 383.2 397.7 7.7 14.5 -13.1 3.8 -3.2
Transportation and warehousing 139.0 138.7 4.2 -0.3 -4.8 -0.2 -3.3
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 160.5 163.0 3.8 2.5 -10.8 1.6 -6.2
Professional, scientific and technical services 250.4 257.8 5.3 7.4 34.8 3.0 15.6
Business, building and other support services 109.4 103.3 4.3 -6.1 -11.3 -5.6 -9.9
Educational services 182.9 192.2 5.2 9.3 11.2 5.1 6.2
Health care and social assistance 341.0 341.5 5.3 0.5 10.6 0.1 3.2
Information, culture and recreation 126.6 124.4 5.2 -2.2 -0.4 -1.7 -0.3
Accommodation and food services 174.8 174.5 6.6 -0.3 -26.6 -0.2 -13.2
Other services (except public administration) 106.4 114.3 4.3 7.9 -6.3 7.4 -5.2
Public administration 135.3 138.3 2.8 3.0 23.6 2.2 20.6
Note(s):
The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
Table 14-10-0355-02 (formerly CANSIM table 282-0088).
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