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ADP Canada National Employment Report: Employment in Canada Increased by 36,200 Jobs in February 2019

TORONTO , March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Employment in Canada increased by 36,200 jobs from January to February according to the February ADP® Canada National Employment Report.  Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP Canada National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute®.  The report, which is derived from actual ADP payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm payroll employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.   

February 2019 Report Highlights*

Total Canada Nonfarm Payroll Employment1:  36,200

Industry Snapshot:

Goods Producing:

- Manufacturing     5,900
- Construction     5,700
- Natural Resources and Mining     -3,500

Service Providing:

- Trade/Transportation and Utilities     5,500                                   
- Information     500
- Finance/Real Estate     4,500
- Professional/Business Services     7,000

  • Professional/Technical     4,600
  • Management of Companies     -4,300
  • Administrative and Support     6,700                       

- Education & Health Care     1,300

  • Educational Services     5,800
  • Health Care     -4,500

- Leisure and Hospitality     6,200           
- Other Services2     3,000           

* Sum of components may not equal total, due to rounding.

"We saw continued strength in employment growth this month," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute.  "There were significant increases in many industries.  However, professional services added the most jobs in February, after experiencing losses for the past four months.  This growth was primarily driven by administrative support positions which buoyed the overall decrease in management roles."

The January total of jobs added was revised down from 35,400 to 32,900.

The March 2019 ADP Canada National Employment Report will be released at 8:30a.m.ET on April 18, 2019 .

About the ADP Canada National Employment Report
The ADP Canada National Employment Report is a monthly measure of the change in total Canada nonfarm payroll employment derived from actual, anonymous payroll data of client companies served by ADP Canada. The report, which measures more than two million workers in Canada , is produced by the ADP Research Institute®, a specialized group within the company that provides insights around employment trends and workforce strategy.

Each month, the ADP Research Institute issues the ADP Canada National Employment Report as part of the company's commitment to adding deeper insights into the labour market in Canada and providing businesses, governments and others with a source of credible and valuable information.  The ADP Canada National Employment Report is broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge.

For a description of the underlying data and the statistical model used to create this report, please see "ADP Canada National Employment Report: Development Methodology".

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Including 14 industries (cf. report methodology)
2 Including public administration