Thousands of new construction jobs seen in July
August 22, 2019
The construction industry added at least 11,400 new jobs in July—and perhaps double that number—as employment in Canada increased by 73,500 positions from a month earlier, according to the Canada National Employment Report from the ADP Research Institute.
"We saw strong job growth in July," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. "The job gains were broadly distributed across the majority of industries with trade, leisure and hospitality, and construction leading the way."
Construction hiring was the second strongest sector, trailing only trade, transportation and utilities, with a month-over-month increase of 18,100 jobs, ADP reported.
However, according to broader data from Statistics Canada, the construction sector is posting higher numbers than ADP research suggests.
Statistics Canada said 25,000 construction jobs were added in July with notable increases in Quebec and Alberta.
Employment in Alberta dropped by 14,000 jobs in July, all in full-time work. Quebec saw employment rise by 17,000. Figures for Ontario and British Columbia were little changed for a second consecutive month, according to Statistics Canada.