Employment in Canada was up by nearly 56,000 in February, largely to gains in full-time work in Ontario
Source: Statistics Canada
Ontario and Quebec were mainly responsible for an increase of 18,000 workers in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry in February, which Statistics Canada said was the third “notable” increase in four months.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services include engineering, architecture, scientific research and development, legal services and accounting.
Employment in professional, scientific and technical services
Overall, Canada added a net 67,400 full-time jobs in February and shed a net 11,600 part-time jobs for a net employment increase of 55,900.
The results also put Canada ahead of the United States, which only posted a February gain of 20,000 new jobs.