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Brendon Bernard

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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.


Line chart showing the percentage change in employment and hours worked since February 2020. The chart shows that both employment and hours worked shot up in February 2022, with employment up 1.9% and hours worked up 1.7%.

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Foreign Interest in Canadian Jobs Stays Strong Despite Weaker Appeal in the US

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STEM job postings get a high portion of clicks from abroad, while foreign interest has grown fastest for manual labour and personal care positions.


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January Job Search Survey: Job Search Urgency Cools in January

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Omicron wave slowed job search for some, spurred it for others.


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Canadian Job Postings Through February 18: Hiring Appetite Ramping Up Again

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New postings being added at fastest level since the start of the pandemic.


Chart showing the percentage change in employment since February, 2020, seasonally adjusted.

January Labour Force Survey: Latest Wave Reverses Some Recent Progress

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Pandemic exposed sectors lost jobs, while absences due to illness and disability rose across the board.