Statistics Canada published the results of its monthly labour market survey on Friday, June 4th. It indicates that even though Canada’s unemployment rate did not change in May, unemployment in Ontario and British Columbia grew. Continue reading Unemployment In Ontario and British Columbia On The Rise Again
Statistics Canada released its regular monthly Labour Force Survey report today (October 9, 2009) and it contains good news: Employment in Canada increased in September by 31,000 jobs, and unemployment dropped for the first time since the fall of last year. The increase marked the second month in a row in which employment increased in Canada. Unemployment now stands at 8.4% in Canada, at 9.2% in Ontario, and at 7.4% in British Columbia. Continue reading Unemployment Down But Job Market Prospects Remain Uncertain
Hiring demand actually increased slightly in June compared to May in all four suburban GTA regions. However, since the hiring demand levels in May were among this year’s worst, the correction amounted for little more than a return to the flat trend that we have been seeing since the job market took a deep dive at the end of 2008. We are still not seeing signs of recovery in the Toronto area’s job markets, and we do not expect to see much in the way of recovery until the 3rd quarter of 2009. Continue reading Hiring Levels Still Low in Suburban Toronto
VicinityJobs.com, in partnership with Sheridan College (in Oakville) and the Newmarket Employment Resource Centre (in Newmarket), will host two free seminars on the topic of “Job Market and Hiring Demand Trends in Suburban Toronto”. The events will take place in Oakville on June 23rd and in Newmarket on July 9th.
Continue reading Free Information Sessions in Oakville and Newmarket: Job Market Trends in Suburban Toronto
Research that we have done at VicinityJobs.com/FairyLakeJobs.net indicates that the ongoing recession has impacted hiring demand in York Region more severely than in most other suburban GTA communities. Our research is based on analysis of hundreds of thousands of postings for jobs in various suburban GTA communities published on all major online job boards and on a number of employer web sites.
Continue reading Hiring Demand Trends in York Region from VicinityJobs.com
We released a new report today that measures the impact of economic slowdown on hiring demand in Ontario’s 905-communities surrounding the city of Toronto, and looks into what may be in store for the future. Continue reading New VicinityJobs.com Report on the Impact of the Recession on Hiring Demand in GTA’s Suburbs