The Canadian economy added 106.5 thousand jobs in April 2019, after shedding 7.2 thousand in the previous month and beating market expectations of 10 thousand. This is the strongest gain in employment on record, boosted by full-time hiring (+73,000) and part-time jobs (+33,600). Employment increased in Ontario (+47,000), Quebec (+38,000), Alberta (+21,000), and Prince Edward Island (+800), while it was little changed in the other provinces. Employment gains were spread across several industries, namely wholesale and retail trade (+32,000); construction (+29,000); information, culture and recreation (+14,000); other services (+14,000); public administration (+9,000); and agriculture (+7,000). The number of employees in both the private (+83,800) and public (+22,700) sectors increased, while there was no change in self-employment. Employment Change in Canada averaged 18.10 Thousand from 1976 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 106.50 Thousand in April of 2019 and a record low of -124.80 Thousand in January of 2009.