Canada: share of jobs destroyed 2017, by industry

This statistic represents the share of employment destruction in the private sector in Canada in 2017, distinguished by industry. In 2017, 12.7 percent of destroyed jobs in Canada where in the manufacturing sector.

Percentage of private sector jobs destroyed in Canada in 2017, by industry

IndustryShare of jobs destroyed
Manufacturing 12.7%
Construction 12.6%
Accommodation and food services 10.6%
Retail trade 10.2%
Professional, scientific and technical services 9%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 5.9%
Wholesale trade 5.6%
Transportation and warehousing 5.1%
Other services (except public administration) 4.9%
Information and cultural industries 4.7%
Finance and insurance 3.9%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 3.5%
Real estate and rental and leasing 3.2%
Unclassified businesses 2.1%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 2%
Arts, entertainment and recreation 1.9%
Management of companies and enterprises 1.7%
Utilities 0.5%
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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Gross employment destruction is defined as employment destroyed by declining incumbents and by exits.
The private sector covers all industrial sectors except those primarily involved in 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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