Canadian employers reveal their hiring plans for the remainder of 2019

A new survey of the hiring intentions of Canadian companies indicates that two East Coast cities are expected to be the among the big winners for job creation over the coming months. The Manpower Group has just released its Employment Outlook report for the fourth quarter of 2019. Here’s a snapshot of which regions and…

Canada saw huge employment gains last month – here’s where the jobs are

The Canadian economy posted much larger than expected job gains in August. Statistics Canada reports that the country saw 81,100 more people working last month, far outpacing the fewer than 20,000 most economists had been predicting. With these gains, the national unemployment rate held steady at 5.7 per cent, as more people entered the labour…

The most sought after (and fastest trending) skills for 2019

Wondering which skilled professionals major companies are actively seeking right now? New research has the answers. The Business Talent Group (BTG) has released its annual Skills Index tracking the most sought-after on-demand consulting skills needed by top companies. “Leaders at the world’s top companies are embracing on-demand talent as a powerful way to acquire the…

Des salaires plus élevés s’annoncent pour les Canadiens (étude)

Voici de bonnes nouvelles pour les travailleurs canadiens : vos chèques de paie vont augmenter. La période de faible taux de chômage que le Canada a connu au cours de la dernière année commence à porter ses fruits sur le plan des salaires, les entreprises ayant de la difficulté à recruter le personnel dont elles ont…

The six essential life skills that everyone needs

The World Health Organization has identified six critical life skills that are necessary for everyone to have in order to live a happy, successful and productive life. While many of these skills seem life traits best developed in childhood and practiced throughout our formative years, the report points out that it is never too late…

Ces candidats qui sabotent leurs chances d’être embauchés

Il y a quelques années, j’ai du embaucher un graphiste pour se joindre à notre équipe de marketing de contenu. Comme il s’agissait d’un poste créatif de débutant, les candidats étaient surtout des jeunes, des étudiants universitaires et des diplômés récents. J’ai interviewé le candidat qui avait le CV le plus solide. Il possédait de…

Report: Higher salaries are coming for Canadians

Here’s some good news for Canadian workers, your paycheques are going up. The period of low unemployment that Canada has been experiencing over the past year or so is starting to pay off in terms of salaries, as companies struggle to recruit the staff they need. In the latest Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada reported…

How to avoid five of the most common job seeking pitfalls

Some simple mistakes on the job hunt often hold people back from the career opportunities they want. Canada is experiencing a period of relatively low unemployment right now, meaning jobs are more readily available than they were a few years back. However, this doesn’t mean that you can take shortcuts or skip the basic steps…

Then 10 most valuable university degrees in Canada for 2019

It’s almost time to hit the books, kids. Back to school season is fast approaching. Of course, not all fields of study pay off the same on the job market. New research shows which disciplines are most likely to lead to some of the more lucrative career paths. The team at University Magazine has compiled…