According to the most recent Statistics Canada report, “Employers in Canada across all sectors were actively seeking to fill 1 million (997,000) vacant positions in the second quarter, the highest quarterly number on record.” In the second quarter of 2022, jobs in Canada increased by 4.7% (+45,000) over the first quarter.
42.3% (+296,500) from 2021 in the second quarter.
Labor demand in Canada has outpaced employment growth, resulting in record-high job vacancies.
Job vacancies increased in 6 Canadian provinces in 2022 Q2 compared to the first quarter. Ontario (+6.6%), Nova Scotia (+6.0%), British Columbia (+5.6%), Manitoba (+5.2%), Alberta (+4.4%), and Quebec (+2.4%) are the provinces with the highest percentage increases in job vacancies.
With 379,000 job openings, the province of Ontario had the most.