Job Market in Canada in Numbers

Job search takes long, but here are some tips

Your Path to Success in Canada 🇨🇦 

Hey guys, we hope you’re all ready for the Canada Day 🇨🇦 long weekend coming up! Fun fact - 52% of our subscriber respondents are based out of Ontario, with BC right next - at 20%.

In today’s edition we’ve got:

  • job search stats you should know

  • Canadian attractions you never heard of

  • more job postings! 🔥

    -Anastasia and Anna

🎩 Job Search Statistics 2023/24

Many job seekers want to know how long the job search takes and what it takes to succeed, so here’s what you need to know.

We’ve gathered and complied insights about the job market of the last year - these are the statistics about what the job search looks like these days:

  • The median amount of time between the first application and the offer is ~44 days.

  • It takes on average 4 to 15 days to hear back from the company after applying

  • It takes at least 7 strategic and tailored applications to get one interview.

  • 21 to 1: for every offer received, candidates submit ~21 tailored applications

  • It can take up to 6 first-round interviews before candidate scores the job offer.

  • Q4 is the worst time to look for jobs - landing a first interview and an offer takes the longest, because - holidays 🎅 

We hope these statistics will help you better assess the current status of your job search process. If you’ve recently found a job - respond to this email to let us know how your job search process went!

📃 Do this to pass more interviews

99% of job seekers rely solely on past experience to convey their value in the interview. It’s only natural, because most job experts teach that too. But we think there’s a better way.

Consider this scenario: As an employer, who would you hire?

Tony, who increased sales by 30% in 2019 for a company somewhat similar to yours?

Or Maria, who not only has a strong sales record but also presents a detailed plan for boosting your company's sales by 30% in the next 12 months?

Maria wins every time.

While your background is important, relying only on past experience won't set you apart in a competitive job market.

Don’t just say “I led a project that increased customer satisfaction by 20%.”

Analyze the customer support process of your target company and propose a plan to improve their customer satisfaction based on your insights.

Don’t just say “I developed a marketing strategy that boosted brand awareness by 25%.”

Research your target company's current marketing and provide recommendations to enhance their brand visibility and reach.

Don’t just say “I improved employee retention rates by implementing new HR policies.”

Review your target company’s HR policies and suggest specific initiatives to enhance employee engagement and retention.

Find specific ways to show that your value equates to ROI, and act proactively adding value right away on the interview — that’s how you score dream jobs!


 ⚛️ Canada houses 5% of the world’s Quantum Computing talent, but it doesn’t invest in the industry enough to sustain it. (Report)

 💹 Inflation in Canada was higher than expected, reducing the odds of an interest cut in July (BNN)

💵 BC announced a bonus payment to 340,000 parents of children under 18 years old (CTVNews)

12 Canadian Attractions You’ve Never Heard Of

presented to you by Oh Canada Newsletter

Think you've seen everything Canada has to offer? Think again! These hidden gems, from natural wonders to unique accommodations, are must-adds to your travel bucket list.

The World’s Smallest Desert
Carcross Desert, Yukon

Believe it or not, Canada is home to a desert—the world’s smallest. The 540-acre Carcross Desert in Yukon boasts sand dunes formed from an ancient glacial lake. These dunes stretch to the picturesque shores of Bennett Lake, perfect for a sunny beach day.

An Underground Slide Ride
Horne Lake Caves, British Columbia

Vancouver Island hosts over 1,400 caves, and Horne Lake Caves offer an exhilarating subterranean adventure. Spelunk through the darkness and experience Canada’s only underground slide and a waterfall rappel.

Medieval Glamping
Good Knights Medieval Encampment, Alberta

Step into medieval times at the Good Knights Medieval Encampment in the Canadian Badlands. Stay in lavish tents with queen beds, wooden floors, and ensuite bathrooms. Enjoy royal treatment with in-tent breakfasts, archery lessons, and medieval feasts.

A Bird’s-Eye View of Icebergs
Iceberg Nest, Quirpon Island, Newfoundland

See Newfoundland’s icebergs from a unique perspective at the Iceberg Nest. This glass box offers panoramic views of icebergs, whales, and dolphins as they pass beneath you in Iceberg Alley.

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💼 Job Highlights

📍Hut 8, a bitcoin mining infrastructure provider, based in US and Canada, has 4 positions open in Canada in Technical Support and Marketing.

📍Topicflow, a Vancouver-based performance management startup, is hiring in Marketing and Product.

📍Humi, a Canadian HR software company, is hiring for several roles in Customer Experience/Support.

📍Klue, a market insight provider, has multiple roles open in Development, Sales and Customer Success.

📍 Releady, a tech recruitment firm, is hiring for a DevOps Engineer.

📍 Payscale, a compensation software company, is looking for an Implementation Manager.

📍 Aviron Interactive, a fitness hardware startup, is hiring for Marketing and Tech Support.

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