Canada is a country with about 38 million people. As mentioned in our other articles, Canada’s economy is based on services more than goods production. All industries need a workforce, and it’s an important feature of a country’s economy. So we need to know about the labour force in Canada to know its economy better. How much of their labour force is employed? Which industries have the most workforce?
In this article, we take a deeper look into work conditions in Canada, we talk about the labour force, and the payments. Also we discuss which industries have the biggest workforce in Canada. So sit tight and read it to the very end!
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How much of the labour force in Canada is employed?
First, let’s start with employment and check how much of the labour force in Canada are employed. Please note that because of the pandemic break out, the statistics of 2020 might not be enough to get a good understanding; thus, we check both 2019 and 2020 stats.
The Labour Force in Canada is defined as civilians aged 15 and over who are not institutionalized. With this definition in mind, here is the employment rate data of Canada:
The unemployment rate has gone from 5.7% to 9.5% from 2019 to 2020, which shows the severe effects of the pandemic on employment in Canada. Recent studies show that Canada is on its way to recovery from the pandemic effects, though.
Which occupation take the most labour force in Canada?
Onto the next point, where do Canadians work? What share of people does each industry employ?
The following table shows the share of each industry in employment.
As mentioned in the other articles, “real estate, rental, and leasing” has one of the biggest revenue among Canadian industries, but it only has a small share of 1.83% of employment.
Highest employing industries in Canada
The below table shows each province’s industries with the highest employment. It can give a hint of which jobs hire the most of labour force in each province of Canada.
In case you wonder what jobs are included in “Health care and social assistance”, physicians, dentists, care centers, living facilities for the elderly, child daycare facilities, etc., are all included.
How much is the income of the labour force in Canada?
The next matter that will be explored is income. One of the most important factors in everyone’s life is their income, regardless of where they reside.
The chart below shows the amount of median income in Canada in 2019 and each province. Please take note that it’s the amount of total income (government incomes + market income), and it’s the income of all kinds of economic families and persons not in an economic family.
In our other article, the procedure of calculating the income tax is explained, but, here, seeing the above chart, one can get a better understanding of how much of the income will be paid for tax in Canada.
Industries in Canada by income
As the last part of this chapter, here we take a deeper look into the income subject. Which industries have the most income? What is the average hourly income in Canada? Which ones are the best for the labour force in Canada?
The below table shows the median and average hourly income in Canada by industry.
As it is visible in the table, too, there’s been a rise in hourly income from 2019 to 2020. It also can be said that the goods-producing sector has an overall higher income rate than the service-producing sector. Also if you want to see another point of view on this matter, you can check this article!
Last words on labour force in Canada
Canada, a land with much opportunities! In this article we looked at the labour force in Canada and its conditions and other matters related. We hope after reading this article, you have gotten a gist of the subject and enjoyed it as well.
Here we finish our article on Labour Force in Canada in hopes of it being useful for you. If you are interested in knowing more about Canada, check our other articles on Geography, Politics, Socio-cultural, and historical aspects of Canada.