The sectors with the most job vacancies in Canada

The sectors with the most job vacancies in Canada – October 2022 update

The latest job vacancy and wage survey report revealed that employers from all sectors in Canada were actively looking to fill 958,500 job vacancies in August 2022. 

Let’s explore the sectors with the most job vacancies in the last months.

Increased labour demand in 3 sectors

In August 2022, the number of vacancies increased in the retail trade sector. Moreover, the number of vacancies reached a new high in the health care and social assistance sector.

The number of job vacancies in retail trade rose 20.4% (+20,200), largely offsetting the decrease recorded in July (-11.9%; -13,400). According to the report, more than half of the increase in vacancies in August was attributable to seasonal patterns.

On the other hand, employers in health care and social assistance were seeking to fill a record high of 152,000 vacant positions in August. This is up 6.4% (+9,100) from the previous month (July 2022) and up 19.4% (+24,800) from August 2021.

It is important to mention that due to staff shortages in health care and social assistance, many hospitals announced temporary reductions in some services in July and August, including the temporary closure of some emergency rooms.

Recent declines and changes in other sectors

The number of job vacancies in the professional, scientific and technical services sector decreased by 9.2% (-6,100) in August. It is the second consecutive monthly decline.

On the other hand, there were little changed in job vacancies in the construction (82,400) and manufacturing (85,600) sectors in August. These two sectors have remained relatively steady since May 2022.

Job vacancies rising in some provinces

While job vacancies were little changed in most provinces in August, they increased in Saskatchewan (+11.2% to 23,800) and New Brunswick (+11.3% to 16,300). Also, Quebec (5.9%) and British Columbia (6.1%) continued to have the highest job vacancy rates among all provinces.

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