Among the increased public health measures in May, the Canadian housing and food services sector had the highest number of employers looking for workers, and the health sector had the highest number of vacant positions.
Canadian employers were actively hiring 671,100 positions in May. For the seventh month in a row, the health sector has had the highest number of job openings in Canada. There were about 107,300 vacancies in health care in May, about one-third of all vacancies. Residential and food services accounted for the highest opening of 78,000 percent, followed by the retail trade with 73,800 vacancies.
Several vacancies are the approximate number of vacancies. A small difference in the number of vacancies, which refers to the number of vacant posts as part of all posts.
Quebec, for example, had the highest employment rate among all provinces in May at 5.1 percent, according to a Statistics Canada, employment and vacancy report. B.C. followed by 5 percent, while New Brunswick followed by 4.9 percent. Newfoundland and Labrador had the lowest employment rate at 2.8 percent.
The housing and catering sector had a vacancy rate of 7.8 percent. This high level may indicate occasional hiring, as well as hiring challenges.
While restaurants were closed, and workers were forced to take social assistance, employers reported having a difficult time retrieving their employees. The CBC reports that people are reevaluating their jobs and lifestyles, and are worried about their health during the epidemic. The shortage of international students working in the field has also played a role in job vacancies.
The restrictions worsened in June. The Labor Force Survey recommends that employment in accommodation and food services increased by about 12 percent from May to June. “Employment” here refers to the number of people who work. June vacancy rates are currently unavailable.
Immigrants needed to support the growing shortage of staff
A recent RBC report suggests that Canada will need to rely more on immigrants as retirement and retirement rates rise.
Economist Andrew Agopsowicz writes that, during the epidemic, the number of retirees and people leaving their jobs due to dissatisfaction has dropped dramatically. Now that the economy is starting to recover, the number of people leaving work is returning to the levels of the epidemic. Delayed retirement from the epidemic could also take place in the second half of 2021. These factors can increase staff shortages throughout the summer and fall.
“Canada will desperately need to rely on immigrants and other resources for labor growth,” the RBC report said.
Despite the immigration requirements, Canada has been accepting young people at a lower rate in the first few months of the year. However, entry began in June when Canada welcomed about 35,000 permanent residents. While the July figures have not yet been released, the opening of the Canadian border for permanent residents could help increase these numbers.
Although the federal government’s migration target is 401,000 this year, they will need to accommodate about 43,000 new refugees a month from July onwards to achieve this goal.