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Report: Toronto's workforce experienced a 19% hiring boost in April

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Yasmin Aboelsaud May 03, 2017 5:11 am 1,928

Hiring in Toronto was 19% higher this April compared to last April, according to a new report by LinkedIn.

With almost 14 million members using LinkedIn, the company used the insight on job seekers and employers to study Canadian workforce trends.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn

In its first quarterly report, LinkedIn also showed a spike in hiring of almost 5% from March to April.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn

But while hiring was seeing a peak, there are still skills gap between skills employers need (demand) and the skills workers have (supply). LinkedIn states that Toronto’s skills gap is driven primarily by a scarcity of workers with certain skills.

The report outlines the jobs in Toronto with scarcity, meaning when the employer demands for a certain skill exceeds the worker supply of that skill. The list included healthcare management, education, nursing, and litigation.

LinkedIn workforce

LinkedIn

Meanwhile, a list showing the abundance of skills, that which exceeds employers demands, include banking, accounting, travel, and retail management.

LinkedIn

The report also outlined the movement of workers in and out of Toronto. The city gained workers from Montreal, Kitchener, and Calgary, but is losing its workers to San Fransisco, New York City, and British Columbia.

Toronto also has the most gross migration (gains + losses) within Ontario.

But that doesn’t seem to be a bad thing, considering the hiring growth over the past year.

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Yasmin Aboelsaud
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