It's no secret that the pandemic has led to many job losses in Montreal — and basically everywhere else in the world.
According to the data, the most job losses were experienced among Montrealers aged 15-24 with a decrease of 4.8%, followed by Montrealers aged 25-44 with a decrease of 1.7%.
Interestingly, Montreal did have the highest increase among all six cities (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa) for a single cohort with an increase of 5.3% in jobs for those aged 45-64.
Edmonton experienced the greatest single cohort decrease among employees aged 15-24 with a decrease of 24.1%.
The only other cohorts to increase were those aged 25-44 in Calgary by 1.7%, those aged 45-64 in Edmonton by 2.3%, and those aged 45-64 in Toronto by 1.9%.
Overall, Montreal experienced the least amount of job loss with a total decrease of 0.4%.
By comparison, on average, Calgary lost 1.8%, Toronto lost 2.2%, Vancouver lost 4.8%, Edmonton lost 6.9%, and Ottawa lost 8.9%.