Looking for employment? Good, because a lot of cities are hiring.
The latest edition of BMO’s regional labour market report card found that the very best place to get a job in Canada is in Guelph, Ont. The small city located just shy of 100 km away from Toronto was selected for its “robust job growth, population inflows, a puny 4.2 per cent jobless rate and the highest share of the population that is working,” the report reads.
Ontario, as a whole, performed well in the report. Adding a “hearty” 39,000 jobs in December, the province now stands on par with B.C. and Quebec as the “clear-cut Canadian job creators.” Toronto and Kingston stand out especially, as both cities leaped up about 20 spots from the last report.
Alberta didn’t share the same success, as one could expect from collapsing oil prices. Only two of 33 cities on the list are from Alberta, and even though Calgary and Edmonton managed to squeeze in, they both saw their rankings suffer compared to the previous report (Calgary fell 12 spots, for example).
To come up with these numbers, the report weighs factors like population changes, employment rates and job growth. Based on those stats, here are the top 10 best cities in Canada to find a job:
- Guelph, Ont.
- Regina, Sask.
- Quebec City, QC
- Moncton, NB
- Vancouver, BC
- Edmonton, AB
- Toronto, Ont.
- Kingston, Ont.
- London, Ont.
- Winnipeg, MB