Canadian employers reveal hiring intentions for the spring of 2019

There is more good news on the horizon for Canadian job seekers and companies. Growth is projected to continue into the second quarter of 2019.

Those are the findings of the latest Employment Outlook Survey for Canada, conducted by the Manpower Group. The regular study of hiring intentions of Canadian business leaders found that companies report positive hiring intentions across 10 industry sectors. Transportation and Utilities top the list.

Sectors expecting the most hiring in Q2 2019

Transportation and Utilities | [Transportation jobs on CareerBeacon]

Manufacturing – Durables | [Manufacturing jobs hiring now]

Real Estate | [See Real Estate job openings]

Public Administration | [Public Administration positions available]

Finance and Insurance | [See jobs in Finance on CareerBeacon]

Hiring projections by region for the coming months

Several of the cities projected to have the most robust hiring climate for this spring are in the Atlantic provinces.

Kitchener/Cambridge, On | [View jobs in Kitchener]

Charlottetown, PEI | [See jobs in Charlottetown]

Halifax, NS | [Browse jobs in Halifax]

Quebec City, QC | [See jobs in Quebec City]

Burnaby-Coquitlam, BC | [View jobs in Burnaby]

The team at Manpower cautioned that the hot hiring climate is creating areas of labour shortage – which can slow business growth.

“Canadian job growth has picked up in the first quarter of 2019, and this appears to be reflected in the forecast for the second quarter of 2019. With the private sector ramping up hiring efforts, 66,800 new jobs were created January, and this trend can be expected to continue in second quarter of the year,” said Darlene Minatel of ManpowerGroup Canada. “Ontario and Quebec continue to experience a hiring surge, but many employers are still struggling to find the right candidates for open jobs.”

The survey of over 1,900 employers across Canada found that 16 per cent of employers plan to increase their staffing levels in the second quarter of 2019, while three per cent anticipate cutbacks.

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