Canada - employment level, by class of worker 2019

This statistic shows the total number of employed persons in Canada in 2019, distinguished by class of worker. In 2019, there were 19.05 million people employed in Canada. Of those, 12.3 million people were employed in the private sector.

Total number of employed persons in Canada in 2019, by class of worker

Employment in thousand
Private sector employees12,303.7
Public sector employees3,849.3
Self-employed unincorporated, no paid help1,367.5
Self-employed incorporated, no paid help677.9
Self-employed incorporated, with paid help660.9
Self-employed unincorporated, with paid help176.2
Unpaid family worker20.2
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2019

Age group

15 years and older

Supplementary notes

Figures represents number of persons who, during the reference week, worked for pay or profit, or performed unpaid family work or had a job but were not at work due to own illness or disability, personal or family responsibilities, labour dispute, vacation, or other reason. Those persons on layoff and persons without work but who had a job to start at a definite date in the future are not considered employed.

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