The latest Manpower Employment Outlook survey shows that Canadian employers expect a moderate hiring climate for the third quarter of the year.
The seasonally adjusted measure for Q3, at 9 percent, shows a slight drop compared to the measure last quarter as well as the measure from the same time last year, with a three percentage point drop, according to survey results released by Manpower, an international HR services company.
The survey, done with over 1,900 Canadian employers, shows that 21 percent of employers plan to make additional hires in the third quarter, while 6 percent expect cutbacks. Meanwhile, 71 percent anticipate keeping their current staffing levels, and 2 percent are unsure.
“Overall, a moderate national hiring climate is projected in the coming quarter,” Byrne Luft, vice president of operations for Manpower Canada, said in a news release.
Employers in the transportation and public utilities sector have the strongest job prospects for Q3, due in part to government infrastructure spending as part of the federal government’s Economic Action Plan 2013.
Other sectors seeing stronger gains include construction and public administration.
Across Canada, the Western and Atlantic provinces have the strongest hiring prospects for Q3.