Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
The provinces of British Columbia, Quebec, and Yukon are facing a severe labour shortage
Based on the latest job vacancy rates in Canada, British Columbia, Quebec, and the Yukon Territory are the regions most affected by labour shortages.
According to the latest figures from Statistics Canada, in February, British Columbia's job vacancy rate was 5.8 percent, while in Quebec it was 5.6 percent and Yukon’s share was relatively better at 5.4 percent.
Newfoundland and Labrador had the lowest job vacancy rates, with a rate of 2.9 percent, while Nunavut had 3.1 percent, and the Northwest Territories had a rate of 3.3 percent. Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan’s job vacancy rate was 3.7 percent.
Two of the most promising programs for employers in Canada are the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and the International Mobility Program (IMP). The goal of these programs is to bring foreign nationals to Canada to work and fill the most needed jobs temporarily.