Questions probed current staffing needs, incidence of staff shortages and the impact of shortages challenges hiring, incentives offered to induce hiring, barriers to hiring.
In addition, Insight Community members who were anticipating a need to hire in the next six to twelve months were asked questions about their concerns regarding a possible recession and the impact of inflation on their business as well as follow up questions related to hiring outside of Alberta.
Between June 14th and July 3rd, 2023, an online survey was completed by businesses within Alberta. In all, 321 businesses completed the survey which was administered on the Alida platform by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce to members and other affiliated businesses. In addition, 205 members of ACC’s Insight Community answered a number of follow up questions appended to the end of the survey. These are found at the end of the report.