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Employment & Recruiting Agencies in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Employment & Recruiting Agencies in Canada

The Employment and Recruiting Agencies industry in Canada provides individual and corporate clients with a variety of services, including permanent placement, as well as other staffing and human resources functions. The financial success of the industry is closely connected to the broader economy and the unemployment rate in Canada. Over the past five years, the nature of the industry's services has evolved through the continued use of online resources and improvements in technology. The development of professional networking and job sites has provided applicants and employers with convenient access to one another and in some cases, has circumvented the need for employment and recruiting agencies entirely. Over the five years to 2023, industry operators are anticipated to benefit from stability in the Canadian labour market, as well as in the broader macroeconomic environment. The unemployment rate is forecast to remain low, while corporate profit is expected to increase through 2023, providing clients with additional cash to outsource hiring and recruiting activities to the industry's agencies.

Operators in this industry list employment vacancies and select, refer and place job seekers into permanent employment positions. Individuals placed into these new positions are not employees of this industry’s agencies.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table National unemployment rate
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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