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Posted on March 13 2023

1 million jobs in Canada, StatCan report Feb 2023

By Editor
Updated August 24 2023

Highlights: Employment in Canada remained the same in February 2023

  • The unemployment rate in Canada was 5.0% in February.
  • February registered an increase in employment growth of 22,000.
  • Employment among women has increased by 30,000 the last month.
  • The biggest growth in employment, with 84,000 was witnessed by the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services industry.
  • With 5,100, New Brunswick recorded the highest employment growth in February.

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Recently, as per the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Canada, employment in the country increased by 22,000. Canada also saw an increase in employment in December 2022 and January 2023.

The unemployment rate in February stayed the same at 5.0%.

Between the age groups of 25-54, employment remained primarily unchanged.

Employment in women

In February, the employment growth in women increased by 30,000 (+1.9%) between the 55-64 age groups; with over 6 in every 10 women being employed. 58.9% of women aged 15 and above were employed.

Employment trends by industry


Employment Growth in February

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Health Care and Social Assistance


Public Administration


Employment in the wholesale and retail trade and construction industry remained the same.

Employment trends by province and territory

Province and Territory

Employment Growth in February

Prince Edward Island


Newfoundland and Labrador


New Brunswick




Nova Scotia saw a decline in employment in February, with -4,700.

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