Canada’s high job vacancy rate means immigration will be even more critical to the labour market in the future

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2022 12:00:19 +0000

Canada’s unemployment rate is at a record low of 5.1%, resulting in significant worker shortages. Job vacancies are more than 80% higher than they were pre-pandemic. These vacancies are in large part due to Canada’s aging population. More than one in five working age Canadians are approaching retirement age. This impact is compounded by Canada’s […]

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Canada sees record-high job vacancies in the first quarter of 2022

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 12:00:31 +0000

Job vacancies in Canada climbed to 957,500 in the first quarter, the highest quarterly number on record according to Statistics Canada. The number of job vacancies has spiked by more than 72% representing about 401,900 positions compared to the first quarter of 2020. Job vacancies in Q1 2022 surpassed the previous record high numbers recorded […]

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More than 500,000 jobs went unfilled across Canada in first three months of 2019

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:25:14 +0000

The number of job vacancies in Canada rose again in the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, with increases reported in six provinces and the territory of Nunavut.  Job vacancies in the first quarter of 2019 hit 506,000, an increase of 44,000 over the same period in 2018, making […]

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Canadian job vacancies reached 435,000 in first three months of 2019

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:47:41 +0000

Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate reached another record in the first three months of 2019 with the highest number of unfilled jobs reported in Quebec, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says in a new update.  The federation reports a total of 435,000 jobs sat vacant for at least four months across Canada during […]

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