In April, Sudbury's jobless rate stood at 6.8 per cent, before the COVID-19 pandemic led to a shutdown of Sudbury's - and much of the world's - economy.
Ontario led the way adding another 142,000 new jobs to put the provincial jobless rate at 10.6 percent.
Employment in natural resources took a tumble and lost 9,000 jobs last month - about 7,000 of those in Alberta.
The agency nevertheless observed strong employment growth among South Asian Canadians, with their unemployment rate falling 2.9 per cent from July.
The London region has added 18,100 jobs in the last two months, a number that also includes people who are returning to their jobs after being laid-off during the peak of the pandemic.
As of the week of August 9-15, the total number of Canadian workers affected by the COVID-19 economic shutdown stood at 1.8 million.
The new jobs bring the province's job total just over 94 per cent of the pre-pandemic numbers in February.
Of the August gains, 205,800 were in full-time and 40,000 part-time. While encouraging, the figure shows that many people who have been laid off or let go during the pandemic are not yet back to work.
While youth employment grew, its pace slowed significantly compared to June and July.
Total employment in Saskatchewan still remains down 26,500 compared to August 2019. But because of the plunge in March and April, Canada still has 1.1 million fewer paid workers than it did in February before the COVID-19 outbreak.
Canada's economy added 245,800 jobs in August, a fourth-straight month of gains that has recouped nearly two thirds of employment losses from the pandemic. National unemployment dropped by 0.7 per cent in August to 10.2 per cent.
The labour-force survey was conducted the week of August 9 to 15. Compared to the same time only a year prior, full-time employment was 5.4% lower in August.
The recovery in the province's hard-hit service sector continued into August.