Employment Outlook Survey

The survey was conducted between January 6 and January 28 before the global escalation of Covid-19.

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Hiring Plans for Q2 2020

Canadian employers reported positive hiring intentions in the second quarter of 2020.

1,900+ Canadian employers shared their hiring plans for Q2 2020

Employers hiring plans graph for Q1 2019

Cities and Regions With the Strongest Jobs Outlook

Map of Canada showing metro areas with strongest jobs outlook Cities: Richmond-Delta, BC • Calgary, AB • Winnipeg, MB • Regina, SK • Belleville, ON • Quebec City, QC • Halifax, NS • St. John's, NFLD

Jobs Outlook Across Canada

Employers in all 12 Canadian industry sectors and 4 regions included in the survey (Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada) expected to increase payrolls during the second quarter of 2020.

Industries with Strongest Jobs Outlook

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Transporation and Public Utilities

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