Canada Announces Additional 400,000 Jobs Vacancies for Foreigners as Labour Shortage Remains High (APPLY)


The provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan, Canada have recently announced a total of about 400,000 new vacancies, bringing total job vacancies for immigrants in Canada to about 994,800 vacant positions.

This indicates increase in job vacancy rate (total number of vacant positions as a proportion of labour demand) to 5.7%. The Canadian provinces intend to fill these vacant positions with foreign workers amid significant employee shortages in Canada.

These vacancies are golden opportunities for foreign workers globally especially those from Nigeria who find Canada as one of their top destinations of choice for greener pastures.

As a Nigerian, check the sectors where the vacancies exist and top skills required.

Expectedly,  healthcare and social assistance sector tops the sectors with the highest number of vacation positions followed by hospitality/accommodation and food services, retail trade, professional, scientific and technical services, and manufacturing..

1. Healthcare and Social Assistance

Healthcare and social assistance had the highest vacation positions of about 159,500 in September, up from a record-high number of vacancies in August.

This sector has experienced an increase of 25% in job vacancies year-on-year due to the high demand for professionals like doctors, nurses, physicians, surgeons, home care givers, etc.

2. Accommodation and Food Services

The sector with the second highest need of labour is accommodation, and food services. The sector had a total of about 152,400 vacant positions in September.

3. Retail trade

Retail trade follows next: In September, Retail trade witnessed a slight increase in job vacancies, with 117,300 vacant positions.

4. Manufacturing sector

This sector had 76,000 job vacancies as of September; from about 92,100 in just one month prior.

5. Scientific and Technical Services 

Some of the services included in this sector are accounting, legal services, management consulting, advertising, architectural and engineering, computer systems design, etc which had about 61,900 job vacancies.

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