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Labour Force

Labour Force Indicators
Male Female
Participation Rate 77.5% 69.3%
Employment Rate 72.6% 65.3%
Unemployment Rate 6.3% 5.8%
Employment by Industry Type
Industry Total Male Female
Total Experienced Labour Force aged 15 years and over 16,500 8,400 8,100
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 105 70 35
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 40 30 10
Utilities 180 140 40
Construction 1,570 1,380 190
Manufacturing 1,880 1,360 525
Wholesale trade 785 540 245
Retail Trade 2,055 985 1,075
Transportation & Warehousing 880 590 290
Information and cultural industries 325 180 145
Finance and insurance 460 130 330
Real Estate and rental and leasing 370 155 210
Professional, scientific and technical services 850 365 285
Management of companies and enterprises 20 0 20
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation 790 415 375
Educational services 1,210 315 895
Health Care and social assistance 1,635 180 1,450
Arts, entertainment and recreation 310 155 155
Accommodation and food services 1,255 455 800
Other services (except public administration) 740 355 385
Public administration 1,030 590 435
Occupation By Category
Occupation Total Male Female
Total – Experienced labour force aged 15 years and over 16,505 8,400 8,105
Management occupations 1,610 960 645
Business, finance and administration occupations 2,510 680 1,830
Natural and applied sciences and
related occupations
725 590 140
Health occupations 950 100 850
Social science, education, government service
and religion
2,020 670 1,350
Art, culture, recreation and sport 380 170 210
Sales and service occupations 4,095 1,510 2,585
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 2,935 2,770 165
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 340 270 65
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 930 680 250

Source: 2016 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada

**Statistics Canada is committed to protect the privacy of all Canadians and the confidentiality of the data they provide to us. As part of this commitment, some population counts of geographic areas are adjusted in order to ensure confidentiality.

Counts of the total population are rounded to a base of 5 for any dissemination block having a population of less than 15. Population counts for all standard geographic areas above the dissemination block level are derived by summing the adjusted dissemination block counts. The adjustment of dissemination block counts is controlled to ensure that the population counts for dissemination areas will always be within 5 of the actual values. The adjustment has no impact on the population counts of census divisions and large census subdivisions.