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Posted by Jackie Burns, Hays Canada VP, on Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Canada's economy continues to improve driven by specific industries, including resources and mining, construction and IT, and specific regions, with a recent BMO report pointing at B.C. as the place to be in 2015.
As discussed at yesterday's BC Mining Week event, the province's diverse resource base is just one factor driving its growth. What other factors are at play - and should you consider a move?
BMO's Blue Book, which examines national and provincial economic trends, predicts a real GDP growth in B.C. of 2.6%.
"The province’s resource base is much more diverse (natural gas, base metals, forestry), while exports and manufacturing should benefit from the powerful combination of sturdy U.S. demand and a weaker Canadian dollar," the report says.
As resources and mining continues to increase activity in the region, skilled trades are in high demand including millwrights, mechanics and heavy-duty electricians. Job seekers are looking for stability, and where necessary, relocation costs. With that fact in mind, forestry employers need to ensure they offer benefits that these experienced workers and other skilled-trades professionals want. Candidates, especially those with families, are also interested in moving to locations with schools, parks and other amenities.
For Canadians considering the move, consider your top priorities for a new role. Are you looking for the top salary, or are stability, benefits and perks, or local amenities more important to you? Talk to a local recruitment consultant about your options, or search open jobs to see what's currently sought after.
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