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Canada: 48% to add permanent staff

July 12 2013

Job growth is expected to continue in Canada for the second half of the year, according to a survey by CareerBuilder. The survey found 48 percent of Canadian hiring managers plan to hire new permanent, full-time employees in the second half of the year, up from 40 percent who planned such hiring at this time last year.

Additionally, 34 percent plan to hire part-time employees, 42 percent plan to hire contract/temporary employees, and 25 percent plan to hire interns.

“Canada's job market continues to show growth in a variety of industries and is resulting in an unemployment rate that continues to trend down,” said Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America. “Our survey tells us that employers will continue to invest in the areas of their companies that strengthen their brands, bring in new customers, and drive innovation.”

The top functional areas for which businesses plan to hire in the second half of 2013 are:

  • Customer service: 33 percent
  • Sales: 24 percent
  • Information technology: 22 percent
  • Production: 17 percent
  • Marketing: 17 percent
  • Accounting/Finance: 14 percent
  • Research and development: 14 percent

This survey was conducted online within Canada by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder.ca among 475 Canadian hiring managers and human resource professionals and 552 Canadian workers between May 14 and June 5, 2013.

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