The Canadian retail industry experienced a 2% rise in new job postings in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Loblaw Companies with 8,293 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of retail company job postings. GlobalData’s Retail: Hiring Trends & Signals Q4 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the retail industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.

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Notably, Sales and Related Occupations jobs accounted for a 16% share of the Canadian retail industry new job postings in Q4 2023, down by 6% over the prior quarter.

Sales and Related Occupations drive retail industry hiring activity

Of the industry's total hiring activity, the highest number of new job postings were for Sales and Related Occupations, which accounted for 16% of the total new job postings in Q4 2023 and were up by 12% year-on-year. Second highest were Office and Administrative Support Occupations, which accounted for 13% and rise by 11% year-on-year, and third highest were Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, which were 5% of the new job postings and 23% higher year-on-year.

Top five companies in retail industry accounted for 71% of hiring activity

The highest number of jobs were posted by Loblaw Companies with 8,293, followed by Shoppers Drug Mart with 2,757, while the highest increase was at Sobeys at 45%.

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This content was updated on 6 January 2024

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