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800 jobs lost in the natural resources and mining industry in February ADP National Employment Report

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Employment in Canada decreased by 100,800 jobs from January to February according to the February ADP®Canada National Employment Report.  Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP Canada National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute®.  The report, which is derived from actual ADP payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm payroll employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.



February 2021 Report Highlights*

Total Canada Nonfarm Payroll Employment1:   -100,800

Industry Snapshot:


– Goods Producing:

  • Manufacturing     2,200
  • Construction     -17,200
  • Natural Resources and Mining     -800


– Service Providing:

  • Trade/Transportation and Utilities     -21,300
  • Information     -3,400
  • Finance/Real Estate     800
  • Professional/Business Services     -8,100
    – Professional/Technical     4,400
    – Management of Companies     -2,900
    – Administrative and Support     -9,600
  • Education & Health Care     -6,500
    – Educational Services     400
    – Health Care     -6,900
  • Leisure and Hospitality     -35,200
  • Other Services2     -11,500


* Sum of components may not equal total, due to rounding.



“The decrease in jobs was led by leisure and hospitality, trade, and construction, while the manufacturing and finance sectors recorded slight job gains,” said Nela Richardson, chief economist, ADP. “As lockdown restrictions continue to ease across the country, hard hit industries such as leisure and hospitality will begin to see gains in hiring.”



The January total of jobs added was revised from -231,200 to -65,800.



The March 2021 ADP Canada National Employment Report will be released at 8:30a.m.ET on April 15, 2021.



About the ADP Canada National Employment Report


The ADP Canada National Employment Report is a monthly measure of the change in total Canada nonfarm payroll employment derived from actual, anonymous payroll data of client companies served by ADP Canada. The report, which measures more than two million workers in Canada, is produced by the ADP Research Institute®, a specialized group within the company that provides insights around employment trends and workforce strategy.


Each month, the ADP Research Institute issues the ADP Canada National Employment Report as part of the company’s commitment to adding deeper insights into the labour market in Canada and providing businesses, governments and others with a source of credible and valuable information.  The ADP Canada National Employment Report is broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge.



About the ADP Research Institute


The mission of the ADP Research Institute is to generate data-driven discoveries about the world of work, and to derive reliable economic indicators from these insights. We offer these findings to the world at large as our unique contribution to making the world of work better and more productive, and to bring greater awareness to the economy at large.



Posted March 18, 2021

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