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 1,900 employers in Canada. Participants were asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the first three months of 2020?”
Twelve per cent of employers say that they are planning to increase staff between January and March of this year. Six per cent are anticipating a decrease in employees, and 81 per cent plan to maintain their current staff size.
Companies in Atlantic Canada are also forecasting positive workforce gains in the first quarter of 2020. Two East Coast cities, Moncton and Charlottetown rank among the top cities in Canada for hiring.
The top cities for employment growth in Q1
Moncton, New Brunswick [View jobs in Moncton]
Charlottetown, PEI [Job openings in PEI]
Monteregie, Quebec [See Jobs]
Brantford, Ontario [Opportunities in Brantford]
Victoria, BC [Jobs in Victoria]
The top sectors for robust hiring
You can view the full results from the latest Employment Outlook Survey from Manpower on their website.