Increase of 30,200 jobs in April: Report

Major gains in professional and business services, trade and manufacturing
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 05/22/2018
Labour market, economy
Professional/business services gained 5,600 jobs in April, according to ADP. REUTERS/Todd Korol

Employment in Canada increased by 30,200 jobs from March to April according to the April ADP Canada National Employment Report, derived from actual payroll data.   

"Canada experienced strong job growth across most industries in the month of April," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice-president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. 

"Top performers were professional and business services, trade, and manufacturing. but overall we saw solid gains across all industries except for leisure and hospitality."        

Industry snapshot

Goods producing:

  • Manufacturing     5,400  
  • Construction     2,600                                                                                     
  • Natural resources and mining     800

Service providing:

  • Trade/transportation and utilities     5,500                                   
  • Information     4,100
  • Finance/real estate     3,100
  • Professional/business services     5,600

  • Professional/technical     5,300
  • Management of companies     -400
  • Administrative and support     700                       

  • Education and health care     4,300

  • Educational services     300
  • Health care     4,000

  • Leisure and hospitality     -1,400           

The March total of jobs added was revised up from 42,800 to 59,300.

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