The national employment rate in 2022 was 0.2 percentage points below the rate in 2019.
Despite a robust recovery in employment for working-age Canadians, the overall employment rate remains below pre-pandemic levels.
At the provincial level, an aging population is putting upward pressure on health-care spending.
The ratio of seniors to the working age population is expected to almost double from 20.3 per cent in 2010 to 38.4 per cent by 2040.
By 2043, Albertans aged 65 or older will account for a projected 19 per cent of the province's population.
The wait list for nursing homes in the province has almost doubled over the last 10 years.
The proportion of Albertans age 65 and over will reach 18.8 per cent by 2040.
According to projections, seniors will account for 18.8 per cent of Alberta's population by 2040.