The 13 essential skills most often listed in Canadian job postings

The 13 essential skills most often listed in Canadian job descriptions

Peter Harris | Nov 26, 2014 7:41 am

Analysis of hundreds of entry-level job postings on Workopolis and other sites reveals which skills are mentioned most frequently – and how often they appear. Here’s what employers are looking for the most.


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