As the jobless rate remained steady during June in the U.S. at 8.2%, the unemployment rate in Canada dipped just 0.1% to 7.2%, according to the Canada June Labor Force Survey. Employment in Canada has increased 1.0% from a year ago. According to this survey, Canada saw employment gains in Business, Building and Other Support Services; Healthcare and Social Assistance; Educational Services; and Utilities. We wanted to share information about online job listings and hiring trends in Canada over the past 2 months.
In May, Canada had seen the highest amount of job listings in 4 years at 377,000 ads. This volume decreased slightly to approximately 357,700 in June.
Job Ad Growth since June 2008
We also examined 3 sectors that were reported to see employment gains last month:
- Healthcare and Social Assistance displayed more than 6,300 online job ads in June 2012. Most of these listings were for positions located in Toronto, Ontario. May showed the highest amount of job listings since June 2009.
- Over 2,800 job ads were listed online in June 2012 for Educational Services, mostly in Toronto and Edmonton. Like in Healthcare and Social Assistance, May saw the highest number of job listings since June 2009.
- We saw 678 jobs posted online in June 2012 for Utilities sector in Canada, the highest month in 4 years. Most positions were listed in Calgary.
According to WANTED Analytics™, the city with the highest amount of job ads in Canada was Toronto. Ottawa saw the largest year-over-year increase in online hiring demand, followed by Edmonton.
Cities and Provinces with the Most Job Ads during June 2012
Although hiring is increasing in certain sectors, there is still a large talent pool to pick from and an abundance of candidates to select from can be overwhelming. This video, Secrets to Using Business Intelligence in the Talent Marketplace, can help you focus your search and find more highly targeted job candidates.