Labour (including labour market activity, industry and occupation)
Release no. 6: March 4, 2008
- Between 2001 and 2006, employment in Canada increased 1.7% per year, on average, the fastest rate among the Group of Seven (G7) nations.
- Average annual employment growth between 2001 and 2006 was strongest in the mining, oil and gas extraction (with an average annual increase of 7.5%) and construction (4.5%) industries.
- The aging of Canada's labour force intensified, with 15.3% of its workers aged 55 and over in 2006, compared to 11.7% in 2001.