Wages have lagged, despite the challenging hiring environment.
The service sector —which covers almost 80% of Canadian employment, and includes a wide range of industries like healthcare, retail, and transportation —has led Canadian job growth this year.
Momentum pauses after a solid third-quarter.
Further progress in Ontario alone could keep job growth chugging.
The job market in Canada is generally in a better place heading into this year’s election than it was in 2015.
Canada posted another solid overall increase in employment in September.