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April 4 2018

Canada business boom: 10,000 jobs created in January

More than 10,686 new jobs were created in Canada in January, according to the ADP Canada National Employment Report.

"Hiring in Canada is off to a good start," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of ADP Research Institute, which produced the report.  Jobs in the goods-producing side were all gainers, with construction seeing the highest increase at 8,200 from the previous month. Natural resources and mining saw 2,800 new jobs, and 1,500 were added to the manufacturing sector.

Results from service providers were mixed, with leisure and hospitality and other services (including public administration) leading at 6,300 each. Educational services and finance and real estate showed significant decreases of 8,100 and 7,000, respectively.