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…

Employer branding is more crucial than ever in your online recruitment

A company’s greatest resource is its people. This is why businesses compete to hire the best candidates on the market. While recruiting the most talented people has long been a challenge for many organizations, in today’s labour market, it is only becoming even more difficult. Unemployment in Canada is at historic lows, with many regions…

Unemployment in Canada hits a new record low

There was good news for Canadian workers in this morning’s Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada. This country’s economy added 27,700 last month, which dropped the national unemployment rate down to 5.4 per cent — the lowest ever recorded since comparable data became available in 1976. Year over year, Canada has gained 453,000 jobs or…

Canada sees largest single month job creation on record

The Canadian economy added 107,000 new jobs in April – the single greatest one-month jump in employment ever recorded since Statistics Canada began tracking this data in 1976. Those were the findings of the latest Labour Force Survey, released this morning. Year-over-year, employment grew by 426,000 jobs – with more people working full-time (+248,000) as…