The West Block
April 11 2021 11:00am

Canadians will lose jobs amid COVID shutdowns, but may rebound ‘quickly’: employment minister

On the heels of promising new job numbers from Statistics Canada, employment minister Carla Qualtrough says Canadians can expect to see another dip in employment figures as new shutdown measures take hold across the country to curb soaring COVID-19 cases. The economy added 303,000 jobs in March as employment increased, StatCan reported on Friday, including gains in sectors that the pandemic hit hard. “I don’t think next month’s job numbers will be as hopeful, because they will reflect the lockdowns that are happening now,” Qualtrough tells The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson in an interview.

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