Canada shatters job creation expectations in September

The Canadian economy added a surprising 378,000 jobs in September – far surpassing the job gains most economists had been forecasting – according to the latest Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada. This latest increase in employment marks the fourth month in a row of solid job gains, bringing the national unemployment rate back down…

By the numbers: Canada gained over 400,000 new jobs in July

The Canadian job market continues to rebound from the crash it took in the height of the COVID-19 crisis. Statistics Canada is reporting that the economy added another 419,000 jobs in July. This follows from the nearly one million jobs gained a month earlier, in June. This brings the national unemployment rate down to 10.9…

Atlantic Canada region ranks tops for hiring in Canadian employer survey

An in-depth survey of Canadian employers has revealed their hiring intentions for the coming months. Here’s a snapshot of where the employment growth is expected to be for the second half of 2020. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for Q3 of 2020 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 1,053 employers across Canada. Participants…

Kickstart your career: The 10 most in-demand entry-level jobs right now

Let’s face it. June 2020 is a strange time to be graduating from school and looking to launch a career. Much of the economy is still shut down, companies aren’t holding face-to-face job interviews, and – even if they were – it’s hard to make a professional first impression when you haven’t had a haircut…

Employer survey: Canada’s most in-demand jobs, post COVID-19

Are we seeing the light at the end of the tunnel? Businesses and services are slowly opening up as the lockdown necessitated by COVID-19 is gradually eased. A new survey of hiring professionals in Canada has found that most are anxious to get back to work, with 70 per cent saying their first priority is…

Canadian economy surprises experts with double the expected job creation

Statistics Canada released the Labour Force Survey for January this morning, and it’s a good news report. The country’s economy added 34,500 jobs last month, bringing the national unemployment rate down to the near record low of 5.5 per cent. The lowest it has been in the over forty years Stats Can has been collecting…

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…

Labour shortage: Tech sector professionals are in high demand in Atlantic Canada

It’s no secret that the labour market in Canada is going through some dramatic shifts right now. Much of the country is experiencing historic rates of low unemployment, and employers are rethinking their strategies for recruiting sought-after talent as the pool of potential workers shrinks. This is particularly true for specialized professionals needed to fill…