Positive Changes are Coming to the Canadian Job Market


Job hunting can often seem very daunting especially when it constantly feels like employers are cutting back on hiring.

But things are looking up for the Canadian job market in 2019.  

According to a recent ManpowerGroup press release, Canadian employers are expecting slow but steady gains in employment over the next three months. 

The most recent ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, that included more than 1,900 employers across the country, revealed that 14 per cent of Canadian employers plan to increase their staffing levels in the first quarter of 2019.

The survey showed that majority of Ontario employers fall into the statistic mentioned above. 

According to the press release, in general, employers in large (250+ employees) and medium (50-249 employees) sized organizations expect the most positive hiring plans for the upcoming 2019 quarter.

The survey also revealed that 79 per cent of employers expect their current staffing levels to remain unchanged, while only six per cent anticipate cutbacks.

The remaining one per cent are unsure of their hiring intentions. These numbers, however, are still an improvement from 2018.

Canadian job growth slowed during the last quarter of 2018. While the unemployment rate fell to a 40-year low of 5.8 per cent, job growth fell short of expectations in October,” Darlene Minatel, Country Manager for ManpowerGroup Canada, in a recent press release. 

So, after a hard 2018 it is nice to hear that some positive changes are coming.

Graphic is courtesy of ManpowerGroup. 

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