Canada still has over one million job vacancies

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 12:00:59 +0000

Statistics Canada has released its monthly payroll employment, earnings, hours, and job vacancy report for May 2022. Based on the report, the number of employees in Canada receiving pay or benefits from their employer has decreased for the first time since May 2021. The survey, compiled with data from the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and […]

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Business Council of Canada says increased immigration is vital to Canada’s economy

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 17:30:11 +0000

Canada works hard to position itself as an ideal home for the best and the brightest global talent across all industries. The Business Council of Canada (BCC) recently released a report in which 80 Canadian businesses were surveyed about how they use Canada’s immigration programs to hire skilled workers. The businesses surveyed cumulatively employ over […]

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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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Alberta lifts restrictions on temporary foreign workers

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Tue, 03 May 2022 13:00:51 +0000

Effective May 1st, Alberta is lifting restrictions on the hiring of new temporary foreign workers. All pending applications, including those submitted prior to May 1, are subject to this change. Prior to the change, the Alberta government had a “refusal to process” list containing occupations for which employers could not submit applications to the Canadian […]

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Job vacancies in Canada remain near record highs

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2022 13:00:30 +0000

The number of job vacancies in Canada remains high with 874,700 unfilled positions, according to the latest Statistics Canada figures. Data from November suggests the number of job vacancies was down 9.3% from October, but still significantly higher than before the start of the pandemic. Although the last two months have seen a decline from […]

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