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The Job Vacancies in Canada has reached high records in the healthcare and social assistance sectors

Canada statistics reported on payroll employment and job vacancies for August reflects 152,000 empty healthcare positions 

Recently, Statistics Canada announced its report on payroll employment, earnings and hours, and job vacancies for August 2022.

The report tells about the estimated number of employees of Canada’s workforce getting salaries, how much money they make and the number of hours they have to work.

This report also detect the job vacancies, or positions, that were earlier occupied by an employee that are currently vacant for any reason.

Since last August, there were over 958,500 vacant payroll employment. Overall the report recorded slight change from the released data in July, but substantial change from the August 2021, when there were 919,200 job vacancies.

Healthcare Canada has recorded high job vacancies

The reports released that the Healthcare Canada has reached a new record of high job vacancies. Since August 2022, Canada has 152,000 empty positions within the health and social assistance sectors. There is a growth of 0.4% over the June and July data for a total of 6.4%.

Because of the unavailable or lack of staffs in the hospital, the hospital have to temporarily close their emergency rooms or bring down some other services.

Canada is mainly dependent on the immigration and the immigrants to fill the vacancies in the healthcare system. 36% physicians and a quarter of registered nurses in Canada are not born in Canada. Nevertheless, it can be hard for overseas trained medical professionals to achieve proper licensing from the authorities of Canada, making it hard for them to get work in their fields and lessen the pressure on the healthcare system.

Currently, IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) takes actions to make it easier for the overseas-trained healthcare workers to immigrate, it helps in the removal of some barriers for physicians, who are already residing in Canada on a temporary residency visa.

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Professional, scientific and technical services grows payroll employment

There was a small   growth in the payroll employment within the professional, scientific, and technical services sectors. The total payroll employment in the sector expanded by 5,200 in the month of August, or 0.4 %. Ontario and British Columbia recorded the most remarkable gains while the province of Alberta and Quebec filled over 500 vacancies respectively.

Most of the payroll employment gains were inside the computer systems design and relatable services and, management, scientific and technical consulting services industries, with growth of 1,200 positions. Particularly, computer system design is overtaking the overall sector growth rate with a growth on 65,900 seats filled since September 2021.

In August the amount of job vacancies decreased to 59,600, which is continuing from the last year according to the data.

Salaries are growing but it does not match the consumer price index

In comparison to August 2021, incomes showed an overall 3.2% increment, moderately higher than the 3% year- over-year growth in July. The growth rate can indicate change in incomes, the composition of employment, and the numbers of working hours. In this example, there was a slight change in the working hours, overall sectors, in either year-to year or month-to-month estimation.

During the same time, the CPI (Consumer Price Index) reflected an increment rate of 7% or more than 50% high than the average growth rate. This indicates that the price of goods and services is overtaking the average income of Canada.

The sector with the most remarkable income gains was the services-producing sector. For instance, finance and insurance professions experienced yearly growth of 13.9% and occupations in the management of companies and enterprises saw an income growth of 10.5%.

The service- products sector and goods-producing sector also reflected high amount of income growth of over 3%. It includes industries like manufacturing, mining, oil, and gas extraction or, with slow growth, logging construction, and forestry.

Since August 2021, Healthcare income have increased at a slow rate of 0.9%. Educational services reported an income loss down 2.4% and 1.1% for informational and cultural services.

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