Great News, 460,000 Job Vacancies Across Canada In the First Quarter Of 2018.


2018 Quebec reporting the Greatest increase for the three-month period, according to new figures from Statistics Canada with up to 25,000 in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 37 per cent over the first three months of 2017.

British Columbia comes second in the greatest increases similar numbers to Quebec reporting 24,000 more job vacancies.

the Third would be Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, increased by 9,800, a difference of +5.7 per cent over 2017. Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie were the economic regions of Ontario that recorded the largest increases in job vacancies.

Number Four would be Alberta posted a year-over-year increase of 7,500 jobs in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 18.5 per cent.

Fifth would be Manitoba reported an increase of 2,800 job vacancies, an increase of 26.4 per cent over the first quarter of 2017

Sectors with Highest vacancies !

Canada’s health care and social assistance sector saw job vacancies increase by 11,000 over the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 27.3 per cent. Job vacancies were up in all four Health Care and Social Assistance sub-sectors, including ambulatory health care services and nursing and residential care facilities.

Transportation and warehousing experienced an increase of 9,300 job vacancies (+46 per cent) over the first three months of 2017 and an increase of 7,800 job vacancies, or 23 per cent, was reported for Canada’s manufacturing sector, notably transportation equipment, fabricated metal product manufacturing and food manufacturing.

The professional, scientific and technical services sector saw job vacancies increase by 5,660.

In terms of broad occupation categories, Statistics Canada reported an increase of 9,030 job vacancies in the Business, Finance and Administration category and 8,080 job vacancies in the Natural and Applied Sciences category in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the previous year.