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Posted on September 23 2022

Canada records over 1 million jobs in the second quarter of 2022

By  Editor
Updated October 27 2023

Key aspects of the 1 million jobs in Canada

  • Stat Can reports a record-high job vacancy rate of 5.7 percent in the second quarter
  • 7 percent more job vacancies compared to the first half of 2022
  • The highest number of vacancies was recorded from six Canadian provinces and three job sectors
  • Canada records more than 1 million job vacancies for past 120 days

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Canada reports a record-high job vacancy rate of 5.7 percent or more than one million in the second half of 2022. The demand for labor has increased to a great extent, leaving Canada with a high number of job vacancies.

In the first quarter of 2022, the total number of job vacancies increased by over 186,400 at 22.6 percent in Canada.


Canada with a record high of 1 million job vacancies in the first quarter of 2022

1 Million job vacancies in Canada

According to the results of Statistics Canada, the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey reported an increase of 4.7 percent in job vacancies, compared to the first half of 2022 and 42.3 percent more than the second half of 2021.

Canada is experiencing record-high job vacancies of over one million or a total of 5.7 percent in most of the sectors. These vacant job roles are proportional to the labor demand in the country.

In comparison with the payroll employment growth from the first quarter of 2020, the labor demand has increased to a great extent. This is one of the major reasons why Canada is currently experiencing an all-time high number of job vacancies.

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Job vacancies in six Canadian provinces

The job vacancies in Canada have increased between the first and second quarters of the year 2022. Below are the six Canadian provinces with a high number of job vacancies.

Canadian Province Percentage of job vacancies
Ontario 6.60%
Nova Scotia 6.00%
British Columbia 0.056
Manitoba 0.052
Alberta 0.044
Quebec 0.024


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Sector wise job vacancies

There are job vacancies in many sectors all across the Canadian labor market. Among all of them, the highest number of vacancies was recorded from the three sectors mentioned below.

Job Sector Total number of vacancies
Healthcare and social assistance 136,100
Professional, scientific, and technical services 74,600
Accommodation and food services 149,600

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