Hundreds of thousands of positions are posted in Canada each year, but for job seekers, it’s often hard to know where to look. Data from Workopolis, Canada’s biggest careers site, offers a snapshot of the markets in major urban centres.
The map below links to profiles of the 20 largest job markets, each with their own ranking of the top 10 sectors driving job postings in that city over the past year. Each profile also highlights the specific job that was in highest demand in that market (we didn’t include the consumer packaged goods or retail sectors, which consist mainly of low-paying positions).
If you’re looking for work in agricultural or manufacturing, you should concentrate your search on Saskatoon, for instance, where almost two out of every five job openings are for work in that sector. For financial services jobs, meanwhile, steer clear of Montreal, which has seen postings in the sector plunge 40%.
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