2020 Employment Trends: The Demand for Skilled Talent

The Canadian unemployment rate remains low, reducing the pool of available talent and increasing the already-high demand for top-notch professionals across the country. At the same time, even lower unemployment rates for key occupations suggests the market for skilled workers will remain tight.

That means 2020 presents even greater challenges for employers looking to expand their workforce.

Special Report: The Demand For Skilled Talent

Read the report for the latest employment trends

Gain a better understanding of today’s Canadian employment trends and improve your recruiting efforts by downloading The Demand for Skilled Talent. In this report, you’ll find the latest research on the employment market, including data from the most recent Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey Report and exclusive insight into hiring trends from Robert Half.

Recruitment and retention challenges ahead

Download your free copy of The Demand for Skilled Talent – Q1/Q2 2020 to find out:

  • The importance of negotiating beyond salary when making a job offer.
  • What you need to know about retention and the warning signs of burnout.
  • Canadian unemployment rates for key occupations.
  • How this knowledge helps organizations compete for talented professionals.
  • How Robert Half can help with your staffing needs.

Dive deeper into hiring trends and learn what roles and skills are in demand by specialized field in the additional reports below.

Access our archived reports

Download previous volumes of The Demand for Skilled Talent to see how employment trends have evolved.

Volume 18, Q3/Q4 2019  
Volume 17, Q1/Q2 2019  
Volume 16, Q3/Q4 2018  
Volume 15, Q1/Q2 2018  
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Volume 14, Q3/Q4 2017  
(Canada | U.S.
Volume 13, Q1/Q2 2017  
(Canada | U.S.
Volume 12, Q3 2016  
(Canada | U.S.
Volume 11, Q1 2016  
(Canada | U.S.
Volume 10, Q3 2015  
(Canada | U.S.
Volume 9, Q1 2015  
(Canada | U.S.

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