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Ontario Gains Full-Time Jobs in April

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Ontario Gains Full-Time Jobs in April

New Ontario Government Growing the Economy and Creating Jobs

Ontario's economy continues to grow stronger, gaining 3,800 net new jobs in April. Full-time employment was the largest contributor to the April job gain, increasing by 17,600 jobs.

Since June 2009, Ontario has created 401,900 jobs, exceeding the number of jobs lost in the recession by 136,100. And the province continues to outpace the United States and all the Great Lakes states in job creation.

To seize new economic opportunities, the government laid out a comprehensive plan for jobs and growth in the 2013 Ontario Budget. If passed, investments planned over the next three years for public transit, roads, bridges, schools, hospitals and other projects would support more than 100,000 jobs on average each year.

Providing the right climate to attract investment, create jobs and grow the economy is part of the new Ontario government's plan to build a prosperous and fair province for all Ontarians. 

Quick Facts

  • Ontario’s 2013 Budget outlines a new Youth Jobs Strategy that would help create job opportunities for about 30,000 youth, while promoting entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • In 2012, Ontario ranked third in North America for the number of foreign direct investment projects.
  • Ontario is on track to eliminate the deficit by 2017–18. The province is the only government in Canada to beat its fiscal targets for the fourth year in a row.

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“April’s job gains demonstrate Ontario’s strong economic recovery. Our government is committed to creating more employment opportunities for the people of this province so that everyone can enjoy a more prosperous and fair Ontario.”

Dr. Eric Hoskins

Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment

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