Highlights: Canada has more than 1 million job vacancies
- Statistics Canada reported that the country has more than 1 million jobs available
- The unemployment rate in the country was 5.0 percent in December 2022
- The number of employees in the private sector rose by 112,000 in December 2022
- Employment for immigrants aged 15 to 24 increased by 69,000
- The number of jobs for Immigrants aged 55 and above increased by 31,000
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More than 1 million job vacancies in Canada
Labour Force Survey conducted by Statistics Canada revealed that employment in the country rose by 0.5 percent. In December 2022, the number of jobs available was 104,000 and the unemployment rate was 5.0 percent.
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Job trends in Canada
Immigrants come to Canada to have a great career as there are many job opportunities in different sectors. The average hourly wage across Canada was above 5 percent for the first 7 months and it was up by 5.1 percent year-over-year. Employees in private sector jobs were increased by 112,000.
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Employment also improved according to different age groups. Job vacancies for individuals aged between 15 and 24 increased by 69,000. The number of job vacancies was also increased by 31,000 for individuals aged 55 and above.
Number of job vacancies by industries
There are seven industries in which the number of job vacancies increased till December 2022. The details can be found in the table below:
|Industry||Increase by number||Percentage increase|
|Transportation and Warehousing||29,000||3|
|Information, Culture and Recreation||25,000||3.1|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||23,000||1.3|
|Accommodation and Food Services||13,000||1.2|
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Job vacancies available in provinces and territories
There are six provinces where number of job vacancies increased. The details can be found in the table below:
|Provinces||Increase by number||Percentage increase||Unemployment rate|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||NA||2.9||10.1|
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