Labour market pressure greatest in natural resources sector, survey finds

October 26, 2012

According to the Conference Board of Canada's 31st annual compensation survey, 69% of responding firms report challenges with recruiting and/or retaining personnel. The top professions in demand include engineering, specialist IT, and skilled trades. The report says labour market pressure is most acute in Saskatchewan and Alberta, where 83% and 82%, respectively, of employers encounter challenges in recruiting and retaining personnel. The pressure is greatest in the natural resources sector, where virtually all organizations responding to the Conference Board's survey are experiencing challenges in recruiting and retaining workers. Conference Board News Release