Canada needs full-time skilled workers to meet labor shortages
The current skilled worker shortage requires Canada to have more full-time workers throughout industries across the country. 2019 became a year with an important growth in newly added jobs. However, nowadays Canada faces with huge demand for skilled workers who can fill these positions.
According to a survey, concluded by the Business Development Bank of Canada, employers owning more than 39 percent of small and mid-sized businesses say they experience difficulties in finding eligible workers to meet the labor demands of the companies. Accordingly, many Canadian employers are willing to provide relevant training for candidates and as well as to hire international workers to meet demands.
According to the previous statistics that took place earlier this year, May 2019, since 2015 Canada had created nearly 1 million jobs. Nevertheless, statistics announced in the first quarter of 2019 reveled that all jobs that were created 435.000 were still vacant.
Although every passing year contributes more jobs across the country, Canadian employers still find it difficult to find workers having particular skills and training which can address the labor shortages in the provinces, and regions.
In general, skilled trades such as electricians and as well as mechanics are amongst the skilled jobs that declared as most in-demand. In addition, IT, engineering and healthcare are also top occupations with huge demand.
In order to overcome these difficulties, a number of Canadian employers are adjusting their requirements for worker education and experience while funding additional courses to upskill their employees. Let us also note that, 56 percent of businesses prefer to go out of traditional talent pool by hiring international workers.
This demand is especially high for workers with high-tech skills, where international talent is being attracted to Canadian major tech hubs.
Skilled Labor Shortage in Canada
Considering the current situation with the skilled labor shortage in Canada and many numbers of vacant jobs, now it is a great time for candidates who are looking forward to moving to Canada on a permanent basis. 2018 was recorded to be the highest year for the number of immigrants in Canada who got full-time jobs.
If you are a skilled worker, then the Federal Express Entry system is your fastest method to get Canadian permanent residency. Please note that all candidates invited to apply need to have high levels of education, language skills and as well as work experience in their related field of education.