In Quebec regions, New Data Reveals labour Shortage

Posted on October 22, 2018

As per the new data from Statistics Canada, Quebec reports the largest year over year rise in Canada for job vacancies in the second quarter of 2018. When compared to the second quarter of 2017, the job vacancies in the province have risen by 39%. This is the 8th consecutive quarter the province has experienced year over year increase in the province.

For the second quarter of 2018, Statistics Canada reports, two Quebec economic regions-Capitale-Nationale and Estrie were listed among the top three in Canada having the greatest year –over year rise in job vacancies.

As per the estimates made by the Conference Board of Canada, Quebec might face a labour shortfall of nearing to 292,000 workers by the year 2025 and states Quebec Skilled Immigration would be part of the solution.

Among the top five Canadian economic regions having the highest proportion of full-time job, vacancies include the province’s Chaudière–Appalaches, Nord-du-Quebec, Cote-Nord and Centre-du-Québec.

The Quebec’s newly elected government has made a promise that, it would temporarily lower the immigration to the province by 10,000 people, say from around 50,000 each year to 40,000. Even though calls have been made to increase immigration by Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce as well as from varied business groups concerned by the labour shortage in the province’s regions.

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