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Posted on September 22 2022

A million job vacancies in Canada a new record; 4.7% growth in Q2 of 2022

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

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Highlights of latest Canada Job Vacancy and Wage Survey Report

  • Job vacancies in Canada have touched the new highest level in Q2 of 2022.
  • There has been a 4.7% increase in job vacancies compared to Q1 of 2022.
  • The increase in jobs is higher by 43.2% than in Q2 of 2021.
  • Close to 1 million job vacancies are vacant across all sectors in Canada.
  • The average hourly wage offered by employers across all sectors has jumped 5.3% over Q2 of 2021.
  • An increase in job vacancies was seen in 6 Canadian provinces.

Canada is again sending out the message loud and clear that skilled professionals worldwide should do their best to migrate to work in Canada. This is because a recent report has revealed the highest number of job vacancies in Canada in Q2 of 2022.

As per the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey Report, in Q2 of 2022, Canadian job vacancies were 4.7% higher than in Q1 of 2022. Close to 1 million job vacancies in the country are up for grabs. This means the overall job vacancy rate is 5.7%, which is an all-time high.

Calculation of job vacancies is done by finding the number of positions that are vacant corresponding to the total demand for labor.

What do the statistics say?

Ever since Q1 of 2020, the demand for skilled workers has been on the rise and in fact exceeding the growth in payroll employment! The result was a record increase in the number of job vacancies.

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As for the increase in wages, the following trend was seen.


Rate of wage increase in Q2 of 2022
Service representatives and other customer & personal services


Professional, technical, and scientific

Professional occupations in natural & applied sciences


Wholesale trade

Front-line public protection services


Retail trade

Healthcare and social assistance


Job vacancies in Canadian provinces

In 6 provinces of Canada, there has been a significant rise in job vacancies between Q1 and Q2 of 2022. Here are the related details:


Rate of increase in Q2 of 2022


Nova Scotia

British Columbia







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Trends by job sectors

If we check the trend in job vacancies by job sector, the following information can be found.

Job sector

No. of jobs in Q2 of 2022
Healthcare and social assistance


Professional, scientific and technical services

Accommodation and food services





Retail trade


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The bottom line

Canada currently has a high job vacancy rate and a low unemployment rate. This combination is presenting a golden opportunity for skilled foreign workers to try and enter in-demand jobs in their fields of work.

If you are willing to migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the leading immigration and career consultant in the UAE.

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