Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Stats Canada Releases Its Labour Market Results

2006 Census: Labour Market Activities, Industry, Occupation, Education, Language of Work, Place of Work and Mode of Transportation

Between 2001 and 2006, total employment in Canada increased at an annual average rate of 1.7%, the fastest percentage increase among the Group of Seven (G7) nations. Italy's growth rate of 1.2% was second and France and the United States followed.

Employment rose in every part of the country. However, growth was strongest in the West, and especially in Alberta and British Columbia.

On an industry basis, the fastest growth in employment occurred in the mining and oil and gas extraction industries, where employment increased at an average pace of 7.5% a year, nearly four times the national average. Alberta alone accounted for 70% of the employment growth in this industry.

Here are some of the highlights related to fitness & rehabilitation proffesionals:

- Canada's second largest service industry, health care and social assistance, added 199,900 workers, equal to 2.6% on average each year, well above the national average. This brought total employment in health care and social assistance to 1,667,700 in 2006. The gains were widespread, from ambulatory services to medical laboratories to hospitals.

- Among health care workers, the number of nurse aids and orderlies increased by 37,100, while the number of registered nurses rose by 37,000. This was a reflection of the greater demand for health care services, paralleling increased government spending in the industry.

- Overall, 6 out of every 10 Canadians aged between 25 and 64 had completed some form of postsecondary education, and 1 out of every 5 postsecondary graduates had studied business, management and marketing. No other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nation had a higher proportion of its adult population with university or college attainment than Canada.

- The number of adults aged between 25 and 64 who reported a university degree increased by 24% from 3,207,400 in 2001 to 3,985,700 in 2006. In comparison, the number of adults that did not have a university degree increased only 2%.

- Canada ranked sixth among all OECD countries in terms of the proportion of adults aged 25 to 64 who had a university degree. It was tied with Australia and Korea at 23%.

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