Canada job hunt is getting real
Posted On July 20, 2021
Canada’s job market has been hit hard by the global recession and the slump in oil prices.
But job search activity in the province of Ontario has been on the rise, according to data from the federal government.
In the first quarter of 2017, the Ontario Ministry of Labour posted a job vacancy rate of 2.2%, up from 2.0% in the same period last year.
The province has seen a surge in the number of applicants, as well as the number who are looking for work.
That’s largely because of the high cost of living in the area.
And that trend continues into 2018, with the average salary in Ontario rising from $47,800 in the first nine months of 2017 to $54,700 in the second quarter.
That makes Ontario the second-highest-paid province in Canada, behind only Quebec.
And according to the latest job vacancy data, the province has added more than 15,000 jobs in 2017, compared to a total of 6,800 jobs lost last year and 6,400 in 2016.
That growth has largely been fueled by the surge in demand for the construction and engineering jobs, which have largely been replaced by the care-based and health-care jobs.
There’s also been an uptick in jobs in the manufacturing sector, where construction, maintenance, and equipment companies have been growing, while small and medium-sized companies have struggled.
But while Ontario is seeing a lot of growth, that’s only a small part of the story.
The rest of Canada, as a whole, has seen little or no growth.
And it’s a story that’s even more complicated when you look at Ontario’s jobless rate, which is currently around 5.5%.
That’s one of the lowest in Canada.
The number of people out of work in Ontario has more than doubled since the start of the recession, and it’s also a result of a combination of factors: a weak job market, and a lack of good economic indicators.
The government says that’s because the jobless figure has been falling in the past few years.
The jobless count was already at 4.3% in February 2018, and was still 5.3%.
But as the economy recovers, and more and more people are finding jobs, the rate has been rising.
The data also shows that Ontario is one of only three provinces with a jobless population that’s below half its population, according a report from the University of British Columbia’s Fraser Institute.
In addition to the Ontario numbers, the data also tracks the number and types of people in employment.
The Fraser Institute report notes that the number is on track to reach its highest level in more than two decades.
The report also says that the economic outlook is bleak.
That means joblessness is the third-highest in Canada behind Alberta and Newfoundland.
There are currently more than 10 million people out the workforce in Ontario, and that number will likely continue to climb.
The economy, which was once so strong, has been in a slow slide for a while.
But the recession has left many people with a lot less disposable income and the economy has begun to slow down.
That, in turn, has created a lot more competition for those jobs.
The good news is that the job market is starting to recover, and many companies are beginning to find more opportunities.
The bad news is the province still has more people out than it has jobs, and the job-hunting season is still going on, says Pauline Desjardins, a senior economist with the Fraser Institute’s Fraser Centre.
That may make it harder for Ontarians to find good-paying jobs.
It’s a tough pill to swallow, but it’s important to remember that, in the long run, the best way to boost the economy is to hire people.
If you want to find a job, the most important thing is to find the right person for it.