Canada Employment Landscape

November 2022 Overview

The Canadian employment landscape is constantly changing. Keep up-to-date with the most recent trends with our monthly Employment Landscape Overview. Figures and statistics sourced from Statistics Canada.

  • Employment at 19,666,000 in November - up 0.1%

    Employment rose by 10,000 (+0.1 per cent) in November.

    The number of employees in the public and private sectors were both little changed in November.

    The number of self-employed was also little changed in November. Self-employment had been on a slight upward trend from October 2021 to May 2022 but has shown little net growth in recent months.

  • Employment in Quebec increased- 0.6%

    In Quebec, employment grew by 28,000 (+0.6 per cent) in November, the third increase in four months.

  • Adjusted unemployment little changed from October - 7.0%

    Adjusted unemployment rate includes those who wanted a job but did not look for one.

  • Number of people working in manufacturing rose - up 1.1%

    The number of people working in manufacturing rose by 19,000 (+1.1 per cent) in November.

  • Unemployment rate declined in November - 5.1%

    The unemployment rate declined by 0.1 per centage points to 5.1 percent in November.

  • Full-time employment rose in November - 51k

    The number of people employed on a full-time basis increased by 51,000 (+0.3 per cent) in November. Since November 2021, when full-time employment first surpassed its pre-COVID-19 pandemic level, full-time work has grown by 460,000 (+2.9 per cent), concentrated among core-aged men (+212,000; +3.5 per cent) and women (+169,000; +3.4 per cent).

    In contrast, part-time employment was little changed for a sixth consecutive month in November and down by 91,000 (-2.5 per cent) on a year-over-year basis. Declines in part-time work since November 2021 were primarily seen among core-aged men (-48,000; -11.8 per cent) and young men (-25,000; -4.4 per cent).

  • Work-from-home employees little changed - 15.6%

    The proportion of workers who usually work exclusively at home (15.6 per cent) was little changed in November

  • Average hourly wages increased on a year-over-year basis - 5.6%

    Average hourly wages of employees rose 5.6 per cent (+$1.71 to $32.11) compared with November 2021 (not seasonally adjusted).

  • Total hours worked up from 2021 - 2.1%

    Total hours worked were little changed in November and were up 1.8 per cent compared with 12 months earlier.

  • Labour force participation decreases - 64.8%

    The labour force participation rate fell 0.1 per centage points to 64.8 per cent.

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  • 65% of workers believe everyone at their company should receive a holiday gift.

  • 65% of workers would like to receive cash, gift cards, or money added to their paycheck.

  • 66% of employees believe that a gift that falls within the $50 to $100 range is the right amount.

  • 32% of workers feel that receiving a holiday gift boosts job satisfaction for more than a year.

    How long does receiving a holiday gift increase job satisfaction?

    • 14%: lasts for a year
    • 9%: six to eleven months
    • 19%: three to five months
    • 18%: one to two months
    • 8%: one to two weeks

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