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Quebec job offers more popular than ever abroad

Quebec job offers more popular than ever abroad

More and more foreign job seekers are interested in career opportunities in the province, according to the latest data compiled by Indeed in February 2022.

Figures show that 12.3% of all Quebec job ad clicks on Indeed in February were outside Canada. In fact, this is a 63% increase from the 7.5% recorded just before the pandemic.

Nine of the ten occupations with the highest percentage of foreign clicks in Quebec in February were science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related jobs. More than a quarter of clicks for jobs in chemical engineering (30.9%), electrical engineering (30.3%), as well as certain software development jobs (26.4%) came from abroad.

Already he also notes a decrease in interest in job seekers in the US, which fell from 28% of clicks from abroad in February 2017 to 14% in 2020 and finally reached just 6% in February. the most recent.

Clicks from France also decreased, from 27% in 2020 to 20% in 2022.

The job site explained that “the increase in clicks from abroad since the beginning of the pandemic is attributed to job seekers coming from the various French-speaking regions of Africa.”

Indeed, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria went from 6% of foreign clicks in 2017 to 20% in February 2022, while the rest of Africa rose from 4% in 2017 to 22%.

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