Employment

Fishing-related employment by industry and province, 2017-2019
  Primary Sector (Harvesting)table note 1 Seafood Product
Preparation and Packaging
(Processing) table note 2
Aquaculture table note 3 Total Employment
(Primary Harvesting, Processing
and Aquaculture)
2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
N.L. 9,417 9,230 9,093 8,132 6,114 7,199 355 355 460 17,904 15,699 16,752
P.E.I 4,481 4,525 4,550 1,630 1,409 1,418 435 440 430 6,546 6,374 6,398
N.S. 13,119 12,920 18,688 4,483 4,813 5,479 233 240 285 17,835 17,973 24,452
N.B. 6,396 6,249 6,848 6,464 6,739 7,422 576 610 700 13,436 13,598 14,970
Quebec 3,677 3,546 3,595 3,345 3,144 2,948 120 120 120 7,142 6,810 6,663
Ontario 1,158 1,158 1,158 760 813 735 150 155 145 2,068 2,126 2,038
Manitoba 1,382 1,377 1,302 x x x .. .. ..
Sask. 1,202 1,278 1,137 x .. .. .. 1,278 1,137
Alberta x x x x x x
BC 5,043 5,462 4,866 3,091 2,948 2,698 1,595 1,585 1,645 9,729 9,995 9,209
Yukon .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
NWT 136 188 144 0 0 x 136 188 ..
Nunavut .. .. .. x x x x x x
Canada 46,011 45,933 51,381 28,454 26,371 28,497 3,464 3,505 3,785 77,929 75,809 83,663

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Table note 1

Includes the number of core and non-core commercial marine fish harvesters, crew members and commercial freshwater fish harvesters.

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Table note 2

Statistics Canada. Table 16-10-0117-01 Principal statistics for manufacturing industries, by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) (x 1,000)

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Table note 3

Statistics Canada, Survey of Aquaculture Industry, unpublished

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