The June job gains were almost evenly split between new full-time work (488,000) and new part-time gigs (465,000).
There was a modest gain in employment in Windsor last month from May.
The unemployment rate in Windsor dropped in June as the economy slowly began to reopen across the region.
Employment in Canada's goods-producing sector rose by 158,600, while the services sector gained a record 794,400 positions, split fairly evenly between full-time and part-time.
Fiscal data company Refinitiv claims the typical economist quote for June is to get job to increase by 700,000 jobs and the unemployment rate to drop into 12.0 percent.
Economists expect the report will show a bump in employment as a result, further recouping some of the approximately three million jobs lost over March and April.
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The participation rate - the share of those in the labour force compared to the total working age population - was 0.8 percentage points below February levels for men, while women were 1.4 percentage points short. Market expectations were for an increase of 550,000 jobs in June, according to economists from National Bank Financial.
The overall job losses were unprecedented in speed and depth compared with previous recessions, Statistics Canada said, and the rebound to date sharper than previous downturns.
By June that number of workers affected has improved to 3.1 million.
"This is kind of a one-time burst in employment, and I think we'll see some job growth going forward", said Finlayson.
"It means that even if there are jobs, some women won't be able to take them because there's no way they can leave their kids", said Yalnizyan, a fellow on the future of workers at the Atkinson Foundation.
"This is a solid second step on the road to recovery, but still leaves employment at just 91 per cent of the February level (up from 84.4 per cent at the April low)", Porter wrote in a research note to clients. James says youth unemployment, in particular, stands out at 29.1 per cent, up slightly since May, while 45,000 young people did find jobs last month.