Ontario Led Job Growth in May - These Jobs Were Most In-Demand

Statistics Canada recently reported that the largest employment increase of the past decade occurred during May. Specifically, Ontario added the most jobs to the economy, growing by 51,000. Here, the unemployment rate fell to its lowest point since November 2008, 7.3%. Year-over-year employment growth was 2% higher in Ontario than the national average. Despite adding the most jobs and experiencing year-over-year employment growth, demand in Ontario was actually 2% less in May 2013 than it was last year at this time. The highest number of job ads appeared in Toronto, which represented 31% of all hiring demand in Ontario. Mississagua, Ottawa, Markham, and Hamilton were also among the cities with most job volume. Each of these locations experienced an increase in demand when compared to last year. Toronto saw the largest increase growing 12% year-over-year. What jobs were most commonly advertised in Ontario during May?

Most In-Demand Occupations in Ontario
  1. Babysitters, Nannies, and Parents' Helpers
  2. Sales Representatives - Wholesale Trade (Non-technical)
  3. Truck Drivers
  4. Cooks
  5. Sales, Marketing, and Advertising Managers
  6. Technical Sales Specialists - Wholesale Trade
  7. Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators
  8. Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
  9. Chefs
  10. Web Designers and Developers
Although, Babysitters, Nannies, and Parents' Helpers were the most in-demand occupation, more jobs were advertised in the sales field, representing 27% of all demand in Ontario. The human resources consulting industry led demand followed by other tobacco product manufacturing and landscape architecture servicing. Industries to watch in Ontario might be advertising agencies and pharmacies and drug stores. These industries grew the most in the past year, both rising more than 175%.

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