Canada, 12th March: A survey by Manpower Inc. has revealed that Canadian employment outlook is up and bright.
The trend for the employers in Canada will be to go for hiring new employees instead of firing them in the second quarter. Canadian employers have plans to keep their current staffing levels intact.
The survey by an employment services company, Manpower Inc. has called this outlook for Canadian employment as ‘modest’.
The survey involved 1,900 Canadian employers out of which nearly 17 percent intend to introduce a rise in the salaries in the period from April 1 to June 30, 2010.
Just six percent of the Canadian employers admitted to reduce their current employees.
The survey comes close on the heels of Friday’s employment report for the month of February, 2010 where roughly 20,000 jobs are likely to have been added. The rate of unemployment is remaining stable at 8.3 percent.
The news to cheer about is that the hiring by Canadian employers will be done at a moderately higher pace as compared to the last year, vice-president of Manpower Inc. in Canada, Byrne Luft stated.
Meanwhile, nearly 3-4 percent of the Canadian employers included in the survey said they will not be making any changes in their payrolls in the coming quarter.
This is an indication of an added stability in the Canadian employment market, Luft added. Among 10 surveyed sectors mining, education and construction sectors are expecting the best hiring trend for the second quarter. Another survey was done on small business owners of Canada by American Express.
The survey also reinstated the fact of brightening Canadian employment scenario in the coming times. It found that nearly a third of small business owners in Canada laid bare their intentions of hiring more staff in the next year.
The survey by American Express involved 509 small business owners out of which 38 percent admitted of adding new positions in the year 2010. Nearly 53 percent of new jobs in Canada will be full-time, permanent jobs in Canada.
The Canadian job market has witnessed a decline of 280,000 jobs since the country saw peak of its employment in October 2008.