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Canada saw high amounts of Job Openings in 2021

The year of 2021 ended on a great note for Canada. The country saw an increase in job vacancies in many regions for third quarter of the year.

According to Statistics Canada, the report stated that the third quarter of 2021 saw high amount of job vacancies in comparison with the same quarter of 2019. A total of 912,600 job openings were created as a result of ease in public health restrictions. These openings could also be noticed as an outcome of growth in the rate of overall employment and fall in unemployment rates. Canada reached their all time highest immigration targets of inviting more than 401,000 immigrants this year alone which was never the case since the initiation of immigration programs. This was made possible because of job vacancies and high labor demand in the economy.

The largest number of job openings could be seen in the province of Saskatchewan, followed by Quebec and Ontario. Apart from this, 18 out of 20 industrial sectors saw a growth in job availability. The major sectors responsible for high labor demand were accommodation & food services, healthcare & social assistance, construction, retail trade and manufacturing. The sector of healthcare and social assistance was facing shortage of human labor force since the start of the pandemic and thus, this sector saw continuous employment of many people in the health line like nurse aids, orderlies, patient service associates, registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses.

You can have a look at the complete report released in December on this website.