Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
Job vacancies in Canada continue to increase
Statistics Canada published on June 24, 2022 about a new report reflecting the Canadian labour market.
According to the study, employers in Canada were actively looking to fill roughly 1 million job openings at the beginning of April, which is up 2.4 percent from the previous months and almost 45% from April.
According to Statistics Canada, the rise in April was largely due to seasonal factors, with more employment becoming vacant in the spring and summer. The report also reveals that employment in all provinces has either recovered or exceeded the preceding numbers since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Employment estimates are also produced by Statistics Canada from its Labour Force Survey (LFS). Using the LFS, the working-age population is divided into three mutually exclusive groups which include the employed, the unemployed, and those not working.