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Posted on September 22 2022

Canada has 1 Million+ Jobs lying vacant for past 120 days

By Editor
Updated May 10 2023

Highlights: Canada Job vacancy rate rose more than 1 million in second quarter 2022

  • Job vacancy rate in Canada stands at 5.7 percent in the second quarter of 2022
  • Canada records more than 1 million job vacancies in all sectors from past 120 days
  • Job vacancies have risen in six provinces in all sectors: Ontario, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta and Quebec

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Canada Job vacancy rate increased in the second quarter of 2022

Statistics Canada has released a report which states that the job vacancy rate in this period is 5.7 percent. Overall job vacancy rate is 4.7 percent. There are more than one million job vacancies in Canada. In 2020, the demand for workers exceeded in comparison to the growth in payroll. This resulted in high number of vacancies and many candidates are eager to migrate to Canada to live work and settle.

For more information regarding the job vacancies in first quarter, refer ...

Unemployment rate in Canada recorded low, and employment rate increased by 1.1 million – May Report

Rise in number of vacancies in six provinces of Canada

There are six provinces where job vacancies have increased. Ontario saw the largest increase which is 6.6 percent followed by Nova Scotia 6 percent. Below table gives you all the information percentage of increase in each province:

Canadian Province Increase in percentage of job vacancies
Ontario 6.6
Nova Scotia 6
British Columbia 5.6
Manitoba 5.2
Alberta 4.4
Quebec 2.4

New Brunswick is the only province where job vacancies decreased. Other provinces did not show any rise or drop in the number of job vacancies.

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Canada job vacancies per sector in second quarter of 2022

Canada recorded more than Job vacancies per sector can be found in the table below:

Sector Number of job vacancies
Healthcare 136,100
Accommodation and food services 149,600
Professional, scientific, and technical services 74,600

The high rate of job vacancy and low rate of unemployment is causing challenges for the employers to fill up the vacant positions. In the second quarter of 2022, it is estimated that for each 100 job vacancies, only 44 candidates have been hired. It is also estimated that by 2030, shortage of workers in Canada will increase as more than nine million people will reach the age of 65 which is the retirement age.

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