Canapprove WHATSAPP

Number of unfilled job vacancies in pvt sector reaches record high in Canada

Canada PR applications

The number of unfilled job vacancies in Canada’s private sector reached a record high in the third quarter of 2017, according to a report released by Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The private sector of Canada is witnessing a labor shortage of around 361,700 jobs, according to the report.
The proportion of unfilled jobs compared to all jobs has reached 2.8%, the highest since 2008. The report has observed that the reason for this condition is the growing economy of Canada and dearth of skilled laborers.

Province-wise data

According to a press release issued by CFIB on the report, British Columbia has the highest job vacancy rate, at 3.4% or 60,100 unfilled jobs. In Quebec, the rate is 3.1 percent, Ontario, 3 percent and Saskatchewan, 2.4 percent. In Alberta, the job vacancy rate is 2.2%.
The provinces that witnessed a decline in the job vacancy rates are Manitoba, and Newfoundland and Labrador. While in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, the job vacancy rate remained the same.
The labor shortage has triggered a rise in wages in the fields with high demand for workers which include construction, transportation, enterprise services and personal services. The national unemployment rate also remains the lowest in Canada since 2008, at 5.9 percent.
Experts fear that labor shortage may negatively affect the growth of business in the country and expect the government to find solutions.
Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB): CFIB is a non-profit organization with a membership of more than 109,000 independent businesses across Canada.
Do you want to immigrate to Canada? Contact our expert immigration consultants now!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Send Us An Enquiry

Enter your details below and we'll call you back when it suits you.

    [honeypot 953b1362b63bd3ecf68]

    Enquire Now Call Now