Several Industries in Canada Expecting to Increase Hiring in Early 2013

Posted by Alan Zunec on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 4:20pm.

Looking for work next year? You just may be in luck. Manpower Inc. just released their survey that polled more than 1,900 employers across Canada. They found that during the first three months of 2013, some 13 percent of them have plans to hire. The report also noted that for some in-demand jobs, salaries would be going up.

Quebec was the exception. For all other regions January until March is expected to be a prime hiring season, particularly in the Maritimes and Western Canada. Byrne Luft, Manpower Canada’s operations vice president noted that public utilities and transportation jobs are expected to see the biggest increase. Also of note will be careers in real estate, insurance, finance, construction and in the service industry.

Those looking for employment in education public administration, mining, retail and wholesale trade and manufacturing will also have some luck, but these industries are not as hot as they once were. Even so, skilled individuals are needed and will command higher pay starting in 2013.

No matter the industry, those savvy in the ways of social media and websites that can help firms improve their online image will be highly sought after. Requiring both skill and creativity, as of late these types of positions have been harder to fill, there are just not enough skilled professionals to go around.

As an example, those familiar with the behind the scenes engineering of cloud computing are in high demand with salary levels between $80,000 and $100,000 depending on experience. It’s the same story for developers of mobile applications, website designers and those familiar with SEM and SEO. Basically, the computer age is here to stay and those in the know are highly sought after.

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