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Canada sees increase in part-time work

Canada’s job market has recently seen a jump in the number of people taking part-time jobs. According to information released by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the number of positions fitting this description has grown exponentially faster than the number of jobs considered full-time.

Financial Post explained that this trend has been ongoing throughout Canada since the 1980s and gained strength during the recession. The country has also been experiencing an increase in the number of residents describing themselves as self-employed. Though both of these types of positions represent positive job growth within the nation, the trends also show a decline in overall job quality, something that is a point of concern for the country’s economy moving forward.

Despite this less-than-ideal employment trend, Global News reported that some industries have been growing stronger in Canada. Careers in science, technology, engineering and math are in high demand throughout a number of sectors, including information technology and finance. People with expertise in web development and robotics are also needed in many different areas.

Additionally, the country’s health care field has been increasing its hiring, largely due to an expanding older population. The source also noted that sales continues to be a steady and thriving career choice.