Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Reveals Canadian Employers Anticipate a
Moderate Hiring Climate for the Third Quarter of 2013; Job Prospects Strongest
in Transportation & Public Utilities sector
TORONTO, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian employers expect a moderate hiring
climate for the third quarter of 2013, with employers in the Transportation &
Public Utilities sector reporting the strongest 3Q 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
nine per cent is a slight drop when compared to the Outlook reported in the
previous quarter. This Outlook is also a three percentage point drop from the
Outlook reported during the same time last year. However, results for the
third quarter do represent some encouraging signs.
The survey of over 1,900 Canadian employers reveals that 21 per cent of them
plan to increase their payrolls in the third quarter of 2013, while six per
cent anticipate cutbacks. Of those surveyed, 71 per cent of employers expect
to maintain their current staffing levels and two per cent are unsure.
Job seekers in Western and Atlantic Canada are likely to benefit from a steady
hiring climate from July through September, while they can still expect some
opportunities in Ontario and Quebec. Although some regional Outlooks are
experiencing slight decreases compared to the previous quarter, job seekers
will likely continue to find prospects in the labour market as employers
throughout Canada expect the hiring pace will be moderate through the summer.
"Overall, a moderate national hiring climate is projected in the coming
quarter," said Byrne Luft, Vice President of Operations for Manpower Canada.
"While most industries are expected to see little change over the previous
quarter, employers in the Transportation & Public Utilities and Construction
sectors anticipate the strongest gains, especially in Western Canada. This is
due in part to continued government infrastructure spending, in accordance
with Canada's Economic Action Plan 2013."
From this point forward, all data discussed is seasonally adjusted, unless
Transportation & Public Utilities
Employers anticipate a solid hiring climate, reporting a Net Employment
Outlook of 23 per cent for the third quarter of 2013. This quarter's Outlook
is a one percentage point increase from the forecast reported for the previous
quarter; it is also a five percentage point increase from the Outlook reported
during the same time last year. The Transportation & Public Utilities sector
reported its strongest Outlook since the second quarter of 2007. It is the
most optimistic Outlook for any sector in the third quarter of 2013.
Reporting a Net Employment Outlook of 15 per cent, employers in the
Construction sector expect to see a respectable hiring climate for the
upcoming quarter. This forecast is a two percentage point drop from the
Outlook reported during the previous quarter, but a five percentage point
increase over the Outlook reported during the same time last year.
In the Public Administration sector, employers anticipate an upbeat hiring
environment for the third quarter of 2013, reporting a Net Employment Outlook
of 13 per cent. This is an increase of seven percentage points when compared
to the previous quarter and a six percentage point increase compared to the
Outlook of seven per cent from the same period last year.
The Net Employment Outlook in the mining sector is a hopeful 12 per cent for
the coming quarter. This is a three percentage point increase over the prior
quarter's Outlook, but a drop of 10 percentage points from the Outlook
reported during the same time last year.
In the Services sector, employers anticipate a steady hiring climate for the
third quarter of 2013, reporting a Net Employment Outlook of 11 per cent. This
forecast is relatively stable when compared to the 12 per cent Outlook
reported in the previous quarter and a decrease of two percentage points
versus the same time last year.
Employers report a Net Employment Outlook of nine per cent, indicating a
moderate hiring climate for the upcoming quarter. This Outlook is an increase
of five percentage points from last quarter and a seven percentage point
increase from the Outlook reported last year during the same time.
Wholesale & Retail Trade
In the Wholesale & Retail Trade industry sector, employers project a modest
hiring climate, reporting a Net Employment Outlook of eight per cent. This
reflects a six percentage point decrease when compared to the previous
quarter's forecast and the Outlook reported during the same time last year.
This is the weakest Outlook reported for the sector since the fourth quarter
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
Employers report a Net Employment Outlook of seven per cent for the third
quarter of 2013, indicating a mild hiring climate. This Outlook is a slight
decrease from the forecast of 10 per cent that was reported for the previous
quarter, and a drop of seven percentage points when compared to the Outlook
from the same time last year.
Manufacturing - Durables
The Net Employment Outlook in the Manufacturing - Durables sector is a modest
five per cent. This is a two percentage point drop from the Outlook last
quarter and an eight percentage point decrease when compared to the Outlook
reported in the same quarter last year.
Manufacturing - Non-Durables
In the Manufacturing - Non-Durables industry sector, employers report a Net
Employment Outlook of five per cent indicating a mild hiring climate for the
third quarter of 2013. This Outlook is a one percentage point decrease from
previous quarter, but is one percentage point stronger than the Outlook
reported during the same time last year.
Moderate Regional Hiring Intentions
Survey results this quarter show that job seekers across Canada are expected
to see various amounts of positive hiring activity. Employers in Western
Canada project the most respectable hiring climate for the coming quarter,
reporting a Net Employment Outlook of 14 per cent. Employers in Atlantic
Canada expect a favourable hiring pace with an Outlook of 12 per cent,
employers in Ontario project an Outlook of nine per cent and Quebec employers
anticipate a modest climate for job seekers, reporting an Outlook of seven per
Note to Editors
Full survey results for each of the 42 countries and territories included in
this quarter's survey, plus regional and global comparisons, can be found at
http://manpowergroup.com/press/meos_landing.cfm. In addition, all tables and
graphs from the full report are available to be downloaded for use in
publication or broadcast from the Manpower Web site at www.manpower.ca >
Employers > Research and Insights.
Note that in Quarter 2 of 2008, the survey adopted the TRAMO-SEATS model for
seasonal adjustment of data. As a result, you may notice some seasonally
adjusted data points change slightly from previous reports. This model is
recommended by the Eurostat department of the European Union and the European
Central Bank and is widely used internationally.
About the Survey
The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is conducted quarterly to measure
employers' intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their
workforce during the next quarter. It is the most extensive forward-looking
survey of its kind, unparalleled in its size, scope, longevity and area of
focus. The Survey has been running for more than 50 years and is one of the
most trusted surveys of employment activity in the world. The Manpower
Employment Outlook Survey is based on interviews with nearly 66,000 public and
private employers worldwide and is considered a highly respected economic
The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is currently available for 42 countries
and territories: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria,
Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan,
Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania,
Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland,
Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. The program began in
the United States and Canada in 1962, and the United Kingdom was added in
1966. Mexico and Ireland launched the survey in 2002, and 13 additional
countries were added to the program in 2003. New Zealand joined the program in
2004, China, India, Switzerland and Taiwan were added in 2005, and Argentina,
Peru, Costa Rica and South Africa joined in 2006. Colombia, the Czech
Republic, Greece, Guatemala, Poland and Romania joined in 2008; Brazil and
Hungary joined in 2009; Panama joined in 2010 and Israel and Slovakia joined
in 2011. Finland joins the survey in 2012. For more information, visit the
ManpowerGroup Web site at www.manpowergroup.com and enter the Research Center.
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