Canada has 10 lakh job vacancies! Full list of postings that can get you PR

If you want to apply for Canada PR (Permanent Residency) via Express Entry, then there is good news for you. There are over a million job openings in Canada. And the high vacancy rate, coupled with the low unemployment rate, offers immigrants the opportunity to fill the positions.

Canada currently plans to invite the highest number of permanent residents ever by 2022, with a target of more than 430,000. The target will continue to rise to more than 450,000 by 2024, a CIC news report said.

Last month, another report said job openings were hitting record highs in some states. In Alberta and Ontario, the average of 1.1 unemployed for each vacancy in April was down from 1.2 in March and 2.4 from a year earlier. There were nearly four unemployed for every vacant job in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Here is the list of sectors with a maximum number of jobs:

  • The number of job openings in the construction sector reached a new all-time high of 89,900 in April, up 5.4% from March and almost 45% from April last year.
  • Vacancies also hit record highs in professional, scientific and technical services; transportation and storage; finance and insurance, entertainment and recreation; and real estate.
  • Employment in the education services sector rose 9,700 in April from the previous month, surpassing the February 2020 pre-COVID 19 level
  • Employment in the hospitality industry has increased by more than 10% since February.

Why is Canada inviting immigrants to apply for permanent residency?

Canada’s labor market has contracted significantly this year with people aged 55 and over leaving the workforce and fewer people willing to take up work. On the other hand, there are about 1 million job vacancies in the country, mostly summer jobs.

CIC News quoted that Canada’s 9 million baby boomers will reach retirement age this decade. “A recent RBC survey suggested that a third of Canadians are retiring early, and three in 10 pre-retirees are changing their retirement date because of the pandemic.” Meanwhile, the fertility rate fell to a record low of 1.4 children per woman in 2020.

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