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Canada: Job vacancies remain high in 2022 Q3

Published on : December 23, 2022

 

An increase in the average hourly rates in the Canadian labour market. Job vacancies remain high in the third quarter of 2022. 

On December 19, 2022, Statistics Canada released the latest findings based on the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS). The latest 2022 Q3 Statistics Canada report suggests a dynamic hiring climate. As per the latest findings, “Employers in Canada were actively seeking to fill 959,600 vacant positions in the third quarter …” 

Overall, the total number of job vacancies in Canada in the third quarter remained high. The data is released on a quarterly basis.

Which Canadian provinces have the highest job vacancies?

Provinces in Canada with the highest job vacancy rate continued to be - 

  • British Columbia (6.2%), with most vacancies in the economic region of North Coast and Nechako
  • Quebec (5.8%), with most vacancies in the economic region of Laurentides

The trend of there being the most job vacancies in British Columbia and Quebec has continued since the second quarter of 2019. 

Which provinces had the highest increase in the number of job vacancies in 2022 Q3?

Among the provinces, the number of vacancies increased the highest in - 

  • Manitoba (+10.7% to 32,400)
  • Saskatchewan (+7.5% to 24,300)

New record high vacancies in health care 

Job vacancies in healthcare and social assistance increased to an all-time record high of 150,100 jobs in 2022 Q3, registering an increase of 9.5% (+13,000). The total labour demand in the sector also went up, resulting in a significant year-over-year increase. 

Job vacancies rose in the third quarter for - 

  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (+17.0% to 27,600)
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (+37.5% to 26,200)
  • Licensed practical nurses (+20.7% to 13,100)

Together, these three occupations made up a majority of all vacancies in health occupations in the third quarter of 2022. Health occupations had the highest proportion of long-term vacancies in both 2020 Q1 as well as 2022 Q3. 

Statistics Canada, Job Vacancy and Wage

Source: Statistics Canada, Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (5217), table 14-10-0328-01. 

Offered wages increase across Canada

As per Statistics Canada, “offered wages increase markedly in 10 of 40 broad occupation groups”. Dealing with hiring difficulties and a tight labour market, some employers have hiked the offered wages. 

Compared to 2021 Q3, the average offered hourly wages increased by 7.5% to CAD 24.20 (INR 1,471 approx.) in the third quarter of 2022. The average hourly wages of all employees increased by 5.3% over the same period. 

10 of the 40 broad NOC groups registered an increase in the average offered hourly wages in 2022 Q3 that either matched or exceeded the national average.

The 10 occupations with the largest annual increases in job vacancies and their average offered wage, third quarter of 2022  

 

Number of job vacancies

Change in Level

Percentage change

Average offered hourly wage

Third quarter 2021

Third quarter 2022

Year-over-year change

Third quarter 2021

Third quarter 2022

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

22,805

27,595

4,790

21.0%

CAD 31.85


(INR 1,936 approx.)

CAD 33.20


(INR 2,018 approx.)

Retail salespersons

43,495

47,725

4,230

9.7%

CAD 15.30


(INR 930 approx.)

CAD 15.95


(INR approx.)

Transport truck drivers

22,990

26,905

3,915

17.0%

CAD 24.80


(INR approx. 1,507)

CAD 27.55


(INR 1,675 approx.)

Early childhood educators and assistants

7,835

11,700

3,865

49.3%

CAD 18.45


(INR 1,122 approx.)

CAD 19.55


(INR 1,189 approx. )

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

6,335

10,055

3,720

58.7%

CAD 26.15


(INR 1,590 approx.)

CAD 27.85


(INR 1,693 approx.)

Social and community service workers

11,400

14,995

3,595

31.5%

CAD 21.00


(INR 1,277.approx.)

CAD 22.00


(INR 1,337 approx.)

Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations

70,410

73,745

3,335

4.7%

CAD 14.85


(INR 903 approx.)

CAD 15.50


(INR 942 approx.)

Other customer and information services representatives

16,270

19,405

3,135

19.3

CAD 18.20


(INR 1,106 approx.)

CAD 19.20


(INR 1,167 approx.)

Licensed practical nurses

10,140

13,050

2,910

28.7

CAD 26.35


(INR1,602 approx.)



CAD 27.25


(INR 1,657 approx.)

Construction trades helpers and labourers

22,325

25,200

2,875

12.9

CAD 21.40


(INR 1,301 approx.)

CAD 22.45


(INR 1,365 approx.)

Source: Statistics Canada, Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (5217), table 14-10-0356-01.

The previous data was released on September 20, 2022. Data on the job vacancies for the fourth quarter of 2022 is scheduled to be released on March 21, 2023. 

The Survey provides comprehensive information on -

  • The existing job vacancies in Canada, and 
  • The offered wages by the industrial sector. 

Occupation details are provided for Canada in general and for the provinces, territories, and economic regions.

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