Quebec Faces Major Skilled Worker Shortage with Job Vacancy Rate Going Up
2022: Quebec Faces Major Skilled Worker Shortage with Job Vacancy Rate Going Up
214,765 jobs are vacant as Quebec faces a major skilled workers shortage. This is the major reason for the turmoil in Quebec.
This is not just a singular case. But Canada as a whole is facing a major skilled workers shortage. As a result, currently, there are more than 874,700 job vacancies. Read more here.
However, in Quebec’s case, there is a lower unemployment rate which is a positive sign. But on the other hand, with a +1.9% (+82,000) (Feb 2022) increase in employment the job vacancy rate (Jan 2022) stands at 5.4%.
Looking at the above figures we can see how such figures will impact the province.
- A lower unemployment rate states that people are getting employed at a higher rate.
- But, there is a rise in the job vacancy rate.
- As a result, Quebec is not able to fill up empty job positions as it should.
- This gap is leading to a rise in the demand for foreign skilled workers.
- Because no Canadian or permanent resident is available to take up the job.
- Besides, to bridge this gap, the province will have to fill up its 214,765 empty job positions.
The current state of Quebec shows its dire need to meet its labour market needs. So, it can continue to grow its economy. The emergence of this pattern is seen throughout Canada. And to address the same Honourable Sean Fraser (Immigration Minister) is sharing new program updates, expediting visa application processing and is promising to resume Express Entry (general) draws in spring.
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