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Canadian Industrial Profile

Employment Services

This industry profile provides a five-year forecast for Canada’s employment services industry.

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Published: July 9, 2019 (2 pages)


Job vacancies—Against the backdrop of a historically strong Canadian labour market, many industries face a growing number of job vacancies. This is boosting demand for employment services.

Staffing difficulties—In a tightening labour market, however, staffing companies are competing for a declining pool of qualified candidates, making it increasingly difficult to fill open positions.

Training opportunities—With Canada’s labour market expected to remain tight for the foreseeable future, staffing agencies will benefit from developing programs for upskilling and work-based learning that allow job seekers to fill higher-paid positions.

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