A record number of 361 700 positions to be filled in Canada

News 12 December, 2017
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    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 07:29

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 07:32

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    The canadian Federation of independent business (CFIB) announced, Tuesday, that the 361 700 positions in the private sector, according to the report “Job vacancies”, is a record never achieved.

    The economic growth and the shortage of qualified candidates may explain this increase in job vacancies, according to the CFIB.

    “The shortages of labour are once again a major obstacle for canadian companies, especially for SMES, said Simon Gaudreault, director of economic affairs at the CFIB. The government must take measures to solve the shortages of labor chronic which limit the capacity of managers of SMES to accept new contracts, to expand and to innovate. “

    It is Ontario that has the most jobs, while 149 600 posts are to fill while in Quebec there were 85 000. British Columbia follows behind with 60 000.

    Among the most acute needs are in the industries of retail trade (50 000) of the accommodation/restaurants (45 900) and construction (38 000).

    This shortage leads to higher wages among the companies that have positions to fill, while the increase is 1% higher than in a company in which all positions are occupied.