Canada Employed: Hiring Intentions, Job Seekers and AI

The latest insight on the state of employment in Canada from Express Employment Professionals.

More Older Workers Applying for Entry Level Jobs

More older workers are applying for jobs, many of them at entry level, according to a recent survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals.

Overall, the majority of companies (79%) plan to hire full-time employees in the second half of 2023 (up from 70% in the second half of 2022). This aligns with the wants of most job seekers, who are mainly looking for full-time positions (73%), followed by part-time (38%) and contract/freelance positions (52%). Read more.

More than Half of Canadian Companies Use Generative AI

More than half of Canadian companies use generative artificial intelligence (AI) for various functions and employees are becoming concerned it may make their job obsolete, according to a recent survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals.

Of the 56% of companies that say they use generative AI, 40% use it for processing data on customers, operations and employees, 19% use it to create content, 18% to operate chatbots and 16% to manage customer service questions.

Most employers believe generative AI will have a positive impact, with the most common reasons being it makes processes more efficient (85%), frees up employee time (85%) and enhances customer service (79%). Read more.

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