These are the best cities in Canada to find jobs right now

Apr 11 2018, 2:17 pm

Four out of ten provinces saw job growth in the first quarter of 2018, according to a new report.

BMO’s Regional Labour Market Report Card looks at monthly job trends and has outlined some of the best and worst cities to look for work in Canada right now.

And for the most part, things are looking up.

“Looking across all 10 provinces, six are now seeing job growth in the 1%-to-3% range, while three more are modestly positive (Newfoundland & Labrador is the lone negative),” reports Robert Kavcic, Senior Economist. “In a nutshell, this is consistent with our view that Canadian economic growth is gravitating back toward potential, with most regions participating in this trend.”

Moncton comes on top as the leader of employment over the past month in Canada.

“These smaller cities can move a lot,” said Kavcic, as the city was last about a year ago on a similar ranking. “While the city has attracted some increased business investment, the level of employment sat near a six-year low at one point last year (hence the high growth rate).”

Generally, cities in BC and around the GTA are showing relative strength, according to the BMO report.

Here are the top 10 cities in the latest Labour Market Performance Ranking:

1) Moncton, NB
2) Abbotsford, BC
3) Oshawa, ON
4) Vancouver, BC
5) Kelowna, BC
6) Toronto, ON
7) Quebec City, QC
8) Saskatoon, SK
9) Edmonton, AB
10) Halifax, NS

And these are the bottom 10 cities in the latest Labour Market Performance Ranking:
*ranked from last

1) Saint John, NB
2) St. John’s, NL
3) Brantford, ON
4) Barrie, ON
5) Sudbury, ON
6) Trois-Rivieres, QC
7) London, ON
8) Saguenay, QC
9) Peterborough, ON
10) Winnipeg, MB


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