Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz has announced that the Bank will eliminate about 7,500 positions in the public sector over the next year, bringing the total to about 9,500 jobs.
In a statement released Thursday morning, Poloz said the cuts will affect about 5,000 employees, mostly at the Ontario Provincial Police.
The Bank of England, which was among the banks in the province’s private sector last year, is also expected to cut its workforce by some 25 per cent, or more than 400 jobs.
The government will also eliminate some 1,000 jobs in public health and social assistance.
Poloz also said the Bank of Nova Scotia will cut 10 per cent of its workforce over the coming years.
The announcement came just days after the Bank announced it would reduce its interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point.
Poloss decision comes amid growing concern over the health of the Canadian economy.
A recent Bank of Montreal report said the economy is still recovering from the global financial crisis, but it warned that the Canadian government is not yet well-positioned to handle the fallout from a financial shock like the Brexit vote.