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Know Latest Average Weekly Earnings and Highest Job Vacancy Sectors

Know Latest Average Weekly Earnings and Job Vacancies In Canada

Last Updated On 4 September 2023, 10:20 AM EDT (Toronto Time)

The average weekly earnings in Canada of employed residents rose by 3.6% year-on-year in June 2023, as per the latest Statistics Canada data released on August 31, 2023.

However, these average weekly earnings increased by just $4 from $1,200 in May to $1,204 in June.

The number of employees receiving pay and benefits from their employer increased by 47,700 (+0.3%), but job vacancies continued their downward trend, falling by 8,900 (-1.2%) to 753,400.

Province-Wise Average Weekly Earnings

Northwest Territories1613.395.1%
Newfoundland and Labrador1205.895.4%
British Columbia1203.723.1%
New Brunswick1091.301.8%
Nova Scotia1064.903.9%
Prince Edward Island1004.764.2%
Average weekly earnings in Canada

Sector-Wise Average Weekly Earnings

SectorJune 2023June 2022Year-on-Year
Forestry, logging and support1,425.181,318.258.1%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction2,289.962,231.722.6%
Wholesale trade1,416.851,375.863.0%
Retail trade705.71699.540.9%
Transportation and warehousing1,247.741,225.541.8%
Information and cultural industries1,647.121,467.6712.2%
Finance and insurance1,584.301,575.310.6%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,179.861,195.04-1.3%
Professional, scientific and technical services1,738.461,675.773.7%
Management of companies and enterprises1,656.051,551.646.7%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services1,014.33986.122.9%
Educational services1,177.131,118.725.2%
Health care and social assistance1,061.481,032.942.8%
Arts, entertainment and recreation738.38690.936.9%
Accommodation and food services488.03471.343.5%
Other services (excluding public administration)1,042.06979.856.3%
Public administration1,529.211,493.252.4%
Sector-Wise Average Weekly Earnings

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Job Vacancies Shrink

The number of job openings continued to decline in June, falling by 1.2% to 753,400 from 762,300 in May.

This increases the net decrease in vacancies since January to 108,500 (-12.6%) and to 249,900 (-24.9%) since the record high of 1,003,200 vacancies in May 2022.

Job vacancies in June 2023 were at their lowest level since May 2021 (673,400).

Province-Wise Job Vacancies

The number of job openings in Quebec fell by 14,700 (-7.6%) to 178,500, the lowest level since March 2021 (176,400).

As a result, the unemployment rate in the province increased by 19,700 (+10.6%) to 205,900.

Saskatchewan (+4,900 to 26,300), New Brunswick (+1,800 to 14,000), and Prince Edward Island (+1,000 to 3,500) saw increases in job openings, while the six remaining provinces saw little change.

ProvinceJob VacanciesJob Vacancy Rate
British Columbia1165004.6%
Nova Scotia177003.9%
New Brunswick140004.2%
Newfoundland and Labrador69003.6%
Northwest Territories59005.9%
Prince Edward Island39005.2%
Provincial Job vacancies

Ontario being the largest province of Canada continues to have the highest number of job vacancies among various sectors.

This is followed by Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Atlantic provinces.

Sector-Wise Job Vacancies

The sectors with the greatest decreases in job vacancies were finance and insurance (-8,800; -30.2%), accommodation and food services (-7,600; -7.5%), and construction (-6,900; -10%).

Job SectorJob VacanciesJob Vacancy Rate
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting108004.3%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction104004.6%
Wholesale trade262003.1%
Retail trade848004.0%
Transportation and warehousing407004.6%
Information and cultural industries107002.8%
Finance and insurance205002.4%
Real estate and rental and leasing90003.0%
Professional, scientific and technical services449003.6%
Management of companies and enterprises39003.0%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services421004.8%
Educational services242001.7%
Health care and social assistance1471006.1%
Arts, entertainment and recreation118003.6%
Accommodation and food services925006.6%
Other services (excluding public administration)349005.9%
Public administration147002.6%
Sector-Wise Job Vacancies

However, healthcare and social assistance recorded the highest monthly increase in payroll employment (+25,100; +9.2%) following a fall in May.

The number of job vacancies in retail trade edged up by 5,700 (+7.2%) to 84,800 in June, marginally offsetting decreases of 5,800 (-6.3%) in April and of 6,800 (-7.8%) in May.

The number of job openings in mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction increased by 2,100 to 10,400 in June.

How much is the unemployment rate in Canada?

Canada has an unemployment rate of 5.5% as of July 2023 up from 5% April 2023 as per the latest Statistics Canada data.

What is job vacancy rate in Canada?

Canada has an overall job vacancy rate of 4.2% which is defined as the number of vacant positions as a proportion of total labour demand (total of filled and vacant job positions).


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