The trend of declining full-time jobs and increases in part-time opportunities continued for October, according to Statistics Canada.
An increase in part-time work accounted for most of the 44,000 new hires in Canada during the month, while 23,000 full-time jobs were lost.
Canada’s unemployment rate remains at 7.0% .
Ontario had the largest chunk of the 44,000 with 25,000 new jobs, which eroded the province’s unemployment rate by about 0.2% to 6.4%.
Year over year, employment in Ontario grew by 77,000.
In the last 12 months, 140,000 new were jobs created across the country, with 124,000 of those part-time positions.
The demographic group that saw the most significant boost in employment in the last year was women over 55, who saw an increase of 93,000 jobs.
Ontario and B.C. saw the biggest increases in employment in October, while Newfoundland and Labrador saw declines.
— Statistics Canada (@StatCan_eng) November 4, 2016