Can Hiring for HR Pro's in Canada Bounce Back?

In the beginning of the year, WANTED Analytics reported that the number of job ads for HR professionals in Canada had steeply declined at the end of 2012. This could be a seasonal trend, since historical hiring shows declines in the last quarter of the year for HR jobs. Now that we are one-third of the way through 2013, we looked at more recent rends to see if demand has bounced back. In the past 120 days (the first 4 months of the year), there were approximately 19,000 unique jobs available online for human resources positions in Canada. Demand seemed to be picking up between January and March, but declined again in April. Hiring demand in the past 120 days represented a slight 0.6% decline when compared to the same 120-day period in 2012. Approximately 80% of these job ads were posted online directly by the employers and 20% were advertised by staffing agencies or third party recruiting firms.

Hiring Demand for HR Professionals in Canada - 4 Year Trend

Hiring Demand for HR Professionals in Canada

The 5 cities in Canada with the most job ads in the past 120 days were Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton. Toronto had just over 5,100 jobs available online. Despite seeing the highest demand of any city in Canada, this is a 1% year-over-year decline in hiring. In fact, all of the top 5 cities experiences declining demand. Edmonton was down 15% over the past 120 days, the largest decline of these top 5 cities.

The 10 HR related job titles that are most in-demand in Canada are:

  1. Human Resources Manager
  2. Recruiter
  3. Payroll Administrator
  4. Human Resources Generalist
  5. Payroll Clerk
  6. Human Resources Administrator
  7. Human Resources Advisor
  8. Human Resources Coordinator
  9. Director Human Resources
  10. Human Resources Consultant

Source: WANTED Analytics

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