Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot June 2017

In June 2017, the unemployment rate in the tourism sector was at 5.1%, which is 0.3% higher than the rate reported in June 2016, and lower than the previous month (May 2017) when the unemployment rate stood at 5.5%.

At 5.1%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 6.0%.

Apart from the Food and Beverage and Travel Services sectors, all tourism industry groups have reported higher unemployment rates than the same month last year.

On a provincial basis, tourism unemployment rates ranged from 0.0% in Prince Edward Island to 7.9% in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates for tourism in each province, with the exception of New Brunswick, were below the rates reported for the provincial economy.  

Tourism employment comprised 11.2% of the total Canadian labour force for the month of June.