Ottawa's net employment outlook is 20 per cent compared to 15 per cent in the last quarter.
Around 23 per cent of surveyed employers plan to hire, with 72 per cent maintaining current levels and three per cent expecting cutbacks.
This is similar to the national survey of more than 1,900 Canadian employers, which showed 23 per cent plan to increase their workforce and five per cent expect cutbacks.
The survey asks employers if they are planning to hire, to lay off, or to keep their workforce at the same level. It does not look at why employers make these choices.
Local surveys also do not include trends by sector. Nationally, public administration shows a net employment outlook of eight per cent, up two percentage points from last quarter but down nine percentage points from last year.
Healthier outlooks are reported nationally in mining, transporation and public utilities, and finance, insurance and real estate.
Manpower's survey comes a few days after the national capital slowed its hot job growth over the past few months. There were about 716,600 people working in Ottawa last month, the same as in April.