Canada’s 10 best cities and towns for finding a job right now

The best places to look for work right now aren’t in Canada’s large urban centres. The biggest cities have taken the largest hit to their economies from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the latest edition of BMO’s Regional Labour Market Report Card, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver all rank near the bottom, while Toronto (which was a…

Canadian economy adds nearly 1,000,000 new jobs in June

Statistics Canada has just released the Labour Force Survey for June this morning, and the Canadian economy is showing solid signs of recovery. Nearly one million more people were working in this country in June than in May. Stats Can says that 953,000 jobs were gained last month, an almost even split of full-time and…

Some industries won’t survive COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed many businesses and caused great harm to others. We looked into which industries were suffering the most, which were likely to struggle over the long term, and which were unlikely to come back. Here are the sectors and business types that experts seem to believe will have a difficult time…

By the numbers: Where the jobs are in Canada right now

The Canadian economy added 30,000 more jobs in February. Those are the latest numbers from Statistics Canada in this morning’s Labour Force Survey. Those new opportunities weren’t enough to make a serious dent in overall employment nation wide. In fact, the national unemployment rate ticked up to 5.6 per cent as more people entered the…

Help wanted: The jobs Canadian employers are struggling to fill right now

It’s a great time to be looking for work in Canada, but this period of low unemployment is creating challenges for many companies as they struggle to hire the people they need to fill their open positions. The country’s economy kicked off the year by adding 34,500 new jobs in January, bringing the national unemployment…

Two cities in Atlantic Canada are tops for hiring right now

It’s a job seeker’s market. Across Canada, employers plan to increase their headcount in the first quarter of 2020. A new survey of 1,900 Canadian employers from across regions and industries reveals where the most employment gains are expected to be for the coming months. For this research, Manpower interviewed a representative sample of over…

Canadian economy shatters expectations with over 50,000 new jobs created

The Canadian economy created 54,000 jobs in September, bringing the national unemployment rate down to 5.5 per cent. Those are the findings from Statistics Canada in the newly released latest Labour Force Survey, the monthly snapshot of the country’s job market. These gains come as a surprise to most economists, as predictions had been for…

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…