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Posted on March 13 2023

Employment in Canada remained the same in February 2023

By  Editor
Updated April 12 2024

Highlights: February remained the same in context to Employment in Canada

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

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According to the recent Labour Force Survey of Statistics Canada, employment in the country remained the same (+22,000; +0.1%). In December 2022 and January 2023, the country saw increased employment in Canada.

The unemployment rate also remained the same at 5.0% in the month of February. Employment remained primarily unchanged between the age groups of 25-54 years old.

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Employment in women

Employment among women has increased by 30,000 (+1.9%) between the 55-64 age groups in the month of February. More than 6 in every 10 women in this age group were employed. Also, 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


The 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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Employment in Canada

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