Now is the best time to find your dream job in Canada. With post-pandemic recovery catching speed, there are thousands of job openings in restaurants, bars, entertainment, and recreational industries. According to a report by Statistics Canada, there were approximately 815,800 job openings in June 2021 as the public health measures were relaxed due to the high vaccination rate.
How Is the Canadian Economy Recovering Post-Pandemic?
The job vacancy rate increased to 5% in June, the highest rate since the monthly job vacancy estimates were first implemented in October 2020. The job vacancy rate is the proportion of vacant positions against all positions that are vacant and occupied. The foodservice industry experienced the highest rate of employment vacancies mostly in restaurants, catering companies, food se rvices, and pubs.
As the foodservice industry reopens post-pandemic, restaurants across the country are looking for servers to meet staff needs. Many restaurants are having to close earlier or operate during limited hours due to a shortage of serving staff. Many of the earlier workers in the industry have moved on since the pandemic.
The same sort of thing has happened to the arts, entertainment, and recreation industries. The job vacancy rate for these industries increased to 8.3% in June.
What Other Sectors Of the Economy Are Experiencing High Job Vacancy Rates?
The demand for skilled tradespeople has increased. There was always a shortage of workers in the construction industry, however, pre-pandemic, the job vacancy rate has reached 6.1%.
The waste management and remediation service sector is also experiencing a job vacancy rate of 6.5% in June. All of the service sectors are in dire need of foreign workers. Statistics Canada noted that the job vacancy rate for the “other services” category also increased to 6.1% during June.