July Top 10's - Where The Retail Jobs Were

July Top 10's - Where The Retail Jobs Were

A quick look at who’s been hiring in the retail sector.

Canucks are on a shopping spree! Retail sales average $50 billion+ monthly cross Canada. There are nearly 2,000,000 people with jobs in this sector.  

From Retail to Etail, Monster.ca’s got the postings you want. See who’s been hiring and what they’re looking for from you.

Our Top Hirers
Here are the retailers who posted the most jobs with us in July 2018.

1.  Loblaw Companies Ltd
3.  Hudson's Bay Company
4.  IKEA
5.  Home Depot
6.  LIDS
7.  Luxottica
8.  Gap Inc.
9.  7-Eleven
10.  Best Buy

And these are the ones who’ve placed the most postings with us historically.

1.  Home Depot
2.  Loblaw Companies Ltd
3.  Indigo Books & Music Inc.
4.  Toys"R"Us
5.  Shoppers Drug Mart
6.  Staples Business Depot/Bureau E...
7.  Mac Tools
9.  Leon's Furniture Ltd
10. Hudson'S Bay Company

Top Job Titles
Retail ranges from bricks and mortar stores to click and order websites. There are sales-floor jobs, behind the counter, and oodles of behind the scenes retail roles. The highest frequency of postings with us are for…

1.  Cashier
2.  Store Manager
3.  Assistant Manager
4.  Sales Associate
5.  Customer Representative 
6.  Assistant Store Manager
7.  Pharmacy Assistant
8.  Customer Service Representative
9.  Pharmacist
10. Retail Manager

Skills And Certifications Asked For Most 
Each kind of retail job has its own requirements. An ad for Online Locatability Specialist lists different skills than a cashier. All told though, these are what come up time and time again.

1.  Microsoft Office
2.  Mathematics
3.  Microsoft PowerPoint
4.  Point of sale POS systems
5.  Bilingual (English and French)
6.  Driver's License
7.  Security clearance
8.  First Aid certification
9.  Food safety programs (HACCP)
10. Loss Prevention System (LPS)

Average Pay
For retail workers on payroll, average earnings rose 5.8% last month to $589 per week. That rate has been climbing for a bunch of months in a row. Lately, this was driven by building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers; general merchandise stores; as well as clothing and accessories.

The bulk of hires in this sector ain’t quite top of the wage scale (e.g. Stock Clerks, Sales Associates). But there’s definitely retail jobs that pay well over $50,000 a year

Go Job Shopping
A bit of retail therapy never hurts, especially when looking for work. Window shop all the retail jobs on Monster.ca. Pick out your faves. Then ring up a winning retail resume. An excellent opportunity could be in store for you.