Updated: Feb 7, 2022
Statistic Canada's latest survey shows the number of vacancies rising, bringing the unemployment rate down to 7.6%, where it was before the pandemic.
This helps in creating opportunities for foreign nationals looking to immigrate to Alberta. A high number of vacant positions leads to labour shortages in the province, which makes employers want to hire immigrants to fill those positions.
The top 10 most in-demand jobs in the province are:
Within the core-age group of women (25 to 54 years), employment increased by 66,000 (+1.1%), mostly in full-time work (+47,000; +0.9%). Among core-aged men, employment also rose by 48,000 (+0.7%), with gains entirely in full-time work. For women aged 25 to 54, the employment rate reached an all-time high of 80.7%. Both full-time (+80,000; +0.5%) and part-time (+74,000; +2.1%) work increased.
Total hours worked increased 0.7%, returning to its pre-pandemic February 2020 level for the first time. In the private sector, there were 107,000 more employees (+0.9%) while in the public sector and self-employment there was little change. Unemployment grew in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.