Since February 2020, government employment has increased by 9.4 per cent compared to just 0.4 per cent for the private sector.
Despite a robust recovery in employment for working-age Canadians, the overall employment rate remains below pre-pandemic levels.
In 2020, immigration fell sharply while mortality rose.
Only New Brunswick and Nova Scotia created fewer private-sector jobs than Ontario, on average, each year between 2007 and 2016.
In northern Ontario, job losses ranged from 1 per cent in Greater Sudbury to 16.1 per cent in Sault Ste. Marie.
Four CMAs saw their employment shrink, and they were all in Ontario.