TOP 5 CITIES TO FIND JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN CANADA BY 2021

Updated: Mar 12

Canada, the second-largest country in the world in terms of landmass, ranks No.2

overall. It takes the top spot in its perceived quality of life and No.2 in terms of the

best countries to headquarter a corporation. Therefore, numerous skilled workers

across the world want to move into this country as Canada provides a lot of job

opportunities for those people.


In recent years, it is interesting that the job opportunities provided in the four largest

Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto and Calgary are dropping. It

leads to a key question, which city contains the best opportunities for finding a job in

Canada? This report is going to list out the top 5 cities to find job opportunities in

Canada by 2021.


According to The BMO Labour Market Report Card for the third quarter of 2020,

Trois-Rivers, QC is the best city in the City Labour Market Performance Ranking. The

unemployment rate in Trois-Rivers, QC is 6.3% which is increased by 0.8% comparing

with 2019. Besides, it is obviously shown that even under the recession came with

Covid-19, the rising rates of unemployment rate among the top 5 cities only contain

0.8 – 2.6%. Not to mention in Saquenay, QC, the unemployment rate dropped 0.8%

from 2019.


Novel job provided in smaller cities also means to affordable living options. Although

we cannot ensure the exact time of economic recovery, we can still prepare

ourselves. It is foreseeable that the potential among those smaller cities is yet to be

developed. This report may help a bit for those are looking for job opportunities in

Canada.


1. Trois-Riviers, QC

Annual population growth: 0.4 per cent

Annual employment growth: 5.7 per cent

Unemployment rate: 6.3 per cent (up 0.8 per cent year-over-year)

Employment Rate: 57.7 per cent


2. Moncton, NB

Annual population growth: 1.8 per cent

Annual employment growth: 0.6 per cent

Unemployment rate: 7.1 per cent (up 1.8 per cent year-over-year)

Employment Rate: 61 per cent


3. Saguenay, QC

Annual population growth: -0.6 per cent

Annual employment growth: -0.3 per cent

Unemployment rate: 5.4 per cent (down 0.8 per cent year-over-year)

Employment Rate: 56.7 per cent


4. Sherbrooke, QC

Annual population growth: 1.3 per cent

Annual employment growth: -0.2 per cent

Unemployment rate: 7.4 per cent (up 1.9 per cent year-over-year)

Employment Rate: 58.2 per cent


5. Halifax, NS

Annual population growth: 2.3 per cent

Annual employment growth: -2.2 per cent

Unemployment rate: 8.4 per cent (up 2.6 per cent year-over-year)

Employment Rate: 61.7 per cent


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