Fisheries and the Canadian Economy

Employment

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Fishing-Related Employment by Industry and Province, 2013-2015
  Primary Sector (Harvesting)1 Seafood Product
Preparation and Packaging
(Processing) 2
Aquaculture 3 Total Employment
(Primary Harvesting, Processing
and Aquaculture)
2013 2014 2015 2013E 2014E 2015 2013 2014 2015 2013 2014 2015
NL 9,697 9,040 9,334 .. .. 7,364 370 320 380 10,067 9,360 17,078
PEI 4,230 4,023 4,002 .. .. 1,494 415 405 410 4,645 4,428 5,906
NS 13,043 12,237 11,413 6,892 6,759 5,299 225 235 230 20,160 19,231 16,942
NB 5,775 5,573 5,542 10,331 9,620 6,360 525 540 550 16,631 15,733 12,452
Quebec  3,051 2,962 3,015 1,506 1,532 2,206 105 110 110 4,662 4,604 5,331
Ontario  1,158 900 1,158 472 452 664 125 145 155 1,755 1,497 1,977
Manitoba  1,390 1,409 1,425 x .. x .. .. ..
Saskatchewan  973 1,004 1,034 x .. x .. .. ..
Alberta  184E 209E x .. x .. .. ..
BC 5,385 6,008 5,308 2,549 2,519 2,324E 1,410 1,450 1,480 9,344 9,977 9,112
Yukon  .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
NT 75 100 148 .. .. .. 75 100 148
Nunavut  154 97 128 .. .. x 154 97 ..
Canada  45,114 43,562 42,507 33,147 31,899 26,396 3,175 3,205 3,316 81,436 78,667 72,219

.. Not available
… Not applicable
x Confidential
E Preliminary estimate
1. Includes the number of core and non-core commercial marine fish harvesters, crew members and commercial freshwater fish harvesters.
2. Statistics Canada. CANSIM Table 301-0008. Employment data for all provinces are estimated by DFO, for the years 2013 and 2014, and for British Columbia in 2015.
3. Statistics Canada, Survey of Aquaculture Industry, unpublished

Previous years available upon request.

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