Canadian business boom: 10,000 jobs created in January

Construction and leisure and hospitality were best-performing sectors

Canadian business boom: 10,000 jobs created in January

Some 10,686 new jobs were created in Canada in January, according to the ADP Canada National Employment Report.

“Hiring in Canada is off to a good start,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of ADP Research Institute which produced the report.

Jobs in the goods-producing side were all gainers, with construction seeing the highest increase at 8,200 from the previous month.

“The construction growth is likely driven by the record number of housing units under construction,” Yildirmaz said.

Natural resources and mining saw 2,800 new jobs, and 1,500 were added to the manufacturing sector.

Results from service providers were mixed, with leisure and hospitality and other services (including public administration) leading at 6,300 each.

“Leisure and hospitality are meeting the needs of consumers and international tourists,” Yildirmaz said.

Educational services and finance/ real estate showed significant decreases of 8,100 and 7,000, respectively.

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