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433,000 Canadian Jobs Go Unfilled in Third Quarter of 2019

According to a recent report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), approximately 433,000 jobs in Canada’s private sector went unfilled in the third quarter of 2019. With the vacancy rate remaining pretty much unchanged at 3.2%, there continues to be a major need for skilled workers to fill the available positions in Canada.

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The number of unfilled jobs in Canada continues to remain at an all-time high. In Q1 of 2019, 435,000 positions in Canada were vacant, with not much change for Q3. The CFIB report had estimated that there were roughly 433,000 private sector jobs that went unfilled between July 1st and September 30th, which was also 15,000 more than the previous year. 

What Industries Need Workers?

The provinces with the largest private sector job vacancy rates were Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. Quebec continued to have the highest vacancy rate at 4.0%, followed by British Columbia at 3.8% and Ontario at 3.2%. The Maritime provinces ranged from 1.9 to 3.0%. 

Over the past year, job vacancies in skilled positions have seen a significant increase, especially in the agriculture, information and hospitality sectors. With the recent boom in Canada’s tech industry, there continues to be a major demand for skilled tech workers to fill jobs in tech-leading Canadian cities, such as Vancouver

Want to Work and Live in Canada?

With the number of unfulfilled jobs continuing to increase, and an aging Canadian working population,  now is an opportune time for skilled foreign workers who are looking to work and live in Canada to take that first step. 

The fastest route for international skilled workers is through the Federal Express Entry system. Those with a high level of education, at least one year of work experience and good language proficiency in Engligh and French may be an excellent candidate for one of Express Entry’s accelerated immigration programs. If selected, candidates will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada! 

 

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