The first quarter of 2018 has shown a drastic increase in the percentage of job vacancies across Canada. It’s around 462,000 job vacancies across Canada this year in the first quarter. Canadian province, Quebec has reported the largest increase in job offer figures for the 3 month period – according to the new statistics from Canada.
Around 25,000 vacancies are recorded in Quebec for the first quarter of 2018 which is an increase of 37% over the first 3 months of 2017. If compared with the statistics of 2017, the new data in 2018 has shown the rise in vacancies across most of the Canadian provinces, occupational groups, and the industrial sectors.
Eight Canadian provinces and the three territories of Canada with Quebec, and British Columbia are showing the greatest increase in job vacancies.
As per the latest Canada’s statistics, “this is the 7th consecutive quarter that shows the increase in the number of job vacancies in Quebec year-over-year. Vacancies include manufacturing, food services industrial sectors and accommodation are increasing the most. The economic region of Quebec, Montreal posted more than 8,700 job vacancies, the greatest during this quarter.”
The unemployment rate in Quebec in 2018 is 5.5% which was 6.2% in the first 3 months of 2017.
According to the estimation set by the Liberal Government of Quebec, more than 1 million jobs will need to be filled by 2024 and the immigration has to play the major part to fill up this gap.
Job Vacancies in British Columbia
British Columbia has reported 24,000 more vacancies in the first quarter of 2018 which is nearly an increase of 36% when compared with statistics for 2017. According to Statistics Canada, job vacancies increased in B.C are concentrated in the Lower Mainland-Southwest economic region that includes Vancouver. Job vacancies increased in 19 of the 20 industrial sectors in BC. The trades and equipment operators, and the sales and service occupations posted the largest increase in the job vacancies over the 1st quarter of 2018.
Job Vacancies in Ontario
Canada’s most popular province, Ontario, has also shown vacancies increased by 9,800 in the 1st quarter of 2018 which is a difference of +5.7% over 2017. Around 4,200 that is more than 40% of those vacancies were in the warehousing industrial and transportation sectors and 2,400 were in the social assistance and the healthcare sectors.
Job Vacancies in Alberta
Alberta showed a year-over-year increase and posted 7,500 jobs in the first quarter of 2018 which is an increase of 18.5%. The most of the jobs occurred in social assistance industrial, and healthcare sectors, as well as the administrative support services, and construction including, oil and gas extraction, mining, and quarrying.
Job Vacancies in Manitoba
Manitoba posted an increase of 2,800 vacancies in the first quarter of 2018 which is an increase of 26.4% over the first quarter data of 2017.
Increase in Job Vacancies Data in 9 of 10 Canada’s Largest Industrial Sectors
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