Construction continues on the north LRT expansion in Edmonton, Alberta on Monday, April 30, 2012.
Credits: AMBER BRACKEN/EDMONTON SUN/QMI AGENCY
Although the number of jobs increased, StatsCan says more people searching for work caused the unemployment rate to go up .1 percentage points to 7.3%.
The job spike was mainly in the goods sector, StatsCan says, with increases in the construction, manufacturing, natural resources and agriculture industries.
Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador added jobs, but there was little change in Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia.