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CANADA: Graduating Class of 2023 In Demand: Job Prospects for Grads at Highest Level in Years

Even those who haven’t graduated yet are in demand with 2 in 5 employers (38%) planning to hire college and university students this year, up from 36% last year and 33% in 2021.   In terms of the positions employers are looking to fill with recent graduates, the most common are entry-level (53%) and mid-level […]

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CANADA: Wages Rise Significantly in Past Two Years; Benefit Offerings Lag Behind

Two-thirds of Canadian companies (66%) say they are increasing wages this year, up significantly from 51% in 2021 and 44% in 2020, according to a survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. While most companies are increasing wages this year, only 28% are increasing benefits, with the most common being increased sick […]

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Canada: Little Support for Minimum Wage Hike Amongst Business Leaders

According to a new survey, 74% of business leaders do not support a $15 minimum wage, while job seekers narrowly support the measure at 57%. The poll of 1,290 business leaders, decision makers and job seekers was conducted in February 2021 through Express Employment Professionals’ Refresh Leadership and Job Journey blogs for business leaders and job seekers. (more…)

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NEW POLL: COVID-19 Pandemic Having Severe Impacts on Unemployed Canadians

A new survey provides the first comprehensive picture of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on unemployed Canadians. The survey found that the COVID-19 pandemic is having severe, and potentially long-term, impacts on Canadians looking for work. The Harris Poll survey, commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, polled over 1,000 unemployed Canadians at the end of […]

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Majority of Canadian Employers Screen Social Media to Gain a 3D Perspective of Job Candidates

Nearly 7 in 10 Canadian hiring decision-makers agree that looking at a candidate’s social media profiles is an effective way to screen applicants, according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. Furthermore, 68% believe employers should screen all applicant’s social media profiles, while the majority (65%) say they use […]

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