(WINDSOR, ON) – A new study shows Windsor is not among the Top 50 cities in Canada offering job opportunities with Canada’s hottest job markets concentrated in the province of Quebec.
The 4th annual Express Employment Professionals Top 50 Hot Job Markets in Canada report, just released, shows La Belle Province dominating the rankings of municipalities and major Canadian cities, as calculated by available jobs per 1,000 population.
Quebec is also the hottest job market in terms of the number of available jobs by province. The highest number of advertised jobs in Quebec were available in the categories of retail sales persons and sales clerks followed by material handlers.
Although the greater Montreal area is showing positive momentum, job markets are strong across the nation.
Bob Funk, CEO of Express Employment Professionals, which has 37 franchises across Canada, laments that if, “… there is one concern we would highlight, it’s in fact that businesses are having a hard time finding workers.”
Highlights of the report show Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, has the so-called hottest job market while Vancouver is the hottest city.
Every year prior to Labour Day, Express breaks down available jobs on Canada’s Job Bank by municipality to capture a detailed and granular picture of the nation’s job markets. Even provinces with high official unemployment rates can have pockets of hot job markets.
The report reaffirms the latest July 2017 Statistics Canada Labour Survey numbers which point to a job boom in Quebec. According to Stats Canada, Quebec has an unemployment rate of 5.8 per cent, one of the lowest in the nation and the lowest rate for the province since 1976.
British Columbia, which dominated the 2016 rankings, continues to rank high with Victoria, the District of North Vancouver, Vancouver, and Kelowna among the top 25 ranked municipalities overall. The hottest job markets in Ontario are Newmarket, Mississauga, Brantford, and Barrie.
Windsor is not on the list.
Notable in the provincial numbers is the return of Alberta markets despite a Stats Canada provincial unemployment rate of 7.8 per cent in July 2017. Wood Buffalo, better known as Fort McMurray, and Grand Prairie rank 16 and 17 on the list of hot job markets, respectively.