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Technology The Best And Worst Cities In Canada To Find Work

10:11  21 october  2019
10:11  21 october  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.ca

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So what's the best city in Canada to find a job? Um, that would be Moncton, New Brunswick, according to BMO — population 72,000. Other surprises on the list include Oshawa, Ont. at third place — up 16 spots in a year, and not bad for a factory town struggling with the decline of

So where are the best places to find work these days? The answer is Brantford, Ont., Ottawa, and Kelowna, B.C., according to the latest labour market report card But the city ’s high-tech economy has been humming as well . Watch: Canada ’s most in-demand jobs for 2019. Story continues below.

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If you’re looking for work in Canada, you couldn’t have picked a better time.

The job market has rarely looked this strong in data sets going back more than 40 years: youth unemployment is near a record low; labour force participation is picking up; and part-time jobs are being converted into full-time employment.

Still, where you look for work makes a big difference in a country as diverse as this one. So where are the best places to find work these days? The answer is Brantford, Ont., Ottawa, and Kelowna, B.C., according to the latest labour market report card from the Bank of Montreal.

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“The top of our city ranking is looking diverse, but bigger cities from each region are moving to the top,” BMO senior economist Robert Kavcic wrote in a client note he titled “Move to the City.”

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The 10 best and worst cities to find a job in Britain. JOB availability is at its highest level since the financial crisis, but opportunities are far from evenly spread Overall there are now just 0.77 job seekers per advertised vacancy, but the average masks the So what's the best city in Canada to find a job?

Canada 's largest cities are doing a solid job of attracting new businesses and new jobs, but these days, they are being outdone by their smaller cousins. So take advantage of the good times. History tells us they won't last forever. Here are the 10 best cities in Canada to find work , according to BMO's

“For example, Ottawa, Calgary, Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver all sit in the top 11. Smaller (metro areas) have moved down the leaderboard.”

Ottawa took second spot in the rankings, perhaps no surprise given the hiring that goes on in the city around election season. But the city’s high-tech economy has been humming as well.

Watch: Canada’s most in-demand jobs for 2019. Story continues below.

Central Canada may be the place to be right now. Ontario and Quebec did much of the hiring in the third quarter of this year, Kavcic noted, with the two provinces adding 138,000 jobs between them in the space of just three months.

“In both cases, that’s a top-five all-time performance. Each has seen a sharp increase in their labour force, with growth running at roughly 16- year highs,” Kavcic wrote.

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Canada 's job market has been on a hot streak lately, with the country adding a whopping 335,000 full-time jobs over the past year, and unemployment sitting at a record low of 5.8 per cent, tied for the lowest level in comparable records going back to So what’s the best city in Canada to find a job?

A new regional labour market report from BMO has ranked Canadian cities according to their levels of job and population growth to determine the best On the flip side, the lowest ranked cities in Canada for finding a job are: Kelowna, BC (unemployment 6.7 per cent), Saint John, NB (unemployment 7.7

British Columbia, which had led job growth in Canada for several years, is slowing down, with job growth slipping to 1.3 per cent over the past year. It had been running upwards of three per cent not long ago.

That may have to do with the slowdown in Greater Vancouver’s housing market, which seems to have put the brakes on consumer spending in the province. All the same, Vancouver itself isn’t suffering too badly; it rose one spot in the rankings to 11th place.

One notable poor performance came from Edmonton, which dropped from first place to 26th. The city has shed 1.6 per cent of all its jobs in the past year, and the jobless rate has jumped a full percentage point, to 7.3 per cent.

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It might be time to think about relocating. Here are the best ( and worst ) cities in Canada But before you pack up for the next biggest city , take a peek at a recent report from the Canadian Automobile 10. Kingston Average commute to work : 20.4 minutes. Saskatchewan comes out looking pretty good

Western Canada dominates a new list of the best cities to find work , and Ontario’s mid-sized cities have the dubious honour of being among the worst The latest version of Adzuna’s ranking of best and worst places for work finds cities in Alberta and Saskatchewan take seven of the top spots

The government-reliant capital of Alberta saw a switch from the governing provincial NDP to the cost-cutting United Conservative Party. And the province’s oil slump continues.

At the very bottom, in 33rd place, is Trois-Rivieres, Que., which lost 6.6 per cent of all its jobs in the past year. The jobless rate there has been on the rise, but the city also has an aging population, so it’s seeing its labour force shrink.

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