Wondering where the jobs are in Canada?

Our friends over at Express Employment Professionals have researched and ranked the country’s top job markets by cross referencing the amount of available jobs with the population data for fifty towns and cities.

Their second annual Hot Job Markets Survey also compares this year’s results with those of 2014. Unsurprisingly the most notable difference is that the Western job markets. For example Calgary dropped from fourth place last year to 19th in 2015. Of course it still fares better than Toronto or Montreal, neither of which cracked the top 50 at all.

A suburb of Montreal, St. Hyacinthe gets top marks as the country’s best job market with 8.5 job ads per 1,000 people. Two other towns around Montreal are also hot job markets: Drummondville and Brossard. Regina, SK and Grande Prairie, AB round out the top five.

Here are Canada’s top ten hottest job markets

At the bottom of the list averaging about three open jobs per 1,000 people:


Read the full report with the complete ranking of 50 regions from Express Employment Professionals. (Opens as a PDF.)

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