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Companies start hiring in Canada!

Over 108,700 jobs were created in April in Canada and BC is one of the provinces leading the way with 13,000 jobs. Manitoba and Saskatchewan continue to have the lowest unemployment rates in the country at about 5%, which was not surprising considering our trip to these provinces last month.
It is the largest number of people hired in one month since 2002 and is the fourth month in a row we have seen jobs added. We are getting calls from lots of employers worried about the candidate market in the months ahead. September will likely be when things heat up the most as people come back from vacations and see all the work and business that could not get completed in July and August.
It looks like we may return to an “Employees” market for jobs this fall but not as crazy as we saw in 2006-2007.