Brendon Bernard is an Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab, focusing on the Canadian labour market. His research interests include analyzing how detailed trends in the job market fit in with broader developments in the Canadian economy. Brendon was previously an economist with Department of Finance Canada, where he focused on analyzing Canadian financial sector policy and the U.S. economy. He holds a Master’s in Economics from the Vancouver School of Economics at University of British Columbia, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen's University.
The service sector —which covers almost 80% of Canadian employment, and includes a wide range of industries like healthcare, retail, and transportation —has led Canadian job growth this year.
Wages have lagged, despite the challenging hiring environment.
Momentum pauses after a solid third-quarter.
Further progress in Ontario alone could keep job growth chugging.
The job market in Canada is generally in a better place heading into this year’s election than it was in 2015.
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