Canada had a record number of job vacancies in Q2 2021

October 23, 2021

Canada’s job vacancy rate in the second quarter of 2021 was the highest on record, according to Statistics Canada’s quarterly job vacancies report.

The job vacancy rate represents the number of vacant positions as a portion of all available jobs, both vacant and occupied. Between April and June, the job vacancy rate in Canada was 4.6 per cent, the highest since comparable data came available in 2015. The high rate was influenced by both the rise in vacancies over the period, plus a decline in payroll employment.

There were a total of 731,900 job vacancies last quarter, which is almost 26 per cent more vacancies than the same period two years ago. Statistics Canada did not measure job vacancy rates between March and September 2020, so the earliest comparable data for this period is from 2019.

Source: CIC News