Employment in Canada Increased by 39,400 Jobs in August 2021


Sunday, September 19, 2021 10:44:00 AM

Employment in Canada increased by 39,400 jobs from July to August according to the August 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.

August 2021 Report Highlights

Total Canada Nonfarm Payroll Employment: 39,400

Industry Snapshot:


- Goods Producing:

Manufacturing -4,800
Construction -17,000
Natural Resources and Mining -1,800

- Service Providing:

Trade/Transportation and Utilities 45,300
Information 1,200
Finance/Real Estate 2,900
Professional/Business Services -17,600
- Professional/Technical -10,800
- Management of Companies -6,100
- Administrative and Support -800
Education & Health Care 9,100
- Educational Services 14,000
- Health Care -4,900
Leisure and Hospitality 1,100
Other Services 21,000

"While the August labour market added jobs, the performance was mixed across sectors," said Nela Richardson, chief economist, ADP. "Trade, transportation and utilities made substantial gains; however, professional business services and construction saw job declines."

The July total of jobs added was revised from 221,300 to -21,600.