Friday, March 06, 2009

Saskatchewan 'Hot Spot' For Jobs

Over 6,000 Jobs Posted on Website

The unemployment rate in Sask. actually fell in the month of January from 4.2 to 4.1% making it the only province in Canada to post a decline.

A report from the Conference Board of Canada says:

"Saskatchewan will again post the strongest growth among the provinces at 1.6 per cent. In the short-term, the province’s mining sector will feel the collapse in commodity prices, but strong potash prices and infrastructure spending will bolster construction activity. Labour markets will expand and provincial income tax cuts will keep retail sales growing at a healthy pace this year."

"British Columbia’s trade-dependent sectors such as forestry, manufacturing and mining are hurting and the pillar of the province’s recent boom—the domestic economy—is suffering as Olympic-related infrastructure projects wind up. Real GDP will decline by 0.1 per cent this year, but an improved global outlook and the timing of the Olympics will help B.C. join Alberta in leading the recovery in 2010."

If you are looking for employment it looks like Sask. is the place to be, of course if you are moving from the Nanaimo area you will need to be prepared for some temperature adjustments. The average January high is -11C with an average low of -21 C.


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