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Posted May 2, 2013

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Employment

Fastest-Growing Temporary Jobs in Canada

TORONTO - Are you looking for a temporary position? Are you just looking for a short-term summer job? CareerBuilder Canada and Economic Modeling Specialists International have released a list of occupations that are hiring temporary workers at an accelerated rate, in a variety of industries.

"With half of the employers saying they plan to hire temporary or contract workers sometime in 2013, it is imperative that staffing and recruiting firms be part of everyone's job search strategy," said Ross Levadi, Director, Canadian Solutions, Staffing and Recruiting Group. "There is a myth that temporary positions are just that, temporary, but nearly two in five employers say they plan to transition their temporary workers into full time roles sometime this year."

Among the fastest-growing temporary jobs in Canada are:

Licensed Practical Nurses
Number of people employed1: 793
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 296 – 60 percent growth
Median hourly wage: $23.22

Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
Number of people employed: 1,777
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 541 – 44 percent growth
Median hourly wage: $34.83

Banking, Insurance, and Other Financial Clerks
Number of people employed: 540
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 163 – 43 percent growth
Median hourly wage: $17.32

Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Labourers
Number of people employed: 1,369
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 399 – 41 percent growth
Median hourly wage: $14.52

Purchasing and Inventory Clerks
Number of people employed: 828
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 238 – 40 percent growth
Median hourly wage: $18.68

Records Management and Filing Clerks
Number of people employed: 1,372
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 357 – 35 percent growth
Median hourly wage: $18.39

Payroll Clerks
Number of people employed: 2,261
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 571 – 34 percent growth
Median hourly wage: $21.30

Light Duty Cleaners
Number of people employed: 2,831
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 712 – 34 percent growth
Median hourly wage: $13.04

Registered Nurses
Number of people employed: 2,220
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 543 – 32 percent growth
Median hourly wage: $35.00

Computer Network Technicians
Number of people employed: 804
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 185 – 30 percent growth
Median hourly wage: $27.88

1 Estimated number of people employed in the temporary help services industry in 2012.

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