Canadian employers remain bullish on their hiring intentions according to a new report.
ManpowerGroup’s Employment Outlook Survey for the fourth quarter of 2019 remains consistent with the third quarter with a net employment outlook of 12%.
Employers in all 10 main sector groups and across all four Canadian regions say they expect to add to payrolls in the next quarter.
Leading the expected gains are the Transportation & Public Utilities (+17%) & the Public Administration Sectors (+17%) followed by Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (+16%), and Mining (+13%).
Quebec is the region with the strongest outlook (25%).
"As 2019 ends, the market for Canadian job seekers is a bit of a mixed bag. While unemployment figures were at record lows over the summer, the hiring outlook seems to be weakening in some sectors. Companies want to remain competitive and maintain their employee levels as they go into the new year. At the same time, there is a real struggle to find and retain qualified talent," said Darlene Minatel, Country Manager for ManpowerGroup Canada. "On the positive side, Quebec is boasting their strongest hiring pace since regional analysis was added to the survey 16 years ago. With provincial finances under control and a strong tech scene centered around four universities, the province is making up for lost time and creating more jobs."