Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Reveals Canadian Employers Anticipate a Favourable Hiring Climate for the First Quarter of

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Reveals Canadian Employers Anticipate a 
Favourable Hiring Climate for the First Quarter of 2013; Job Prospects 
Strongest in Transportation & Utilities sector 
TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian employers expect the hiring climate to 
remain favourable for the first quarter of 2013, with employers in the 
Transportation & Public Utilities sector reporting the strongest 1Q job 
prospects, according to the latest results of the Manpower Employment Outlook 
Survey, the most extensive, forward-looking employment survey in the world. 
With seasonal variations removed from the data, the Net Employment Outlook of 
13 per cent is a slight increase when compared to the Outlook reported in the 
previous quarter. This Outlook is also a one percentage point drop from the 
Outlook reported during the same time last year. However, results for the 
first quarter do represent a continued trend of steady hiring patterns seen 
over the course of the last year. 
The survey of over 1,900 Canadian employers reveals that 13 per cent of them 
plan to increase their payrolls in the first quarter of 2013, while seven per 
cent anticipate cutbacks. Of those surveyed, 78 per cent of employers expect 
to maintain their current staffing levels while two per cent are unsure of 
their hiring intentions for the upcoming quarter. 
"Job seekers in all regions except Quebec are likely to benefit from a hopeful 
hiring climate from January through March, with employers in Western Canada 
and the Maritimes reporting the most positive Outlook," said Byrne Luft, Vice 
President of Operations, for Manpower Canada. "With regional Outlooks 
experiencing slight increases compared to the previous quarter, job seekers 
should maintain confidence in the labour market as employers throughout Canada 
anticipate the hiring pace will remain steady through the winter. Most of the 
new jobs created in Canada this year have been full-time positions. This 
continuation of the trend toward full-time employment is an encouraging sign." 
Transportation & Public Utilities 
Employers forecast an active hiring climate, reporting a Net Employment 
Outlook of 21 per cent for the first quarter of 2013. This quarter's Outlook 
is a five percentage point increase from the forecast reported for the 
previous quarter; it is also a nine percentage point increase from the Outlook 
reported during the same time last year. The Transportation & Public Utilities 
sector reported the strongest Outlook since Quarter 3 2008. It is the 
strongest Outlook for any sector in the first quarter of 2013. 
Services 
In the Services sector, employers anticipate a steady hiring climate for the 
first quarter of 2013, reporting a Net Employment Outlook of 16 per cent. This 
forecast is a slight increase from the Outlook from the previous quarter and a 
moderate increase from the Outlook of 11 per cent reported during the same 
time last year. 
Construction 
Reporting a Net Employment Outlook of 16 per cent, employers in the 
Construction sector anticipate an upbeat hiring climate for the upcoming 
quarter. This forecast is relatively stable when compared to the Outlook 
reported during the previous quarter and a moderate increase over the Outlook 
of 11 per cent reported during the same time last year. 
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate 
Employers report a Net Employment Outlook of 15 per cent for the first quarter 
of 2013, indicating a respectable hiring climate. This Outlook is a moderate 
increase from the forecast of nine per cent, which was reported for the 
previous quarter, and is an increase of five per cent when compared to the 
Outlook reported during the same time last year. 
Education 
Employers report a Net Employment Outlook of 13 per cent, indicating a hopeful 
hiring climate for the upcoming three-month period. This quarter's Outlook is 
a conservative increase from the previous quarter when sector employers 
reported an Outlook of seven per cent, and a considerable increase from the 
Outlook of four per cent reported last year during the same time. 
Manufacturing - Durables 
The Net Employment Outlook for employers in the Manufacturing - Durables 
sector remains at a favourable 12 per cent. This Outlook remains unchanged 
when compared to the prior quarter's forecast but it is a five percentage 
point decrease when compared to the Outlook reported in the same quarter last 
year. 
Wholesale & Retail Trade 
In the Wholesale & Retail Trade industry sector, employers anticipate a 
hopeful hiring climate, reporting a Net Employment Outlook of 11 per cent. 
This quarter's forecast is unchanged when compared to the previous quarter's 
forecast and is a slight decrease compared to the Outlook of 14 per cent 
reported during the same time last year. 
Mining 
Employers in the Mining sector anticipate a mild first quarter in 2013, 
reporting a Net Employment Outlook of eight per cent. This is a nine 
percentage point reduction from the Outlook reported in the previous quarter. 
The Outlook is modest, with a considerable decrease from the Outlook reported 
during the same time last year. 
Public Administration 
In the Public Administration industry sector, employers anticipate a fair 
hiring environment for the first quarter of 2013, reporting a Net Employment 
Outlook of eight per cent. This is unchanged when compared to the previous 
quarter. It is also relatively stable compared to the Outlook of nine per cent 
from the same period last year. 
Manufacturing - Non-Durables 
In the Manufacturing - Non-Durables industry sector, employers report a Net 
Employment Outlook of six per cent indicating a mild hiring climate for the 
first quarter of 2013. Employer hiring intentions are relatively stable when 
compared to the previous quarter, when employers reported an Outlook of five 
per cent. However, it is a seven percentage point drop from the Outlook 
reported during the same time last year. 
Regional Hiring Intentions Respectable 
"Regionally, employers in Western Canada and the Maritimes anticipate the most 
upbeat hiring climate for the upcoming quarter," added Luft. "The data 
indicates employers expect a positive environment for job seekers, with 
employers in both regions reporting Net Employment Outlooks of 15 per cent. 
Employers in Ontario project a respectable first quarter, with a Net 
Employment Outlook of 10 per cent. Meanwhile, Quebec employers anticipate a 
mild hiring climate for the upcoming quarter, reporting a Net Employment 
Outlook of seven per cent." 
Simon McNeil The iPR Group 416.850.2524 simon@theiprgroup.ca 
SOURCE: Manpower Inc. 
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