Will uneven job market for youth improve in 2018?

Wage growth, job opportunities could pick up, says expert
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/01/2018

It was quite the year for the Canadian labour market.

In 2017, 423,000 jobs were created nationwide, marking the best year for job growth since 2002. And in December, the unemployment rate hit 5.7 per cent — its lowest mark in 40 years — according to Statistics Canada.

“It was a bit overdue,” said Matthew Stewart, director of national forecasting at the Conference Board of Canada in Ottawa. “We had a terrible employment picture for basically two years through 2015 and 2016.”