After correcting a major error in July’s employment figures, Statistics Canada re-issued numbers indicating that 42,000 jobs were added.
While the numbers seem encouraging, the employment gains are primarily in part-time work with approximately 18,000 full-time jobs lost and 60,000 part-time jobs added.
As the labour market continues to shift towards more part-time employment, economists postulate that we are becoming a nation of part-time workers.
StatsCan figures show that since the beginning of 2014, 13,000 new part-time jobs have been added each month.
David Madani, economist at Toronto-based Capital Economics, observes that “the economy is struggling to generate good quality jobs.”
For more information, see articles below:
- Canada loses 26,000 full-time jobs
- Why part-time work may be the new normal
- Experts fret Canada becoming a ‘nation of part-time workers’