Table 2 
Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted 

Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted
  March
2020
February
2021r
March
2021p
February to March 2021 March 2020 to March 2021 February to March 2021 March 2020 to March 2021
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Sector aggregate1 16,101.6 15,898.0 16,143.8 245.8 42.2 1.5 0.3
Forestry, logging and support 35.9 37.8 38.3 0.5 2.4 1.3 6.6
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 195.2 186.0 187.4 1.4 -7.8 0.8 -4.0
Utilities 125.8 121.5 121.6 0.1 -4.2 0.1 -3.3
Construction 967.1 1,031.9 1,043.0 11.1 75.9 1.1 7.8
Manufacturing 1,450.7 1,487.2 1,494.9 7.7 44.2 0.5 3.0
Wholesale trade 777.1 780.3 783.3 3.0 6.2 0.4 0.8
Retail trade 1,863.3 1,870.6 1,947.7 77.2 84.5 4.1 4.5
Transportation and warehousing 752.9 765.0 763.1 -1.9 10.2 -0.2 1.4
Information and cultural industries 347.0 344.1 345.3 1.2 -1.7 0.3 -0.5
Finance and insurance 745.7 747.0 756.8 9.9 11.1 1.3 1.5
Real estate and rental and leasing 264.9 257.0 258.1 1.1 -6.8 0.4 -2.6
Professional, scientific and technical services 957.9 1,003.5 1,012.1 8.5 54.2 0.8 5.7
Management of companies and enterprises 112.8 116.4 117.3 0.9 4.5 0.7 3.9
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 806.0 787.1 791.1 4.0 -14.9 0.5 -1.8
Educational services 1,346.3 1,296.8 1,314.8 18.1 -31.5 1.4 -2.3
Health care and social assistance 2,016.3 2,094.3 2,116.4 22.1 100.1 1.1 5.0
Arts, entertainment and recreation 284.3 185.7 199.8 14.1 -84.4 7.6 -29.7
Accommodation and food services 1,126.8 908.8 948.7 39.9 -178.1 4.4 -15.8
Other services (excluding public administration) 500.0 478.8 487.3 8.5 -12.7 1.8 -2.5
Public administration 1,150.6 1,133.9 1,148.2 14.3 -2.3 1.3 -0.2
Provinces and territories              
Newfoundland and Labrador 206.8 206.2 205.0 -1.2 -1.8 -0.6 -0.9
Prince Edward Island 67.0 72.0 72.5 0.5 5.5 0.7 8.2
Nova Scotia 407.8 412.3 417.2 4.9 9.5 1.2 2.3
New Brunswick 311.3 322.8 325.2 2.4 13.9 0.7 4.5
Quebec 3,554.5 3,597.4 3,657.4 59.9 102.8 1.7 2.9
Ontario 6,305.7 6,103.7 6,215.3 111.6 -90.4 1.8 -1.4
Manitoba 583.8 582.4 588.8 6.4 5.0 1.1 0.8
Saskatchewan 465.8 465.0 466.0 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.1
Alberta 1,903.2 1,833.4 1,867.0 33.7 -36.1 1.8 -1.9
British Columbia 2,230.1 2,234.8 2,261.5 26.8 31.4 1.2 1.4
Yukon 21.5 22.4 22.7 0.3 1.2 1.2 5.7
Northwest Territories 25.4 25.7 25.6 -0.0 0.3 -0.1 1.1
Nunavut 18.8 19.8 19.5 -0.3 0.7 -1.3 3.8
r
revised
p
preliminary
Source(s):
Table 14-10-0223-01 (formerly CANSIM table 281-0063).
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