Canada's Class of 2019: Chances of Getting Hired Look Promising

76 per cent of senior managers in Canada likely to hire new graduates

Toronto, ON  For Canada’s graduating class of 2019, global staffing firm Robert Half’s research suggests the chances of being hired are good. According to a survey of employers across Canada, 76 per cent of senior managers are likely to hire those who’ve recently graduated with a college or university degree. The top benefits cited for hiring individuals right out of school include their enthusiasm about starting a career (34 per cent) and their fresh perspective and ideas (27 per cent).

 

Senior managers were asked, “How likely is it that your company will hire new college/university graduates in 2019?” Their responses:

 

Very likely

30%

Somewhat likely

46%

Somewhat unlikely

17%

Very unlikely

    7%

 

100%

 

Senior managers were also asked, “What is the top benefit of hiring new graduates?” Their responses:

They’re enthusiastic about starting a new career

34%

They provide a fresh perspective and ideas

27%

They learn quickly and are easy to train

24%

They have strong technical skills and are digital natives

14%

Other

    1%

 

100%

 

See infographic results here.

 

“The Class of 2019 is fortunate to be entering into a strong and competitive hiring environment, where fresh outlooks and up-to-date skills are highly valued by employers,” said Greg Scileppi, president of Robert Half, International Staffing Operations. “While this may mean there are a variety of opportunities available to new graduates, it also highlights how crucial a positive attitude, a motivation to learn on the job and eagerness to take on new challenges are in gaining the attention of hiring managers.”

 

About the Research

The online survey was developed by Robert Half and conducted by an independent research firm. It includes responses from more than 600 senior managers in Canada.

 

About Robert Half

Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm. The company has more than 300 staffing locations worldwide and offers online job search services on its divisional websites, all of which can be accessed at roberthalf.ca. For additional career and management advice, follow our blog at roberthalf.ca/blog.

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