Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement December 3/21, following the monthly employment release by Statistics Canada:
“Employment in Ontario increased by 68,100 in November, almost all of which are full-time jobs, continuing a positive trend as employment continues to rise above pre-pandemic levels for the third month in a row. Ontario now has nearly 115,000 more jobs than it did before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2020, and we continue to lead Canada in job creation.
Thanks to hard work and resilience of the people of Ontario, our province is on the right track. With Ontario’s ambitious vaccine rollout, we have one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. It will help to keep our families, communities, and workplaces safe while keeping businesses open during the holiday season.
We’re also looking beyond the pandemic. We’re making bold investments to attract new, good-paying jobs for workers today, and to position our province at the centre of new global industries that will build a stronger, more sustainable Ontario in the years ahead.”