Monday, March 20, 2023 / by Matthew Daniel Tamburello
Matthew Daniel Tamburello
Team Leader & Broker
Considering a new job? Might want to start applying, because the balance might shift back to employers soon. Statistics Canada quarterly data shows a substantial decline in both vacant job listings and the job vacancy rate in Q4 2022. Despite the quick move, diving into the monthly numbers shows a higher-level may downplay just how rapidly Canada’s vacant jobs are vaporizing.
Canadian Job Vacancies Reveal A Sharp Quarterly Decline
Canada’s job vacancies are coming down fast from the peak reached less than a year before. Vacant roles fell 8.2% (-78,600 jobs) to 885,900 roles in the fourth quarter of 2022. This brings the vacancy rate down 0.5 points to 4.9%—a sharp decline for just a few months. Both the number of vacant roles and the rate are the lowest since Q2 2021.
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