“Employment in Ontario has increased by 30,600 in October, marking the fifth straight month of overall employment gains. The total number of jobs created since June is 868,600, indicating that the provincial economy is gradually continuing to stabilize.
However, we know there is much more work to do, and maintaining a healthy workforce is critical to our economic recovery. That’s why in the 2020 Budget tabled yesterday, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover, our government committed $15.2 billion as part of our COVID-19 health response. That includes a $572 million investment in Ontario’s hospitals to support additional costs of COVID-19, including testing, assessment centres, laboratory and medical equipment, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).