More on the Canadian Job Situation

Kathy McWilliam Uncategorized March 29, 2018 Leave a reply

Apparently the Canadian job market is still heating up, and if you are un- or under-employed, or there are bodies in your household that need to make a transition from the couch to the workplace, the news is very encouraging!

The distance from your couch to the job-site may be daunting, of course, since if you are prone in front of the TV in the Maritimes, your commute might involve moving to the opposite coast, or learning French in order to compete in the Quebec market. But we’re Canadians – we’ve always gone to the jobs, right? And right now there are nearly 400,00 vacancies out there to snap up.



Here, according to HuffPost, are the vacancy rates by province:

  1. British Columbia 3.9% (about 1 in 25 jobs)
  2. Quebec 3.4%
  3. Ontario 3.2%
  4. New Brunswick 2.7%
  5. Alberta 2.4%
  6. Manitoba 2.3%
  7. Saskatchewan 2.3%
  8. Nova Scotia 2.0%
  9. Newfoundland 1.8%
  10. PEI 1.6%

And where should you concentrate your job-hunting efforts? has published a report on those job types that go unfilled after being listed for 60 days, which means that employers are having a hard time finding the skills they need. Note that these are mostly small business employers, who may conceivably be inept at producing effective job descriptions, or are limited in what they can offer in compensation.

But for your information, and to encourage you to stretch what you have or learn new skills if you need them, here are the areas where you might have the  best outcomes if you apply:

  • Landscape Designer
  • Sushi Chef
  • Piano Teacher
  • Stylist
  • Tire Technician
  • Roofer
  • Pizza Cook
  • HVAC Installer
  • Pet Groomer
  • Seamstress
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Security Engineer
  • Audiovisual Technician
  • Lube Technician
  • Electronics Technician





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