The consulting trend

One of the enduring trends in the Canadian labour market is the increasing number of people who work as self-employed consultants. As governments and companies move to save money by limiting hiring wherever possible, new opportunities are created for those with an entrepreneurial spirit.

As this article from the Vancouver Province points out, consultants have a greater ability to balance work-life issues by deciding on how much and what type of work to take on. Of course this type of arrangement is not for everyone as there is less certainty over income from month to month. The trend is real and increasing so there is a greater probability of being confronted with this type of opportunity.

The Canadian consulting market is growing at a rate of 5.5 per cent annually and rising, a study commissioned by the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) shows.

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