Are you planning to relocate to Canada to live and work there? Then you need to know the top 10 cities to easily find a job in Canada as an immigrant.
These cities are ranked based on employment growth according to Bank of Montreal BMO.
Topping the quarterly BMO Regional Labour Market Report Card is Moncton, New Brunswick, in a major victory for the Atlantic provinces. The city is also the biggest mover in the last 12 months, up 32 places on its position a year ago. Employment in Moncton has risen nearly 10 percent over the course of the last year.
Top 10 Cities To Find A Job In Canada
- Moncton, New Brunswick
- Abbotsford, British Columbia
- Oshawa, Ontario
- Vancouver, British Columbia
- Kelowna, British Columbia
- Toronto, Ontario
- Quebec City, Quebec
- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
- Edmonton, Alberta
- Halifax, Nova Scotia
“Moncton sits at the top of the pack, which will probably raise some eyebrows, but keep in mind these smaller cities can move a lot,” the report says. “While the city has attracted some increased business investment, the level of employment sat near a six-year low in 2017, hence the high growth rate.”
Major cities also feature strongly in the top 10, with Vancouver coming in at No 4 and Toronto at No 6. Montreal sits in 16thplace on the list of the 33 most populated cities. When Canada’s major cities are prospering, it sets a trend for the rest of the country.
Six out of Canada’s 10 provinces are seeing job growth of up to 3 percent, with only Newfoundland & Labrador showing a negative over the last year. Alberta’ jobs growth was flat a year ago but is now at 1.8 percent.
While British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec are still performing well, “the divide is not nearly as wide in their favor as it was over the past two years,” the BMO report notes, “nor is it swinging back into Alberta’s favor as it was for much of the decade through 2014.”
With the information listed above, if you are coming to Canada for work, you are better settled in any of the above-listed cities to stand a better chance of securing employment quickly.