Job Breakdown By Province

Job Breakdown By Province, It's no secret that with the weak economy, job growth has stagnated in Canada. A recent report from Statistics Canada shows that there has been minimal job growth over the past year, with a 0.7 per cent rise across all sectors. British Columbia, Alberta and Prince Edward Island were the only provinces to see job growth of over one per cent while employment was on the decline in Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador.

With so few gains being made, and a lot of Canadians looking for employment, it begs the question, if there are any jobs, where are they? Depending on where you live in Canada, the job prospects may differ.

Let's break it down by province.

Western Canada
British Columbia saw gains in the utilities and natural resources sectors as well as in construction, transportation and warehousing industries (the latter of which means there has been job growth in the areas of air and rail transport, trucking, postal services and in storage facilities).Alberta had its greatest growth in agriculture and in the natural resources sector (read oil sands). There was an increase in jobs in the utilities sector, which includes electric power generation, natural gas distribution and water supply.

Saskatchewan had a rise in opportunities for accommodation and food services as well as public administration jobs, so look for job postings at restaurants, hotels, casino hotels and in public administration for government services.

Manitoba also saw growth in accommodation and food services and in construction and "other services" which includes smaller employers like auto repair and photo finishing.

Central Canada
Ontario saw gains in agriculture, including all kinds of farming (vegetables, greenhouses, nurseries, crops and animal production).

Quebec only saw job increases in the natural resources sector.

Atlantic Canada
New Brunswick fared well in utilities growth and also saw gains in the information, culture and recreation industries (think golf courses, fitness centers and bowling alleys) plus accommodation and food services.

Nova Scotia also saw gains in the utilities sector (electric, natural gas, water supply) and agriculture.

Newfoundland and Labrador was unique for having growth in finance, insurance, real estate and leasing, plus professional, scientific and technical services. (So, everything from legal services to accounting, engineering, science research, advertising and public relations).

Prince Edward Island saw job increases in transportation and warehousing as well as in "other services" which includes everything from funeral homes to hair salons to laundry services.


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