The Forecast Looks Great for the Third Quarter Employment Growth in Calgary

Posted by Justin Havre. on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 at 8:01am.

A new survey has been released showing that the hiring climate in Calgary will remain active in the third quarter of 2014. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey takes a look at employment trends and potentials in 42 different countries and shows where hiring confidence is the weakest and the strongest.

The third quarter of 2014 covers July up until September. For this quarter, 24% of the employers in Calgary plan on hiring and only 1% expect to see any type of cutbacks. The other 75% plan on maintaining their current amount of employees.

The results look good for the province of Alberta as a whole with the energy sector responsible for a lot of the hiring. In western Canada, the Net Employment Outlook is +15% and hiring intentions remain unchanged when compared to the second quarter of 2014. On a year-over-year basis, the outlook has remained quite stable.

In western Canada, opportunities for employment can be expected in all of the 10 different industry sectors during the third quarter. The best opportunities will be found in the construction sector where employers report a +31% outlook. Hiring activity is expected to be the most positive in Edmonton at +31% and Red Deer at +32%. The outlook in Calgary is +21% while the most cautious is +4% in Vancouver.

On a national level, Canadian employers are projecting a fair climate for hiring in 2014's third quarter. According to the survey that polled more than 1,900 Canadian employers, 74% expect their present staffing levels to stay the same, 20% plan on employing more individuals while 4% are expecting to see cutbacks. The job prospects that will be the strongest in Canada will be in the public utilities and transportation sector.

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