Canadians trust SMEs more than the government or multinationals to create jobs

Two Canadians out of three (66%) mainly trust SMEs to create jobs. The government and multinationals do not seem to be perceived as job creators.

Québec (76%) has the strongest proportion of Canadians who trust SMEs the most to create jobs. Ontario (61%) and the Atlantic provinces (59%) have the smallest proportions of Canadians who share this opinion.

Also, francophones (76%), professionals (74%) and men (70%), are proportionately more likely to identify SMEs as the main job creators.

Students (31%), allophones (28%), 18-24 year olds (26%), residents of the Atlantic Provinces (25%) Ontarians (20%) are proportionately more likely to trust the government to create jobs. Fewer than one Quebecker out of 10 has confidence in the government to create jobs.

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