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Brendon Bernard

Brendon Bernard

Brendon Bernard is a Senior 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.


Chart showing the percentage change in employment since February, 2020, seasonally adjusted. The chart compares pandemic vulnerable services, wholesale and retail trade and the rest of economy. The chart shows that less pandemic-exposed sectors grew in September, compared to pandemic vulnerable services.

September 2021 Labour Force Survey: Another Strong Showing

Chart showing the percentage change in employment since February, 2020, seasonally adjusted. The chart compares pandemic vulnerable services, wholesale and retail trade and the rest of economy. The chart shows that less pandemic-exposed sectors grew in September, compared to pandemic vulnerable services.
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A wide range of industries helped maintain solid job growth.


Line graph titled “Wage growth hasn’t taken off this year”.

September Labour Force Survey Preview: Waiting for Wage Growth

Line graph titled “Wage growth hasn’t taken off this year”.
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Hourly earnings growth hasn’t followed the rise in job vacancies.


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Canadian Job Postings Through September 24: Remaining Elevated

Businesswoman wearing mask in the office looking at her phone
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Mentions of vaccine requirements jumped further.


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August Job Search Survey: Confidence Rises Among Employed Job Seekers

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Overall job search activity ticked down slightly.


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