In Statistics Canada’s third quarter report on vacant positions They found that Canada continues to be faced with labor shortages when employers were trying to fill almost one million (959,600) jobs.
The job openings are considered unfilled If:
● A specific position is in place;
● The job could start in 30 days.
● The employer is in search of workers from outside the company to fill the position.
It was 1.1 individuals per opening within Canada during the 3rd quarter 2022 in spite of the fact that there was a 3.3 percent drop from the record-high amount of vacant positions at start of 2022 (993,200).
Employers have increased their salaries for vacant positions because of labor shortages and the difficulty of filling vacancies. The hourly average wage was up 7.5 percent over the same quarter one year ago.
There were some occupational categories that had wage increases that were higher than the national average for example:
● Management of trades, transportation production, and utilities (+10.8 percent from $41.40 in an hour)
● Offering health care services (+10.7 percent up to $22.45 for an hour)
● Manufacturing assembly workers (+10.4 percent from 20.05 an hour)
● workers in the manufacturing and processing industries (+10.2 percent between $20.02 per hour)
In the same period the average hourly rate of all workers grew by 5.3 percent.
There was a significant number of job openings were observed in the following sectors:
● There are 140,000 jobs available in the food and accommodation services sector.
● There were 81,000 open jobs in the construction industry, which is a record peak
● A total of 63,100 jobs are open in the technical and scientific services sector
The number of jobs available is high throughout Canada:
● British Columbia: 155,400 vacancies;
● Manitoba: 32,400 vacancies;
● Ontario: 364,000 vacancies;
● Quebec: 232,400 vacancies;
● Saskatchewan: 24,300 vacancies;
● Alberta: 103,380 vacancies*;
● New Brunswick: 16,430 vacancies*;
● Newfoundland and Labrador: 8,185 vacant positions*;
● Northwest Territories: 1,820 vacancies*;
● Nova Scotia: 22,960 vacancies*;
● Nunavut has 405 vacant positions* •
● Prince Edward Island: 4,090 open positions;
● Yukon: 1,720 vacancies.