Canada Talent Market Monthly - September 2020
Canada gained 246K jobs in August, compared with 419K in July. Added to gains of 1.2M in May and June, employment was brought to within 1.1M of its pre-COVID February level. As of week of August 9 to 15, 1.8M workers were affected by the COVID-19 economic shutdown. In April, this number peaked at 5.5M – a 3M drop in employment and 2.5M increase in COVID-related absences.