In March, Statistics Canada's Labor Force Survey reported that the unemployment rate increased in all provinces except 2, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Ontario's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.7% and Nova Scotia was the only province to actually add jobs in March, up 2,900. With this in mind, we wondered what hiring looked like in each Canadian province during March. Of the provinces with the most job ads posted online, Ontario saw the biggest decline in hiring demand, down 14% when comparing March 2013 to March 2012. Quebec saw the largest increase in job ad volume, rising 7% year-over-year. Below, we listed the most commonly advertised occupations starting with provinces with the highest demand.
Most Commonly Advertised Occupations by Province
||7. Nova Scotia
||8. New Brunswick
|4. British Columbia
||9. Newfoundland and Labrador
||10. Prince Edward Island
Although demand for this occupation decreased 12% in the past year, Babysitters, Nannies, and Parents' Helpers had the most job ad volume among these provinces. Cooks were the second most in-demand occupation and it appeared among the top 5 jobs in each province. Despite only appearing on some lists, demand for Sales, Marketing, and Advertising Managers increased the most in the past year out of the positions listed above. Next to Cooks and Babysitters, Nannies, and Parents' Helpers, Sales Representatives and Truck Drivers appeared most often. Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations only appeared in Alberta and Prince Edward Island. Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics was unique in Saskatchewan. Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade was only among the most advertised occupations in British Columbia. Visiting Housemakers, Housekeepers, and Related Occupations was distinctive in only Newfoundland and Labrador.
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