September may be the last month of rapid job growth in Canada for a while

September could be the last month of 2020 in which Canada sees a rapid boost in employment, as a new spike in COVID-19 cases dampens hopes of returning to pre-pandemic job levels anytime soon.

According to labour-force survey data released by Statistics Canada on Friday, 378,000 jobs returned last month, bringing employment to within 720,000 of the jobs in February, before the pandemic forced a mass closure of businesses.

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