Table 2 
Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted 

Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted
  February
2020
January
2021r
February
2021p
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
Sector aggregate1 17,041.8 15,841.0 15,884.4 43.4 -1,157.3 0.3 -6.8
Forestry, logging and support 35.8 37.7 37.7 -0.1 1.8 -0.2 5.1
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 198.3 184.5 185.0 0.6 -13.2 0.3 -6.7
Utilities 126.7 121.7 121.2 -0.5 -5.5 -0.4 -4.3
Construction 1,050.6 1,041.0 1,028.9 -12.1 -21.8 -1.2 -2.1
Manufacturing 1,557.0 1,484.7 1,483.6 -1.1 -73.4 -0.1 -4.7
Wholesale trade 817.9 779.4 779.9 0.6 -38.0 0.1 -4.6
Retail trade 2,006.2 1,852.1 1,865.3 13.3 -140.9 0.7 -7.0
Transportation and warehousing 790.0 763.5 767.5 4.1 -22.4 0.5 -2.8
Information and cultural industries 356.6 343.4 344.7 1.3 -11.9 0.4 -3.3
Finance and insurance 752.3 738.2 748.8 10.6 -3.5 1.4 -0.5
Real estate and rental and leasing 291.3 252.3 256.9 4.6 -34.4 1.8 -11.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 990.9 996.2 1,005.9 9.6 14.9 1.0 1.5
Management of companies and enterprises 114.4 116.8 116.9 0.1 2.5 0.1 2.2
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 845.3 793.3 782.7 -10.5 -62.6 -1.3 -7.4
Educational services 1,371.4 1,296.7 1,298.9 2.2 -72.5 0.2 -5.3
Health care and social assistance 2,079.3 2,084.3 2,093.4 9.1 14.1 0.4 0.7
Arts, entertainment and recreation 314.6 189.2 185.6 -3.6 -129.0 -1.9 -41.0
Accommodation and food services 1,341.8 891.0 905.8 14.7 -436.0 1.7 -32.5
Other services (excluding public administration) 554.6 471.5 477.9 6.5 -76.7 1.4 -13.8
Public administration 1,154.8 1,134.4 1,136.0 1.6 -18.8 0.1 -1.6
Provinces and territories              
Newfoundland and Labrador 216.1 208.1 206.4 -1.7 -9.7 -0.8 -4.5
Prince Edward Island 70.0 68.8 72.2 3.4 2.2 4.9 3.1
Nova Scotia 423.6 412.1 411.9 -0.2 -11.7 -0.0 -2.8
New Brunswick 324.1 323.9 321.9 -1.9 -2.2 -0.6 -0.7
Quebec 3,835.5 3,572.3 3,599.5 27.2 -235.9 0.8 -6.2
Ontario 6,651.3 6,113.6 6,092.8 -20.8 -558.4 -0.3 -8.4
Manitoba 611.7 574.7 581.9 7.1 -29.8 1.2 -4.9
Saskatchewan 483.1 462.8 463.1 0.4 -20.0 0.1 -4.1
Alberta 2,002.5 1,812.9 1,832.5 19.6 -169.9 1.1 -8.5
British Columbia 2,356.4 2,224.9 2,234.3 9.4 -122.1 0.4 -5.2
Yukon 22.5 22.5 22.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.5 -0.4
Northwest Territories 26.0 25.3 25.6 0.3 -0.4 1.1 -1.6
Nunavut 19.0 19.1 19.8 0.7 0.8 3.9 4.4
r
revised
p
preliminary
Source(s):
Table 14-10-0223-01 (formerly CANSIM table 281-0063).
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