Canada Registers First-Quarter Job Vacancy Rate of 2.6 Percent

Canada recorded a job vacancy rate of 2.6 percent in the first quarter, led by western provinces, according to a new government survey.

Rates were the highest in Yukon, Alberta and British Columbia, Statistics Canada reported Thursday from Ottawa in the inaugural Job Vacancy and Wage Survey report, which is a sample of 100,000 business locations and looks at the share of unfilled jobs versus all payroll jobs available.

Of 76 “economic regions” in the survey, the 10 with the highest job vacancy rates were in western Canada.

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