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Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

Hays Blog: 2017 Salary Guide employer insightsLost your crystal ball? Get a taste of what 2017 will hold with a first look at the Hays 2017 Salary Guide.

Who’s hiring? What sectors are growing? Are salaries going up? Find out what Canadian employers are saying about their plans for the year.

According to the Hays 2017 Salary Guide, Canadian employers in general feel 2016 was not as grim as expected, and many are predicting a solid rebound in economic outlook and business activity.

Regional trends
For example, 63 per cent of BC employers say business activity increased in 2016, and 39 per cent say it will increase again in 2017.

Sixty-seven per cent of Ontario employers also predict increasing activity, and 68 per cent of Quebec  respondents say the same. Alberta’s outlook is less optimistic with 42 per cent predicting an increase, and 38 per cent saying activity will remain stable. However, this is still more confident than last year’s expectation when just one-third of Alberta employers expected an increase in activity.

Industry trends
The industries expected to perform the best in 2017 include construction, banking/financial services, IT and telecommunication, and pharma/life sciences. These industries all have high expectations for business activity growth, and many are seeing a high number of employers intending to increase headcount. However, these industries are also experiencing the most severe talent shortages, and many employers are missing key opportunities for attracting the best candidates.

What does the year hold for your sector? Register for the Hays 2017 Salary Guide webinar on December 6.

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