10 December 2009

Survey shows Canadian businesses intend to hire more employees

Canadian small business’ optimism about hiring in 2010 has increased, especially in finance and retail sectors, according to a recent survey.

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey  released by employment services and payroll company Manpower Canada  has found that  15 percent of Canadian businesses plan to increase hiring levels in the first quarter of 2010 , a further sign that the number of Canadian jobs will continue to increase. 

This business optimism compares to 13 percent that anticipate reductions, 70 percent that plan to maintain staffing levels, and 2 per cent that are unsure.

In addition, 13 per cent of Canadian businesses anticipate a "favourable hiring climate" in the upcoming quarter.

In particular, the finance, insurance and real estate sector saw the most optimistic responses about work in Canada, which may already be reflected in the economy's growth, as the labour market added 79,000 jobs in November.

Recently the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship announced that in contrast to many other countries, Canada would continue with the same level of Canadian immigration as previous years and focus on attracting skilled migrants like registered nurses, plumbers and electricians.

The Canadian immigration system has been specifically targeted to obtain skills workers in occupations that are in high demand and quickly process their applications to emigrate.  

The Canadian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with their Canadian Immigration application to the Canadian Embassy.

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