Pot Product Manufacturing Jobs Fell By One-Third This Year, StatsCan Says

Canopy Growth has laid off an unspecified amount of staff from one of its Ontario facilities, The Canadian Press reports. The newswire service said Canopy conducted a number of layoffs from its facility located at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., but didn’t provide specific figures on the departures. It is unknown whether the layoffs were related to previous workforce reductions the company confirmed to BNN Bloomberg in July. Canopy said last month it had reduced its staff count by about 18 per cent from the beginning of the year. The company had 4,434 total employees at the end of March, according to recent filings.

Jobs in Canada’s cannabis product manufacturing sector have declined by more than one-third in the first six months of the new year, figures from Statistics Canada show. StatsCan said Friday that 2,282 people were employed in the cannabis sector in June, a decline from 3,483 at the beginning of the year. The country’s national statistics agency released the figures alongside broader Canadian jobs data that came out on Friday which showed Canada’s economy added 245,800 jobs in August​. Employment in the cannabis sector has been hard hit in 2020 following several rounds of layoffs conducted by major producers such

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