Job vacancies in healthcare and accommodation and food services sectors are high in Canada, showed the latest job vacancies report published by Statistics Canada. The report says that Canada’s accommodation and food services sector had the highest rate of employers looking for workers in the month of May. Similarly, health sector had the highest number of open positions during the month.
Healthcare job vacancies in Canada
In the month of May, there were an estimated 671100 job vacancies in Canada. Health sector had the highest number of job openings in Canada for the seventh consecutive month. The total number of job vacancies in the health sector during the month of May was 107300. It means nearly one sixth of all the open positions were in the health sector. The second highest number of vacancies was in accommodation and food services sector, at around 78000. Third highest number of job vacancies was with the retail trade sector at 73800.At the same time, the latest Labour Force Survey found that employment in accommodation and food services grew around 12 percent from May to June, as restrictions were relaxed.
Demand for immigrant workers in Canada
According to a recent RBC report, Canada will have to rely more on immigrant workers as retirements and job-quitting levels are increasing owing to the improved public health situation. During the pandemic period, the number of retirements and quitting jobs owing to dissatisfaction had dropped significantly. But as the economy is recovering, job quitting and retirements are likely to reach the pre-pandemic levels soon. This will open up even more vacancies. It means immigration workers will be on high demand during this period.
Canada is planning to welcome 401000 newcomers in 2021. As the number of COVID cases has reduced and a majority of Canadians are vaccinated, the country is rolling back border restrictions. So, fully vaccinated travellers from any country will be able to travel to the country by September. A recovering Canada economy has huge demand for immigrant workers. If you are planning to move to Canada, this is the right time to start the preparations. For the best guidance and support, connect with CanApprove, the best Canada immigration consultancy for you with more than two decades of experience.