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More Than A Million Job Vacancies In Canada, Nigerians, Others To Fill The Gap

Health is one of the sectors hit by labour shortages in Canada.

The Canadian government has announced that the volume of job vacancies in the country has reached just over one million increasing the chances of Nigerians who might want to migrate to Canada.

According to Statistics Canada, Canadian employers were actively seeking to fill 1,001,100 job vacancies, up 23,300 from March and 308,000 from April 2021.

The vacancy rate, which measures the number of vacancies as a proportion of all positions, was 5.8% in April, down from 4.4% in the same month last year.

Vacancies hit a record high in several sectors, including construction, which saw vacancies hit 89,900 in earlier this year.

According to the federal agency, the number of job vacancies also reached a record high for the professional, scientific and technical services; transportation and warehousing; finance and insurance; arts, entertainment and recreation; and real estate and rental and leasing.

The health care and social assistance sector saw job vacancies drop to 125,200 in April from a high of 147,500 in March, but those unfilled positions still showed a 21-year increase by 3% compared to the previous year

Every year, thousands of Nigerians immigrate to Canada from Nigeria, and the number has increased in recent years.

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