Table 2 
Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted 

Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted
  February
2021
January
2022r
February
2022p
January to February 2022 February 2021 to February 2022 January to February 2022 February 2021 to February 2022
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Sector aggregate1 15,918.8 17,076.3 17,219.2 142.9 1,300.4 0.8 8.2
Forestry, logging and support 38.3 37.5 38.1 0.5 -0.2 1.4 -0.6
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 187.8 200.3 201.5 1.2 13.7 0.6 7.3
Utilities 122.0 128.1 128.3 0.2 6.3 0.1 5.1
Construction 1,033.4 1,107.8 1,117.9 10.1 84.5 0.9 8.2
Manufacturing 1,491.1 1,543.1 1,551.7 8.6 60.6 0.6 4.1
Wholesale trade 782.9 806.7 811.4 4.7 28.6 0.6 3.6
Retail trade 1,869.5 1,998.9 2,004.4 5.5 134.8 0.3 7.2
Transportation and warehousing 764.9 784.9 791.3 6.4 26.3 0.8 3.4
Information and cultural industries 344.6 364.8 371.7 6.9 27.1 1.9 7.9
Finance and insurance 749.9 785.8 790.3 4.5 40.4 0.6 5.4
Real estate and rental and leasing 256.1 277.8 278.5 0.7 22.4 0.3 8.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,009.5 1,124.3 1,134.7 10.4 125.2 0.9 12.4
Management of companies and enterprises 116.6 123.3 125.1 1.8 8.5 1.5 7.3
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 785.6 819.2 824.7 5.5 39.1 0.7 5.0
Educational services 1,301.2 1,372.7 1,377.9 5.3 76.8 0.4 5.9
Health care and social assistance 2,089.8 2,189.9 2,218.9 29.0 129.1 1.3 6.2
Arts, entertainment and recreation 186.5 256.5 259.7 3.2 73.2 1.2 39.2
Accommodation and food services 909.6 1,108.6 1,141.2 32.6 231.6 2.9 25.5
Other services (excluding public administration) 478.6 525.9 527.8 1.8 49.1 0.3 10.3
Public administration 1,136.3 1,200.1 1,208.4 8.2 72.1 0.7 6.3
Provinces and territories              
Newfoundland and Labrador 207.4 213.0 214.5 1.5 7.2 0.7 3.5
Prince Edward Island 69.1 72.4 73.1 0.6 3.9 0.9 5.7
Nova Scotia 415.0 426.7 430.6 3.9 15.7 0.9 3.8
New Brunswick 324.2 334.4 338.2 3.9 14.0 1.2 4.3
Quebec 3,600.7 3,867.5 3,903.6 36.1 302.9 0.9 8.4
Ontario 6,108.5 6,605.0 6,660.8 55.9 552.4 0.8 9.0
Manitoba 582.5 616.3 619.4 3.1 36.8 0.5 6.3
Saskatchewan 464.2 489.6 490.2 0.6 26.0 0.1 5.6
Alberta 1,839.2 1,976.8 1,993.6 16.8 154.4 0.8 8.4
British Columbia 2,240.0 2,404.8 2,424.8 20.0 184.8 0.8 8.2
Yukon 22.5 23.5 23.5 -0.1 1.0 -0.3 4.4
Northwest Territories 25.8 26.8 26.8 -0.0 1.0 -0.2 4.0
Nunavut 19.8 19.5 20.2 0.7 0.3 3.5 1.6
r
revised
p
preliminary
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