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November 2021 Job Numbers

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.

With more and more people getting vaccinated, we are seeing the results of our efforts in the fight against this pandemic. All of the government’s careful steps and bold investments – Ontarian’s hard work and effort as well – are paying off.

Vaccination is key to bringing us even closer to a full economic recovery.

Thanks to hard work and resilience of the people of Ontario, the 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 the families, communities, and workplaces safe while keeping businesses open during the holiday season.

The government is also committed to looking beyond the pandemic. We’re making bold investments to attract new, good-paying jobs for workers today and position Ontario at the centre of new global industries that will build a stronger, more sustainable Ontario in the years ahead.

For example, we continue to strengthen and transform Ontario’s auto industry. In November, we launched Phase 2 of the Auto Strategy: Driving Prosperity ― The Future of Ontario’s Automotive Sector.

And just yesterday, we launched the new Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN). Through OVIN, we have committed $56.4 million over the next four years to put Ontario innovators, entrepreneurs, and SME’s at the forefront of global demand for electric and autonomous vehicles, and related technologies and infrastructure.

And to ensure that workers have the skills they need today and for the jobs of tomorrow, we’re helping more people retrain for new careers and opportunities.

The government has made record investments to protect people’s health and jobs during this pandemic. We will continue to do what it takes to ensure we are building an Ontario that leaves no one behind.

Read Vic Fedeli’s, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued statement following today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada here: Ontario Continues to Lead the Nation in Job Creation | Ontario Newsroom