Canada: private sector employer businesses, by province 2017

This statistic shows the number of active employer businesses in the private sector in Canada in 2017, distinguished by province and territories. In 2017, a total of 427,900 private sector employer businesses were active in Ontario.

Number of active employer businesses in the private sector in Canada in 2017, by province

Provinces and the territoriesNumber of active employer businesses
Ontario  427,900
Quebec  221,340
British Columbia  184,000
Alberta  176,200
Saskatchewan  41,060
Manitoba  38,240
Nova Scotia  27,310
New Brunswick  22,790
Newfoundland and Labrador  18,100
Prince Edward Island  6,380
Territories  3,940
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

The private sector covers all industrial sectors except utilities, educational services, health care and social assistance, and public administration. It includes unclassified businesses. Unclassified businesses are those for which the industrial classification has yet to be determined.

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