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Employment Outlook

Demand for Skilled Workers in Canada Persists into 2023.


Q1 2023 Net Employment Outlook (NEO) for Canada is 34%

More than 1,000 Canada employers were asked about their hiring intentions for the first quarter of 2023.

*The Net Employment Outlook is derived by taking the percentage of employers anticipating an increase in hiring activity and subtracting from this the percentage of employers expecting a decrease in hiring activity.

Plan to Hire
Expect to Let Staff Go
Plan to Keep Work Levels Steady
Unsure About Hiring Plans

Net Employment Outlook (NEO)
by Sector for Q1 2023

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Q1 2023 NEO: - %

*Where a number is asterisked (*) it is indicating a small sample size, and these numbers or comparisons should be treated as indicative only.

Net Employment Outlook (NEO)
by Region for Q1 2023

Q1 2023

More than 20 Years of
Employment Data


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