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The top 10 fastest-growing temp jobs in Canada

Many temporary jobs turn into full-time employment, so don't discount them

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Are you looking for a temporary position? Or a short-term summer job? You’re in luck.

CareerBuilder Canada and Economic Modeling Specialists International have released a list of occupations that are hiring temporary workers at an accelerated rate.

“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 of the Canadian solutions, staffing and recruiting group with CareerBuilder.com.

Here’s the list of the 10 fastest-growing temporary jobs in Canada, and a few details about growth and salaries.

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Licensed practical nurses

Number of people employed (in the temporary help services industry in 2012): 793
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 296 – 60 per cent growth
Median hourly wage: $23.22

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Information systems analysts and consultants

Number of people employed: 1,777
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 541 – 44 per cent growth
Median hourly wage: $34.83

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Banking, insurance, and other financial clerks

Number of people employed: 540
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 163 – 43 per cent growth
Median hourly wage: $17.32

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Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers

Number of people employed: 1,369
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 399 – 41 per cent growth
Median hourly wage: $14.52

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Purchasing and inventory clerks

Number of people employed: 828
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 238 – 40 per cent growth
Median hourly wage: $18.68

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Records management and filing clerks

Number of people employed: 1,372
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 357 – 35 per cent growth
Median hourly wage: $18.39

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Payroll clerks

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

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Light duty cleaners

Number of people employed: 2,831
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 712 – 34 per cent growth
Median hourly wage: $13.04

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Registered nurses

Number of people employed: 2,220
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 543 – 32 per cent growth
Median hourly wage: $35

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Computer network technicians

Number of people employed: 804
Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 185 – 30 per cent growth
Median hourly wage: $27.88

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“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,” said Mr. Levadi.

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