Canada: employment level by industry 2018

Total number of jobs in Canada in 2018, by industry (in 1,000s)

by Erin Duffin, last edited May 24, 2019
Canada: employment level by industry 2018 This statistic shows the number of jobs in Canada in 2018, distinguished by industry. In 2018, there were about 1.54 million construction workers employed or self-employed in Canada.
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Total number of jobs in Canada in 2018, by industry (in 1,000s)

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IndustryNumber of jobs in thousands
Retail trade 2,049.87
Manufacturing 1,585.18
Construction 1,541.9
Accommodation and food services 1,299.17
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,230.07
Finance and insurance, and holding companies 1,069.19
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 1,003.79
Transportation and warehousing 854.56
Wholesale trade 836.92
Health care and social assistance673.34
Other private services 666.5
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 384.32
Real estate, rental and leasing 370.75
Information and cultural industries 337.61
Arts, entertainment and recreation 327.67
Mining and oil and gas extraction 236.88
Educational services123.06
Utilities 104.5
IndustryNumber of jobs in thousands
Retail trade 2,049.87
Manufacturing 1,585.18
Construction 1,541.9
Accommodation and food services 1,299.17
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,230.07
Finance and insurance, and holding companies 1,069.19
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 1,003.79
Transportation and warehousing 854.56
Wholesale trade 836.92
Health care and social assistance673.34
Other private services 666.5
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 384.32
Real estate, rental and leasing 370.75
Information and cultural industries 337.61
Arts, entertainment and recreation 327.67
Mining and oil and gas extraction 236.88
Educational services123.06
Utilities 104.5
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by Erin Duffin, last edited May 24, 2019
This statistic shows the number of jobs in Canada in 2018, distinguished by industry. In 2018, there were about 1.54 million construction workers employed or self-employed in Canada.
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