Job vacancies in Canada reach high another time.

Job vacancies in Canada reach high another time.

According to Statistics Canada, the rate of unfilled positions is 5.7% for the second quarter of 2022.

Results of the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey report for the second quarter of 2022 have been made public by Statistics Canada. The overall rate of Job vacancies increased from the first quarter of 2022 by 4.7%, which is 42.3% higher than that of 2021’s second quarter.

Overall, there are around one million openings in Canada, which is an all-time high rate of 5.7%. The number of openings that correspond to the overall labor demand is used to calculate vacancies. The present record-high number of vacancies is the result of the rise in labor demand since the first quarter of 2020.

Provinces with high job vacancies

There are six provinces in which the job vacancies rose from the first and second quarters of 2022. The highest rise was in Ontario, where job openings increased by 6.6% to 379,700 overall. Nova Scotia has also gone through the same rise of 6%. There were increases in British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta, and Quebec ranging from 5.6% to 2.4%

New Brunswick was the only province where job openings fell, with a 6.1% summing up to 15,200 openings. The remaining provinces and territories did not experience any significant change.

Vacancies in different sectors

Healthcare and social assistance

The highest job vacancy rate in this healthcare sector is in Manitoba at 6.7%

The change in the number of job vacancies in the healthcare and social assistance sector from the first and the second quarter this year is almost 6% which is 135,000 to 136,000. Moreover, from the second half of 2021, it’s up 29%. Some hospitals reduced their services by temporarily closing the emergency rooms because of the shortage of staff.

Accommodation and food services

There was a significant rise in job vacancies in this sector which is up to 12.7%, which is 149,600 job vacancies. This happens to be the highest job vacancy sector among all the sectors and is seen in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Nearly 74,600 job vacancies, up to an 8 % hike in this sector, and a 79% of hike in vacancies was in the first quarter of 2020. Mostly the vacancies in these sectors are seen in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Jobs in the scientific and applied sciences saw the biggest increase, of 13.3%. The percentage of tech jobs in the natural and applied sciences increased this quarter by a significant amount to 9.6%.

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