The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in employment trends in Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island experienced a sharp decline in employment trends due to business closures and other disruptions as a result of the pandemic during spring 2021. According to Occupational Outlook – Prince Edward Island 2020 – 2021, the province’s labour force declined by nearly 10% in both full-time and part-time employment. Despite some increase in certain in-demand jobs, there are still considerable risks for the province’s economic progress. Closed borders with the US, slower recovery in the tourism sector, productivity constraints, as well as fiscal deficit, negatively affect the Island’s economic and employment prospects.