Canada - employment level, by industry 2019

This statistic shows the total number of employed persons in Canada in 2019, distinguished by industry classification. In 2019, about 1.73 million people were employed in the manufacturing sector in Canada.

Total number of employed persons in Canada in 2019, by industry

Employment in thousands
Wholesale and retail trade2,841.8
Health care and social assistance2,489.7
Manufacturing1,733.1
Professional, scientific and technical services1,555.7
Construction1,463.1
Educational services1,370.4
Accommodation and food services1,215.7
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing1,208.4
Transportation and warehousing1,037.9
Public administration1,012.8
Other services (except public administration)817.4
Business, building and other support services776.3
Information, culture and recreation774
Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas332.5
Agriculture287.6
Utilities139.1
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2019

Age group

15 years and older

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