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Job vacancies in Canada increased to record high in first quarter of 2019

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 14, Jun 2019

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As per the latest update from Canadian Federation of Independent Business, job vacancies in private sector of Canada have rocketed to a new high, i.e. 435,000 in the first quarter of 2019. Quebec leads the tally of provinces with highest job vacancy rate, followed by British Columbia (BC) and Ontario. Skill shortage issue in Canada exists since long, this is the reason that Canadian government prefer to invite and accept a huge number of skilled migrants every year.

Record number of Job Vacancies in Canada

A report from Canadian Federation of Independent Business claims a total 4, 35000 vacancies in the first three months of this year, i.e. 3.3% job vacancy rate. Indicating the massive upsurge in the vacancies, Ted Mallet, vice-president and chief economist of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), said, "The national vacancy rate has been steadily climbing for the past two years and it reached another record high last quarter,"As per CFIB shortage of the employees impacted the skilled job positions more compared to the semi or unskilled jobs.

Also, the shortage is indirectly proportional to the wage level across various provinces as the employers are expected to raise the wages even with a single vacant position. Although, vacancy rate seems similar to what it was last year same time, however, the dearth of the labour is a key challenge being faced by the employers in the country, particularly in the major provinces mentioned above.

Provinces with high Job Vacancy rate

Quebec recorded the highest job vacancy rate in first three months of 2019, with the job vacancy rate reaching 4.1 per cent. British Columbia is at the second position with job vacancy rate of 3.6 percent followed by Ontario 3.3 per cent rate.

Canadian Province Job Vacancy Rate Percentage Change Unfilled Vacancies in number
Quebec 4.1% +0.1% 120,800
British Columbia 3.6% +0.1% 69,400
Ontario 3.3% +0.1% 174,800
New Brunswick 2.8% 6,600
Manitoba 2.4% 10,400
Saskatchewan 2.3% +0.1% 8,000
Nova Scotia 2.3% -0.1% 7,000
Alberta 2.1% -0.1% 33,800
Newfoundland & Labrador 1.9% +0.1% 2,800
Prince Edward Island 1.8% +0.1% 900

Industry wise Shortage

The construction industry of Canada experienced largest shortage with a vacancy rate of 4.9 per cent in the first three months of 2019. Personal services is experiencing a shortage with 4.7 per cent rate. Also, Businesses in agriculture too facing shortage with vacancy rate of of 3.8 per cent followed by hospitality sector with a rate of 3.7 per cent.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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