Job vacancies in the accommodation and catering sector totaled 171,700 in June, an increase of 6.6% compared to May and 38.8% compared to June 2021. (Photo: La Presse Canadian)
Ottawa – According to Statistics Canada, job vacancies rose 3.2 percent to a new high in June as employers tried to fill more than a million jobs for the third straight month.
The federal agency says employers were actively trying to fill 1,037,900 positions, down from 1,005,700 in May.
The job vacancy rate was 5.9% in June, which is the record reached in September 2021, compared to 4.9% in June 2021.
According to Statistics Canada, employers in the health and social services sector wanted to fill 149,700 vacancies in June, up 4.3% from May and 40.8% from last month.
Job vacancies in the accommodation and catering sector totaled 171,700 in June, an increase of 6.6% compared to May and 38.8% compared to June 2021.
In retail, job vacancies rose 15.3% from May to 114,400 in June. Job vacancies in this sector have increased by 22.5% compared to June 2021.
Job vacancies exceed unemployment in four provinces: Quebec, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. In Quebec, the ratio is 0.6.
Quebec’s June job vacancy rate was 6.7%, one of the highest in the country, along with British Columbia and the Yukon. In New Brunswick it is 4.4%, in Nova Scotia 5.3% and on Prince Edward Island 4.8%.
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