Canada is a global leader in employment and skills training.
But that doesn’t mean it has a monopoly on hiring.
The Globe and Mail looks at what employers need to know about their options and what is currently available.
The Canadian labour market: What’s up?
The federal government has recently launched a job-creation initiative called SkillsBuild, designed to encourage businesses to hire people who are skilled and have the skills they need.
But it is not all rosy.
The jobs that have been created are not all jobs that will be filled.
As a result, the number of jobs in the country is still growing.
Canada is the third-largest economy in the world and the fourth-largest in terms of GDP.
According to the United Nations, it is the seventh-largest contributor to global economic output.
Canada has seen a big surge in the number and type of jobs it offers, with a record amount of jobs created since the global financial crisis of 2008.
But this boom is now being short-lived.
Employment levels have slowed dramatically, and the economy is still in a slow recovery from the Great Recession.
And the number employed has actually fallen by more than 2.5 million since January 2017, the most recent year for which figures are available.
The jobless rate is currently 11.6 per cent.
Canada’s labour market is in a tough spot.
In 2018, the labour force participation rate, the proportion of the population that is employed, was around 57 per cent, but it fell below the national average in 2019, to 54.5 per cent from 56 per cent in 2018.
This means that the labour market continues to be very uneven, with many people not looking for work and others being discouraged by the lack of jobs.
In addition, the level of education levels varies significantly across the country.
Some provinces and territories have higher levels of post-secondary education, while others are more reliant on apprenticeships and training.
Many of these changes are expected to continue for some time.
The number of people working part-time or not working at all rose by 12.3 per cent last year.
And a report released in March from Statistics Canada found that nearly a quarter of the jobs in Canada were lost in the last two years, compared to just one in 10 years prior.
The labour market still remains very competitive and Canada is still adding jobs at a fast pace.
For more information about the jobs market, visit the Canada Job Corps website.
What are some of the challenges employers face?
The Canadian economy is highly dependent on the availability of skilled labour.
In the short term, the demand for workers who can fill skilled and non-skilled roles is not expected to come down anytime soon.
Canada does not have a large labour market for software developers and other skilled workers.
It does not offer any opportunities for computer and technology engineers.
The government has set a goal of adding about 25,000 skilled workers over the next five years.
However, in the past few years, there have been many recent developments in the technology sector that have led to an increase in the demand.
Companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and Google have opened up offices and set up offices in Canada.
Some of these companies are now seeking to recruit skilled workers and set their own hiring policies.
For example, Amazon announced it would open its first Canada office in 2020, and Microsoft has set up a regional headquarters in Toronto, as part of its strategy to attract and retain talent.
In fact, the growth in tech companies is so strong in Canada that the federal government recently announced that it will fund $100 million in funding to help companies hire and train people in Canada and around the world.
There are a number of reasons for this growth, including: the availability and growth of technology and the internet; the increasing number of companies looking to hire workers from abroad; and a strong labour market in certain sectors.
In 2019, the Canada Labour Force Survey reported that there were 5.2 million workers aged 25 and older in the Canadian workforce, up 1.7 million from 5.1 million in 2018 and up 0.7 from 6.6 million in 2017.
There is also evidence that young Canadians are starting to take on more labour-intensive roles in the job market, especially in higher-skill sectors such as health care and financial services.
For information on the employment rate, see the Canadian labour force report, The Employment Outlook for 2019.
What can you do to boost your business?
The economy continues to expand, but Canada is facing many challenges.
Many industries are growing and some are shedding jobs.
The unemployment rate remains high.
Canada, in particular, faces a shortage of skilled workers, as well as the high cost of living and high inflation.
As such, it has had to reduce its employment growth in order to balance the budget.
The main way to boost growth is by attracting new workers to the labour pool, but there are many other ways