The top two fastest growing municipalities for employment are in Alberta: Wood Buffalo (including Fort McMurray) and Grande Prairie. Three other Albertan areas are also included in the top 20 job markets in Canada, as identified by the federal Job Bank maintained by Employment and Social Development Canada.
The study looked at the top 100 most populous municipalities in the country and counted how many job openings there were in July and August, 2014.
The most common types of job available were retail sales persons and sales clerks.
This is a great list to look through if you are considering moving to find a job: there may be plenty of opportunities closer to home, or you may want to look at a province you hadn’t considered before. There are areas from both sides of the country in the top 20 list.
The top 5 hottest job markets from the summer of 2014 are:
- Wood Buffalo, AB
- Grande Prairie, AB
- Regina, SK
- St. John’s, NL
- Edmonton, AB