Hiring trends in Canada in 2018
Canada will enjoy another positive year throughout 2018, with Toronto experiencing ongoing growth. In particular, the Federal Government’s Express Entry visa system will encourage the migration of skilled workers to the region, creating a rich pool for employers to access.
The CETA (comprehensive economic and trade agreement) between Canada and the European Union which came into effect in 2017 will encourage increased investment by European firms. The agreement also ensures the European qualifications are recognized in Canada, encouraging bilateral labor mobility.
Banking and financial services firms will continue generating demand for CPAs with a ‘Big 4’ background and experience in auditing financial institutions, such as private equity and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Securing top calibre professionals will be challenging, as competition from tech firms put pressure on talent pools.