The only province to record a decline in job creation was Nova Scotia, where 5,000 jobs were lost. The remaining provinces were described by Statistics Canada as “little changed” although Quebec registered an increase of 3.5% over the previous year.
Overall, the year saw the creation of 312,000 more jobs than the previous year. In addition, the unemployment rate declined to 7.1%, the lowest in four years.
Most of these jobs were created in the transportation/warehousing and construction sectors.