Ontario on Path to Economic Recovery as Restrictions Lift

Published on July 09, 2021

Ontario Sees Job Recovery Thanks to Rapidly Increasing Vaccine Uptake and Province’s Roadmap to Reopen Plan


TORONTO – Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement in response to today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada:

“Employment in Ontario increased by 116,900 in June. With an increasing number of people getting vaccinated and continued improvements in key public health and health system indicators, we are seeing the results of our efforts in the fight against this pandemic. As of July 8, 78 per cent of the 18+ population in Ontario had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with more than 51 per cent having received their second dose. As restrictions are safely and cautiously lifted, more and more businesses are reopening, which means more and more Ontarians are returning to work.

Our government will continue to do whatever it takes to defeat this virus and ensure workers can get back on the job safely. Thanks to the efforts of Team Ontario, we are making tremendous progress in our vaccine rollout and our Roadmap to Reopen. Every careful step we take now brings us closer to the end of the pandemic and on the road to a full economic recovery.”