Survey reveals hiring intentions of Canadian employers for the rest of 2020

A new 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 rest of 2020. Despite the lingering effects of the coronavirus on the Canadian economy, here at CareerBeacon, we remain fairly optimistic about the job market…

Study: The 10 most important work skills for 2020

Cultural trends, demographics, and emerging technologies were all rapidly changing the job scene – even before the COVID-19 crisis wreaked havoc on the labour market. While some occupations are going extinct, new opportunities are being created at the same time. People are living much longer than we used to. New technologies and automation are rapidly…

Stats Can: More than a million jobs lost in Canada in March

Statistics Canada has just released the latest Labour Force Survey giving the state of employment across the country right now. Needless to say, the numbers aren’t good. That was expected. Over one million people lost their jobs in March, and the national unemployment rate climbed from 5.6 per cent up to 7.8 per cent. This…

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…

Canada added 35,000 new jobs in December, 320,000 over 2019

Good news for job seekers. The Canadian economy had a much better month for job creation in December than we saw in November, ending the year on a high note. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 per cent last month with the addition of 35,000 full-time jobs, according to Statistics Canada. In December, employment increased…

Relocating for a job: Tips for hacking the Canadian job market

Canada has regions that are experiencing labour shortages at the same time as other areas are facing higher levels of unemployment. One of the clearest ways to improve the volume and quality of opportunities available to you is to move from an area with few jobs to one where workers are more sought after. So,…