Finding a Job in Canada Made Easy: Over 1 Million Job Vacancies in Canada Reported

job vacancies in Canada

Statistics Canada recently released its report on job vacancies, payroll, and earnings for the month of March 2022. The findings made in the report is encouraging as it posts over 1 million job vacancies in Canada.


Canadian employers in accommodation and food services were seeking to fill about 158,100 positions, and retail employers had some 109,200 vacancies. There were record levels of job vacancies in Canada even in health care and social assistance as well as construction. Health care and social assistance employers sought 154,500 vacancies, and construction employers were seeking to fill nearly 81,900 employees.

In total, finding a job in Canada is getting lucrative as employers were actively seeking to fill about 1,012,900 vacant positions at the beginning of March 2022.

Job vacancies in Canada went up in all provinces, with the largest month-over-month rise observed in Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador. In terms of the number of job vacancies, British Columbia, and Manitoba achieved new records.

Meanwhile, Quebec is also facing a severe skill shortage and is emphasizing more on the immigration of foreign talents.

Unemployment Rate Fell Across the Three Immigrant Cohorts

Earlier last month, Statistics Canada made a few other observations with respect to the unemployment rate among Canadian immigrants. The results are likely to boost immigration to Canada in the near future:

  • PR immigrants within the last five years: The unemployment rate fell to 7.8 per cent among immigrants, compared to 8.3 per cent in April.
  • Immigrants who gained PR between 5 to 10 years ago: fell to 5.8 per cent compared to 6.3 per cent in March.
  • Immigrants who gained permanent residence 10 years ago or more: It stood at 4.6 per cent in April compared to 4.8 per cent in March.

Read our previous blog on Canadian Immigration Without a Job Offer.

Best Period to Plan Your Immigration to Canada

Amid pandemic disruption to international mobility, immigration to Canada kept unemployment rates low by increasingly converting the status of temporary residents located in Canada to permanent residents.

With increased economic activity in Canada on the rise, eligible skilled workers will now be targeted to fulfil the increased job vacancies in Canada and qualify for permanent residency.

About 1 million new immigrants will be nominated for Canada PR under various economic-class programs including the Express Entry system and Provincial Nominee Programs over the next three years.

Thousands of foreign skilled workers, entrepreneurs, and international students will benefit from these immigration-friendly measures.

You must consult the best immigrant consultants in Dubai in order to make the most of this benevolent period of immigration in Canada.

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