B.C., Nova Scotia and Alberta experienced the strongest employment rebounds during the pandemic.
Since February 2020, government employment has increased by 9.4 per cent compared to just 0.4 per cent for the private sector.
Despite a robust recovery in employment for working-age Canadians, the overall employment rate remains below pre-pandemic levels.
In 2020, immigration fell sharply while mortality rose.
Only New Brunswick and Nova Scotia created fewer private-sector jobs than Ontario, on average, each year between 2007 and 2016.
In northern Ontario, job losses ranged from 1 per cent in Greater Sudbury to 16.1 per cent in Sault Ste. Marie.
Four CMAs saw their employment shrink, and they were all in Ontario.