Canada: employment share by industry 2017

Share of employment in the private sector in Canada in 2017, by industry

by Erin Duffin, last edited Jul 1, 2019
Canada: employment share by industry 2017 This statistic shows the total share of employment in the private sector in Canada in 2017, distinguished by industry. In 2017, around 12.8 percent of private sector employees were employed in the manufacturing industry.
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Share of employment in the private sector in Canada in 2017, by industry

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IndustryShare of employment
Retail trade 16.3%
Manufacturing 12.8%
Accommodation and food services 10.6%
Construction 8.5%
Professional, scientific and technical services 7.5%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 6.7%
Wholesale trade 6.3%
Finance and insurance 6.2%
Transportation and warehousing 6.1%
Other services (except public administration) 5%
Information and cultural industries 3%
Arts, entertainment and recreation 2.4%
Real estate and rental and leasing 2.4%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 1.8%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 1.6%
Utilities 1%
Unclassified businesses 0.9%
Management of companies and enterprises 0.9%
IndustryShare of employment
Retail trade 16.3%
Manufacturing 12.8%
Accommodation and food services 10.6%
Construction 8.5%
Professional, scientific and technical services 7.5%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 6.7%
Wholesale trade 6.3%
Finance and insurance 6.2%
Transportation and warehousing 6.1%
Other services (except public administration) 5%
Information and cultural industries 3%
Arts, entertainment and recreation 2.4%
Real estate and rental and leasing 2.4%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 1.8%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 1.6%
Utilities 1%
Unclassified businesses 0.9%
Management of companies and enterprises 0.9%
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by Erin Duffin, last edited Jul 1, 2019
This statistic shows the total share of employment in the private sector in Canada in 2017, distinguished by industry. In 2017, around 12.8 percent of private sector employees were employed in the manufacturing industry.
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